Young Professional Forum - Forthcoming Events

March 2018
Healthcare Logistics and Supply Chain Management - This event has been cancelledBOOK NOW
07/03/2018 13:00:00 - 07/03/2018 18:00:00

When: 07 March 2017, 12:00 for 13:00 - 18:00
Where: Oastler 7th Floor (OA7/29), University of Huddersfield, Queensgate, Huddersfield, HD1 3DH
Meeting Point: Charles Sikes Building Reception - Directions 

From forging unique partnerships to accessible technologies, the healthcare supply chain is brimming with interesting and exciting developments. The West and North Yorkshire CILT group hopes that local professionals and supply chain students alike will benefit from this diverse agenda and looks forward to networking over a buffet lunch.


12:00     Registration and networking lunch
13:00     Welcome
Professor Samir Dani FCILT, Head of Department, University of Huddersfield, and CILT West and North Yorkshire Chair
13:15     Healthcare and Pharmaceutical Logistics Industry Overview
Amy Shortman FCILT, CEO, ASC Associates
14:00     Using Automated Technology to Enhance Pharmaceutical Dispensing
Justin Saw MILT, Sales Director – Integrated Systems, Logistex – Winners of Warehouse Operations at the CILT Annual Awards for Excellence 2017
14:45     The NHS’ Carbon Footprint
Alexis Percival, Environmental and Sustainability Manager, Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust
15:30     Break
15:45     Value of GS1 Standard in Healthcare
George Lawton, Engagement Manager, GS1
16:30     To be announced 
17:15     Panel
17:45     Closing remarks
Professor Samir Dani FCILT, Head of Department, University of Huddersfield, and CILT West and North Yorkshire Chair
18:00     Depart

Additional Information:
Parking can be found in Market Hall, Princess Street, Huddersfield, HD1 2TT, a 5-10 minute walk from the Charles Sikes Building. Please note that this car park is pay and display.

Event has been cancelled for more information contact Membership Services:
T: 01536 740104 E: quoting the event code:  WNYG0324.

Cost: Member: Free; Non-Member: Free
Humanitarian Logistics - Providing practical support for global emergenciesBOOK NOW
20/03/2018 15:15:00 - 20/03/2018 17:00:00

When: 20 March 2018, 15:00 for 15:15 - 17:00
Where: Albemarle Centre, Albemarle Road, Taunton, TA1 1BA     
Meeting Point: Reception

Speaker: George Fenton MILT, Chairman, Humanitarian Logistics Association

Presentation on Logistics as the backbone of humanitarian operations – the effectiveness of emergency response is directly proportional to the preparedness of humanitarian logistics teams. ‘Last mile’ aid deliveries must be flexible as it’s difficult to predict when or where disasters will strike. Business people are among the first to respond; they act directly in humanitarian contexts or indirectly through supply chains. They can work independently, directly with people in crisis or by collaborating with humanitarian organisations. What does the future hold?

George Fenton MILT is Chairman and Director of the Humanitarian Logistics Association and an Independent adviser in the field with extensive experience of launching and managing humanitarian logistics operations across the globe. 

The Humanitarian Logistics Association invites donations to help fund its work, please visit their website at:

Refreshments will be provided.

Book online now or contact Membership Services, Tel: 01536 740104 or email: quoting the event code: SWR0305.

Cost: Member: Free; Non-Member: £10.00

April 2018
Joined up Journeys - Integration and Interchange: making travel workable for disabled and older peopleBOOK NOW
10/04/2018 10:30:00 - 10/04/2018 15:30:00

When: Tuesday 10th April from 10:30 - 15:30 hrs
Where: Accessible Transport Group, 80 Park Road, Aston, Birmingham B6 5PL

Confirmed Speakers:

  • Kevin Richardson FCILT, Chief Executive, The Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport 
  • Alastair Somervile, Director, Acuity Design
  • Ann Bates, Transport Access Advisor, Lead PRM member on Gatwick Passenger Advisory Group & member of GTR Access Advisory Board
  • David Bermingham FCILT, Chief Executive, Accessible Transport Group
  • Julie Dixon, Head of Information, Design & Partnerships, TfL
  • Mark Babington, Safety & Security Manager, Transport for the West Midlands
  • Jon Harris, Associate Director, Integrated Transport Planning
  • Neil Taylor, Director, Integrated Transport Planning
  • Jan Brookes, Director, Isle Access
  • Jim Morey, Access Consultant, Le Chat Noir Ltd.

The concept of transport chains makes clear that, where any link in the journey chain is missing or broken, it can prevent a person from travelling.

Changing between modes or making any kind of travel connection can be stressful and daunting for all of us. For many disabled and older people, it is often simply impossible because of lack of appropriate infrastructure and support, combined with the unreliability of services.

Planning and good practice in areas as diverse as timetabling, signage, ticketing, physical infrastructure and co-operation between providers, all play a vital part in joining the chain and making journeys achievable. As do first mile/last mile considerations, real time information, communication between services, sheltered travel hubs and buddying services.

This one-day seminar will explore the concerns and difficulties faced by disabled and older people and will look at practical solutions and examples of good practice to achieve joined up journeys.

A draft of the programme is available here.

Last year's seminar was oversubscribed. Delegates are therefore advised to book early!

To secure your place, book online now or contact Membership Services, Tel: 01536 740104 or email:  quoting the event code AIF0308.

Cost: Member: Free; Non-Member: Free

With thanks to   for sponsoring this important seminar.


Port of Felixstowe - the UK's Trade, Transportation and Logistics HubBOOK NOW
12/04/2018 14:00:00 - 12/04/2018 16:00:00

When: Thursday 12th April 2018 from 1330 (for 1400) to 1600 hrs
Where: Port of Felixstowe, Tomline House, The Dock, Felixstowe IP11 3SY

Organised by the Ports, Maritime & Waterways Forum, this is a unique opportunity to see first-hand Britain’s biggest and busiest container port, one of the largest in Europe and winner of the 2017 Port Operator of the Year Lloyd's List Award.

