FSDF holds Olympic planning workshop
A workshop to help food logistic companies plan and prepare for the London 2012 Olympic Games is being held at the Foodex show, running from 25-27 March at Birmingham’s NEC. This follows recent research by BT, which revealed that almost a third of logistics companies have not made basic preparations in staffing, routing and planning, and adapting delivery schedules during the Olympics.
The workshop is the latest in a series of events held by the Food Storage and Distribution Federation (FSDF), which aims to help members and wider food companies prepare for the Games.
The FSDF says that lack of planning could result in logistics companies having difficulties in keeping operations running during the Games, and incur problems for their customers.
CEO Chris Sturman said: “With just over 100 days remaining until the Games begin, we strongly recommend that companies start to look into their planning process, and talk to customers and suppliers to make sure they maximise their effectiveness during the Games, as well as safeguarding their profitability.”
“The FSDF has already begun a programme of Olympics Planning Workshops, helping members to ensure customer satisfaction and maintain food supplies to businesses and consumers in London, as well as providing practical advice on how to manage their businesses through the disruption and congestion that is forecast for London during the Olympic period between July and mid- September.”
The Olympic Planning session will be held at the Logistics@Foodex Theatre in the NEC, Birmingham on 26 March from 3pm - 4pm.
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