The CEO of Europe's largest independent 4PL has been selected to share his views on the fourth industrial revolution at the EMEA Supply Chain & Logistics Summit & Expo.
Steve Twydell, CEO of 3T Logistics will be speaking on Tuesday 20th June at the event in Barcelona which brings together over 600 senior supply chain and logistics professionals from across the world.
Steve's presentation is part of the 'Logistics Excellence' programme. It will include a discussion about the changes that the logistics sector faces as a result of the fourth industrial revolution. Steve will use his experience of working in transport management for over 30 years to explain how companies can create a successful roadmap to meet the challenges ahead.
3T will also be exhibiting for the first time at the annual summit which takes place from 19th to 21st June. They will be showcasing their range of transport management solutions which are used by companies such as Honda, JCB and British Gypsum to control and optimise logistics processes within their operations.
Steve comments: "We are entering Industry 4.0 with artificial intelligence that is already transforming how we make and move products. Driverless vehicles and 3D printing are just two innovations that seemed impossible a few years ago – but which will soon impact on the logistics sector and the industries that it services.
"In transport management we now have systems with the capacity to replicate the infinite knowledge of the human brain, using algorithms and specific optimisation tools to create synergy and increase vehicle utilisation on a 24-hour basis. We need to be talking about the impact of this technology and implementing it in future planning. "
Steve will also be taking part in a panel discussion about 3PLs vs 4PLs and the rise of fifth party logistics, clarifying the difference between 3PLs and 4PLs. He will explain the next steps for the 4PL business model and discuss whether 5PLs can broaden the scope for e-business.
The EMEA expo aims to help attendees maximise their supply chain revenue, enhance customer experience and increase profits through strategic management of suppliers, logistics and costs.