Over 40% of the nation’s containerised trade passes through the port which, thanks to its optimal location, provides unrivalled connections to domestic and global markets. The port handles more than 4 million TEUs (Twenty-foot Equivalent Units) and welcomes approximately 3,000 ships each year, including the largest container vessels afloat today – crucially, the port provides some of the deepest water close to the open sea of any European port. Felixstowe plays a pivotal role in keeping the UK’s trade moving whilst delivering real benefits to customers, the community and the industry. Together with its unrivalled rail and road links connecting the port to distribution hubs in the Midlands and elsewhere in the UK, Felixstowe plays a pivotal role in keeping the UK’s trade moving, and delivers real benefits to customers, the community and the industry.

Please note the delegate list for this event will be vetted, places are limited. To enter the Port, photo ID (Driving Licence or Passport) is also essential.

Refreshments will be provided.

Secure your place now by booking online. Alternatively email your filled in booking form to or contact our Membership Services on Tel. 01536 740104 quoting the event code PMW0012.

Cost: Members £10; Non-Members £15

Cotton Traders at Prolog Tour and Dematic Installation DemonstrationBOOK NOW
18/04/2018 17:00:00 - 18/04/2018 20:00:00

When: Wednesday 18 April from  1630 (for 1700) to 2000 hrs
Where: Prolog Ltd., Phase 3 Chilton House, Sherwood Park, Annesley, Nottinghamshire NG15 0DJ

The Cotton Traders at Prolog relationship began in 2014. Cotton Traders were finding rapid expansion in their ecommerce business alongside changes within their retail offering. This meant their existing warehousing and fulfilment arrangements were not fit for purpose. Growing ecommerce and omni-channel distribution needed to be matched with a smarter, more flexible fulfilment solution. With decreasing delivery times and increasing variability in product mix, order size and volumes, traditional picking processes weren’t delivering the efficiency required to meet the omni-channel distribution challenges.

Cotton Traders deployed RapidPut™, a turnkey fulfilment optimisation solution powered by Dematic iQ software comprised of put walls, conveyors and light or voice technology, to enable a scalable order fulfilment system which would address the dynamic e-commerce and retail environment they operate in.

Designed to be flexible and modular, the chosen solution was implemented quickly, offering a rapid return on Cotton Traders capital investment. It was the first installation of its type to move away from traditional wave based picking addressing many of the challenges faced by suppliers trying to fulfil ecommerce and retail orders with ever increasing SLA requirements and without the need for huge capital investment. Relying upon advanced material flow strategies, it also continually monitors resource utilisation and dynamically adjusts and prioritises work orders and flows to reduce cycle time, labour and unit costs. This helps to minimise the peaks and valleys associated with the traditional wave-based fulfilment solutions. Plus, tight integration with the shop floor provides continual real-time insight into equipment and material flow status at any point in time.

The Cotton Traders at Prolog operation manages more than 30,000 SKUs and 130,000 dynamic pick locations. Circa 6 million retail and ecommerce items are despatched alongside the servicing of 144 retail stores. The aim of the event is to provide an opportunity to see the solution first hand and for attendees to discuss and share how to tackle the challenge of meeting the dual needs of ecommerce and retail in an omni channel environment.

Please note, the delegate list for this event will be vetted. Refreshments and a light buffet will be provided.

Book online now or contact Membership Services on Tel: 01536 740104. Alternatively email your filled in booking form to  quoting the event code RLF0313.

Cost: Members: £10; Non-Members: £15

Visit to Brittany Ferries "Pont Aven"BOOK NOW
26/04/2018 17:00:00 - 26/04/2018 19:00:00

When: 26 April 2018, 16:45 for 17:00 - 19:00
Where: Brittany Ferries, Millbay Docks, Plymouth, PL1 3EW 
Meeting Point: Reception

Speaker: Steve Lawrie, Port Operations Manager

"Pont Aven" should arrive from  Santander at about 1615.
After a brief introduction by Brittany Ferries Port Operations Manager, we should be able to board the vessel for our visit about an hour later.
The visit will complete by 1900 as the vessel will be preparing to sail for Roscoff at 2045.
Pont Aven came into service in 2004. With a capacity for up to 2,400 passengers and 650 cars and operating with a crew of 105, she is the largest vessel in the Britanny Ferries fleet and serves on all of their routes.

Please note that Brittany Ferries require full names, dates of birth and nationality prior to the visit.
This event will be vetted.

(2 hours free parking will be available by BF's Port Offices).

Refreshments and a light buffet will be provided.

Book online now or contact Membership Services, Tel: 01536 740104 or email: quoting the event code: DCG0349

Cost: Member: Free; Non-Member: £10.00

July 2018
16th Annual Transport Practitioners’ MeetingBOOK NOW
05/07/2018 09:00:00 - 06/07/2018 17:00:00

What is TPM?

Now in its 16th year, The Transport Practitioners’ Meeting (TPM) is the annual meeting place for all transport planners, placemakers, highway engineers and urban transport designers. TPM is geared towards bringing the wider transport and built environment community together, for two days of world class networking, idea sharing and lively debate.

New this year, all ticket prices include a ticket to the 2018 Awards Ceremony!

TPM will take place in Oxford 5 - 6 July 2018.

Book your place at TPM!*

Click book now to book online with a card or contact the Events Team at

*Bookings made online must be paid by card. Attendees requiring invoices or wanting to take advantage of the two-for-one Local Authority rate must submit a completed booking form to the Events Team for processing.


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