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Tomorrow’s Warehouse unveils seminar agenda

18 November 2021

Tomorrow’s Warehouse is a free-to-attend event that takes place on November 30 at the CBS Arena in Coventry.

Handling & Storage solutions editor Simon Duddy said: “We want attendees to go back to their operations with more than theoretical ideas, with more than an overview of what’s happening in the market. We want them to receive actionable insights that they can take back to their operations to implement. To that end we have put together an exciting seminar programme [see below], as well as an exhibitor area packed with solution providers to partner with.”

The event is split into four sessions, looking at the big picture in UK warehousing; warehouse automation; making the most of warehouse space; and the future of the forklift.

SESSION 1

THE BIG PICTURE FOR WAREHOUSING IN THE UK

This session will examine how warehouse and logistics professionals can keep their operations efficient in the face of unprecedented change.

09:30 - 10:00

KEYNOTE PRESENTATION: Meeting unprecedented challenges head on

Speaker: Clare Bottle, CEO, United Kingdom Warehousing Association (UKWA)

Session synopsis: We are at a pivotal moment for UK logistics and Clare will explore key issues such as how to react with intelligence to steeply increasing warehouse demand, as well as tackling staff shortages with better approaches to talent and inclusion.

10:00 - 10:20

Session title: How do we keep up with customers’ demands for faster delivery?

Speaker: Chris Moss, Senior Manager Consumer Goods & Retail, BearingPoint

Session synopsis: Lead times are becoming faster and faster with 6 new e-grocery operations in London alone promising 10 minute fulfilment going live in 2021. What impact will this have on the traditional UK logistics network and what will need to evolve to ensure that customers’ needs can be met without operating costs becoming unsustainable?

10:20 - 10:40

Session title: How can automation allow manufacturers to meet rapidly evolving supply chain demands?

Speaker: Adam Fox, Business Development Manager, Swisslog UK

Session synopsis: Manufacturers are facing increasing requirements to deliver their products at pallet, layer, carton and even each pick level. This can put a tremendous burden on their supply chain solution which may have never been designed to meet such demands.

Swisslog will share how automation is a viable, scalable and reliable solution to this problem, allowing manufacturers to enhance their customer supply proposition and future-proof their logistics operation.

10:40 - 11:00

Session title: Discussion Panel Q & A

Panellists:

  • Clare Bottle, CEO, UKWA
  • Chris Moss, Senior Manager Consumer Goods & Retail, BearingPoint
  • Adam Fox, Business Development Manager, Swisslog UK

The Discussion Panel will be hosted by HSS Editor Simon Duddy and give audience members the chance to put questions to our panellists.

SESSION 2

ARE YOU READY FOR AUTOMATION AND ROBOTICS?

11:15 - 11:35

Session title: Automation and robotics market trends

Speaker: Thomas Andersson, Principal Analyst & Co-founder, Style Intelligence

Session synopsis: As we emerge from the pandemic, Thomas will provide an overview of the latest warehouse robotics and automation market trends.  

Thomas has researched the emerging warehouse robotics market extensively, resulting in groundbreaking reports on Goods to Person Picking Robots, pallet moving AGV & AMRs, and eGocery Infrastructure, among others.

11:35 - 12.00

Session title: How to handle warehouse automation

Speaker: Joe Metcalfe, Consultant, Hatmill

Session synopsis: Joe Metcalfe from Hatmill will share challenges, tips and best practice from the complex world of warehouse automation.

12.00 - 12:30

Session title: Automation and the Digitalisation journey

Speaker: Simon Woodward, Head of Accelerated Digitalisation and Innovation, UK & I, DHL

Session synopsis: There is sure to be much to learn as Simon explains the leading 3PL’s approach to picking robots, collaborative robots and much else.

Key points of the presentation are: 

  • Major industry trends lead to Digitalisation as a response.
  • DHL’s strategy is underpinned by Digitalisation with the objective of enhancing customer experience, employee experience and increasing operational efficiency. 
  • DHL’s Digitisation strategy covers a wide range of products that will transform supply chains.
  • Share practical examples of how robotics and automation have been implemented in existing warehouse operations will be the focus with case studies on:
  • Assisted picking robots supporting item level picking for e-commerce and retail.
  • Collaborative robot arms carrying out pick and place tasks, often for consumer goods.
  • Automated Guided Vehicles (AGVs) working in a fast-paced automotive warehouse.

Simon leads DHL’s Digitalisation programme to deliver innovative digital products in warehouse and transport operations across the UK and Ireland. He has 20 years of logistics experience gained from roles in operations, sales and marketing, IT and product development.

