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Vital handling and storage virtual conference set for next week

24 November 2020

HANDLING AND Storage Solutions Live is a free-to-attend virtual conference, which takes place on 1 December 2020, where delegates will enjoy four hours of CPD-accredited content.

You can register to attend the event for FREE at https://events.streamgo.co.uk/HSS-Live/

Each session will be delivered live and will explore innovation as the supply chain transforms. Delegates will also be able to take part in an interactive Q&A as part of each presentation.

Delegates can take part from the comfort of their own home/workplace and will receive a certificate to award them 4 CPD hours for attending. The presentations will offer key takeaways on the following topics:

  • Best-in-class efficiency
  • Resilience in warehousing and logistics
  • Safety in material handling
  • Flexibility to adapt to fast changing circumstances
  • Make the most of warehouse space

The agenda for the event is as follows:

Time Title Synopsis Speaker
09:30-10:30

The "New normal" AMRs in a time of disruption

The 2020 pandemic has brought significant changes to logistics industry worldwide. Whether these adjustments are viewed as challenges or opportunities, they all point to one realisation: there’s no going back. As companies work through these shifts, one thing is clear – fulfillment robots are adding stability and productivity to a bursting supply chain.

In this presentation you’ll learn:

  • Post-pandemic market dynamics, consumer trends, and labour patterns within the logistics space
  • How industry leaders are turning the latest hurdles into an opening for growth with automation
  • How robots leverage your current employee base to get more goods out the door faster

Denis Niezgoda, Vice President Europe, Locus Robotics

10:30-11:30 Saving space and boosting productivity The unstoppable rise of e-commerce has not only led to an increased demand for warehousing but also packaging. Martin McVicar, MD of forklift manufacturer Combilift, explains how the company’s products have enabled a major packaging supplier to optimise its warehouse space whilst keeping up with its ever growing production schedule. Martin McVicar, MD, Combilift
11:30-12:30

‘Off the Shelf’ automated solutions within 3 months

The impact of the current pandemic on the supply chain industry is immense. Coupled with the expected long-term shift in buying behaviour, it is clear that warehouses and distribution centres need fast solutions – without increasing labour.

Webinar attendees can discover how solutions such as AutoStore and CarryPick can be delivered in as little as three months. Shane Faulkner, Head of Sales for Swisslog in the UK is encouraging businesses across Europe to join the event.

“With pre-defined layouts, these automated storage and retrieval (ASRS) technologies can be adapted as demand changes and can be installed in existing buildings” he says. “Depending on the project specification, it is even possible for the flexible systems to be rented or leased to preserve liquidity exactly when you need it.”

“Staying flexible enough to respond to changing market requirements is essential,” Shane continues. 

Swisslog’s online event will review how automated storage solutions need to be scalable while maximising space and performance.

Shane Faulkner, Head of Sales, Swisslog
12:30-13:00

Aftershock and pre-Peak

The initial shock of the pandemic has now passed but logistics is now entering its Peak season. Kevin Mofid, Head of Industrial Research, Savills discusses the logistics property landscape, demand trends and implications for warehouse and logistics managers.

Kevin Mofid, Head of Industrial Research, Savills
13:00-13:30

Do the detail in eFulfillment

D2C was a growing trend before the pandemic knocked out much of the High Street for months on end. The growth of D2C makes warehouse process accuracy more important than ever. But many retailers and brands think buying a system to cope is enough. Nick Fox, Head of Logistics - Europe, at fashion retailer Theory argues that the real work is ‘doing the detail’ and making sure IT and warehouse operations knit together effectively.

 

Nick Fox, Head of Logistics - Europe, at fashion retailer Theory

13:30

Chairs closing remarks

Simon Duddy, HSS Editor
 

HSS Live takes place on 1 December 2020. You can register to attend the event for FREE at https://events.streamgo.co.uk/HSS-Live/

 
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