Member Meeting - Digital Logistics & Ops  

3rd July 2019, Birmingham, UK

 

Previous participating members included...

alexanderdennis
Severn-Trent-Water
tkmaxx
mco
euro-carparts-logo-copy
Coca-Cola-Logo-PNG
gsk
cobham
Leoni
Super-Dry-Logo
shop-direct-logo
Karcher
Dr Oetker
alexanderdennis
Severn-Trent-Water
tkmaxx
mco
euro-carparts-logo-copy
Coca-Cola-Logo-PNG
gsk
cobham
Leoni
Super-Dry-Logo
shop-direct-logo
Karcher
Dr Oetker

Full agenda

Tuesday 2nd evening: Welcome drinks from 18.00

Wednesday 3rd of July

08.30   Registration & breakfast

09.00   Statement of Intent - Director, Intent Group

09.10   Icebreaker - member intros

10.00   Roundtable discussions - first round (see below)

10.50   121 meetings

11.10   Networking break

11.40   Roundtable discussions - second round (see below)

12.30   121 meetings

12.50   Hot lunch (healthy & tasty!)

13.50   Member case study 

14.20   Roundtable discussions - third round (see below)

15.30   121 meetings

15.50   Short break

16.00   Special guest speaker

16.30   Games & drinks reception

18.00   Private-hosted dinner (limited availability)

Roundtable discussion themes

Up to SIX of the following top interests of the members who are planning to attend this meeting will be chosen as roundtable discussion themes (in no particular order):

 

1. ROBOTICS, AUTONOMOUS VEHICLES, HUMAN-MACHINE INTERFACES - SCIENCE FICTION OR FACT?

  • What are the available applications today?

  • Does the business case stack up?

  • Best practice preparation & implementation

 

2. INBOUND: AUTOMATED REAL-TIME VISIBILITY FOR GLOBAL SHIPMENTS MONITORING & ANALYSIS

  • IoT data stream compared to milestone-based data logging

  • Use cases for track & trace, early warning for disruptions

  • Necessary steps for end-to-end visibility

 

3. OUTBOUND & REVERSE LOGISTICS: DIGITAL DISRUPTION OF TRANSPORT OPTIMISATION

  • How does digital transformation change the insource - outsource strategy?

  • Digitalised capacity-sharing; Uber for logistics?

  • AI for route optimisation, vehicle utilisation and fleet reduction

 

4. DIGITAL WAREHOUSE: HARNESSING EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES FOR IMPROVED SPEED, ACCURACY & RELIABILITY

  • What’s the next level of digitalisation in the warehouse?

  • Enhancing labour flexibility & productivity

  • Optimising inventory handling

 

5. OMNICHANNEL 2.0: BREAKING DOWN SILOS FOR SEAMLESS CUSTOMER SERVICE

  • The problem: incremental development of channels & legacy systems

  • The challenge: adapting to consumer demands for seamless service

  • Start over or work with what you’ve got?

 

6. AI FOR REAL-TIME GLOBAL TRADE MANAGEMENT OPTIMISATION

  • A common digital model for compliance, exception management & transactions

  • Automated decision support

  • Coordinating real-time response with supplier partners

 

7. OPERATIONS EXCELLENCE & SPEED OF EXECUTION

  • What holds back speedy execution of strategy & operating plans?

  • What behaviour does management at all levels need to exhibit in order to ensure goal achievement?

  • What management actions need to take place every day, every week and every month to keep projects on track?

  • How can management best ensure sustainable change

 

8. REDESIGNING SC PROCESSES FOR A DIGITALISED WORLD

  • Digitalising core processes: OTC, Plan to Produce, Maintain to Optimise​

  • A market-driven, outside-in model for SC

  • Evolution or revolution: the road to digital maturity

 

9. REAL TIME SUPPLY CHAIN & VISIBILITY

  • Taking the next steps in enterprise data visibility

  • How disparate is your data - getting to a single version of the truth - cross functional alignment

  • Supply chain lead manufacturing

  • Modelling the financials based on a real time view

The final agenda is confirmed about one month before the meeting.

About Intent Member Meetings

  • Capped attendance (to maintain a private and safe setting for genuine sharing)

  • Private, by-invitation only, Chatham House Rules

  • Cross-sector, Director level, pre-profiled (all attendees receive full details on participating members)

  • Mutually agreed 121 meetings based on common interests (no obligation or pressure)

  • Maximum of SIX Advisory Partners hosting roundtable discussions

Concurrent roundtable discussions

​The roundtable discussions are concurrent / simultaneous and they run THREE times during the day so members choose their top three discussions to participate in.

