Warehouses are an essential part of running efficient supply chains, providing us with a decoupling point between the customer orders and distribution or manufacturing.

Warehouses have become critical to responding to disruptions. We have witnessed many companies investing in additional warehouse space and warehouse automation to cope with the challenges brought about by the pandemic and Brexit.

This webinar will:

  • Discuss recent challenges in managing supply chains and ensuring flow of products and services
  • Reflect on various impacts that are driving/changing the warehousing landscape and operations, such as Covid, Brexit, sustainability, market, and technology changes
  • Provide a practitioner perspective on the role and significance of warehouse operations and how they respond to disruptions using technological advancements


Professor Michael Bourlakis, Cranfield School of Management

Dr Hendrik Reefke, Centre for Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Cranfield School of Management

Mr Michael Boos, Managing Director, Miebach

Mr Nasos Papas, Business Development Manager, Miebach


10:00–10:05  Welcome – Professor Emel Aktas
10:05–10:15  Responses to challenges in supply chains from a warehousing perspective – Professor Michael Bourlakis
10:15–10:30  Adapting warehouse operations to change – Dr Hendrik Reefke
10:30–10:45  Automation technologies for warehouses – Mr Michael Boos and Mr Nasos Papas
10:45–11:00  Questions from participants


This webinar is hosted on Zoom. You will need to download the Zoom application and be logged in to your Zoom account to be able to access the webinar. You can create a free Zoom account; you do not need a paid subscription. You will need a reliable internet connection.

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