School of Business and Economics

Events

10 May 2018

Supply Chain – What’s it really all about? Digital vs Analogue

Presented By MSO Group & Logistics and Transport Analytics RIG

About this event

Industry Expert and Alumnus Dunc Lowe, Global Head of Supply Chain Management at the Campari Group

Dunc Lowe has had over 27 years of experience running Supply Chain operations for International FMCG businesses.  He was the Senior Vice President Supply Chain Foods Europe at PepsiCo, where he worked for more than a decade. He was responsible for operations at 28 food manufacturing sites across Europe and South Africa with over 9000 people.  He also worked with the Associated British Food as Operations Director for 13 Years. He graduated from Loughborough University in 1989.

Currently, he is the Global Head of Supply Chain Management at the Campari Group. Campari Group, a major player in the global spirits industry, with a portfolio of over 50 premium and super premium brands, spreading across Globe. Global Priorities, the Group’s key focus, include Aperol, Appleton Estate, Campari, SKYY, Wild Turkey and Grand Marnier. The Group was founded in 1860 and today is the sixth-largest player worldwide in the premium spirits industry. It has a global distribution reach, trading in over 190 nations around the world with leading positions in Europe and the Americas.

Dunc  is recognised in the Industry for his work on the Value of Relationships in building strong partnerships with customers before investing, particularly in IT infrastructure. More latterly, the creation of greater shareholder value through 4 basic principles of Supply Chain Operation. Again the focus being on internal standardisation and process capability before other Investments.

About the Lecture: In this lecture, Dunc will challenge the group norm thinking. With a focus on Supply Chain Leadership and basic business skills, Dunc will unfold the complexity of supply chain beyond technical and conceptual aspects of SC.

He will also discuss the impact of Brexit on Supply Chain, business complexity, current trends in supply chain and leaving plenty of time for discussion and Q&A.