Increasingly organisations are recognising the strategic value that a leading-edge industry 4.0 Supply Chain structure can deliver. Not only in terms of reduced costs and increased customer experience, but crucially in providing the organisation with the competitive edge over its competitors. In short being able to deliver the end customer promise with greater speed, greater efficiency, and with greater depth of understanding to drive further improvement, Industry 4.0 is enabling organisations to master the traditional supply chain challenges in three key areas: Visibility, Traceability and Data in ways not previously possible.
This focused 2 day masterclass leads delegates through the full end to end Supply Chain, from inbound logistics through to outbound dispatch and introduces delegates to the range of Industry 4.0 technologies being utilised globally for each aspect of the Supply Chain. The course expands to incorporate strategic “roll out” of Industry 4.0 technologies and examines the future direction of technology within the Supply Chain environment.


Consultant & International Training Specialist,
Global Spirit Training

John Atkinson (FITOL) is an independent business consultant and trainer specialising in Strategic Procurement, Supply Chain, Contract Law & Vendor Management Based in the UK.
John’s corporate experience spans some 30 years including Head of Group & Global Procurement for Focus Wickes plc. where he was responsible for the full creation and implementation of global sourcing initiatives, supplier/vendor management and commercial contract negotiation. John has also held senior roles within Barclays Bank corporate and led a wide and diverse range of teams, both locally and globally. John is also a certified instructor in delivering emotional intelligence training and has wide international Oil & Gas, Telecoms, Manufacturing, Public Sector Ministries and banking sector experience, including: Kuwait, Iraq, Qatar, KDR, China, Germany, Malaysia, West Africa, France, Syria and Sweden.

As a consultant and trainer for the last 12 years John is passionate about delivery, and utilises his career expertise to ensure that clients receive leading edge training results, enabling delegates to understand not only the subject matter, but also the application and usage to add value both to their role and within the wider organisational environment.
For clients, John believes it is crucial to understand their key requirements and required results from training; therefore, each course is bespoke and created specifically to meet the client’s individual needs.
For course delegates, John believes that people learn in a variety of ways; therefore, all courses incorporate a mixture of theory and practical exercises reinforced with real world examples to embed the course materials. Thus, ensuring both client and delegate achieve measurable training benefits.