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Global Supply Chains in a Post-Brexit Era

Global Supply Chain Debate, Tuesday 8 May 2018

Brexit is expected to have wide-ranging implications on the global economy. A recent survey by international law firm, Pinsent Masons, identified that whilst Brexit has been well considered at board level, the practical implications, particularly to the supply chain have more limited consideration.

The aim of the Global Supply Chain Debate 2018 was to provide an opportunity for organisations to systematically consider implications of Brexit to their supply chains.

    Sessions included

    • Brexit: Opportunities and Challenges for UK Industrial Strategy
    • Brexit: Implications for Global Supply Chains
    • Perspectives on Brexit: Supply Chain Orchestration and Planning, Procurement, Manufacturing, Logistics, Support Chain
    • Legal implications of Brexit
    • Brexit Scenarios: Implications for Global Supply Chains
    • Global Supply Chain Debate
    • Succeeding in the Post-Brexit Era


    Speakers and panel members:

    On the day we welcomed speakers and panel members from a wide range of organisations:

    • Darren Atkinson from Department of Industry, Innovation and Science, Australian Government, Manager of the Advanced Manufacturing Policy section
    • Reuben Chorley from JLR, Global Purchasing Brexit Representative
    • Daniel Gibson from Aldi UK&I, Corporate Logistics Director
    • Professor Jan Godsell from WMG, Professor of Operations and Supply Chain Strategy
    • David Leighton from Associated British Ports, Group Head of Corporate Affairs, and a leading player in discussions with government in the UK and Brussels about the UK’s role as a Maritime Nation and the impact of Brexit
    • Guy Lougher from Pinsent Masons, Partner and Head of Brexit Advisory
    • Alastair Rankin from Syngenta, Head of Central Production & Supply Centre of Expertise
    • David Rea from JLR, Chief Economist
    • Tim Sherwell from AstraZeneca, Regional Supply Director for Europe, and key member of the AZ Brexit team
    • Zsolt Vecsera from GEFCO, Managing Director UK
    • Chris Walker from Diamond Hard Surface Ltd, Director, CEO


    Mathew Buck from Drawnalism captured the day with his unique in the moment drawing.


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    Supply Chains in a Post-Brexit Era

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