12:30 - 13:00

Session title: Discussion Panel Q&A

Panellists

  • Simon Woodward, Head of Accelerated Digitalisation and Innovation, UK & I, DHL
  • Simon Dixon, Consultant, Hatmill
  • Thomas Andersson, Principal Analyst & Co-founder, Style Intelligence
  • Paul Freeman, Head of Logistics Solutions, Toyota Material Handling UK
  • Ian Bartholomew, Process & Software Consultant, TGW Logistics Northern Europe

The Discussion Panel will be hosted by HSS Editor Simon Duddy and give audience members the chance to put questions to our panellists.

SESSION 3

MAKE THE MOST OF WAREHOUSE SPACE

14:00 - 14:25

Session title: Key real estate considerations for warehouse occupiers

Speaker: Kevin Mofid, Head of Industrial Research, Savills

Session synopsis: Kevin's talk will examine how surging demand for warehouse space has impacted the market, examining where new supply is coming through, the impact on rental levels and lease length, along with how technological and ESG innovation is effecting occupier decisions.

Kevin is a Director in Savills Research and covers all aspects of commercial occupational and investment markets but with a specific focus on industrial and logistics markets. Kevin co-ordinates market data collection across the UK. He specialises in topic and trend based research by applying “real life” issues to logistics and industrial property.

14:25 - 14:45

Session title: How to make your warehouse work for you

Speaker: Louisa Hosegood, Digital and Strategy Director, BIS Henderson Consulting

Session synopsis: Given the heightened pressure on warehouse supply and commercials, Louisa will share some ideas on how to navigate this evolving landscape. From a practical viewpoint she will outline some key considerations in relation to your warehouse space, operations and plans.

Previously with John Lewis, Marks & Spencer and Tesco, Louisa has extensive experience in shaping supply chain strategy, influencing transformation, driving insight, and brings a pragmatism to risk management in fast paced, demanding retail environments. Louisa is passionate about developing supply chains that are fit for the future – commercially sustainable, aligned with business strategy with an integrated, end-to-end approach. 

14:45 - 15:00

Session title: Discussion Panel Q & A

Panellists:

  • Kevin Mofid, Head of Industrial Research, Savills
  • Louisa Hosegood, Digital and Strategy Director, BIS Henderson Consulting

The Discussion Panel will be hosted by HSS Editor Simon Duddy and give audience members the chance to put questions to our panellists.

SESSION 4

THE FUTURE OF FORKLIFTS – SAFETY | AUTOMATION | ENERGY

15:15 - 15:40

Session title: New forklift technologies and their impact on health and safety

Speaker: Nicola Jaynes, HM Inspector of Health and Safety, Transport Sector, The Health & Safety Executive

Session synopsis: HSE’s Transport and Logistics Team have recently looked into new forklift technologies - from increased automation, monitoring systems, to a trend towards more electric models - and have assessed the evolving safety challenges associated with this. Don’t miss this presentation where Nicola Jaynes will outline key learnings.

As one of HM Inspectors of Health and Safety, Nicola Jaynes has 20 years of regulatory experience with the Health and Safety Executive across numerous industry sectors.

In that time, Nicola has conducted and prosecuted investigations following multiple workplace fatalities, injuries and cases of ill health. Including numerous incidents in workplace settings with a transport related element.

Her current role is the policy lead for warehousing, work related road risk (WRRR), docks and aviation. The role involves devising national transport policy aimed at addressing health and safety performance in the transport and logistics sectors.

15:40 - 16:00

Session title: Forklift options in a time of increasing environmental concerns

Speaker: Gary Ison, Sales Training & Product Development Manager, Toyota Material Handling UK

Session synopsis: Heightened environmental concerns, rising fuel prices and greater awareness of staff welfare are leading to a decline in LPG- and diesel-powered trucks while the market for low – or zero – emission lithium-ion and lead acid battery electric forklifts is growing significantly.

16:00 - 16:15

Session title: Discussion Panel Q & A

Panellists:

Nicola Jaynes, HM Inspector of Health and Safety, Transport Sector, The Health & Safety Executive

  • Gary Ison, Sales Training & Product Development Manager, Toyota Material Handling UK
  • The Discussion Panel will be hosted by HSS Editor Simon Duddy and give audience members the chance to put questions to our panellists.

16:15 - 16:20

Session title: Closing comments

Presented by: Simon Duddy - Editor, Handling & Storage Solutions

You can find out more and register for the FREE event HERE - https://tomorrowswarehouse.live/

 
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