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Footprint Forum: Efficient Foodservice Supply Chains In Future Cities in association with WSP & CEVA
August 9, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Businesses are under pressure to reduce the impact of deliveries on congestion, road safety, air quality, and the quality of life. Cities increasingly seek to impose solutions such as lorry bans, Low or Ultra Low Emission Zones, or pedestrianisation. Planners are looking to create liveable cities, where people can walk or cycle with ease, but where urban areas transform from places to shop and work to places to shop, work, live, learn, eat and be entertained.
There is a risk that these changes will impose cost and other pressures on businesses and push away much needed investment. Foodservice businesses will be seriously affected, be that QSR’s, Casual Dining and Branded Restaurants or indeed Contract Caterers and Facilities Management firms.
While the issues are challenging, cities recognise the importance of efficient deliveries, and a wide range of solutions are available and being developed to meet the challenge. Solutions range from existing tools such as Delivery and Service Plans and retiming of deliveries to new solutions such as logistics consolidation tools, added value services, virtual stock rooms, electric and human powered last mile deliveries, and autonomous vehicles.
How challenging are these issues for your business? What solutions are being developed? What can the industry do to protect its own interests whilst innovating and define the agenda?
This event will give you key insight and thought leadership, allow you to build a network of support and enable you to ask the right questions of key stakeholders.