- 08:30 - 16:30
- Squire Patton Boggs, 6 Wellington Place, Leeds, LS1 4AP
- Who can attend:
- Large firms, SMEs, trade associations, industry experts and local authority stakeholders
Supply Chain Digitalisation and Innovation: Looking Forward
Using digital technologies to make the supply chain much more efficient is one thing, but a more radical proposition is one in which their innovative application leads to entirely new business models and market strategies. Predicting the future can be ineffective, therefore one solution is to shift from prediction to preparation and readiness.
This Supply Chain Summit brings academics and industry together to explore the supply chain opportunities and challenges of building future technological readiness, from a firm and wider Northern regional perspective, addressing the questions:
What is the state of readiness of supply chains in the Northern region to seize emerging future technologies and transform their value added activity?
Do large firms and SMEs have the capability to fully exploit technological resources to make them competitive now and into the future?
The Summit offers the opportunity to:
- Hear from industry speakers in different sectors and learn how their organisations are addressing digital and advanced technology implementation.
- Network with industry practitioners and leading academics.
- Have access to the latest thinking, exemplar cases and practitioner knowledge on digital technological readiness.
- Find out about research and collaboration opportunities with Leeds University Business School’s Centre for Operations and Supply Chain Research (COSCR).
- Engage with the Supply Chain Council.
Panel discussions will inform the ongoing research of Leeds University Business School’s Centre for Operations and Supply Chain Research (COSCR), whose academics have long-established expertise in this area. The findings will be disseminated to all Summit participants.
The Supply Chain Summit is organised by Leeds University Business School in collaboration with the Supply Chain Council and Squire Patton Boggs.
|08:30||Registration and refreshments|
|Chair for the first session: Professor Julia Bennell, Deputy Dean, Leeds University Business School|
|09:00||Welcome from John Alderton, Senior Partner, Squire Patton Boggs and Dr Gary Graham, Associate Professor of Operations and Supply Chain Management, Leeds University Business School|
|09:10||Andy Davidson - Head of Business Relations, Northern Powerhouse Partnership: From Small Model Reactors to Fintech|
|09:30||Professor Chee Yew Wong – Professor of Supply Chain Management: Digital Transformation Strategy: Do You Need One?|
|09:50||Ian Skinner - Senior Associate, Squire Patton Boggs: Data Sovereignty|
|10:10||John Pearce - Chief Executive, Made in Britain: One Thousand Reasons to Buy: Made in Britain in 2019|
|11:15||Panel discussion - Fourth Industrial Revolution: Challenges and Opportunities|
|Chair: June Smith - Regional Affairs Manager, Yorkshire and Humber, EEF, the manufacturers’ organisation. Panel members: Jordan Appleson - CEO, Hark; Hayley Hadfield – Managing Director, Hotel Life Collection; Nichola Morgan – Operations Manager, Hotel Life Collection; John Pearce – Chief Executive, Made in Britain; Ian Skinner – Squire Patton Boggs|
|Chair for the afternoon session: Dr Kathryn Watson, Research Impact Manager, Leeds University Business School|
|13:15||Jon Bumstead - Director, Nisomar Ventures: Supply Chain Transformation at Schneider Electric through Customer Centricity|
|13:45||Tanya Suarez – CEO, IoT Tribe: From Smart to Intelligent. Supply chains for Industry 4.0.|
|14:15||Jonathan Matthews - Head of Delivery Ecosystem, R² Data Labs, Rolls-Royce: Rolls-Royce Digitalisation and Ecosystem Partnering for Transformational Impact|
|15:00||Panel discussion - Innovation in Supply Chain Management|
|Chair: Dr Luisa Huatuco, Senior Lecturer in Operations Management, University of York. Panel members: Andy Davidson - Head of Business Relations, Northern Powerhouse Partnership; Phil Dungey - Global Head of Advisory Services, International Association for Contract and Commercial Management; Jonathan Matthews - Head of Delivery Ecosystem, R² Data Labs, Rolls-Royce; Tanya Suarez – CEO, IoT Tribe|
|16:00||Wrap-up session: next steps – Professor Chee Yew Wong and Dr Gary Graham, Leeds University Business School|
|16:15||Networking and refreshments|
For further information, please contact Naomi Colhoun at firstname.lastname@example.org