Central Southern Region - Forthcoming Events


January 2018
4IR The Hype and the RealityBOOK NOW
24/01/2018 09:15:00 - 24/01/2018 11:30:00

When: 24 January 2018, 09:00 (for 09:15) - 11:30
Where: Oracle Corporation, 1 South Place, London, EC2M 2RB  

Fourth Industrial revolution (4IR) and the impact on the supply chain, logistics, construction, services, transportation and travel.

Please join us and your peers to discuss what may be the most significant business transformation to face any of us in our working life. Let us come together to challenge 4IR, discuss the reality, the opportunities and risks, along with the impact on the wider supply chain, operations, asset utilisation and management, and specifically focusing on supply chain, logistics, construction, services, transportation and travel organisations. There is plenty of hype, let us talk about the reality?

The Hype:-
“The Fourth industrial revolution could leave UK behind” The Independent

“If we get this approach right then the UK can expect to be at the forefront of this global industrial wave. Get it wrong, however, and the UK will be left trailing in its wake.” Chief economist Lee Hopley

The Reality:
- The prizes in terms of bottom and top line appear massive, are they achievable?
- Customer experience is seen as the main driver of 4IR, what does this mean?
- Is it only for manufacturers or how will it impact the whole supple chain?
- If the dream is to push almost limitless choice towards the customer how will logistics, transportation and travel providers improve efficiency and asset utilisation whilst delivering such a limitless service?
- Is it just some new tech with Internet of Things, Cloud, Adaptive Intelligence, Robotics or a complete business and market transformation?

Please join us and your peers on the 24th January at our exclusive roundtable to discuss the potential impact, opportunity and risk of 4IR on the Supply Chain and to see some of the technology at work.

 

Please note the delegate list for this event will be vetted by the host, Oracle, 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: membership@ciltuk.org.uk quoting the event code: COR0351

'Tackling the Last Mile' - Managing Urban Parcel DeliveriesBOOK NOW
31/01/2018 18:45:00 - 31/01/2018 21:00:00

When: 31 January 2018, 18:45 for 18:30 - 21:00
Where: Solent Conference Centre (The Spark), East Park Terrace Campus of Southampton Solent University, Southampton, SO14 0LY 
Meeting Point: The Willow Conference Room (on Level 3) of the Solent Conference Centre 

Speaker: Tom Cherrett, BSc, PhD, FCILT, Professor of Logistics & Transport Management, The University of Southampton & Graham Ellis FCILT, Managing Director, Ellis International Transport Consulting Ltd. 

The internet has given consumers access to the global marketplace. Delivery expectations for their orders are high and those logistics professionals who have to plan the 'last mile' face some significant challenges. Our two expert presenters will both demonstrate the current reality and describe what is being done to guarantee that the customer's experience will be a satisfying one. In particular, illustrating recent work on the Citylab project and the implementation of measures such as van space sharing, consolidation centres and micro-hubs. This presentation is an important one that will provide much essential information for all logistics and transportation professionals.

Refreshments will be provided.

Book online now or contact Membership Services, Tel: 01536 740104 or email: membership@ciltuk.org.uk quoting the event code: HDG0343

Cost: Member: Free; Non-Member: Free
February 2018
Transport ComplianceBOOK NOW
12/02/2018 18:30:00 - 12/02/2018 20:00:00

When: 12 February 2018, 18:00 for 18:30 - 20:00
Where: Reading Town Hall, Blagrave Street, Reading, RG1 1QH
Meeting Point: Soane Space


 Speaker: Shaun Williams
, Driver Training and Compliance Lead, Calor Gas Limited

 






Shaun will give a presentation on 3 areas of his role:

 1) DCPC training

 2) Driver training

 3) Transport Compliance

Following a long and distinguished career in the RAF within logistics, Shaun became involved in the delivery of transport NVQ's and Apprenticeships working in Further Education at Warwickshire College. Shaun joined Calor in November 2012 and was initially employed as the Driver Training Co-ordinator responsible for the delivery and co-ordination of driver training for over 500 Calor employed permanent and agency drivers.

Shaun’s roles have recently changed with him taking on the additional role as the Calor’s Transport and Compliance Lead and he is also involved in the wider transport community participating and contributing to changes in transport legislation as the Chairman of the FTA Sector Skills Council.

An enthusiastic and passionate advocate of transport, Shaun is very keen to promote the industry as a rewarding career, ensuring that all Calor drivers are competent in their duties as professional drivers.

