Wednesday 1st December 2021, 16:00 (BST)

Robotics and automation for warehouse and delivery

Join this SupplyChainTalk to answer some of the biggest questions facing the supply chain industry including: 

  • They were once viewed as early-adopter technologies, but how have robotics and automation become mainstream?
  • How has the growth in e-commerce fuelled a push towards automated fulfilment centres?
  • With the emphasis on employee wellbeing and safety, how will automation and robotics improve the working environment for humans?


Duncan Brock

Leadership Team at CIPS, SupplyChainTalk Host

Duncan Brock is a member of the leadership team of CIPS. He’s had a specific interest throughout his career on implementing category management and developing the skills and capabilities of procurement teams. His procurement experience comes from working for Ford, Mars, Black & Decker, NTL (now Virgin Media) and RSA. He is also a CIPS spokesperson for conferences and media interviews on supply chain matters.

Walaa Maher

Head of SC&L – Supply Chain & Logistics, Rak Ceramics

End-to-End Supply Network leader with an entrepreneurial mindset for top-line P&L growth, cost savings, and healthy Inventory/Cash Flow while delivering high standards of operational excellence and performance.
Hands-on ٍ& rolled-ip sleeves senior director leadership roles in GCC, Middle East, CEE and Africa FMCG world class fortune 500 companies (Procter & Gamble -P&G- and Kimberly-Clark -KMB-).
Currently Head of e2e Supply Chain, Logistics & EHS in the Largest Ceramic Tiles Company in the World -RAK Ceramics- with 170,000 SKU, Retail operations, showrooms, projects, traders, whole sales, B2C & 160 countries B2B to serve yearly.

Top-line experiences:
* GM SC&EHS RAK Ceramics PJSC Group
* Director SC GCC @ Kimberly-Clark KC Bahrain
* Regional Supply Chain Manager @ Procter & Gamble P&G CEE MEA
* Co-Author for “Entrepreneurial SC&L Architect Guide Book in Middle East.

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