How to save 110kms of truck driving across the EU each year: Product Exchanges - cut logistics costs, manufacturing cost - keynote speaker

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Product exchanges are a great way for manufacturers, wholesalers and retailers to save money. Every day hundreds of thousands of identical products pass each other on highways.  Imagine two online retailers selling the same DVD player, in Berlin and London.  The Berlin retailer wins an order from a customer near London.  On the same day, the retailer in London receives an order for an identical product from a customer near Berlin...

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Why outsourcing is going into reverse - manufacturing and logistics reshoring after offshoring boom, as factory production in China and other Asian nations rises in price, and supply chains become more regional to save time and risk

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Outsourcing and offshoring - how economic arguments are changing with high inflation in India and China together with exchange rate shifts - which all mean higher prices for outsourced manufacturing operations than in the past. Reversal of offshoring and outsourcing to reduce risk, increase velocity, improve agility, shorten product development cycles, improve speed to market.

Improving supply chain management in complex operations. Example of Audi motor manufacturing -- difficulties in providing customized vehicles rapidly without shorter supply chains. Conference keynote lecture by Patrick Dixon, for Red Prairie, audience of logistics and supply chain executives.

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Future of Logistics and Supply Chain Management

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Key challenges and opportunities in logistics and supply chain management, in the context of wider global trends – impact on global corporations, and also on companies.  How the world is changing faster than you can hold a board meeting, and why you need more than one supply chain strategy – expect further uncertainty, shocks and market volatility. Corporations will focus far more attention on the risk impact of natural disasters, political changes and other events on their supply chains.  Most large US companies are already rethinking their entire supply chain as a result – making more products closer to home, and why this will benefit Mexico economy. Need a world-class logistics and supply chain keynote speaker for your event? Phone or e-mail Patrick Dixon now.

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Cut costs of road freight - logistics / transport / manufacturing innovation

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EU Petrochemical industry examples - impact of European product exchanges to save over 140 million kms a year of trucking costs.

Improved distribution methods. Green tech innovation to reduce fuel costs by trucking industry, improving efficiency in lorry engines, aerodynamics, tyre resistance, heat recovery, regenerative breaking, power generation from auto suspension, nanotechnology coatings in engines, smarter lubricants, cleaner fuel, better better gearboxes and transmission, longer vehicles, larger container size.

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RFID - 100 billion wireless tagging devices - archive video

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100 billion new computers the size of a grain of sand - archive video.

Wal-Mart races ahead with Radio Frequency Identification Devices (RFIDs): electronic barcodes for manufacturing, distribution and retail - major concerns about data leakage, privacy and civil rights. 10 billion wireless electronic tags are about to impact manufacturing, distribution and retailing now that Walmart, Tesco and Pentagon are requiring future suppliers to tag products - raising sensitive questions about privacy, civil liberties and human rights.

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RFID - future impact on retail, logistics, supply chain management, manufacturing

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Practical challenges in delivering wireless barcode revolution with water, metal challenges (RFID radio frequency identification devices).

Controlling global supply chains at the speed of light.

Impact of RFID on retail and wholesale stock taking.

Conference keynote lecture by Patrick Dixon, for Red Prairie, audience of logistics and supply chain executives.

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Carbon Offsetting - Global Warming Action

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Carbon offsetting is a vitally important, but controversial way to tackle climate change. Every business should consider carbon offsetting as an integral part of strategy and responsibility. It allows one business to fund energy savings in another, and to use those savings as a credit or allowance against its own energy use. It works because it is often cheaper to save a ton of carbon in another company rather than your own. There are many challenges eg proving rapid, genuine benefit, preventing fraud.

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Future of Manufacturing

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Business Week / Siemens client event in Boston for manufacturing industry analysts.  New markets and technologies in manufacturing.  Impact of credit crunch.  Nanotechnology and biotechnology, future of the pharmaceutical industry and space technology.  Divergence and convergence.

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Energy Saving Business Opportunities

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Here are some examples of many other energy saving / environmental projects - each of which is a business opportunity, as well as an opportunity to help the environment.

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FUTUREWISE - Guide to surviving the future

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Managing logistics through a downturn.

Many executives responsible for logistics are feeling battered and bruised right now. Hit by one event after another, there’s little time to regroup or reflect, and the top of a corporation can be a lonely place. Profit warnings, share price pressures, mergers, reorganisations, relocations, disposals, painful layoffs and great geopolitical uncertainties can sweep away even the most comprehensive logistics strategies – and that’s despite outstanding management over many years.

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