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Supply Chain Conference to outline Scotland’s future logistics needs

The Freight Transport Association and leading business law firm DWF Biggart Baillie are running a one day conference on 27 September in Glasgow looking at Scotland’s supply chains and their ability to deliver Scotland’s future needs and economic growth.

The conference will feature the launch of a report by Professor Alan McKinnon of Herriot Watt University into the current state and fitness for purpose of Scotland’s supply chains and their future needs to meet the challenges of a developing Scotland.

Chris MacRae, FTA’s Head of Policy in Scotland said: "This conference will be an opportunity for freight, logistics and supply chain organisations to put forward their requirements of what they need to deliver the expectations of exporters, importers and retailers."

DWF Biggart Baillie is dedicated to providing comprehensive tailored advice across a range of sectors and industries, including transport. Neil Amner, partner at DWF Biggart Baillie, has a strong track record as one of Scotland’s leading transport, environmental and parliamentary lawyers and will be speaking at the event. Commenting, Neil said: "The future of Scotland’s economic growth largely depends on the fitness of our supply chains. This conference will explore how we can streamline our processes and operations cost effectively so that we can keep trade moving and prepare for the economic upturn." The conference will feature sessions on:

– Business conditions and outlook
– Customer perspectives on how easy a place Scotland is to do business
– Scotland’s supply chain connectivity
– Planning policy agenda and strategic transport investment

All modes of freight transport across the supply chain will be examined.

Full details of the conference can be found at: http://www.fta.co.uk/events/scottish_supply_chain_conference.html or call the FTA Member Service Centre on 08717 11 22 22.

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