Zetes Open Day Programme Announced

(30 Apr 2010)

The Zetes Open Day is a conference and networking event which offers delegates a unique opportunity to learn from European industry innovators about how they have optimised their supply chains to cut costs, become more profitable and competitive. Leading academics, supply chain consultants and pioneering end users across Europe will share their insights at a unique event which brings together the brightest minds in retail, logistics and manufacturing. NITL is delighted to be associated with this prestigious event.

When: 1st June 2010, starting at 9.30am.
Where: Blanchardstown Crowne Plaza, Dublin.

This complimentary event includes a full conference pass with networking lunch and solutions exhibition at one of Dublin’s newest luxury hotels.

Six good reasons why you should attend

1.  Find out how companies at the forefront of supply chain optimization:

  • Morrisons, Argos, Superdrug
  • Nike, Hendersons, Keystone Distribution
  • Premier Foods, Burberry, Seachill

are using IT to cut costs and operate a demand driven supply chain during industry specific workshops and case studies.

2.  Hear from Edward Sweeney, Director of Learning at the Irish National Institute for Transport and Logistics (NITL) about how the global economic downturn has impacted upon supply chain management and the key role of information and communications technology (ICT) in developing more agile and resilient supply chains that can generate sustainable competitive advantage.

3.  Discover how the latest data capture technologies – 2D barcodes, voice, image capture, print and apply - can enable greater visibility and accuracy to support a demand driven supply chain.

4.  Network with other senior managers responsible for supply chain or logistics operations within their organizations.

5.  Enhance your own skills and knowledge through attending highly relevant and applied presentations, each hand selected for its salience.

6.  See the latest technologies being demonstrated live during a lunchtime “expo”.

Keynote speakers include:

Edward Sweeney  is Director of Learning at the Irish National Institute for Transport and Logistics (NITL), Ireland’s centre of excellence in logistics and supply chain management (SCM) and well known as an expert in his field. His most recent book - Supply Chain Management and Logistics in a Volatile Global Environment (2009), explores the role of SCM in the management of the challenges posed by the economic turbulence of recent years. Edward will discuss why investment in supply chain enhancing technology is central to a sustainable, competitive business.

Jerome Saint Marc, Development Director and Stuart Rowlings, Logistics Manager at Morrisons

Jerome and Stuart will co-present how Morrisons has worked with Zetes to implement wireless working in their manufacturing operations and voice directed picking across their network of UK distribution centres. The project has ensured Morrisons is able to fully realise the benefits of their investment in Oracle eBiz and has already delivered significant returns. 

Marcel Kars is Senior VP of Technology at Zetes and will discuss why companies need to develop a demand driven supply chain, which puts the customer at the centre of the supply chain function, and how this can deliver sustained competitive advantage, He will illustrate how access to information is at the heart of this, and how it can be achieved using a variety of data capture and goods identification technologies.

Johan Veestraeten, Global Logistics Director at Nike

Johan will share a case study illustrating how Nike has implemented voice directed workng in a number of its distribution centres globally, and the benefits this has delivered. Most recently, Johan implemented voice picking in China, to help improve traceability, accountabulity and standardised processes within the warehouse. This was achieved in addition to significant improvements to accuracy, labour productivity and operational agility to manage demand fluctuations.

Steve Wallace, Supply Chain Director at Seachill

Steve will present how Seachill, one of Tesco’s biggest suppliers of fish products, uses image id technology to comply with its customers’ Advanced Shipping Notification requirements. Its Visidot system scans hundreds of barcodes in seconds, ensures the accuracy of its shipments and reduces the costs associated with manual verification processes. In less than a year this investment delivered a full return on investment and improved customer relationships significantly.

Dirk van Leuwen, Print and Apply Specialist at Zetes

Dirk will unveil one of Zetes’ newest innovations for the pharmaceutical and medical devices industry to prevent counterfeiting and improve patient safety, plus reduce dispensing and dosing errors. This solution, which is used by Bristol Myers Squib to ensure compliance with the incoming CIP13 and EFPIA regulations, has been proven to increase transparency within the supply chain by providing full, serialised traceability and improves batch recall capability. 

Jan Vermeesch, VP of Multi National Accounts at Zetes

Jan will highlight why increasingly, companies are looing to nominate a global suplier for their technology projects and the benefits this delivers. What are the important supplier attributes required to ensure a successful and profitable partnership? What makes Zetes ideally placed to fulfiul this role? This presentation will also include insights from Pat McGarry, Logistics Director at Henderson Group who will explain why Spar Group has nominated Zetes as one of its global technology partners.

Pat McGarry, Logistics Director, Henderson Group

Pat McGarry has overhauled his entire logistics operation with technology and a close partnership with Zetes. His implementation of data capture and wireless working, including voice picking won his company an award at the 2009 Retail Systems awards in partnership with Zetes. Pat will outline what Hendersons has done, and the tangible business benefits the investment has delivered.

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