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!


David Cockrell, Sales, Innovation & Research Director, MapMechanics will be talking to the group on "Urban logistics in the ecommerce industry".  David will be covering the following areas:

  • UK demographics and the impact
  • Addressing the challenges
  • What does the future hold?


FUTURE DATES: 27 February and 27 March 2017


Here's a list of companies that came along to our events in summer / autumn 2016: AB Foods, Aricia Limited, Backhouse Jones, Bibby Distribution, Bishopsgate, C S Supply Chains, Cadence Management Consulting,CILT(UK), Collect+, Cranfield University, Damco, Data Interchange, DGS Supply Chain, DP World, EIPC, Excello Law, FutureProof, Ingram Micro, Intellitrans, John Lewis Partnership, L'Oreal, Marks & Spencer, Mobius, Mott MacDonald, NatWest, Noesis Logistics, ParcelSpace, Parker Hannifin, Peronesi Consulting, Savills, Sheffield Uni Mgmt School, Shell, Smiths News, Sothebys, Spedition Services, Tata Global Beverages, TGW, Tools Group, University of Bedford, Witron, Yusen Logistics (UK) and more.

Comments about the group. A regular member of the group emailed to say "Very interesting session. Thanks for arranging. Has led to several engaging conversations at work!" Another member of the group: "Have been in contact with at least 2 of the previous presenters and discussing business opportunities with them". And one of our outside speakers: "Thanks again for letting me have the opportunity to present to what is an excellent group of the best CILT groups I have come across".

Recent previous events have included the topics below - all topics and downloads for older events can be found here - many are still relevant today.

Reports and Presentations   

  • Control Towers - View here
  • Logistics Property Update Oct 2016 - View here
  • Operations & Service Evolution - View here
  • Into the head of the logistics buyer - View here
  • Fulfilling New Customer Demand - View here
  • What don't you know about your International Supply Chain? - View here
  • Changing Supply Chains for Now and the Future - View here
  • Scenario Planning for More Effective Decisions - View here
  • Logistics Property Shortage - View here
  • Demand Sensing - View here
  • Supply Chain Metrics that Matter - View here
  • Supply Chain Risk Management: Practical Application - View here
  • Making Logistics Decisions - View here


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