UK Forum for
Supply Chain
Sustainability

20th September 2017 London, UK

AGENDA

Introduction

08:30

Registration, refreshment and networking

09:25

Forum Chairs Opening Remarks:
  • Dr. Alok Choudhary, Loughborough University
  • Martin Barrow, Carbon Trust, UK

09:35

Welcome from Loughborough University:
  • Vice Chancellor (TBC)

09:45

Presentation: Industry – Academia Collaboration, A key to Sustainability
  • Prof. Sir Mike Gregory, Founder Member and Former Head of the Institute for Manufacturing (IfM), University of Cambridge, UK

Supply chain measurement and Improvement

10:00

Presentation: Carbon measurement and its practical applications
  • Martin Barrow (Carbon Trust, UK)

10:20

Speaker (Industry): “Understanding current carbon impacts across the value chain, and using this information to build efficient supply chains, reduce costs and emissions, and mitigate risks”
  • Rebecca de Leeuwe, Environmental Sustainability Manager at GlaxoSmithKline plc

10:40

Speaker (Academia): Sustainable Supply Chain Design
  • Prof. Jag Srai, Institute for Manufacturing (IfM), University of Cambridge, UK

11:00

Panel discussion:
What are the best ways for a company to improve its environmental sustainability in terms of its total impact in the supply chain, own operations and downstream?
  • Panellists: Martin Barrow, Rebecca de Leeuwe, Prof. Jag Srai and Dr Alok Choudhary (Chair)

11:20

Refreshment and Networking

Enabling Lower Carbon Supply Chain and Lifestyles

11:50

Speakers (Industry): Understanding carbon impacts across the value chain, continuously reducing impacts, and enabling society to avoid greater levels of emissions through use of products
  • Tony Roy, Senior Procurement Manager, British Telecommunications plc
Speakers (Industry): Understanding the carbon impact of products, and their role in enabling society to live more sustainable, lower risk lifestyles
  • Louise Needham, Environment & Sustainability Manager, Quorn Foods

12:20

Panel discussion:
Who has what responsibility to move society to a more sustainable lifestyle at the speed which is required?
  • Panellists: Tony Roy, Louise Needham, M&S (Speaker TBC) and Martin Barrow(Chair)

12:30

Breakout round table discussion session:
Challenges of ensuring a sustainable value chain across sectors and best practices to overcome these -
  • Benchmarking Tools and Score Cards for suppliers
  • Value chain optimisation and Design support tool
  • Lean and foot printing
  • Prioritisation and risk mitigation analysis

13:00

Networking Lunch

Building Effiecient Supply Chain

14:00

Presentation: Resource efficient supply chains, closed loop supply chain and circular economy
  • Aleyn Smith-Gillespie (Carbon Trust)

14:15

Case studies: TBC, Circular Value Chain
  • • Farhad Bidgol, Team Leader - Circular Value Chains, HSSMI

14:30

Speaker (Academia): Designing a “Resiliently Green” Supply Chain – An Australian Perspective
  • Prof. Behnam Fahimnia, University of Sydney Business School

14:45

Presentation: Case Study on Resource Efficient Supply Chain (Details TBC)
  • Keith James, Special Advisor - Environmental Research, WRAP

15:00

Panel discussion:
What needs to change in the world to make the shift to a more circular economy, less reliant on continuously mining more materials, where we live within our limits?
  • Panellists: 4 presenters in this session above (Chair Prof. Joseph Sarkis, USA)

15:20

Breakout round table discussion session:
Best practices across sectors for closed loop supply chain and circular economy – Recycle, Reuse and Resource Efficient Supply Chain (breakout by sector)

15:50

Refreshment and Networking

Ethical Procurement

16:20

Presentation: Sustainable and ethical procurement
  • Nigel McKay, Director of Responsible Supply Chain Ltd.

16:35

Presentation: Case Study
  • M&S (TBC)

Closing and Networking Dinner

16:50

Questions and answers to the day’s presenters:
  • Chair: Dr Alok Choudhary

17:20

Awards and thankyou note to speakers

17:30

Event close

18:30 - 21:30

Networking Dinner
  • Forman's Fish Island
    Stour Road, London
    E3 2NT
    Near Queen Elizabeth Park