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May 2017
Knowledge Centre Open DayBook Now
Start Date:31/05/2017 10:30
End Date:31/05/2017 12:45
Event Code:N0334


When: Wednesday 31 May 2017, 10:15 for 10:30 - 12:45

Where: CILT(UK), Earlstrees Court, Earlstrees Road, Corby, NN17 4AX

Speaker: Peter Huggins MILT, Knowledge Centre Manager, CILT

The CILT Knowledge Centre Open Day has been established to demonstrate, for both members and non-members alike, the capabilities and capacity of The Knowledge Centre regarding the provision of professional sector and topic-specific supply-chain, logistics and transport information.

Book online now or contact Membership Services, Tel: 01536 740104 or email: quoting the event code: N0334.

Visit to Kuehne + NagelBook Now
Start Date:31/05/2017 17:00
End Date:31/05/2017 18:30
Event Code:LR0364

When: 31 May 2017, 16:30 for 17:00 - 18:30
Where: Kuehne + Nagel, Unit A, Orion Business Park, Messina Way, Dagenham, Essex, RM9 6FF
Meeting Point: Security

Speaker: Gerald Heaton, Solutions and CTI Director, Kuehne + Nagel

Kuehne + Nagel have a large international depot in Dagenham where trans channel traffic is consolidated to provide economical and sustainable international transport using state of the art tracking of both vehicles and contents.

Gerry will explain the intricacies involved in an international logistics company.  Following the talk a 30 minute walk around of the site will take place followed by a question and answer session.

Please Note: Attendees will need to bring photo ID with them. PPE will be provided on the day. 

The delegate list will be vetted based on competitive reason.

Refreshments and a light buffet will be provided.

Book online now or contact Membership Services, Tel: 01536 740104 or email: quoting the event code: LR0364.

Cost: Member: Free; Non-Member: Free

June 2017
DGSA - Dangerous Good Safety AdvisorBook Now
Start Date:05/06/2017 09:00
End Date:15/06/2017 17:00
Event Code:DGSA0315

 The regulations require organisations involved in the transportation, loading or unloading of dangerous goods above a certain load threshold to appoint one or more DGSA's.

The Dates for the DGSA Course are as follows:

5 - 9th June Classroom based training

14th June Revision Day

15th June Exam Day.

The course costs in total are as follows:

£1210.00 non member rate

Further costs to include

SQA Exam fees £285.00

ADR books and further literature - Subject to publishers costs.


Siemens Wind Power - Port OperationsBook Now
Start Date:05/06/2017 18:00
End Date:05/06/2017 20:00
Event Code:HMG0333

When: 5 June 2017, 17:30 for 18:00 - 20:00
Where:  Siemens Wind Power Limited, Sir William Siemens Way, Alexandra Dock, Kingston upon Hull, HU9 1TA -Directions
Meeting Point: Reception

Speaker: Barry Denness - Head of Port Operations, Siemens Hull

Siemens has invested £160 million in a new wind turbine blade manufacturing facility, project construction, assembly and service facility at Green Port Hull in Yorkshire. The 1,000 strong manufacturing and assembly facility in Hull is now operational. The first batch of 75-metre blades emerged from the plant, part of a vast “green port” built by Siemens and partners at docks that used to export Yorkshire coal. One of the blades took pride of place in the centre of Hull, as part of City of Culture 2017.

The investment by Siemens is considered a huge boost for a port area that had declined into a wasteland and a city with one of the UK’s highest unemployment rates. It also comes at a time when Hull has been named city of culture 2017.

This is a great opportunity to see the 'port operations' side of the facility and how the blades are handled ex-factory to the ships, where they are taken offshore for installation at the wind farms. This will 'not' include a tour of the blade factory itself, only portside facilities.

Refreshments and a light buffet will be provided.

Book online now or contact Membership Services, Tel: 01536 740104 or email: quoting the event code: HMG0333

Cost: Member: Free; Non-Member: Free

Traffic Orders - Principles and Good Practice, BirminghamBook Now
Start Date:06/06/2017 09:00
End Date:06/06/2017 17:00
Event Code:PTRC0446

Traffic Orders are an essential requirement for just about every enforceable restriction that applies to the highway, and will be required for the construction and operation of many transport infrastructure schemes. This course provides delegates with an understanding of the formal stages involved in making different types of Traffic Order, and will offer valuable insight into the process for creating these legal documents. Delegates coming from Highway and Traffic Engineering, Parking Management, Reps and Appeals Management and Project Management backgrounds will find this course directly relevant to their work and it will also be valuable for people managing teams of these specialists. The format of the course includes group work and case studies covering the format, interpretation and use of traffic orders, and it delivered by a leading Traffic Order practitioner.

Programme and Booking Form

Please find further course/programme details and booking form here.

