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Innovation in sustainable food supply chains

DATE : 20 May 2020
LOCATION : Online Event
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.

 

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From 11:00 BST (BST) on Tuesday 12 May, you can access the webinar on Zoom by clicking here.

 

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 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
  • Moderator: Tracy Savill, Initiative Lead, Connected Places Catapult

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