Member Meeting - 12 March 2020

Tanner Warehouse, London Bridge, London
 
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Announcing our Special Guest Speakers...

Oliver Rees Technology Expert & Co-Founder, OR Innovation

Oliver is passionate about the interaction between humans and technology. Coding from a young age, he is a Cambridge graduate and is the Co-Founder of OR/Innovation, which bridges the gap between psychology and cyber security to protect companies from hackers. Oliver will explain some of the essentials around AI and ML that you should grasp to move your organisation towards adoption, covering the fundamental prerequisites to the skills and people changes you should prepare for. He demystifies tech concepts and stimulates discussions by encouraging businesses to ready themselves for a complete redefinition of their business model.

Tara Shirvani is a green infrastructure specialist, investor, speaker and millennial advocate. She is passionate about leveraging technology and finance to drive scalable impact to tackle today’s global trillion dollar infrastructure gap. She is a known expert in the field of green transport and infrastructure solutions, digital and AI strategies for mobility and transport. Tara has received many awards for her work including Times of London Top 100 Rising Star in Science and Engineering, Forbes 30 under 30, Women’s Forum for the Economy & Society Global Female Rising Talent, Future Energy Leader CERA Energy, and WEF Global Shaper.
 

 

Full agenda

Thursday 12th March

08.30   Registration & breakfast

09.00   Statement of Intent - Ed Lawson, Director, Intent Group

09.10   Icebreaker speed group meetings

09.30   Roundtable discussions - round 1 (see below)

10.20   121 meetings

10.35   Networking break

10.55   Special guest speaker Oliver Rees: Decoding AI and Machine Learning

11.30   Roundtable discussions - round 2 (see below)

12.20   121 meetings

12.35   Lunch

13.50   Special Guest Tara Shirvani, EBRD: Intelligent Transport Systems & Greater Efficiency in Logistics

14.10   Roundtable discussions - round 3 (see below)

15.00   121 meetings

15.15   Short break

15.30   Roundtable discussions - round 4 (see below

16.15   Special guest speaker

16.45   Rapport-building activities & drinks reception

17.45   End of day

Roundtable discussion themes

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

1. DIGITAL SC ALIGNMENT

  • Adapting business models & SC design for a digital world

  • Redesigning and aligning end-to-end processes with a digital mindset

  • Holistic performance metrics

 

2. E2E VISIBILITY

  • Introducing greater integration across the supply chain: the building blocks

  • Visibility goals - defining outcomes for better CS

  • Completeness of vision - dealing with complexity

3. LSPs: OPTIMISING OUTSOURCED LOGISTICS

  • When does changing your partner make sense?

  • Drafting an agreement that will work for the life of the contract and beyond

  • Building in agility & responsiveness into the 3PL agreement

4. COLLABORATION / UBERISATION OF LOGISTICS

  • The business case for collaboration - mitigating rising transport costs

  • Where can collaboration efficiencies be found?

  • Practical challenges and ways to resolve them

5. NETWORK DESIGN FOR AGILITY

  • Post-Brexit landscape - reviewing international distribution patterns

  • Practicalities of new overseas DCs 

  • Sourcing agility - derisking the supply chain

 

6. LOGISTICS SUSTAINABILITY & ZERO WASTE

  • Identifying efficiencies and opportunity to optimise, becoming more sustainable

  • Is efficient the same as sustainable?

  • Packaging sustainability - embodying your company values into logistics

7. WAREHOUSE AUTOMATION 

  • Business drivers for increasing automation

  • Choosing what to automate in changing retail climates

  • Balancing investment and ROI

8. CONNECTED PLANNING & COST-TO-SERVE

  • Getting an accurate picture of cost to serve to support business decisions

  • Customer segmentation - what level of insight is required

  • Ensuring new business is profitable business

9. BEYOND S&OP & IBP: COST-TO-SERVE & COMMERCIAL PLANNING 

  • Are we doing the wrong things increasingly efficiently?

  • Making customer account profitability & cost-to-serve integral to commercial planning

  • The people bit: aligning incentives and overcoming silos

10. GLOBAL TRADE AND TRANSPORT OPTIMISATION

  • Potential implications of increasing trade & geopolitical tensions

  • Important trends and patterns that are not making the headlines

  • Balancing cost, reliability, responsiveness and agility

11. FORECASTING FOR OPTIMUM INVENTORY 

  • How can demand modelling be improved in your organisation?

  • OTIF vs. cost of holding stock

  • NPD - starting points to model demand and availability

12.  CREATING A DIGITAL TWIN OF YOUR SC TO MODEL AND DERISK CHANGE

  • Constant evaluation of supply chain to reflect sourcing & distribution

  • Customer segmentation - how, why and when to segment

  • Using artificial intelligence to build decision making capabilities

The final agenda (with the 6-8 roundtable discussion themes) 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)

  • Six to eight Advisory Partners hosting roundtable discussions

Concurrent roundtable discussions

​The SIX roundtable discussions are concurrent / simultaneous and they run FOUR times during the day so members choose their top four 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 challenge common practice 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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     Venue & travel

The meeting will be held at the fantastic Tanner Warehouse, near London Bridge in central London. After its first incarnation as a leather tannery taking its water and power from the Thames, The Tanner Warehouse was a chocolate factory until 1992. The venue now offers fantastic food and spirits infused onsite.

Dress code: Relaxed. 

Venue address: Tanner Warehouse, 50 Bermondsey St, London, SE1 3UD.

Enter the venue directly at the corner of the building.

Streetmap: click here

Streetview: click here 

 

Nearest tube stop: London Bridge (4 minute walk)  

Nearest train station: London Bridge 

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.

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