The final speaker has been announced for the 5th Annual Logistics debate, organised by Scala Logistics Consulting in association with the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT).
The latest speaker to be announced is Terry Murphy, Distribution Director of Dixons Stores Group.
The debate subject is "Will Environmental Issues Force Us To Think The Unthinkable?" and it addresses a major concern which has moved right up the agenda of most companies and has lead to the boardroom putting pressure on logisticians to move to 'green logistics'.
The debate takes place on the evening of July 12th at Wroxall Abbey near Coventry. The evening is also a great social and networking opportunity.
The final speaker line-up is:
Terry Murphy, Distribution Director, Dixons Stores Group
Chris Robinson, International Supply Manager, Tetley Tea
Rebecca Jenkins, Director Wincanton
Chris Crean, Transport Campaigner, Friends of the Earth
The fourth speaker from a major retailer will be announced shortly.
John Perry, Managing Director of Scala Logistics Consulting, said "We are delighted that Mr Murphy has joined the debating team. We now have a great line up from a cross section of the logistics profession, representing retail, manufacturing, logistics service providers and a powerful member of the 'Green Lobby'.
Mr Perry believes that many companies have for decades been doing all the wrong things from an environmental point of view. "The driving factors were reduced costs and increased efficiency. While they have been successful at this, the environmental impact has been largely ignored. Responsibility for this lies mainly with senior management who until recently have shown no great interest in the need for green logistics".