ACS host Thought-Provoking Seminar Addressing Key Issues Facing International Retail Supply Chain

ACS host Thought-Provoking Seminar Addressing Key Issues Facing International Retail Supply Chain

The Allport Cargo Services 4th International Supply Chain Seminar took place on Wednesday 28th June.  Senior supply chain executives from leading retailers including Asda, Debenhams, Jigsaw, Jack Wills, Homebase ASOS and The Dune Group, attended.

Clyde Buntrock, VP Group Sales and Marketing, Allport Cargo Services welcomed delegates to London’s iconic Shard commenting that “This is the fourth time that Allport Cargo Services has invited innovative global supply chain managers to explore real issues they are facing today. All our speakers are leaders in their field and can provide real insight and practical advice for delegates.”

Allport Cargo Services are one of the UK’s predominant providers of logistics, freight forwarding and supply chain management services to the retail sector.  Our mission statement is “to make our customers’ lives simpler” and we recognise that retailers need to focus on their core business.  We aim to enable this by ensuring that the international supply chain network functions efficiently.

Mr Johannes Nanninga, CEO of the Guangzhou Port Group (Europe) B.V. – presented a fascinating insight into the development of the Pearl River Delta Ports, a key retail sourcing area.

Mr Tim Allinson, Global Supply Chain Director at Jack Wills – gave us great suggestions as to what executives must consider to ensure an optimal international retail supply chain

Mr Ivan Pearce, Managing Director & Barrister, Mr David Williams QC, Managing Director at Fulcrum Chambers Ltd – contributed a truly thought-provoking session on the recent changes to UK compliance legislation

Mr Steve Biggs , Head of Supply Chain Transformation at Jigsaw  – talked to us honestly about the journey that Jigsaw have been on as they transformed their international supply chain

Mr John Callender, Consultant at Callender Management Services Ltd – reminded delegates of the often neglected area of returns logistics and the efficiencies and savings that can be made there.

This was a fantastic and unique opportunity to learn from experts, and to discuss the key issues with peers afterwards. International retailers are operating in a continually disrupted and evolving environment and these events allow us to keep one step ahead

For further information about any of the topics covered, please contact : Sheetal@uk.allportcargoservices.com

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