The SHD Logistics Conference will return this year, highlighting the impact technology is having on warehouse logistics operations.
This year’s event will be held once again at the British Museum on Tuesday 14th May. Themed Transforming Logistics Through Technology, the SHD Logistics Conference highlights some of the key technology concepts and innovations infiltrating the logistics market. Research from Barclays Corporate Banking and Moore Stephens’ The Logistics Confidence Survey 2017 depicted that around 60% of survey respondents will likely prioritise optimising the use of technology in 2022.
The survey also suggests that capital expenditure expectations are more positive in 2017 than in H2 2016, with over three-quarters (77%) anticipating they will increase spending over the next 12 months and the number stating they are “very likely” to increase spending up 2% on last year at 31%. This suggests a greater appetite for investment technology, fleets and warehouse capabilities.
The programme is set to include key topics such as automation, robotics, the issue of warehouse power supply and being a digital enabler. Prologis UK sustainability officer Simon Cox has been announced as our first speaker.
Prologis has been trialling new technology in its warehouses to help it inform its thinking around the warehouse of the future. Cox will discuss how warehouses are now becoming more and more adapted to integrate the increased levels of automation seen today.
Cox is currently responsible for managing the sustainability strategy for Prologis across Europe. Specialising in energy and technology within industrial logistics buildings, Cox has been involved in several complex projects, including a large-scale automated building for Sainsbury’s.
Delegate places are available at an Early Bird rate of £245 + VAT for a limited time only.