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The next Warehouse Technology Group Live Event - 13th June 2018

The Smart Warehouse

See first hand how innovation and technology can get your warehouse working smarter and harder.

The WTG Live event – now enjoying its eighth year – offers a unique combination of keynote presentations, live demonstrations, advice clinics and networking for logistics and warehousing professionals. Our keynote speaker Mike Vernon, Head of Innovation at Kuehne & Nagel UK will be sharing his extensive experience in employing warehouse technology to reduce costs, increase throughput and deliver a better customer experience.

Hear how investment in business-improving warehouse technology and equipment can help you meet the challenges presented by the current business climate, the emerging labour shortage and the growth of e-tailing. You will see how the leading-edge solutions offered by the Warehouse Technology Group partners can help you to manage stock more effectively and improve the overall responsiveness of your operation.

The media partner is HSS Magazine

Visit the Knowledgebase to view the presentations and access videos from previous events.

About the WTG events

Hosted at the Logistics Research and Innovation Centre at Mantra Learning in north Manchester the WTG runs seminars and openday events for logistics professionals. Key note speakers attend and give delegates valuable insights into new technology and working practises.

The Latest Warehouse Technology

Warehouse Technology Group members are at the forefront of technology in their respective fields and can provide innovative solutions to deliver improvements in business performance.

Equipment And Working Practices

WTG brings together a wealth of experience, knowledge and skills at every event. Delegates have a great opportunity to talk to industry leaders about issues that concern their businesses. There is no other comparable forum for such an interchange.

Attendance of any event is by invitation only: More information and details of how to get an invitation can be obtained by returning our contact form.


The Logistics Research and Innovation Centre
Mantra Learning
Manchester M24 1RU

Keynote speaker

Mike Vernon, Head of Innovation, Khuene and Nagel

Mike has been active within the automated materials handling industry for over 35 years. He is currently a director of the Automated Material Handling Systems Association and President of the British Material Handling Systems Federation. His role as UK Head of Innovation for Kuehne + Nagel Limited involves spearheading the 3PL company’s drive to automate and investigate new technologies which might improve operational efficiency.

Mike will be exploring the distribution centre of the (near) future. What are the trends towards autonomous operation:

• Pallet storage


• Cobot

• Wrapping machines

• Shuttle systems

• Case picking systems

• Other technologies being developed

When not to automate (yet):

• Case picking

• Each picking

• Palletisation



Main warehouse – big screen

Main warehouse – floor

WTG seminar room


Registration, refreshments and networking




Welcome and introduction to WTG

Mark Currie, WTG Joint Chairman




Keynote: The distribution centre of the (near) future

Mike Vernon, Head of Innovation, Kuehne + Nagel UK




Refreshments and networking 




Knapp: OSR Shuttle™ Evo


Interroll: Best practice in pallet live storage


Interroll: dynamic storage solutions

Flexi Narrow Aisle: attachments

Spacio Tempo: semi-permanent buildings 


Sovex: mobile vehicle loaders

CPA Group: hybrid ventilation fans with smart control technology

Dexion: racking safety

A-Safe: Rackeye


Codeway: barcode track and trace software

A-Safe: dock gate and alarm bar

Chess: WMS for multi-channel online retail


Lunch and networking




Networking and WTG members’ advice clinics


Mantra Learning: Funding workforce development and the apprenticeship levy





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Next Event!

Wednesday 13th June 2018