Free registration for logistics professionals
The modern economy places ever increasing requirements on our ability to fulfil consumer demands. These demands require more sophistication and flexibility in the management and execution of the supply chain. Professionals are constantly challenged to provide the end customer with wider choice at lower cost and in shorter timescales.
Inevitably these requirements are in conflict. While the physical length of supply chain increases to allow manufacture in lower cost economies, the timescale for delivery must be reduced. Reducing cost allows no room for excess stocks but customers expect and demand wider choices at the point of purchase.
For most major companies, sophisticated systems are in place to allow optimisation of the manufacture and warehousing of goods. This includes clear visibility of both stock levels and their condition on a site by site basis. Additional savings in these areas tend to be incremental and are generally limited to determine better prediction of demand.
Generally this quality of information and control over the entire physical supply chain is a desirable vision. The status of goods often falls into an information black hole when they are in transit between storage locations or en-route to the retail outlet or end customer.
Developments in technology and a drastic reduction in the costs of mobile communications now allow significant increases in efficiency and cost reduction to be gained. This encompasses both the management and control of goods in transit and the assets used to transport them. Additionally, global visibility allows further cost reductions through improved decision making and better control.
Balanced against this are the increasing problems of traffic congestion and driving safety. Government legislation and transport policies to deal with these problems have the tendency to increase costs and put further pressures on the supply chain.
Join us at this FREE* half day event to learn about the latest developments in transport and the logistics of goods in transit. The speaker panel has been carefully selected to inform, educate and share their vast experience on a wide range of topical issues.
The Open Forum Debate at the end of the session will ensure that delegates gain the opportunity to air their own views or seek answers to particular questions which they feel are important.
* Places are strictly limited and will be allocated on a first come basis. Registration is FREE to all delegates but, once registered, delegates will be charged a fee of 100 for failure to attend or for late cancellation of less than one week prior to the event.
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