Presentations & Synopsis

10 am Creating a resilient & sustainable supply chain with IoT

The logistics industry is facing a visibility challenge but technology is here to provide help. Internet of Things can help to build resilience and achieve supply chain sustainability. Erik Lund from Sony Visilion will explain how IoT can help organisations, where it will be most useful and how to implement it so as to achieve the best results.

10:30 am Reverse Logistics: Because Dumping Into A Landfill is Not An Option

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, consumers have become increasingly willing to buy more and more items online, including things like clothing, household goods and appliances. As a result, online retailers are handling more product returns than ever. Reverse logistics has become a struggle for eCommerce businesses. And the financial impact is enormous. In 2020 alone, approximately $102 billion worth of online products were returned. That figure is only expected to continue to rise in the coming years.

11 am Next level depot charging – Solving the power scarcity problem in fleet depots.

A big pain in fleet companies when they turn electric is the humongous amount of power they realise they need to charge all their vans overnight. This usually means demanding more power and retrofitting the electrical installation (even upgrading the transformer substation, which can cost hundreds of thousands of pounds), as current wires don’t support the needed power. Well with Sirius Multilevel Dynamic Power Sharing you can avoid this by having a system that decides which van to charge and when, having a smart queue and balancing the loads, including phase balancing.

11:20 am Advanced ocean data as fuel for NetZero

Presenting GateHouse Ocean data insights as a means to help seabourne logistics become sustainable and efficient. Our services provide transparency during the journey to help resilient operations and proactive management for higher levels of end-customer satisfaction.

11:40 am Beyond mapping – why traceability is essential for the future

Legislative requirements are continuing to grow and there is mounting pressure from consumers who expect products that are safe, sustainable and responsibly sourced. Fashion retailers are trying to find the best way to navigate and respond to these ever growing challenges and obligations. Peter Needle, Founder and President of Segura will explain how a supply chain traceability technology is essential to addressing these issues and to making companies more ethical and sustainable.

11:55 am Discussion Panel: Moving away from slogans into true sustainability

Participants: Pol Sweeney (Descartes); Elenor Smith (Slave-Free Alliance); Erik Lund (Sony); Peter Nededle (Segura); Antony Francis (Endava);