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Footprint Forum: Sustainable Logistics – Oxymoron or Opportunity? in association with Kuehne + Nagel
October 29, 2015 @ 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
LOGISTICS AND wholesale distribution are key functions to the smooth running of the sector. Operators and suppliers rely on products and produce reaching their destination on time and in tact.
Yet do we understand the supply chain's logistical impacts, complexities and intricacies further up the chain?
Logistics firms and wholesale distributors are on the front-line of carbon related impacts and therefore are key stakeholders in the overall sustainability debate. There is evidence of pioneering activity, innovation, collaboration, consolidation and effective use of technology in some areas of the market, yet insouciance and lip-service are prominent in others. What was considered forward-sighted 5 years ago is today the very minimum expectation.
So how can we push the boundaries of efficiency in the face of ever-present commercial pressures?
Footprint Forum: Sustainable Logistics – Oxymoron or Opportunity? in association with Kuehne + Nagel, seeks to create a narrative of best practice and explore whether current processes need shaking-up, whilst highlighting critical paths to improving efficiencies and impacts. The objective is to create a definition of sustainable logistics, to highlight endeavour and to engage those less active in best practice. The members of Footprint Forum will explore alternative distribution models and set: the sustainable logistics agenda for the next decade.
On the stage
Alejandro Agag – CEO, Formula E Holdings
Catherine Wheetman – Director, Re-think Solutions and Vice Chair of Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport Environment and Sustainability Forum
Chris Johnston – Logistics Director, Sodexo UK & Ireland
Jane Dennyson – Head of Strategic Development, SWR
John Hartley – Director Business Development & Strategy, Kuehne + Nagel
Shirley Duncalf – Head of Sustainability, Bidvest