Cranfield University has launched the Green Technologies (GreenTech) Grand Challenge Webinars to help accelerate the development and implementation of environmentally sustainable technologies that can increase businesses competitiveness, stimulate innovation, boost economic growth, and create jobs to a wide range of strategically important UK industries.

In the second interactive GreenTech webinar, we will focus on sustainable supply chain design and operation.

Professor Emel Aktas of Cranfield School of Management will present the outcome of a recently completed research project, U-TURN, on food distribution in cities. The project focused on transportation of food from manufacturers to retailers in Athens, from farmers to restaurants and consumers in Milan, and from online food retailers to consumers in London. Professor Aktas will present the impact of collaboration in achieving lower carbon emissions when distributing food in cities.

Melanie Salter of Salter Supply Chain Consulting will explain why organisations should actively design their supply chain network to improve economic and environmental sustainability and resilience. Based on 20 years in supply chain management and network design, Ms Salter will provide practical tips on how to approach network optimisation and overcome known barriers.

Event programme

12:00 Welcoming introduction (Ana Soares)
12:05 U-TURN project: Food Distribution in Cities (Emel Aktas)
12:20 Designing sustainable and resilient supply chain networks (Melanie Salter)
12:35 Questions and discussion
12:50 End

Who should attend

Industry, business, local and regional policymakers, regulators, academics, university students.


Free to attend.

How to register

To register please complete the online registration form.