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September 2019
LRN 24th Annual Conference and PhD WorkshopBook Now
Start Date:04/09/2019 09:00
End Date:06/09/2019 14:00
Event Code:C0367

Building a platform for international success

The 24th Annual Logistics Research Network (LRN) Conference, will take place from 4 - 6 September 2019 at the University of Northampton.

The 2019 Conference will focus on how researchers can assist policy makers and investors in developing the efficiency and effectiveness of logistics and supply chain infrastructure to promote integrated sustainable operations.

The Conference showcases the latest research in logistics and operations management, international shipping, trade, supply chain and procurement management available to industry professionals. The LRN Conference welcomes researchers and practitioners from diverse logistics and supply chain areas, and in all sectors, to publish their research work and industrial case studies.

The prices includes refreshments for all three days; Wednesday evening social event; Thursday evening Conference Dinner.

CILT Member:    £420
Non-Member:    £480
(price includes VAT)

The Conference includes the half-day PhD Workshop, 09:00-12:30, "Integrated Supply Chain Logistics Research", for doctoral students, or those about to embark upon doctoral studies.  Places must be pre-booked.

Price included in three-day event
Workshop Only:    £80 (inc VAT)

Booking Code:  C0370

LRN PhD Workshop 2019Book Now
Start Date:04/09/2019 09:00
End Date:04/09/2019 12:30
Event Code:C0370
Description:You are invited to join this year’s LRN PhD workshop. It is aimed at doctoral students or people just about to embark upon doctoral studies. The half-day workshop promises to be exciting and inspiring and will provide new-comers to LRN with the opportunity to settle in to the conference and meet new friends and future colleagues.

This workshop provides a unique opportunity to network with students from national and international universities, share the challenges of doctoral training with like-minded peers and benefit from the experiences of leading supply chain/logistics scholars.

The objectives of the workshop are:
· to bring together research students from different universities and departments
· to explore issues relating to doctoral research, particularly common themes affecting doctoral students around the world
· to provide advice and encouragement to doctoral students (but not supervision!)

This year’s theme is: Integrated Supply Chain Logistics Research
in two activity sessions:
1 Research design and planning
2 Making it happen

Places at the workshop are free to those who are already attending the main conference
£80 for the half-day workshop only

Places must be pre-booked.

Event Code:  C0370
An Independent Bus Operator's View of the Public Transport Market in Kent and MedwayBook Now
Start Date:04/09/2019 18:30
End Date:04/09/2019 20:00
Event Code:KTG0440

When: 04 September 18:00 (for 18:30) - 20:00
Where: DHA Planning, Eclipse House,  Eclipse Park, Sittingbourne Road, Maidstone ME14 3EN
Meeting Point: Reception

Speaker: Norman Kemp, Managing Director, Nu Venture Coaches Ltd.

Norman Kemp, Director of one of Kent's largest independent bus operators covering much of north and West Kent from its base in Aylesford, near Maidstone,gives an independent viewpoint of the public transport market within Kent.  A Nu-Venture bus will provide transport to the meeting from Maidstone East (Stop O outside County Hall) at 1800, returning to town after the meeting.

Refreshments will be provided.

Book online now contact Membership Services or call 01536 740104 quoting the event code: KTG0440

This venue has wheelchair access

Golf Society Event – Tour to CornwallBook Now
Start Date:06/09/2019 11:00
End Date:09/09/2019 15:00
Event Code:ABC0658

When: 06-09 September 10:15 6th (for 11:00) - 15:00 9th
Where: Trevose Golf & Country Club, Constantine Bay, Padstow, PL28 8JB
Meeting Point: Trevose Golf & Country Club, Club House

For our CILT Golf Society Annual Tour we return to Cornwall to play more famous and attractive golf courses.
Accommodation has been reserved for Fri, Sat and Sun at Trevose Golf & Country Club in their high quality lodges.
On Sat we play an 18 hole competition at Trevose Golf Club and conclude with a Gala Dinner in the Clubhouse.
On Sun we play at Perranporth and on Mon at Bude & North Cornwall Golf Clubs before heading home.
The prices include single or shared accommodation, golf, prizes and gala dinner.
This popular Tour is open to CILT Golf Society members and their guests - a ‘fun golf break’. Book to reserve your place (with £50 deposit) by 4th Mar, with full payment by 5th Aug 2019.
Full details on the Golf Society website or from the organiser, John Winter.

CILT Golf Society Members £265.00- £325.00 (TBC) Non-Members £300.00 - £360.00 (TBC)

For more information on the tour click here

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Webinar: Supply Chain Transformation through Business Systems Planning driving new ways of workingBook Now
Start Date:09/09/2019 14:00
End Date:09/09/2019 15:00
Event Code:ABC0681
Description:Supply chain has become a key battle ground for customer loyalty as companies respond to fast changing demands and business controls whilst dealing with massive disruptions and changing expectations, often without sufficiently robust and flexible support from their business systems. An event in May this year combined expert opinion from all perspectives for delivering success for your business by combining excellent processes, people and technology. It was informative and interactive and provided true thought leadership enabling companies to develop greater understanding of how to achieve real value from business systems in the areas of operations management and supply chain. This webinar reviews some of the key messages from the event and looks at next steps in this highly complex and competitive area. The event will be introduced by Peter Karran. Hugh Williams, EFESO Consulting Hugh has worked in end to end Supply Chain Planning and optimisation for more than 30 years. Before that Hugh worked with the author of The Goal, Dr Eli Goldratt, introducing major corporations to new ways of thinking. Catherine Milner, c2mc Ltd Catherine is a Chartered Engineer with many years of line management experience in aerospace, petrochemicals and telecommunications. These were invaluable for her more recent consultancy experience including working in supply chain, logistics and operations management. Her academic experience has included lecturing in the UK, India and Singapore. Vikram Singla, Strategy Director – Commercial Industries, Oracle Corporation Vikram is strategy director for the commercial sector in UK. He helps business leaders leverage technology to deliver better outcomes for their organisations. He has over 20 years’ experience in the technology sector, including deploying supply chain digital transformation programmes for Fortune 500 firms.

