Putting the UK at the Heart of Global Supply Chains
Day 1: Workshops, scene setting, networking
Day one started with a choice of afternoon activities: a workshop facilitated by Crimson & Co Consulting, focusing on supply chain capabilities and 'finally breaking the silo', or a tour of the Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC) Showcase, including automotive supply chains.
The evening saw delegates and invited guests gather for the official Debate launch and the results of the MyChainReaction project from Professor Jan Godsell (WMG), and Ruth Leary (School of Cultural Policy Studies, Warwick).
Focusing on increasing public engagement of supply chains, the project captures an individual's personal understanding of what a supply chain means to them and where they see themselves in the chain. Composed as a response to the individual stories that contributed to the project, a series of spoken word poems were performed by Pangaea Poetry. An artistic representation of the supply chains of two partner companies was also unveiled, demonstrating the links within a supply chain network for CHEP and Altro Flooring.
Day 2: Main Debate
Day two found over 70 delegates gaining insights from keynote speakers including Chuka Umunna (MP), Dr Richard Miller (Innovate UK), Mike Wright (JLR), Sir Michael Arthur (Boeing UK and Ireland), Dame Julie Moore (University Hospitals Birmingham), Janice Munday CBE (Advanced Manufacturing and Services, BIS) and Gill Ringland (SAMI Consulting).
The programme involved presentations, round table debates, and scenario planning to enable participants to consider:
The day concluded with a panel debate Chaired by Professor Martin Christopher (Cranfield School of Management) and featuring all the keynote speakers. Delegates were able to pose questions focusing on how to take the global initiative forward and the current barriers to the UK being the heart of the global supply chain.
|Why Supply Chains Matter||Chuka Umunna, MP|
|Putting the UK at the Heart of Global Supply Chains||Professor Jan Godsell, Operations & Supply Chain Strategy, WMG|
|The Strategic Importance of Supply Chains||Sir Michael Arthur, President, Boeing UK and Ireland|
|The Changing Face of Contracting||Clare Francis, Partner, Pinsent Masons|
|Supply Chain Design to Support the Circular Economy||
Miriam Gilbert, Director, Coincidencity
Dr Donato Masi, Operations & Supply Chain Strategy, WMG