Programme

Please note the time zone for the programme is British Summer Time (BST) and will be subject to possible change up to the summit date.

09:00-10:30

Opening keynote session followed by a panel discussion

Views from the top

Hear first-hand accounts of business success in the face of unprecedented adversity, as well as opinions on what it has taken to excel, and what recent developments mean for people and processes.

Susan Barratt
CEO, IGD

Chris Tyas, OBE
Chairperson, GS1

10:30-11.30

STREAM 1: Build and embed new capabilities

Session 1: Expansion of ecommerce

In most markets, ecommerce is growing faster than any other grocery channel. However, it presents real challenges for food and grocery businesses. Hear how the online opportunity is being addressed and how teams are developing models to serve consumers at the right price.

Luke Jensen
CEO, Ocado Solutions

Dave Voss
European ecomm Supply Chain Business Partner, PepsiCo

Jason Soar
Director, ThinkThru

Simon Mayhew
Head of Online Retail Insight, IGD

STREAM 2: Enhance existing capabilities

Session 1: Anticipate your demand

Advances in demand and supply planning techniques are helping businesses translate signals from consumers into accurate forecasts that drive accurate, timely supply chain decisions. Hear from grocery businesses that are bringing this to life.

Kathleen McLoughlin
Senior Supply Chain Analyst, IGD

11.30-12.30

STREAM 1: Build and embed new capabilities

Session 2: Digitally Transformed

The push to a more ‘hands-off’ environment will increase the need to find patterns and insights in data to identify risk, find efficiencies and add value. Explore examples of the digitalisation and automation of supply chain activities.

Dave Sheldon
Head of Global Supply
Chain Development,
Nestlé

Chris Irish
Head of Insight, Supply Chain Analysis, IGD

STREAM 2: Enhance existing capabilities

Session 2: Make and hold what you need

Balancing market-leading service to customers and consumers with cost comes down to how you manage inventory. Be inspired by examples of progressive inventory strategies and see how you can use inventory to become a more responsive business.

Wassim El Attar
Supply Chain Analyst, IGD

12.30-13.30

STREAM 1: Build and embed new capabilities

Session 3: Re-engineered for resilience

Food and grocery supply chains are racing to improve resilience to reduce risk; doing so involves complex decisions and a clear strategy. See how your peers are developing supply chains capable of functioning well in adversity.

Tom Rose
Head of International Operations, SPAR International

James Walton
Chief Economist, IGD

STREAM 2: Enhance existing capabilities

Session 3: On-time and always available

The quest to improve on-shelf availability for consumers continues to drive business decisions from the shelf edge back up the chain. Hear from businesses that have put product availability at the heart of their strategy.

Guy Cuthbert
CEO & CTO, Atheon Analytics

Alex Edge
Head of People Strategy & Solutions, IGD

13.30-14.30

STREAM 1: Build and embed new capabilities

Session 4: Sustainability gains significance

Sustainability is now at the heart of business and supply chain strategy. Meaningful progress will require action on several fronts. Hear from industry leaders who are taking on the challenge and delivering impact in this increasingly vital area.

Tom Szaky
Founder and CEO, Terracycle

Mike Pooley
Group CEO, IFCO SYSTEMS

STREAM 2: Enhance existing capabilities

Session 4: Control your costs

Operational costs continue to challenge the grocery industry and profit margins remain wafer-thin. Explore examples of how you can increase cost visibility and work with partners to remove cost from the end-to-end chain.

Nick Gazzard
CEO, Incept

Chris Irish
Head of Insight, Supply Chain Analysis, IGD

14.30-15.30

Closing keynote followed by panel discussion

Seize the moment

Supply chain capability will increasingly determine the winners in the grocery industry and the last 18 months have provided a stage for grocery supply chains to shine. With a growing list of expectations and challenges, get leaders’ perspectives on what supply chain teams must do to seize the moment and deliver success.

