2 March 2022
Location: Wyre Forest District Council Offices - Finepoint Way, Wyre Forest House, Kidderminster. DY11 7WF
|09:30am:||Tea and coffee on arrival|
Introductions and welcome
Welcome by District Council Lead and Betaden CEO
Participants introduce themselves – name, role, and company plus reason for interest in this workshop
Introduction to the agenda, objectives, strategy methods for the day
Speakers 1, 2 and 3: Supply chain decarbonisation drivers, LCA & Case study
Supply chain decarbonisation drivers: Expert Speakers - Richard Evans, Technical Director, Infrastructure and Eugene Smethurst, Director, Infrastructure, Atkins Global
Topic: Status of supply chains, legislation, customer drivers. Future-proofing business with respect to government drivers and customer demands with focus on specific industries e.g for buildings, automotive/vehicles.
Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) tools and how these help decarbonise supply chains: Steve Stones, Pro Enviro
Oakland’s approach to supply chain decarbonisation for transportation: Industry Speaker: Dean Attwell, CEO Oakland International
Practical working session
Map your supply chain – what needs to be done to meet upcoming legislation and customer drivers?
How will it impact you? What are the risks, barriers?
Identify scopes 1,2,3 and high carbon area(s) that you need to address?
Lunch and networking
Speakers 4, 5 & 6: Case study examples, technologies and innovation
Case study examples: What activities have they instigated in their supply chains to prepare to meet net zero commitments? How have they worked with their suppliers? What innovations/technologies have helped them on their journey?
Supply Chain Sustainability at Worcester Bosch: Carl Arntzen, CEO Worcester Bosch
Supply Chain Transport Decarbonisation Technologies: Michael Ayres, Managing Director Flexible Power Systems
Facilitated working session
Taking learnings from supply chain mapping and speakers, identify opportunities, review where innovative technologies can help to decarbonise your supply chain and start to develop a roadmap to decarbonise a part of your supply chain.
Reflections, discussion, and close
CEO, Bosch Thermotechnology Ltd
Having studied Mechanical Engineering at University, Carl originally joined Worcester Bosch in 1984 as a Product Development Engineer. Having worked in Product Development for several years, he then moved in to more commercial orientated roles, first in Product Management and then Marketing Management.
Following national and international roles in the Sales, Marketing and Service functions, Carl was appointed Managing Director in October 2011 and CEO in 2015 for Bosch Thermotechnology operations in the UK and Ireland. This includes the residential business operating under Worcester Bosch and the Commercial Industrial business operating under the Bosch brand.
Carl is a Board Member of the Construction Product Association (CPA), the Energy and Utilities Alliance (EUA) and the CBI Heat Commission.
Chief Executive and Co-founder at Oakland International Ltd
Dean Attwell is the Chief Executive and Co-Founder of Oakland International which he and his wife launched 23 years ago.
Today Oakland has customers in 17 countries with facilities in the UK, Ireland and a partner in Spain. The company specialises in multi-temperature retail food distribution, now employing over 1200 people, with Group sales across the UK and Ireland of around £90M pa and handling over two million cases per week.
Based in Redditch, Worcestershire the company has built its reputation on its customer offer, strong community values and environmental credentials. Particularly proud of launching the Oakland Foundation in 2013 as the company’s own charitable arm, which was opened by HRH Princess Anne, receiving two Queen’s Awards for Enterprise, winning the awards for International Trade and Sustainable Development.
Oakland Group is the first in its sector to sign up for the Net Zero pledge using stringent science based targets. It has also committed to being Carbon Neutral by Quarter 2 of 2022 at its Redditch and Bardon sites and by the end of the year at Corby.
Managing Director Flexible Power Systems (FPS)
Michael is an economist who has spent the last 15 years working in clean technology businesses across energy storage and commercial vehicle sectors, developing technology and analysing complex energy problems. Before founding FPS Michael was COO at the Dearman Engine Company responsible for technology development, applications evaluation and strategic partnerships. Before this he was Head of Development at Highview Power Storage where he led technology and applications development. Michael leads FPS’ commercial consulting and optimisation activities.
Technical Director at Atkins
Richard Evans is a Technical Director at Atkins. He has delivered multi-disciplinary projects and programmes for large organisations in geographies around the world, many of which incorporate automated solutions for example Automotive, Logistics, Defence and automated un-manned facilities. Richard has been a programme director for projects including delivering global e-retailer infrastructure, EV automotive assembly facilities, and Industry 4.0 automation at Tata Steel. Responsibilities have included business case development, overall accountability of design and engineering quality, as well producing an annual strategy for new services and digital / automation of existing services
Director at Atkins
Eugene has over 17 years’ experience working with manufacturing and supply chain innovation and technology. He has worked with clients such as Amazon, Google, Jaguar Land Rover, Heathrow helping them deliver a range of manufacturing and complex supply chain infrastructure projects and digital delivery.
Eugene’s career started with the Royal Navy, initially training as an Electrical Aircraft Engineer and later progressing to project engineering design and management in senior roles with Arcadis and AECOM.
Eugene is currently Strategy Director at Atkins, and is responsible for digital services, supplying the civil infrastructure business with enabling automation capabilities to transform existing construction approaches. His team at Atkins considers how to use innovative technologies from different industries to increase productivity and develop new business opportunities related to emerging trends.
Senior Consultant at Pro Enviro
Steven is a Senior Consultant at Pro Enviro and have over twenty years experience in the development and delivery of Low Carbon and Zero Carbon projects at both a regional and organisation level. Activities include the creation of energy monitoring and management systems and undertaking life cycle assessments within complex supply chains to identify the full carbon impact of products. He is currently running the Bespoke Decarbonisation Support project for Worcestershire County Council, this project can help organisations in Worcestershire identify and improve carbon emissions and reduce energy costs.
Prior to his time at Pro Enviro I was the Managing Director of the Yuasa Automotive Battery company and have 20 years experience in the automotive, aerospace and food sector. Also spending a short time studying with Prof. Michael Beer at the Harvard Business School looking at the implementation of corporate strategy and the fit and fitness of any organisation to deliver it.
Rukhsana Faiz (Facilitator)
Carbon Limiting Technologies
Rukhsana has extensive technical experience spanning consultancy, industry and academia in process, energy, industrial and municipal sectors.
With WSP, Rukhsana developed the Environmental strategy in relation to the industry sector, and led and coordinated activities contributing to achieving strategic and commercial targets. With Syngenta, Rukhsana directed work programmes enabling development of new products and processes from lab scale to full manufacturing scale globally.
Rukhsana holds both Industrial Chemistry and Chemical Engineering degrees, is a Chartered engineer and a Fellow of the Institution of Chemical Engineers.
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