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Audience - Kirsten Tisdale speaking on eCommerce - SSI Schaefer event Kirsten Tisdale, our principal, has worked on both sides of the logistics relationship - Marks & Spencer, TNT and NFC/Exel

Presentations & Articles

Presentations and articles written by, and sometimes about or mentioning, Kirsten Tisdale that you are welcome to download or share:

  • Focus - two pieces by Kirsten in the February 2024 edition - the Intro message (in the title link) and an article on Pallet Stability.
  • Presentation to Scala Best Practice Forum - in January 2024, Kirsten gave a presentation to two of Scala Group's Best Practice Forums following a similar presentation in October to 3PLs. Using a variety of sources of market intelligence, the presentation looked at some of the challenges in logistics: inflation & changing demand, impact on warehousing, transport & traffic, automation, property prices and staffing. There is a separate slide with all the sources - do give us a yell if you'd like it!
  • Five Key Trends in Logistics - the slides that Kirsten presented at a webinar hosted by Lindum Packaging on changes in demand, warehousing, transport, staffing and inflation, and the opportunities those changes can generate. Also touched on recent report on pallet stability - see next bullet down on this page. Presentation given as a webinar in September 2023 - here's a link to the webinar itself.
  • Pallet Stability - pallets that have suffered movement in transit and all the associated additional costs are the bane of many logistics operations. There are health & safety implications and also issues if delivering into automated premises. Published in September 2023, Kirsten's written this independent, easy-to-read report around a couple of case studies.
  • Profitability in Logistics - what makes some logistics and transport companies much more profitable than others? Kirsten took a quick and sometimes light-hearted look at the ten companies that look the most profitable in the Motor Transport Top 100.
  • Logistics Collective Podcast - in February 2023, Kirsten was interviewed by Malcolm Pope of Loguru as one of a number of industry figures who he has engaged in recorded conversation - want to find out a bit more about Kirsten, you can listen in here!
  • Presentation to Scala Best Practice Forums - in January 2023, Kirsten gave presentations to two of Scala Group's Best Practice Forums: Grocery and Home Appliances. The presentation looked at new sources of market intelligence, some of the current cost drivers and logistics demographics, and was subsequently posted on Linkedin.
  • Where are the people? Resourcing the cold chain - Kirsten gave a short presentation on current statistics around employment as part of a virtual panel for Cold Chain Live in November 2022 - Kirsten's bit starts at c18.45.

    Since giving this presentation, the ONS have indicated that the retention rate (Kirsten's first slide) may not be as bad as the figures it had previously published, and that Warehousing may be a little better than Transport & Storage as a whole.
  • Warehouse Location Report - it's great to see a recent report we were commissioned to write for UKWA, outlining the key drivers for warehouse location, described as "really valuable" on p14 in the July 2022 issue of Warehouse & Logistics News and on page 5 in the September/October edition of UKWA's Warehouse magazine.
  • Budgeting in tough times - here's an article Kirsten wrote for Global Cold Chain News in July 2022 - the news editor got in touch at the start of August to say that it was the most popular story!
  • 2022 - A Fresh Context for Logistics - here's Kirsten's slides for the presentation she was invited to give to Tomorrow's Warehouse in June.
  • Supply Chain Talk - Kirsten stepped in at the last moment during May 2022 to chat with Duncan Brock of CIPS and Lewe Goldman of Cloud Nine about 'Designing a supply chain network that meets your business objectives'.
  • UK Logistics Location Strategy - originally written in October 2020, our ebook on this subject was updated in April 2022 - click the link for more details.
  • Three key trends in the logistics industry - a webinar in early February 2022 looking at the Transport Exchange Group haulage and courier indices, along with much wider logistics issues.
  • Trade offs in city centre logistics - article by Kirsten for SHD Logistics for the July 2021 online edition on the pollution and congestion implications of the Ocado planning decision.
  • This is a series of a dozen articles which Kirsten was invited to contribute to SHD Logistics during 2020 and 2021 on using data in logistics - most recent, May 2021, first: Dirty data, How to analyse logistics data, Balancing cost and service, Logistics modelling, Getting started, Monitoring models & operations, External sources of info, Data collection for logistics projects, Looking to the future, Capacity & utilisation and Trade offs. And the introductory piece Big Data, Little Data for the December 2019 issue.
  • Designing for Net Zero - go three quarters down the page for presentation (let us know if you'd like the slides) given by Kirsten in October 2020 as part of the virtual Cold Chain Live event - road freight, transport planning and logistics network design thoughts around moving towards net zero. Oh, and also here's the pre-presentation piece where Kirsten said a bit about what she was (and wasn't!) going to cover and then a subsequent blog expanding on many more ways in which you can plan to save diesel, cut CO2, and often save money as well.
  • Location strategies in logistics - a presentation / lecture given by Kirsten to BEng students at University of Warwick as part of their logistics module mid-2020 - c25 mins on YouTube. One of the participating students, Ben Ritchie from Aston Martin, said: "It was really helpful having the exercises which were logical and forced us to think about both the numbers and the wider picture". Let us know if you'd like the slides.
  • Logistics Network Development - case study about the relocation tool in Maptitude which we use to identify potential DC locations, allocate customers to their nearest depot, assess relative catchment sizes, calculate mileage for costings... posted by Caliper in July 2019.
  • CILT International Convention - slides for the presentation Kirsten was invited to give to CILT's June 2019 International Convention on the gender pay gap and the gender leadership gap in logistics and transport.
  • The Shopping Behind the Logistics - article by Kirsten for SHD Logistics magazine in March 2017 edition - looking at the continued impact of e-commerce growth on logistics.
  • How to Understand the Retail Supply Chain - a piece written by Kirsten for a post on LinkedIn in February 2017.
  • Assessing the Culture of a Provider - article by Kirsten for Storage Handling and Distribution magazine for the June 2016 edition - about how to have confidence when selecting a logistics provider.
  • Reducing the Risk of Strategic Decisions - leaflet written by Kirsten as a handout for the Women in Logistics conference in June 2015. It was written in advance of the conference and is based on Kirsten's own experience in this area.
  • Data Collection for Logistics Outsourcing - leaflet written by Kirsten as a handout for the CILT Outsourcing & Procurement forum in February 2015. Not the most exciting topic, but it is based on both Kirsten's own experience in this area AND input from the CILT Outsourcing & Procurement Forum Committee. It's been written to be reasonably easy reading as well as useful.

You can also find articles etc by Kirsten on the driver shortage and on diversity in logistics by following these links.