Scottish Supply Chain Conference to examine fitness of purpose of Scotland's freight links and infrastructure

Posted on: Wednesday, 19 September 2012 by Debbie Attwood

With little over a week to go, we are getting excited about the Scottish Supply Chain Conference, taking place in Glasgow on 27 September. FTA and solicitors DWF-Biggart Baillie are joining forces for the event, which will examine the state and future needs of Scotland's supply chains to deliver its economic growth.

In order to examine the future ability of Scotland's supply chains, we had to take a look at their current state. This is where Professor Alan McKinnon came in, who produced the Scottish Logistics Report, which will be a key feature of the conference.

The conference will also feature a number of sessions examining how global issues could affect Scotland's economic outlook. These include

  • a session by Scottish Enterprise, looking at business conditions and how Scotland’s economy reacts to UK, European and global issues
  • a session by the European Freight and Logistics Leaders Forum, which will examine business EU policy developments affecting Scotland’s supply chain
  • a session by Proctor and Gamble, which will examine operations in a European market and the logistics pressures and challenges for Scotland

Tesco will also be in attendance to examine the retailer’s logistics supply chain perspective on doing business in Scotland and other panel sessions involve Network Rail, Freightliner, Malcolm Group, John Russell transport, MSC, CalMac, ClydePort and BIFA on Scotland’s supply chain connectivity by road, rail, sea and air.

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