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Conference to focus on supply chain efficiency

Published on 3rd February 2014

Angharad EvansFriend of the Guild, Angharad Evans of logistics business DHL Agri-food, is hosting an event focusing on supply chain efficiency and extends an invitation to Members of the Guild.

The event at Cranfield University on March 19 focuses on Project Scale, which is a three-year EU part funded initiative that aims to increase economic competitiveness within the supply chain while improving environmental and social sustainability of food and drink supply chain logistics.

"We'll be providing an update on the first pilot so I hope Guild members will publicise the event to their readers and attend the conference themselves to report on the work done so far," says Angharad. "It's free for everyone to attend; we just ask that the online registration facility is used so that we have accurate numbers for catering."

Project ScaleProject SCALE (Step Change in Agri-Food Logistics Ecosystems) involves the Universities of Cranfield, Wageningen and Artois, industry consultants EFFP (English Food & Farming Partnerships) and DHL. Angharad is the Transformation Lead within DHL Agri-food and responsible for project management and internal communications on SCALE.

“Creating and delivering an internal communications strategy is a great challenge," she says. "We have to engage with key stakeholders and share the research and tools that we, as a project, have created in response to the needs of the agri-food sector. It is also an opportunity to work with other sectors, to look at best practice and learn from each other.”

DHL is also offering a ‘Future Leaders’ afternoon conference on March 18, which will introduce students to the industry’s perspective of sustainable supply chains. It will also provide a networking opportunity with the organisations involved.

More information on both events is available on the Project Scale website.

Ben Briggs / Peter Hill

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