NHS SC’ heads of Logistics and Supply Chain to keynote at SHD Conference

March 19, 2019 by David Tran
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NHS SC’ heads of Logistics and Supply Chain to keynote at SHD Conference

Cost efficiency and supply chain transformation as part of a new operating model will be core topics the NHS Supply Chain will highlight in its morning keynote session at May’s SHD Logistics Conference in London.

Its headlining speaking session, to be delivered by Director of Supply Chain Chris Holmes (pictured right) and Head of Logistics James Turpin, will walk delegates through the implementation of a new operating model – what the NHS calls the Future Operating Model – aimed at delivering £2.4bn of savings to the organisation. The session will focus on the change programme the organisation will embark on which will see the transformation of current systems that enable the benefits of the model to be delivered.

The transformation programme falls in line with Lord Carter’s vision, SHD Logistics owner Informa Exhibitions’ Group CEO, who last September published a report which identified unwarranted variation in procurement across the NHS.

Co-speaker Holmes has worked within the NHS for over 20 years in a variety of senior procurement and supply chain roles. This has included the management of the procurement and customer related activities undertaken by NHS Supply Chain. Meanwhile, Turpin is head of logistics for Supply Chain Co-ordination, a £2.5bn company that manages the NHS Supply Chain. James leads the national distribution network supplying medical and clinical consumables to the NHS.

Turpin joined the NHS in 2014, leading a £100m storage and distribution services procurement program covering clinical countermeasures, vaccines and medicines.

Their keynote session will be supported by insightful speaking presentations from AB InBev’s warehouse specialist John Tudball, a company that brews lager brands Budweiser and Corona. Tudball’s session will be followed by XPO Logistics’ UK Supply Chain Managing Director Gavin Williams, Prologis UK sustainability officer Simon Cox, and a Digital Leaders panel debate chaired by logistics consultants BearingPoint. B&Q and Screwfix Kingfisher and technology giant Siemens completes the speaker agenda for the event.

The SHD Logistics Conference will be held on Tuesday 14th May at the British Museum in London. Book your place at the event for just £295 + VAT using our delegate registration link here.

SHD Logistics Conference 2019 would like to thank the following partners in supporting the event:


Interested in sponsoring at this year's SHD Logistics Conference? Call Chrstine Attew on +44 (0) 207 017 7124 or Christine.Attew@informa.com to establish your presence at the event.


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