RedPrairie, a consumer driven optimisation company, held its second annual international customer conference and exhibition at the Marriott Heathrow, UK, on 16-17 October.
After last year's successful event in Brussels, Belgium, this year's RedShift International was attended by 300 supply chain and retail professionals from 24 countries.
With winning the race as the theme, customers experienced a high-energy agenda and race atmosphere, complete with Le Mans car and drivers.
The two days were packed with fascinating presentations from more than 30 industry speakers sharing their experience and knowledge of how to improve supply chain, manufacturing and retail operations and outpace the competition.
Customer speakers included organisations such as Tesco, The Works Retail, Mitchells & Butlers, Norway Post, Volkswagen, DHL Exel, and Foreway Management Services.
Of the keynote speakers, Martin Hiscox, RedPrairie President & Managing Director International, reported on the many customer wins and successful go-lives at RedPrairie over the last 12 months; Neil Ashworth, Supply Chain Director of Tesco, told the story of how Tesco became a large online grocery retailer; Professor Richard Wilding of the Cranfield School of Management shared the latest thinking on supply chain risk management; and Formula One guru Mark Gallagher revealed the secrets of winning in Formula One.
A gala dinner took place at the Castle hotel in Royal Windsor and delegates raised £3,000 for Wooden Spoon, a charity committed to helping mentally and physically disadvantaged children.
Commenting on the event, Martin Hiscox said, it has been fabulous to meet so many customers and once again provide them with an opportunity to learn from each other's experiences.
With the unique E2e suite of solutions RedPrairie hopes to add even greater value to its businesses in helping to meet ever more complex customer demands.