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WTG Live Event attracts bumper attendance

06 June 2014

The Warehouse Technology Group (WTG) seminar and live demonstrations event held on the 21st May generated much interest and attracted bumper attendance from professionals from across the logistics industry.

On the day, more than 100+ logistics professionals attended the Logistics Innovation and Research Centre (LRIC) in Middleton, Manchester. This is a functional warehouse used daily by work-based learning provider Mantra Learning and is fitted out in collaboration with the 20+ WTG member companies involved in the manufacture and supply of specialist equipment to the warehousing and logistics industry. 

Grahame Ramsey of Interroll and one of the WTG team members reported, "This is one of the best attended events we have held and this success is a reflection of the hard work and planning that all members have supported. It’s a departure from the norm, as we look to create informative events for management and logistics professionals to hear about the latest industry developments and network with potential suppliers and solution providers.”

The event was presented by British TV and radio presenter Martin Henfield and commenced with "The Interactive Warehouse Train Set" – a novel, but informative concept that identifies and demonstrates each step of the logistics process, highlighting the importance of integration and synergy between the different WTG partner processes. The ‘Train Set’ video will shortly be posted on the WTG Live web site.

This was followed by a keynote speech  from Simon Dixon, MD of Hatmill Logistics & Supply Chain Advisors and covered the "Hidden costs/opportunities 2014" involved in moving and developing a new warehouse.

The event also gave WTG partners the chance to showcase their products including the first UK demonstration of Flexi’s new ‘high volume – low cost’ case picking demonstration.

WTG bi-annual open days are informal sessions to help industry professionals make informed purchasing decisions. Blessed with glorious weather the choice of a spit roast BBQ luncheon seemed perfect and gave everyone the opportunity to network and ask question of individual suppliers.

Interroll’s dynamic storage team confirmed that they were looking forward to the next event as a positive turn in the economy is being reflected with increased interest and activity in the logistics sector. Management are looking to optimize on available warehouse space in order to support sales expansion, whilst also looking for increased efficiencies in product handling, stock rotation to eliminate waste and a system that supports quick and accurate order picking. The solution is Interroll Dynamic Pallet and Carton Flow – visit www.interroll.co.uk for further detail.

Building on this success, dates for the next Warehouse Technology Group (WTG) event will be announced on the website www.wtglive.co.uk and any interested parties can register their interest to attend on line.