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Running the RailwayBook Now
Start Date:09/09/2019 18:30
End Date:09/09/2019 20:00
Event Code:TVG0378

When: 09 September, 18:00 (for 18:30) - 20:00
Where: Reading Town Hall, Blagrave St, Reading, Berkshire RG1 1QH
Meeting Point: Waterhouse Chamber 

Speaker: Mark Hopwood, Managing Director Great Western Railway


Do not miss this opportunity to hear from the most influential Railway man in the South West. Mark will update on GWR transformation, creating an electric railway with new bi-mode long distance Intercity services including castle class, HSTs, 387 electric trains, tri-mode 769 traction and the biggest change in a generation. As usual, informal discussion will continue in the adjacent pub from 2000 hours.

Refreshments and a light buffet will be provided.

Book online now or send your completed booking form to or alternatively Tel: 01536 740104 quoting the event code: TVG0378

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

If you require wheelchair access please email 

Transform Your Sales and Operations Planning ProcessesBook Now
Start Date:10/09/2019 09:15
End Date:10/09/2019 13:30
Event Code:COR0379

When: Tuesday 10th September 2019 (Registration 08:30) 09:15 - 13:30
Where: Oracle Corporation UK Ltd, One Central Boulevard, Blythe Valley Business Park, Solihull, B90 8BG

This is an exclusive networking event by Inspirage and Oracle focusing on how to transform your Sales and Operations Processes. 

We will explore real world examples and use cases on how companies have been able to take their S&OP processes to the next level against Gartner’s maturity model. We will examine the different elements of successful transformations as well as identify typical pitfalls. We will also discuss the role of technology in these transitions and demonstrate successful ways of utilizing technology for modern S&OP.

The event is addressing to Experts, Managers, Directors and Executives who are in charge of introducing and supporting transformational approaches for Sales & Operations Planning. They come from the Business side (Operations, Supply Chain, Logistics, Procurement), from the IT side (CIO, Technical IT) and from Finance (CFO).


John Beat, Enterprise Application Programme Manager, GKN Driveline Ltd

Dean Jones, Solution Director, Inspirage 

Mo Khurana, VP Global Management Consulting, Inspirage 

Vikram Kumar Singla, Digital Transformation Lead, Oracle

Lisa McShine, Supply Chain Specialist, Inspirage

David Hobson, Cloud Application Director, Oracle


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

Book online or contact Membership Services, Tel: 01536 740104 or email: quoting the event code: COR0379

Modern Day Slavery WorkshopBook Now
Start Date:10/09/2019 14:00
End Date:10/09/2019 15:00
Event Code:ABC0683

When: 10 September 14:00 - 15:00
Where: University of Northampton, Northampton NN1 5PH

How much do you know about Modern Day Slavery? You could be legitimately employing someone who is actually a modern day slave even though you have followed your own processes and checks. Come along to this short session run by Northamtponshire Police to learn about what you can do to lessen your risks.

To register for this event please email Charlotte Patrick.
Visit to the Clipper Logistics Returns and Pre-retail Distribution Centre FULLY BOOKEDBook Now
Start Date:10/09/2019 17:00
End Date:10/09/2019 19:30
Event Code:RLF0320


When: 10 September 16:30 (for 17:00) - 19:30
Where: Saxon Ave, Northampton NN4 5EZ


  • Matt Trigger, Account Director, Clipper Logistics
  • Ady Milward, General Manager - Ancillary Distribution, John Lewis

Organised by the Retail, Food and Reverse Logistics Forum, this is a unique opportunity for delegates to visit the John Lewis returns and pre-retail distribution centre, which is run by Clipper Logistics, one of the UK’s leading logistics providers.

The site processes all of John Lewis’s Online and imperfect shop returns, and is in addition responsible for providing pre-retail services for inbound stock ready for induction into John Lewis’s automated Magna Park campus. The tour of the operation will include ClickLink, a carrier joint venture between John Lewis and Clipper.

As well as a tour of the site, there will be a presentation giving an overview of the operation, and how working together, Clipper and John Lewis have driven improvements in process efficiency, maximised customer service on the returns journey and profit protection.

Refreshments and a light buffet will be provided.

Please note the delegate list will be vetted. Refreshments and a light buffet will be provided.

Places for this event are limited.  Secure yours now by booking on line or by completing and emailing your booking form to; alternatively, please contact Membership Services on Tel: 01536 740104 quoting the event code RLF0320.

Cost: Member:£10 ; Non-Member: £15


Arriva's experience of alternative fuelsBook Now
Start Date:10/09/2019 18:30
End Date:10/09/2019 20:00
Event Code:MWG0376

When: Tuesday 10 September 18:00 (for 18:30) - 20:00
Where: Arriva Garage, Green Lane, Stoneycroft, Liverpool, L13 7HS

Speaker: Andy Mernor, Fleet Engineer

Over the past 6 years, Arriva Merseyside has invested over £38 million on new buses which are powered by alternative fuels. In line with environmental concerns about emissions, the power units include hybrid diesel/electric, gas and pure electric motors.  Andy Mernor, Fleet Engineer, will talk about the experience of the various types, and take a look towards future developments.

Refreshments and a light buffet will be provided.

Book online now or send your completed booking form to Membership Services at or call Tel: 01536 740104 quoting the event code: MWG0376

Please be aware this event is NOT wheelchair accessible

Cost: Member: Free; Non-Member: £5.00

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