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Free-to-attend seminar programme at TCS&D 2017

Wednesday 13 September

10:30 Brexit, what keeps you awake at night? FSDF shares the latest government developments affecting the TCS&D sector
  Presented by: Chris Sturman, Chief Executive Officer, Food Storage & Distribution Federation (FSDF)
   
  Chris Sturman provides an update on the Federation’s work to ensure the voice of the UK food logistics industry is heard loud and clear in the ongoing negotiations between the UK government and the EU. Border controls, cabotage, clandestines, European Customs Code and the availability of drivers and warehouse and distribution centre staff are just some of the crucial issues. He will also be discussing the challenges that the industry currently faces; ageing facilities, refrigeration regulatory changes, increasing price pressure from customers and higher rates from landlords are all impacting businesses operating in this sector and could lead to a reduced industry capacity.
   
11:30 Delivering London: Spearheading urban food logistics 
  Presented by: Tim Ward, Freight and Fleet Communications and Engagement Manager, Surface Transport, Transport for London (TFL)
   
  80% of all journeys in London are by road and 90% of freight is carried by road, contributing to high air pollution levels for those who live and work in the greater London area. With an expected 60% increase in congestion within central London by 2031, Tim will explore the particular challenges facing urban logistics planning in the capital.
   
13:30     Treading lightly: Waitrose’s sustainable approach to temperature controlled transport 
  Presented by: Justin Laney, General Manager - Central Transport, John Lewis Partnership
   
  John Lewis Partnership has a long history of using alternative fuels. Most recently, they have been focusing on bio-methane, and following successful trials, are rolling it our across the majority of their heavy truck fleet. The main benefits are reduced carbon emissions, improved air quality, and reduced noise. The presentation covers the background to the move to bio-methane, the significant challenges on the way and how they were overcome, and the future direction. A particular focus will be on Transport Refrigeration Units (TRUs), and how the use of biomethane can yield significant benefits in the distribution of temperature controlled loads.
   
14:30 Temperature controlled storage and distribution of the future
  Presented by: Nick Hay, CEO, Fowler Welch
   
  The number of retailers continues to increase in what is already a congested food retail market.  Newer entrants include Amazon, UberEATS and Deliveroo, whilst the  lean supply chains of Aldi and Lidl continue to grow. This proliferation of routes to market is in part due to the purchasing options for consumers which have multiplied with digital platforms, convenience stores, home delivery and the traditional supermarket. Nick will talk about the challenges these changes will create for suppliers and what producers, manufacturers and importers should consider when finding supply chain partners.
   
15:30 Shared logistics models in UK online food retail
  Presented by: Dr. Dimitris Zissis, Cranfield School of Management 
   
  Population growth, congestion, and environmental damage, alongside increased use of convenience stores and home delivery of internet-purchased groceries are challenging the traditional methods of food logistics. In this enlightening session, Dr Zissis will discuss U-TURN, a 3-year project that investigates new collaborative models for urban food distribution to bring about environmental and societal benefits. Three pilots projects examine different market segments covering a wide spectrum of the grocery market in urban areas: a) supermarkets and fast moving consumer goods (Pilot-1: Athens, Greece), b) fresh food by local producers (Pilot-2: Milan, Italy), and c) e-commerce food retailers (Pilot-3: London, UK).

 

Thursday 14 September

10:30  Cold store construction: collaboration, efficiency and emerging technologies
  Presented by: Mark Reeve, Chalcroft and Bob Jane, SSI Schaefer
   
 

As the traditional temperature-controlled supply chain model evolves, so too are cold storage and distribution facilities themselves. When it comes to the construction of cold stores, planning and liaison with all stakeholders is crucial to ensure the optimum specification is designed at the start.

Looking at the latest storage, handling and refrigeration technologies, construction materials and methods, Mark Reeve of Chalcroft will be joined by Bob Jane of SSI Schaefer to consider how emerging solutions can help clients to invest in efficient, versatile and sustainable buildings.

   
11:30 Feeding the City – the logistical challenge
  Presented by: Peter Ward, Chief Executive, UKWA
   
  Food security is a matter of increasing international concern. Cities around the world are facing the challenges of changing lifestyles and eating patterns, diverse cultures, rising population levels, stressed urban infrastructure and the need to protect the natural environment.   The logistical challenges are many and complex.  Based on UKWA’s recent research, it is evident that in London – and, by extension, other major cities – there is a significant risk of service failure in food and drink supply chains unless appropriate actions are taken.   In this session, Peter Ward takes a look at the changing profile of UK cities and the emergence of new  trends in the way food is bought and consumed, and the challenges of an infrastructure already under strain; examining current issues, potential pinch points and the future consequences for all stakeholders across the food and food service supply chain.
   
12:30 Human tissue transfers: How the national body parts repository centre was created    
  Presented by: Alan White, Managing Director, Fresh Pharma
   
  Fresh Pharma, part of the Fresh Logistics group, was created thanks to a partnership with the National Repository Centre for body parts. The venture took over four years to gain Human Tissue Authority and NHS registration and now provides clinical training centres in England with frozen, high quality and fully traceable cadaveric material for high quality medical and surgical simulation based training. Alan’s presentation will cover how and why the project came about, along with how Fresh Pharma have used transferable knowledge from associated industries to assist with the procurement, sourcing and supply of the processes, materials, packaging and services now employed by the National Repository Centre for body parts.
   
13:15  Truck aerodynamics for urban and rural routes
  Presented by Ryan Kingston, Managing Director, Aerodyne Global Ltd
   
  What fuel-savings should be expected with 3.5 - 26 ton rigids and 40 - 44 ton artics? There are varying opinions in the industry as to the impact of aerodynamics on various vehicle types and sizes and their different speeds. Ryan will drill down into the science and theory of aerodynamics related to the different scenarios with a particular focus on the temperature controlled sector.

 

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