Event  |  April 24, 2024  

Innovate to elevate: a warehousing supply chain summit.

Belfry Hotel & Resort Lichfield Road, Wishaw, Sutton Coldfield B76 9PR

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Join Westernacher and Barcode-IT for this exciting event where we will showcase the latest warehouse innovations demonstrating real-life examples of cutting-edge automation and technology in warehousing.

Get ready to embark on a journey of innovation, collaboration and insightful exploration into next-generation warehousing management. Our experts will be delighted to discuss with you how to future-proof your warehouse with enhanced efficiency, accuracy and scalability in warehouse operations.


  • Florian Kuchta, SAP’s Head of Product Development discussing EWM developments in the market
  • Customer speakers from RS Components, Twinings & Exertis sharing real life examples from recent implementations
  • Analytics showcase: prepare to be surprised at how quickly they can be implemented and start giving huge benefits
  • Warehouse automation in action at a leading fashion supplier
  • The latest innovations in supply chain from 7 leading technology suppliers

Don’t miss the opportunity to network with like-minded people from a variety of industries and share challenges, solutions and innovations in the expansive realm of warehousing.



Welcome & networking / Breakfast


Introduction to the day

Mat Eames, Westernacher’s UKI Market Unit Director, and Nigel Holloway, Barcode IT’s Director, will open the event.


SAP EWM roadmap
Florian Kuchta, SAP’s Head of Product Management, will introduce SAP’s roadmap and development plans for SAP EWM.


The evolution of EWM: Westernacher’s view
Neil Wightman, Westernacher’s Global Warehousing Practice Director, will talk about processes employed by Westernacher for implementing EWM and our approach to working in partnership with our customers including Signavio. Neil will share what our customers are now considering e.g. robotics, machine learning, AI and provide our view on warehouse trends now and in the future.


Exhibitor Case Study – Zebra Workcloud Communications PTT Pro – Empowering your workforce through a single pane of glass
Hayley Perry Nicholls and Keith Liddell will introduce you to Zebra’s portfolio of mobile computing hardware and software tools. From handhelds and tablets to wearables and vehicle-mounted computers, Zebra’s solutions run on Windows® or Android™ operating systems and enable workers to perform at their best, shift after shift.




Customer case study: warehouse automation with SAP EWM
Anders Geijer, Nordics Warehouse Practice Director Westernacher, will demonstrate how fashion retailer H&M optimised their warehouse processes using EWM with automation


Barcode IT: Optimising SAP Mobility
Nigel Holloway from Barcode IT will explain how you can deploy the full power of SAP EWM and Manufacturing successfully onto the shop floor and utilise the latest technologies to streamline go-live and minimise disruption.




Customer panel discussion | RS Group / Twinings / Exertis
Hear real life implementation experiences from our customer panel guests including how they centralised warehouse operations and how they planned their global switch from WM to EWM on SAP S/4HANA.


Exhibitor Case Study – Ivanti Automating your Supply Chain and Beyond
In any warehouse, tracking operational assets is paramount to any successful supply chain business. Ian Hughes from Ivanti will be showcasing how to setup and configure an automated monitoring solution from picking to delivery.


Tea & cake / Networking with exhibitors
Join other guests for a relaxed networking session.


Warehousing & Transportation Go Hand-in-Hand – Integrating SAP TM with SAP EWM.
Yogesh Bidkar, Westernacher’s Transportation & Logistics Practice Director will be talking about typical business use cases, the efficiencies and benefits you can achieve by integrating SAP TM with SAP EWM.


Exhibitor Case Study – Loftware How companies are transforming their business critical supply chain labelling
Paul Vogt, VP at Loftware will describe how the success of your supply chain rests with your barcode and RFID labelling driving track & trace initiatives, sustainability and cloud first IT strategies. During this session Paul will discuss how leading supply chain businesses are moving from chaos to calm; starting small and scaling up; driving adoption; achieving goals of product traceability and authentication


Complementary drinks and networking




Confirmed Exhibitors.

Barcode IT








At a glance

April 24, 2024

8:30am-5:30pm (GMT)

Belfry Hotel & Resort Lichfield Road,
Wishaw, Sutton Coldfield B76 9PR

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Innovate to elevate: a warehousing supply chain summit.

Confirmed Exhibitors.

Barcode IT.

A leader in the supply of workplace technology solutions in the UK, specialising in supply chain, distribution and warehouse. Whether you require a traceability solution for your supply chain, a solution for designing barcode labels or a refresh of your mobile devices, our consultants can recommend the right solution for your business needs.


Give workers the right tools to complete work faster, smarter and better with Zebra’s portfolio of mobile computing hardware and software tools. From handhelds and tablets to wearables and vehicle-mounted computers, Zebra’s solutions run on Windows® or Android™ operating systems and enable workers to perform at their best, shift after shift.


Transform the supply chain worker experience, optimizing productivity at the point of activity. Optimizing task workflows doesn’t require changes to enterprise systems. Tuning up the user experience, ensuring the health of enterprise mobile deployments, and continuously monitoring KPIs helps ensure your operational tech stack, and the workers who rely on them, are at peak productivity.


Our end-to-end cloud-based labelling platform helps businesses of all sizes manage labelling across their operations and supply chain and our solutions are used to print over 51 billion labels every year. Loftware also fosters supply chain agility and supports evolving customer and regulatory requirements, helping companies save over $200 million in fines annually.


Our products are mainly communication and collaboration tools that spans from our presentation software, wireless presentation systems, interactive whiteboards, wall mounts and mobile stands, to our large selection of touchscreen interactive displays.


Industrial-grade Private Wireless is powering Industry4.0 today and the 5G revolution tomorrow.


Waizu is a software business based in Chippenham, Wiltshire focussed specifically on asset management of technology with shared users. This typically relates to Android and Bluetooth mobile devices from manufactures such as Zebra, Honeywell, Datalogic and Samsung. We provide ‘Identity’ (who uses the device) which enables personal accountability for shared devices, as well as ‘Traceability’ (where specifically is a device) to significantly reduce lost and/or missing devices.


Founded in 1988, The UK & Ireland SAP User Group is an independent ‘not for profit’ organisation. Over the years we have grown and now comprise of close to 700 organisations made up of both our members and affiliates. Our aims are to facilitate networking, knowledge exchange and best practice amongst SAP users.


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