The University of Derby
5th Annual Logistics Week
When: 22 February 2018, Round table 14:00 - 15:00, Conference 16:00 - 20:00
Where: University of Derby, Kedleston Road, Derby, DE22 1GB
In attendance: Robin Proctor FCILT, CILT(UK) President
About Robin Proctor FCILT
Robin Proctor’s career spans supply chain and e-commerce roles with some of the UK’s biggest FTSE 100 and 250 retailers, including Sainsbury’s, Iceland, Booker, MFI/Howdens, Wickes and Travis Perkins. He was an Executive Director, Travis Perkins Group plc supporting new and emerging businesses, including Toolstation.co.uk, Bathrooms.com and Tilegiant.co.uk.
He is passionate about developing the leaders and innovators of the future, regularly speaking at events to inspire the audience to transform business performance through motivated colleagues delivering supply chain and digital innovation. Robin Proctor is a visiting Fellow at Cranfield University, a member of the Cranfield Supply Chain Advisory Board, Supporter of the Novus Trust, holds a Retail Week Supply Chain Leader of the Year award and is an active supporter of the Whizz-Kidz mobility charity.
Logistics and Supply Chain Week will attract those at the very top of this field, to share information and the latest thinking in the industry. It will also be a great opportunity for our students looking for a career in this global industry. Logistics Week is organised by the Centre for Supply Chain Improvement in the College of Business at the University and The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT), and is just one of a number of ways the University supports the logistics sector. This year's theme ‘Technology and Innovation in Logistics and the Supply Chain’ is centered around the rapid growth in all aspects of technology and its effects on the industry.
Throughout the week, industry-leading organisations will visit the University to give talks to students. A round table discussion for key professionals (22 February 14:00-15:00) will discuss Modern Slavery in Global Supply Chains. There will also be a free public conference held at the University (22 February 16:00-20:00).
Talking about the event, Professor Jose Arturo Garza-Reyes, Head of Centre for Supply Chain Improvement, said: “This is the fifth year we’ve run Derby Logistics Week. Every year we receive overwhelming responses from large and small companies within the sector to explore the trend and challenges in the market and with joint opinions to identity opportunities addressing the issues."
In previous years we have looked at Low Carbon Logistics, Last Mile Logistics , E-Commerce and this year our ‘Technology and Innovation in Logistics and the Supply Chain’ theme will shed some light on the impact of rapid technology growth on the industry.
Commenting on his appointment as CILTUK President, Robin Proctor said: “This is an important time for our profession; innovation in mobile technologies has placed transport and logistics performance at the heart of business propositions, and investment in innovation, infrastructure and skills is required during this time of economic uncertainty. I hope to play an active role in leading change and promoting CILT’s influence as we head into this exciting era for the logistics and transport profession.”
To book your place onto the conference please find the booking form here.