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CILT Supply Chain Network

The Supply Chain Network was established as part of CILT's London Region activities in September 2004. It is a networking and learning opportunity for people working within the supply chain in retailers, manufacturers and logistics providers.

The group numbers about 50 people, with 20 typically at any one meeting. We meet about every five weeks or so in a pub near Baker St. Networking normally starts from 6pm onwards with snacks at 6.30pm and the 'formal' presentation from 7pm, with more networking afterwards. We aim to have a mix of 'experts' and presentations from within the group. The environment is very informal. The objective is discussion rather than a formal presenter at the front, with presenters encouraged to bring issues as well as experience.

We sometimes have spare spaces, so please don't hesitate to get in touch with Kirsten Tisdale of Aricia Limited, who set up and organises the group - just put 'Supply Chain Network' in the comments box on the contact form that this link takes you to, as well as completing your contact details. We're also always looking for sponsors - a link to your company website could be here!

Next Meeting:25 June 2018

Our speaker is Rosalind Bluestone, Founder and CEO of Goods for Good, a charity which ethically moves donated UK overstocked goods, which would otherwise end up in landfill, from British companies to refugees around the world. This is a joint event with Women in Logistics which is now a CILT forum - all men are very welcome! Big thank you to Plexus Law, who are hosting at their offices by the Monument and are very kindly supplying drinks and nibbles beforehand - timings will be the same as usual. Booking will be carried out by CILT via their main events booking system.

NB Please note different location if you're a regular!

Future dates: 1 October & 12 November

Here's a list of companies that came along to our past three events (updated January 2018): 3T, AB Foods, Actualis Marketing, Allport, Arcadia, Aricia Limited, Arrow Electronics, Autologic Systems, BDP International, Bibby Distribution, Bullock Men's Grooming, C S Supply Chains, Cadence Management Consulting, CILT(UK), CIPS, Collect+, DAI, Debenhams, DGS Supply Chain, Essentra, Excello Law, Godiva Chocolate, Intellitrans, Invest Essex, IPPF, John Lewis Partnership, Kuehne & Nagel, Logistics Partners, L'Oreal, M&S, Makowski Associates, Marie Stopes, Marks & Spencer, Microsoft, Mobius, Newport Industries, ParcelSpace, Shell, Signature Flatbreads, South Essex College, Spedition Services, Tata Global Beverages, TRL, University of Bedford, UPS, Vekia, Witron, XPO and Yusen Logistics.

A recent attendee said: Very informative and I met a couple of new contacts, so very worthwhile!

Previous Events

Previous events have included the following topics - there are downloads for many of the more recent presentations (most recent at top):

2018

  • e-cargobikes
  • GDPR & Logistics - download the presentation
  • 4IR & the digitalisation of logistics
  • making big business decisions

2017

2016

Pre-2016

Pre-2013

Pre-2010

Pre-2007

  • business continuity after Buncefield - download the presentation
  • lean management - rolling it out and making it stick
  • TfL's Freight Operator Recognition Scheme - download the presentation
  • last 50 metres in the retail supply chain
  • piggyback meeting with London Region's Careers Event
  • demo of voice-picking
  • visit to Boden's mail order fulfilment centre
  • sourcing from central and eastern Europe
  • disaster recovery after a warehouse fire
  • CILT Knowledge Centre
  • the Bullwhip Effect
  • mobile phone supply chains
  • discussion on whether retailers start seasons too early
  • visit to Unipart at Cowley
  • continuous professional development in the supply chain
  • returns and reverse logistics
  • the impact of weather on demand
  • healthcare supply chains
  • how to get buy-in on the logistics development agenda