Members submit questions and agenda points and we work with the discussion hosts to tailor the agendas for participants. Each member receives a personalised agenda with the times of each of their chosen discussions. No competing companies are scheduled on the same session.

121 meetings

​We schedule member-to-member and member-to-partner 121 meetings for all attendees (that wish to). These meetings are based on common interests and are agreed in advance. There is no obligation to attend any meeting that is not of interest.

What else?

Each meeting also includes two or more of:

  • Member viewpoint/experience sharing: a member shares a short, honest review of a recent project or improvement made in their business, with a focus on 'lessons learned'.

  • Expert Q&A: we invite a subject-matter expert on an important theme for our members and then invite them to ask whatever they want.

  • Leadership "refreshers": knowing what to do is only half the battle...our members then need to make things happen! We invite inspirational coaches to equip our members with new tools and ideas to help them realise their goals.

  • Something totally different: we invite interesting and unusual non-industry luminaries whose insights and experiences can provoke tired assumptions and stimulate new thinking.

  • Rapport-building activities: we end each meeting with some fun stuff so that you make new friends, not just new contacts.

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On hearing about the Intent Group proposition, it was of immediate appeal to me. We’re a billion dollar business, and I’ve worked in supply chain over 25 years. For us, it’s the perfect platform to collaborate, see if others share our beliefs about the future of agile supply chain, and to have more useful touchpoints outside of our business” NL, FMCG member.

 

     Venue, accommodation & travel

Venue address: Old Library, Gibb Street (opposite Zellig), Digbeth, Birmingham B9 4AA

See on a map   Streetview   

Nearest bus stop: DS3

Travel options:

By air: see all flight options to Birmingham International airport here

By rail: see all train routes to Birmingham New Street station here

By car:

- nearest car park is Trinity Street Car Park or Bradford Street Car Park

- taking a taxi in Birmingham

Accommodation options:

​1. The Old Crown 0121 248 1368

“The Old Crown has 10 bedrooms and 1 apartment available to book. Built in 1368 it is Birmingham’s oldest inn with Queen Elizabeth I staying here in 1575 on her way home from Kenilworth Castle. Having stood the test of time during the English civil war the pub now stands proud in the heart of Digbeth, Birmingham’s thriving creative quarter. Rooms are individually decorated with a mix of en-suite and shared bathrooms. Faculties include: TV, tea & coffee, towels, car parking and free wifi.”

 

2. ApartHotel Adagio Birmingham City Centre 0121 399 0500

 

“The Adagio Birmingham City Centre is within five minutes’ walk of New Street Station, and the Bullring Shopping Centre. This aparthotel suits both business trips and leisure stays. It offers 108 comfortable and carefully furnished studios and one-bedroom apartments, with a fully equipped kitchen, living area with a flatscreen TV and free WIFI. Breakfast, fitness room, laundry room, snacks & mini bar at reception are also available for our guests.”

 

3. The Clayton Hotel 0121 726 3200

“The newly re-branded Clayton Hotel Birmingham (formerly Hotel La Tour) is perfectly located in the heart of Birmingham city. Situated a short walk from the landmark Bullring Shopping Centre, Clayton Hotel Birmingham is easily accessible by road, rail or walking distance from the city centre. The hotel has 174 stylish bedrooms, brasserie-style restaurant, sophisticated bar & gym.”

 

4. Travelodge Birmingham Central Moor Street

“Our Birmingham Central Moor Street hotel is hard to beat when it comes to location, with a prime spot in the heart of Brum. It's close to the High Street's shops and restaurants and the famous Bullring shopping centre. All rooms feature a comfy king size bed with four plump pillows and a cosy duvet. Guests can enjoy a variety of food and drink choices within easy walking distance from this hotel.“

 

5. Staying Cool Serviced Apartments +44 (0)121 285 1290

“Experience one of the best apartment hotel locations in Birmingham City Centre, a real Brummie welcome and enjoy a very stylish (and highly photogenic) serviced apartment when you stay at Staying Cool at the Rotunda. With Selfridges as your corner shop we are perfect for shopping and very handy for the business district too.”

Please feel free to contact us if you'd like further advice.

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