Li & Fung boss Rick Darling discusses the importance of collaboration for a transparent supply chain as the industry prepares for the Retail Week Supply Chain Summit which starts tomorrow.

Supply chain had a dedicated theatre this year at Retail Week Live to reflect how this vital topic is moving up the agenda as events such as the horsemeat scandal and the Bangladesh factory collapse places increasing scrutiny on retailers to have complete end-to-end visibility. 

If you didn’t get a chance to make it to the Retail Week Live Supply Chain stage, you’d have missed the thought-provoking interview with Rick Darling, executive director of government and public affairs at Li & Fung. He discussed the impact of the Rana Plaza disaster on global sourcing and the importance of collaboration for a robust and transparent supply chain. 

The tragic factory collapse has been “a complete game changer” in how retailers and manufacturers address supply chain safety issues, according to Darling. “I have never seen the industry move together like the industry is moving on this issue,” he said.

Attend Retail Week Supply Chain Summit (May 22-23) and you can join us in delving into these critical issues in more depth as we bring the leading supply chain experts from across the retail industry to share their best practice and innovative plans at the only dedicated end-to-end supply event just for retail.

From managing risks in sourcing and innovating for a multichannel supply chain, to lessons in international expansion, leveraging technology effectively and what’s next in the last mile, we have the end-to-end supply chain covered so you’re not left behind. 

It’s not too late to book your place at the Supply Chain Summit

Use the special discount code at the end of the video clip to save 15%. Book online or call Andrew on 020 3033 4247.

There will also be delegate places available to book at the conference, which starts tomorrow (May 23). To find out more information visit the Retail Week Supply Chain Summit website.