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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:

  • Automation: a force for good? - in June 2024, Kirsten gave this presentation looking at how automation is changing the gender mix in logistics to Tomorrow's Warehouse in Coventry
  • Best Practice Forum - in April 2024, Kirsten gave another presentation to one of Scala Group's Best Practice Forums. Using a variety of sources of market intelligence, this looks at some of the challenges for logistics from the changing economy.
  • Focus - the intro for the February 2024 edition of CILT's journal and...
  • Pallet Stability article by Kirsten based on her report (see below) in the same February 2024 edition of CILT's Focus.
  • Challenges in logistics - in January 2024, Kirsten was invited to present to two of Scala Group's Best Practice Forums following a similar presentations in the past.
  • Five Key Trends in Logistics - Kirsten was the guest speaker for a webinar hosted by Lindum Packaging in September 2023.
  • Pallet Stability - 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.
  • Logistics Collective Podcast - in February 2023, Kirsten was interviewed as one of a number of industry figures engaged in recorded conversation.
  • New sources of market intelligence - in January 2023, Kirsten gave presentations to two of Scala Group's Best Practice Forums: Grocery and Home Appliances.
  • 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 Magazine - a piece at the top of page 5 in the Sept/Oct 2022 edition mentioning a report that Aricia was commissioned to write by UKWA to share with DHLUC...
  • Warehouse & Logistics News ...and a piece at the top of p14 of the July 2022 issue on that report, which outlined the key drivers for warehouse location.
  • Budgeting in tough times - here's an article Kirsten wrote for Global Cold Chain News in July 2022 - the piece was apparently very popular, but sadly the website doesn't seem to exist any more!
  • 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 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.
  • Saving diesel, cutting CO2 ...and often saving money! Here's a blog from Kirsten, following a presentation in October 2020 as part of the virtual Cold Chain Live event Designing for Net Zero.
  • 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.
  • Logistics Network Development - case study about the relocation tool in Maptitude which we use to identify potential DC locations - posted by Caliper in July 2019.
  • CILT International Convention - slides for the presentation Kirsten was invited to give in June 2019 on the gender pay & leadership gaps in logistics & 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.
  • Data Collection for Logistics Outsourcing - leaflet written by Kirsten as a handout in February 2015, based on both Kirsten's own experience AND input from the CILT Outsourcing & Procurement Forum Committee.

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