Innovation in sustainable food supply chains

DATE: 20 May, 2020

LOCATION: Online

START TIME: 11:00 am END TIME: 12:00 pm

Our daily webinar will feature guest speakers taking a look at how food gets from farm to consumer, giving insights into possible impacts of Covid-19 on supply chains and highlighting where innovation can be a real game changer in urban food distribution.

Pre-COVID, many of us would have given little thought to how food makes its way to supermarket shelves or to our front door. Behind the scenes, there is a major operational effort supporting the smooth running of this distribution network.  Research is suggesting various operational and innovative approaches to both help create more resilient supply chains post-COVID and reduce the carbon emissions associated with e-commerce and deliveries.

Join this webinar to:

  • Explore vulnerabilities of our food supply chains, including the operational challenges exposed by Covid-19
  • Examine how specific innovative approaches can increase resilience of supply chains whilst enabling the sector to meet customer demands
  • Be inspired by the leading research showcasing international best practice and gaps in the market.
  • Learn how innovation can be a real game changer in urban food distribution.

Speakers

Professor Michael Bourlakis

Director of Research and Director of the Centre for Logistics, Procurement and Supply Chain Management

Cranfield University

Dr Eleonora Morganti

University Academic Fellow

University of Leeds

Tracy Savill

Initiative Lead

Connected Places Catapult

Agenda

11:00-11:40

  • Welcome by Tracy Savill, Initiative Lead, Connected Places Catapult
  • Presentation from Professor Michael Bourlakis, Director of Research and Director of the Centre for Logistics, Procurement and Supply Chain Management, Cranfield University
  • Presentation from Dr Eleonora Morganti, University Academic Fellow, University of Leeds
11:45

Q&A from audience to panel

11:55

Summary and close by Tracy Savill, Initiative Lead, Connected Places Catapult

12:00

Webinar ends

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