Infor to Put Spotlight on Logistics and Supply Chain Automation

Infor to host a virtual panel discussion on smart warehousing in the Middle East at industry forum

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Companies involved in logistics, warehousing, and supply chain will have the chance to learn how automation can improve their performance and help manage the ongoing challenges of COVID-19, including disruptions to supply chains, and how to manage social distancing rules and remote workforces, at the Middle East Warehousing, Logistics & Supply Chain Technologies Forum on March 22-23.

The event is timely given that 78% of CIOs from logistics, manufacturing and trade companies in the Middle East, Turkey, and Africa (META) region are currently engaged in, or about to start, a formal digital transformation program, and much of their success may hinge on the type of platform they adopt, according to a recent report from research and strategic consulting firm, IDC.

Furthermore, the potential upside for organisations that get their digital transformation strategy right is significant, with spending on digital supply chain and logistics in META forecast to reach $8.5 billion by 2023, according to a recent IDC report Building the Warehouse of the Future: Catering to the New Decade”.

On the first day of the event, Richard van der Meulen, VP solution consulting, Infor Supply Chain, will deliver a  keynote on ‘How supply chain transparency is critical for the modern day supply chain’.

On day two, Khaled AlShami, senior director, solution consulting, MEA, Infor, will host a panel discussion titled: ‘Smart Warehouse: Adopting new technologies to accelerate the productivity and efficiency of the warehouse’.

The panel will feature Angad Singh, Regional Director, Aramex; Shankar Subramoniam, executive director – Freight and Logistics National Association of Freight and Logistics (NAFL), UAE; and Shailen Shukla, chief logistics officer, WIZ Holding, giving broad insights into the potential benefits of adopting smart warehouse solutions.

Khaled AlShami said, “Organisations in the logistics, warehousing and supply chain sector can turn the challenges they face into opportunities by embracing automation. I look forward to discussing the latest trends, challenges and opportunities with peers at the event, and to raise awareness of the benefits of automation at this event.”

Infor is a platinum sponsor of the Middle East Warehousing, Logistics & Supply Chain Technologies Forum. The event takes place from March 22-23.

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