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Swisslog (UK) Ltd has organised a Knowledge Event on Next Generation Collaboration, which will take place at the Heritage Motor Centre in Gaydon on 29th April 2008.

Collaboration is a concept with much resonance in the supply chain, yet its realization has largely focused on the sharing of information for planning purposes. The resulting increase in supply chain velocity has put new pressures on the DC, and accepts inefficiencies as a price worth paying for responsiveness.

Store friendly deliveries, smaller deliveries, returns management and a push for stock holding towards the manufacturers are all issues which all affect warehouse efficiency. A lack of collaboration and integration at this level raises issues for the future with pressure on labour costs and an increasing demand for smaller carbon footprints.

This Knowledge Event will look at how collaboration at Supply Chain Execution level can result in a more effective operation. It is aimed at Supply Chain Directors, Managers and Logistics Managers in the Food & Beverage, FMCG and Retail sectors.

Speakers include Alan Smart, Lecturer Logistics & Supply Chain Management from Cranfield University, Christopher Savage, Principal Lecturer Transport and Logistics from Huddersfield University, David Williams, General Manager DHL/Exel and others. At the event our speakers will profile trends, concepts, best practices, cases and rationale for investment.

About Swisslog
Swisslog is a global provider of integrated logistics solutions for warehouses, distribution centers, and hospitals. Its comprehensive services portfolio ranges from building complex warehouses and distribution centers to implementing Swisslog’s own software. In addition Swisslog provides intra-company logistics solutions for hospitals as well as software and consulting services in the field of supply chain management. Swisslog’s solutions optimize customers’ production, logistics and distribution processes in order to increase flexibility, responsiveness and quality of service while minimizing logistics costs. With years of experience in the development and implementation of integrated logistics solutions, Swisslog provides the expertise that customers in more than 50 countries around the world rely on. Headquartered in Buchs/Aarau, Switzerland, Swisslog currently employs around 2,000 staff in 20 countries worldwide.The group’s parent company, Swisslog Holding AG, is listed on SWX Swiss Exchange (security number: 1232462, Telekurs: SLOG, Reuters: SLOG.S). For more information, visit www.swisslog.com