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Supply Chain Event
Networking through
the recession
at SCL Europe
ver 150 of the world’s leading truly reflects the challenges and concerns Evangelism
enterprises – including Coca for the SCM and wider business community, Despite this current period of cost-cutting,
Cola, Procter & Gamble, beginning with a specially designed Focus supplier relationship ‘re-management’ and
Honeywell and Nike – will be Day on the afternoon of 8 June.” inventory reduction, it remained surprising
meeting in at European Supply to hear the news last year that Dell, Inc had
Chain and Logistics summit (SCL Europe ’09) Attendees will learn how Wal Mart’s retreated from their pioneering ‘Build-to-Order’
in Düsseldorf on 8 to10 June to outline a sustainability programme generates business model, moving towards a traditional ‘Build-to-
definitive business strategy and detail key benefit, while Danone will outline strategic stock’ design. Dell, Inc has always been
priorities over the next 12 months. Contributing sourcing best practice in a volatile economic revered as the world’s number one supply
to the debate will be a selection of world- climate. Additionally, delegates will hear for chain; a demand-driven model identified as
renowned solution providers; including lead the first time in Europe the results of the the future for all supply chains, which made
sponsors Solving Efeso, Endress & Hauser, AMR Research Supply Chain Top 25. Afghan the news perhaps even more remarkable.
Airbus CIMPA and GEFCO, as well as the adds: “We are delighted to work with the Mike Gray, Dell, Inc’s very own ‘supply chain
likes of DHL, Demand Solutions and Weir-tscs, European Commission at this summit and evangelist’, will therefore be in attendance
who will be providing thought leadership and feature an opening keynote address from in Düsseldorf to outline the reasons behind
analysis in an interactive, face-to-face format. Dr. Jürgen Kröger, director of economies the transformation. Complimentary to the
for the Member States at the Directorate- conference programme, every attendee will
This year’s SCL Europe, in conjunction with have a personalised itinerary
Manufacturing & Logistics IT, will comprise created in advance, enabling
keynote addresses, industry-led power panel them to maximise their time at the
discussions and interactive workshops from summit, selecting the sessions
thought-leading solution providers. It will also relevant to their business and
feature a dynamic one-to-one meetings model choosing to meet with fellow
that will enable delegates to highlight a VPs and heads of supply chain to
business strategy moving forward by either share knowledge and experience.
meeting with fellow delegates in a private
networking environment or by taking pre- Supply Chain Distinction
arranged meetings with leading vendors. Awards
Taking place in conjunction with
Challenges and concerns SCL Europe 09, the evening of
Fahim Afghan, senior analyst, manufacturing 9 June will play host to the 2009
& supply chain industries at SCL Europe Supply Chain Distinction Awards.
organiser World Trade Group, commented: Working with a judging panel
“Running this event for the past 11 years, we General for Economic and Financial Affairs. including Maurice Lee, value chain & logistics
have witnessed supply chain management’s Dr. Kröger will reveal the latest economic director at Procter & Gamble, and Paul Stuart,
continuing rise up the boardroom agenda. indicators for Europe, enabling attendees to head of global clinical supply at Pfizer,
But now more than ever, with pressures on ensure competitiveness and prepare for the the ceremony will reward and celebrate
the customer side and supplier side, the revival.” Dr. Kröger commented: “Despite a excellence across a variety of key disciplines
supply chain is firmly the focus of the sharpening economic slowdown, we expect a in supply chain management. circlesolid
business. With the recession in full swing, gradual recovery across some of the EU
businesses are contending with fluctuating Member States in the last six months of 2009. SCL Europe
transportation costs, volatile demand and With SCL Europe 2009 taking place in June, it 8 to10 June 2009
commodity pricing, along with the added therefore represents the perfect opportunity Swissôtel, Düsseldorf, Germany
pressure to reduce inventory levels. With this for businesses to come together and plan
in mind, the SCL Europe programme this year ahead for renewed growth.” +44 (0) 20 7202 7500
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