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Conference 2024

Sustainable Supply Chain Exhibition

Conference 2024

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    • What are the challenges for low powered last mile logistics and why it need support
    • How we are developing a blueprint for scaling low powered last mile logistics innovations
    • How to engage with the West Midlands on innovation in Logistics

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    • Key takeaways and reflections from the Sustainable Supply Chain Exhibition's conference theatre through CiTTi Magazine's lens
    • Introducing the CiTTi Conference – a new platform for sharing best practices, discussing challenges and solutions in urban transport and logistics
    • How the CiTTi Awards recognises innovative trends and transformative projects in urban mobility and sustainability that contribute to environmental goals and operational efficiency
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    • Measurement and reporting as a method to reducing emissions
    • The benefits of transparency when it comes to sustainability
    • How can technology improve supply chain visibility?

     

    • How to set an overarching sustainability strategy
    • How to hold suppliers sustainably accountable
    • B-Corp case study
  5. Explore key insights and reflections on the diverse landscape of the logistics industry. Delve into its core principles, essential processes, technological advancements, sustainability imperatives, regulatory intricacies, and future trajectories, all viewed through the lens of the editor of Logistics Manager.

    Additionally, this session delves into the impactful potential of the Supply Chain Excellence Awards. It celebrates pioneering trends and projects showcased by the 2023 winners. Discover how these innovations not only push the boundaries of excellence but also contribute to stewardship and operational efficiency, establishing new benchmarks for the entire industry.

     

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    • Innovation in packaging as a valuable tool to meeting your sustainability goals
    • Alternatives to single-use packaging – benefits, costs, and long-term impact?
    • An industry-focused case study
    • Improving driver behaviour and performance
    • Detecting and reducing driver risk
    • Industry focused case study
  6. As most modern businesses prioritise reducing emissions and improving sustainability in their future strategies, a critical conversation has emerged about the fate of fleets in logistics and the supply chain. While discussions about electric vehicles and hydrogen as a fuel source dominate the industry, one strategy that is often overlooked is the adoption of biofuels. This panel discussion will explore different biofuels, how they compare to other fuel sources and how fleets of the future will likely be fuelled.

    • Adoption of biofuels to reduce emissions
    • Comparison of biofuels with other fuel sources
    • Costs associated with biofuel transition

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    • The current transport scene in Oxford
    • The role of innovation in a decarbonising world fefg
    • Why decarbonisation matters at a local level
  7. As the global push toward sustainability gains momentum, the intersection of electric vehicles and charging infrastructure becomes a focal point. How can stakeholders collaboratively address the challenges and opportunities associated with expanding electric vehicle charging networks to meet the growing demand? What role do innovative technologies, policy initiatives, and industry partnerships play in advancing sustainable and efficient electric vehicle charging solutions? Furthermore, how can these efforts contribute to broader environmental goals and a more sustainable future for transportation?                                                                                                                                                                                                

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    • What is CVLR and why do we need it?

    • CVLR programme progress to date

    • Challenges in delivering the UK's first live demonstration of the technology.655

  8. This will unveil and explore the different ways in which rail companies are responding to the needs of the logistics sector to provide no and low carbon distribution networks for moving ‘just in time’ supply chains to rail. Traffic congestion is a big issue for urban logistics operators. By using rail, it is possible to get into the heart of our cities, avoiding the queues of vehicles waiting to make their deliveries, potentially saving time and money. This will be explored through examples of how London terminal stations are being prepared to be used as rail to road transfer points for sustainable last mile deliveries in multiple different sectors from medical to convenience supermarket replenishments.

    What does the announcement of the DfT’s Freight Growth Target mean for the sector in the coming years? GBRTT and Network Rail’s Railfreight team are exploring opportunities for delivering on the RFGT. We need to think outside the box and exploring the world of express freight / parcels on passenger services could see a fundamental shift to rail, contributing to growth efforts.

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  9. Shifting conflict, environmental, social and geopolitical trends are straining supply chains in new ways. Political contests between superpowers are adding to regulation that complicates due diligence, compliance and reputation risks. In this environment, effective supply chain management requires not only tactical intelligence on immediate threats but also strategic intelligence that advantages your organization by enabling it to protect its deep supply chain. In this talk on using intelligence analysis to mitigate your deep supply chain risks we will discuss:

     

    • The value of tactical supply chain intelligence.
    • The necessity of understanding deeper supply chains to mitigate your organization’s risk exposure.
    • How strategic supply chain intelligence provides greater lead time to address emerging climate, geopolitical, and regulatory trends.

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  10.  Focusing on Leeds transport aim to transform into a city where you don’t need to own a car, How Leeds has prioritised modal shift and invested in sustainable transport infrastructure.


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    • Measuring the CO2 emissions of a returned product
    • A circular economy approach to retail returns
    • Sustainably recovering value from returned products4845
  11. At Lindum we have recently carried out a study into the g-forces a pallet of goods experiences during a supply chain. We will be sharing the findings of our report and discussing the impacts these forces have and the challenges they pose to maintaining pallet integrity and stability. Our aim is to shed light on the science behind pallet stability and provide practical insights into how logistics and packaging professionals can mitigate risks to ensure safe and efficient delivery.

    • Understand the g-forces acting on a pallet during a supply chain.
    • How do I know whether my packaging is sufficient for the task?
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    • Understanding Scope 3 emissions in your supply chain and logistics network 
    • Why increasing regulation and shifting consumer expectations mean now is the time to invest in carbon reporting
    • How to build a reliable Scope 3 carbon measurement infrastructure with the right data and tools fgr
  12. Making deep reductions in supply chain emissions can be challenging. Learn how leading organizations are connecting the dots between supplier engagement and sustainability goals to drive meaningful reductions in Scope 3 emissions. This interactive session will share experiences and lessons learned from sustainable procurement efforts by global consumer product companies with a focus on case studies that can be adapted for a wide variety of organizations to reach their sustainability goals.

    • Drivers for sustainability and environmental targets in the supply chain

    • Typical challenges for supplier engagement and reporting

    • Effective methods to reduce supply chain GHG impact

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  13. The transformative potential of circular economy practices for plastics and how to establish traceable circular loops. Focusing on logistics and supply chain innovation, AION will showcase how recycled plastics used into high-volume and tailored products such as reusable plastic pallets, can significantly enhance efficiency and reduce costs across industries. This talk will emphasise the substantial sustainability impact of circular solutions and how companies can navigate away from outdated operations, and effectively reduce costs while contributing to a more environmentally responsible approach. 

    • Traceable Circular Loops: Explore how implementing circular economy principles for plastic waste can create traceable loops, allowing for the transformation of discarded materials into new products
    • Logistics/Supply Chain Innovation and Cost Reduction: Discover the innovative use of recycled plastics in logistics and supply chain solutions to increase efficiency and reduce costs
    • Sustainability Impact and Reporting: Delve into the substantial sustainability impact of circular solutions, examining how businesses can reduce emissions and waste

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