Course Fees

Standard Fee: £365 + VAT

CILT Member/ Local Authority/ Charity Fee: £345 + VAT


Click Book Now to book online or complete and return the booking form to the Events Team at

Managing Logistics Efficiency in the Retail Supply Chain - This event is now fully bookedBook Now
Start Date:06/06/2017 09:30
End Date:06/06/2017 16:00
Event Code:COR0343

When: Tuesday 6th June 2017, 09:00 (for 9:30) - 16:00 
Where: The Gallery, CMRI (Cranfield Management Research Institute), Building 38, Cranfield School of Management, Cranfield, Bedford, MK43 0AL

•   Paul Leah, Logistics Support Manager, Wincanton
•   Robin Smith CMILT, 
Asset Manager, Arla Foods
•   John Webb, Asset Management Solutions, K Hartwall
•   Paul Straw, 
UK Sales Manager, K Hartwall
•   Shahram Montasser,
Projects, Tesco

The retail environment is changing fast as consumers shopping habits and expectations are bombarded with new and innovative ways to consume goods and services.

Maintaining competiveness, remaining profitable and meeting customer demands are just some of the challenges facing businesses in this environment. Ensuring products are available and reaching the consumer when required are essential to remain effective, and therefore choosing the right logistic solution throughout the supply chain is a big decision to get right.

This event will give attendees the chance to see what is happening in the current market place in the UK and wider with regard to goods carrier solutions using real customer examples. Current best practice, new technologies and views on the future will be explored. Supporting technologies such as repair and maintenance tracking and asset management tracking will be presented and discussed.

The event is intended for decision makers and stakeholders interested in understanding available solutions and trends and help them identify criteria to consider when comparing current and looking at new goods carrier solutions.

Refreshments and a light buffet will be provided.

Please note the delegate list for this event will be vetted by the host, K Hartwall, whose prerogative it is to accept or decline, without reason, a delegate’s attendance.

Book online now or contact Membership Services on +44 (0) 1536 740104 or email: quoting the event code: COR0343

Cost: Member: Free; Non-Member: Free

Visit to Royal National Lifeboat Institution StationBook Now
Start Date:06/06/2017 18:00
End Date:06/06/2017 20:00
Event Code:SG0358

When: 6th June 2017, 18:00 for 18:00 – 20:00 approx
Where: Lifeboat House, W Quay, Newhaven, BN9 9BX - Website

Speaker: Bill Walton, Newhaven and Brighton Sea Safety Training Officer and Presenter

After 3 years we are going back to the Newhaven lifeboat station to get a reminder and update on how the Station works – officers, crew and fundraisers – a tour of the Station and lifeboat and a video.

If there is a shout all must leave the lifeboat and stay clear, but if we are in the station, the evening will continue. 

Due to limited numbers this event must be booked in advance.

Book online now or contact Membership Services, Tel: 01536 740104 or email: quoting the event code: SG0358

Cost: Member: Free; Non-Member: Free

Primark Distribution Centre - This event is fully bookedBook Now
Start Date:07/06/2017 17:00
End Date:07/06/2017 19:00
Event Code:RLF0308

When: 7th June 2017, 16:30 for 17:00  - 19:00
Where: Primark, Kettering Road, Islip, Kettering, Northamptonshire, NN14 3JW
Meeting Point: Park & proceed to security for further instructions

Speakers:  David James, Logistics Director & Mark Shirley, Logistics Manager UK, ROI, USA

This is an excellent opportunity to visit Primark’s recently established distribution centre in Northamptonshire.

Delegates will gain an insight into the story of Primark, covering their expansion and  Supply Chain, along with the actual planning of the distribution centre at Islip.  A tour of the site will be provided with discussions around key areas of interests such as, warehouse operations, depot build, use of technology etc.

Refreshments and a light buffet will also be provided.  Delegates are required to bring their own safety shoes.

Please note the delegate list for this event will be vetted. Only up to three colleagues from the same organisation may book.


This event  has been organised by the East Midlands Region Northampton Group in conjunction with the Retail Logistics Forum.

This event is fully booked.  To add your name to the reserve list, contact Membership Services with your ready filled in booking form, Tel: 01536 740104 or email: quoting the event code: RLF0308.

Cost: Member: Free, Non-Member: £10

Annual Conference and Dinner 2017 (Pls note: conference and dinner places still available, but bedrooms at the venue are now sold out.)Book Now
Start Date:08/06/2017 09:00
End Date:09/06/2017 10:00
Event Code:C0344

CILT Annual Conference 2017

Driving the Future

The CILT Annual Conference 2017 will engage and inform delegates in coping with the challenges of tomorrow's supply chains. The conference brings together the world's leading minds in logistics, operations management and transport. Expert speakers at the forefront of change and challenges in their sectors will share their knowledge and experience with delegates. This year the event is being presented in association with Women in Logistics.

The programme will focus on three key themes:
Encouraging Excellence - How we can develop the skills of our talented and diverse workforce.
            Transforming Technology - How we can capitalise on the next 'big thing'.
            Delivering Innovation - What we need to do to facilitate change.

The event will conclude with a debate entitled:
        Technology should replace logistics and transport professionals

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