April 26th, 2018 at Thistle London Heathrow Terminal 5, Bath Road, Longford, UB7 0EQ
Digitalisation and Collaboration is more prevalent, especially in Supply Chain Management. With globalisation, mergers and acquisitions, 4PL contracts, outsourced suppliers, understandably the strain on communications and IT is immense. This event is aimed at supply chain-logistic managers, directors and interested parties who have great systems, but still work with spreadsheets, phone calls and emails as cross border transactions become more complex. Also of course, interested parties who want to understand how Digitalisation and Collaboration has impacted supply chains.
“This is one of the best one day conferences I have filmed at in a long while. Speakers were excellent. Q/A was so healthy and focussed that it caused the event to overrun. If you missed it then don’t make the same mistake when they run the next one.”
Michael Patrick, The Media Studios
The event will feature presentations by seven highly experienced speakers:
Stefan Reidy – CEO, Arviem
Phil Lavin – Development Consultant IT, Siemens Postal, Parcel & Airport Logistics/AXIT
Richard Potter – CTO, Microsoft Services UK
Steve Hill – Principle Industry Consultant, Champ Cargo Systems
Vivian Braun – WW Marketing Leader, IBM
Nick Weetman – Director, Davies and Robson Logistics
Spencer Jones – ITS Engineering Director, Siemens Traffic Solutions
AXIT Conference finds Brexit is top subject for Supply Chain Executives
A conference hosted jointly by AXIT, a Siemens company and specialist for cloud-based IT solutions for the management of supply chains, and the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport, CILT(UK) found that digitalization and collaboration in the supply chain are of vital importance for supply chain professionals, and that Brexit could have a significant impact on businesses.
The supply chain is a globalized market and the fastest growing area today. While IT solutions can help to provide a complete overview of all internal and external supply chain partners, many businesses have not yet achieved satisfactory levels of supply chain visibility and collaboration both inside and outside their business. How can companies achieve complete visibility of all participants in each of their global supply chains? What are the unique challenges? Why is visibility particularly important? How should companies approach and implement a collaboration and visibility strategy? And what is the influence of the internet of things and big data on everyday process flows? These questions were explored at a conference that took place on 26th April 2017 at the Heathrow Thistle Hotel featuring seven highly experienced speakers.
The conference closed with a panel debate, deftly handled by panel chairman Nick Weetman, which also discussed the question “What Impact will Brexit have on Digital Supply Chains?” The enthusiastic audience participation on this particular question emphasized what a huge subject this is. The general consensus was that while it is unclear what impact Brexit may have on data security, data regulation and data sharing, the General Data Protection Rules were agreed in Brussels and it is best to plan for a problem than ignore the issue.
Phil Lavin Development Consultant IT at Siemens Postal, Parcel & Airport Logistics and sales representative for AXIT in the UK, said:
“The turnout was great and the knowledge and quality of each presentation was matched by a very enthusiastic, direct and robust series of questions from the audience. Seeing that digitalization and collaboration are precursors to managing various solutions while aiming to increase the value chain and supply chain performance, it is no surprise that there is great interest in this topic.”