Julie Faulkner
European Customer Services Manager,
Kellogg Company

Alpesh Mistry
Sales Director, Suntory Beverage and Food

Victoria Cobos
Supply Chain Director – Northern Europe, General Mills

15.30

Close of Summit

09:00-10:30

Opening keynote session followed by a panel discussion

Views from the top

Hear first-hand accounts of business success in the face of unprecedented adversity, as well as opinions on what it has taken to excel, and what recent developments mean for people and processes.

Susan Barratt

CEO, IGD

Chris Tyas, OBE

Chairperson, GS1

10:30-11:30

STREAM 1: Build and embed new capabilities

Session 1: Expansion of ecommerce

In most markets, ecommerce is growing faster than any other grocery channel. However, it presents real challenges for food and grocery businesses. Hear how the online opportunity is being addressed and how teams are developing models to serve consumers at the right price.

Luke Jensen

CEO, Ocado Solutions

Dave Voss

European ecomm Supply Chain Business Partner, PepsiCo

Jason Soar

Director, ThinkThru

Simon Mayhew

Head of Online Retail Insight, IGD

STREAM 2: Enhance existing capabilities

Session 1: Anticipate your demand

Advances in demand and supply planning techniques are helping businesses translate signals from consumers into accurate forecasts that drive accurate, timely supply chain decisions. Hear from grocery businesses that are bringing this to life.

Kathleen McLoughlin

Senior Supply Chain Analyst, IGD

11:30-12:30

STREAM 1: Build and embed new capabilities

Session 2: Digitally Transformed

The push to a more ‘hands-off’ environment will increase the need to find patterns and insights in data to identify risk, find efficiencies and add value. Explore examples of the digitalisation and automation of supply chain activities.

Dave Sheldon

Head of Global Supply
Chain Development,
Nestlé

Chris Irish

Head of Insight, Supply Chain Analysis, IGD

STREAM 2: Enhance existing capabilities

Session 2: Make and hold what you need

Balancing market-leading service to customers and consumers with cost comes down to how you manage inventory. Be inspired by examples of progressive inventory strategies and see how you can use inventory to become a more responsive business.

Wassim El Attar

Supply Chain Analyst, IGD

12:30-13:30

STREAM 1: Build and embed new capabilities

Session 3: Re-engineered for resilience

Food and grocery supply chains are racing to improve resilience to reduce risk; doing so involves complex decisions and a clear strategy. See how your peers are developing supply chains capable of functioning well in adversity.

Tom Rose

Head of International Operations, SPAR International

James Walton

Chief Economist, IGD

STREAM 2: Enhance existing capabilities

Session 3: On-time and always available

The quest to improve on-shelf availability for consumers continues to drive business decisions from the shelf edge back up the chain. Hear from businesses that have put product availability at the heart of their strategy.

Guy Cuthbert

CEO & CTO, Atheon Analytics

Alex Edge

Head of People Strategy & Solutions, IGD

13:30-14:30

STREAM 1: Build and embed new capabilities

Session 4: Sustainability gains significance

Sustainability is now at the heart of business and supply chain strategy. Meaningful progress will require action on several fronts. Hear from industry leaders who are taking on the challenge and delivering impact in this increasingly vital area.

Tom Szaky

Founder and CEO, Terracycle

Mike Pooley

Group CEO, IFCO SYSTEMS

STREAM 2: Enhance existing capabilities

Session 4: Control your costs

Operational costs continue to challenge the grocery industry and profit margins remain wafer-thin. Explore examples of how you can increase cost visibility and work with partners to remove cost from the end-to-end chain.

Nick Gazzard

CEO, Incept

Chris Irish

Head of Insight, Supply Chain Analysis, IGD

14:30-15:30

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Closing keynote followed by panel discussion

Seize the moment

Supply chain capability will increasingly determine the winners in the grocery industry and the last 18 months have provided a stage for grocery supply chains to shine. With a growing list of expectations and challenges, get leaders’ perspectives on what supply chain teams must do to seize the moment and deliver success.

Julie Faulkner

European Customer Services Manager,
Kellogg Company

Alpesh Mistry

Sales Director, Suntory Beverage and Food

Victoria Cobos

Supply Chain Director – Northern Europe,
General Mills

15:30

Close of Summit

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