CILT - Outsourcing & Procurement

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Outsourcing & Procurement Forum

The Forum has been running a series of events on different stages of the Outsourcing Lifecycle over the last three years.

Click on the diagram below to access documents from our events and workshops.


  • To initiate, and contribute to, original thinking and discussion in the area of logistics and supply chain outsourcing.
  • To provide a link between the CILT and O & P Forum members and other bodies with an interest in the area of outsourcing with the objective of disseminating best practice, enhancing networking and contributing to research.
  • To produce whitepapers and reports and set up events and workshops on relevant subjects identified by the membership of the Forum and other CILT (UK) members. To support regional CILT groups by providing speakers and workshops on the topic of logistics outsourcing.


    • To include all aspects of the outsourcing of logistics services including:
    • Procurement of these services
    • Ongoing management of outsourced supplier relationships
    • Issues resulting from a transfer of provider
    • IT considerations in outsourcing
    • Legal and contractual aspects 

    To exclude the procurement of vehicles, fuel and other assets except where related to the procurement of a wider logistics service.

Committee Structure


Jo Godsmark FCILT, Labyrinth Logistics Consulting


Andrew Krawiecki, Bostik

CIPS Representative

Sheena Donaldson, CIPS



Msc Leads

Phil Wood FCILT, Mondelez International

Rob Krikhaar CMILT, Fortna

Survey Lead

Rob Krikhaar CMILT, Fortna

Academic representative

Dr Soroosh Saghiri, Cranfield University

Manufacturer representative

Phil Wood FCILT, Mondelez

Retailer representative


3PL representative

Richard Parkins FCILT, Great Bear

Logistics & Transport Focus Magazine – UK and the USA special issue

In the wake of Brexit, international trade has never been so important and topical. Making meaningful connections with countries outside the EU could paramount to the UK supply chain. With this in mind we are dedicating our August issue to how the UK & the USA can work together in the future. 

For further information, please contact the editor Anthony Kendrick.

Tweet comments and questions for this feature to @ciltuk using hashtag #UKUSATrade

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