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Lucy was part of the first intake of students onto the NOVUS Scheme in2013 whilst studying at the University of Huddersfield towards a degree in transport and Logistics Management.As part of the degree course, Lucy undertook a one-year logistics placement with Sainsbury’s where she spent six months in the role of Team Manager in a depot, managing and leading a team. Lucy then spent six months working within the Logistics Implementation Team on the set up of an automated High Bay operation into a 1 million square foot new build depot.Lucy then returned to university to complete her final year whilst continuing to work with Sainsbury’s on a part-time basis. Lucy graduated in 2017 at which time she became a full-time Project Support Manager within the Logistics Implementation Team.
Presentation with Bethany Forvague: So you think you know young professionals…?
Andy Parsons is a Director at the supply chain software specialists AutoLogic Systems Ltd. He has been with the company for over 20 years and in that time has introduced the latest modelling platforms that enable customers to plan, test and demonstrate new equipment and facilities. His technological foresight and relationship management have been instrumental in the successful growth and development of the company. Previous to AutoLogic Systems, Andy was responsible for operating companies at
Presentation With Martin Elliott and Neil Griffiths:
Using 3D Models: Delivering facility enhancements on time and on budget
Martin has 30 years design and project management experience working on major automation and storage system projects. His current role is designing warehousing and distribution solutions for customers as well as supporting existing customers in providing enhancements to business changes. He has experience in designing and implementing the development of an existing mail order business utilising a new bulk warehouse, sortation centre and picking solution within the existing multi-level building to process over 50 million orders per year.
Richard advises business leaders in the UK and Europe on a range digital transformation challenges. However, it is building an innovative enterprise that is his real passion. As well as leading Sopra Steria’s own global innovation programme, Richard works with customers helping them turn ideas into results. Richard lives in the UK but travels extensively throughout Europe.
Presentation: Beyond Digital
Our digital world is moving so rapidly it is extremely hard to anticipate the next innovation, next novel use case, the next big digital thing. How should we chart our journey through these digital times and beyond? Sopra Steria’s Director of Innovation, Richard Potter, shares his observations on what he sees in the digital world around him and the forces shaping the future of business.
Alan McKinnon is Professor of Logistics in the Kühne Logistics University in Hamburg. He was
founder and director of the Logistics Research Centre at Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh and is
now Professor Emeritus of the university. He has held visiting professorships in China, Malaysia,
Sweden, South Africa and the UK. He is an advisor to several governments, parliamentary committees
and international organisations, including the OECD, the World Bank, the United Nations and the
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. He was Chair of the World Economic Forum’s Logistics
and Supply Chain Council and is currently a member of its Council on the Future of Mobility. He was a
member of the European Commission’s High-Level Group on Logistics, and, until recently, was Chair of
the Transport Advisory Group of the EU’s Horizon 2020 research programme. He is a Chartered Fellow
of the CILT and a recipient of its highest distinction, the Sir Robert Lawrence Award.
Presentation; Logistics Skill Shortages: A global perspective
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