OFSCI (Optimum Foodservice Supply Chain Initiative), the industry body committed to achieving an efficient Foodservice supply chain, will be hosting its third annual conference at Stareton Hall, Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire on Thursday 20 January 2005.

OFSCI is a collaboration of over 70 key players from the foodservice industry; including the Food & Drink Federation, the Federation of Wholesale Distributors and the British Frozen Food Federation together with leading Manufacturers, Distributors and Operators. The members share a united vision to implement a pan-industry standardised electronic supply chain operation that is innovative, focused and efficient. The new system will serve to create a common platform of industry standards with many benefits, including improved data quality and reduced operational costs.

The interactive conference will offer delegates an exciting and valuable opportunity to understand where current inefficiencies and hidden costs exist and gain an insight into the future of foodservice supply chain. The OFSCI range of standards developed to successfully streamline supply chain operations will also be showcased, which include Europes first use of ebxml forms and first standard method of exchanging data. Delegates will be open to a wealth of information, together will practical solutions for the implementation of a more efficient and cost effective supply chain.

Speakers from pro-active members of OFSCI, including Unilever Foodsolutions and 3663, will be championing the many advantages of the new standards of practice. Mitchells and Butlers, among others, will be joining the speaker platform to share the success already experienced by their own businesses as a direct result of adopting the electronic supply chain operation with both large and small suppliers and manufacturers. The broad spectrum of speakers will clearly demonstrate the key benefits of this exciting new model, bringing it to life.

The OFSCI conference is a highly significant and informative conference and one that should be attended by all Directors and Senior Managers from the Finance, Sales & Marketing, IT and Logistics sectors of the industry. This is an unmissable opportunity to be part of the future of supply chain operations.

For further information on OFSCI and the OFSCI Conference  visit www.ofsci.org.uk.

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