Refreshments and a light buffet will be provided.

Book online now or contact Membership Services, Tel: 01536 740104 or email: membership@ciltuk.org.uk quoting the event code: TVG0356.

Cost: Member: Free; Non-Member: Free

Visit to Waitrose Distribution Centre - This event is fully bookedBOOK NOW
20/02/2018 18:00:00 - 20/02/2018 20:00:00

When: 20 February 2018, 17:30 for 18:00 - 20:00
Where:  Waitrose, Waite House, Doncastle Road, Southern Industrial Area, Bracknell, RG12 8YA 
Meeting Point: Waite House Reception

Speakers: 
Andy Felton,
Head of Distribution Operations,  Bracknell Regional Distribution Centre (RDC)
Adam Fergusson, General Manager, Bracknell RDC

The John Lewis Partnership's 87,000 partners own the leading UK retail businesses - John Lewis and Waitrose. Our founder's vision of a successful business powered by its people and its principles defines our unique company today. The profits and benefits created by our success are shared by all our Partners. The first 10 Waitrose shops joined the John Lewis Partnership in 1937; today there are over 350, including convenience branches, as well as shops at Welcome Break service stations, Waitrose.com online and our own farm, the Leckford Estate in Hampshire. We also have a number of shops in the Middle East and export Waitrose products to 58 countries worldwide.

The complexity created by the growth in channels to market and enhanced competition from online retailers has put the Supply Chain to the forefront of our business. Over 4,000 Partners currently work in the Waitrose Supply Chain led by Wim Van Aalst, Supply Chain Director. Partners work across Distribution, Product Supply and Distribution Development and Transport. The Waitrose Supply Chain had grown to support the model of a core supermarket, the concept of which is becoming increasingly diluted in today's market. Consequently, with multiple channels to serve due to changes to consumer behaviour; our primary focus is to ensure our operation is agile and flexible to enable us to anticipate and respond to market conditions and provide optimised fulfilment across all channels. 

Following a brief presentation into how we are facing into the above, delegates will be given a tour of the Bracknell RDC site with an opportunity to ask any questions. Bracknell RDC is the longest standing of all of our sites and subsequently demonstrates the challenge of preparing the supply chain in its current form against what will be needed in the future.



Please Note:
The delegate list for this event will be vetted. 
Photography is not allowed during the tour.
Refreshments and a light buffet will also be provided.   

This event is fully booked. To add your name to the reserve list, contact Membership Services, T: 01536 740104 or E: membership@ciltuk.org.uk quoting the event code: TVG0357.

Cost: Member: Free; Non-Member: Free
The 14th Annual London Student ConferenceBOOK NOW
21/02/2018 09:45:00 - 21/02/2018 19:00:00


Connected Logistics and Transport

Shaping the Future of Logistics and Transport through Technology Innovation


When: Wednesday 21 February 2018, 09:00 - 16:00
Where: The Business School, University of Greenwich, 30 Park Row, London, SE10 9LS - Directions
Meeting Point: Queen Anne Court

This well established event will bring you a range of eminent speakers from different industry backgrounds with their insights and experiences on sustainable transport and logistics. Students will have the chance to meet and network with speakers over drinks and nibbles after the final closing plenary session.

The conference provides participating students the opportunity to speak to an audience in preparation for future employment, helping them develop self-confidence.

The theme of this year's conference is Shaping the Future of Logistics and Transport through Technology Innovation. Subjects will include:

  • Commercial electric powered vehicles
  • New delivery technology
  • E-commerce and delivery
  • New technical and managerial developments

Programme

To Book

Book through the Greenwich University website - Book here register through this link to Eventbrite. If you have any issues registering, please email BusinessEvents@gre.ac.uk

Cost: Member: Free; Non-Member: Free
This is a free event for members, non-members and students to attend. 

This conference is the 14th Annual Students' event co-organised by CILT and the Business School at University of Greenwich.

Useful Links

For further information contact Conferences and Executive Development team:
T: 020 8331 7574
E: businessevents@gre.ac.uk

Event Code: LR0372

Rural Bus Services - Feeling the PressureBOOK NOW
28/02/2018 18:45:00 - 28/02/2018 21:00:00

When:
28 February 2018, 18:30 for 18:45 - 21:00
Where: The Talbot Campus of the University of Bournemouth, Wallisdown Road, Poole, BH12 5BB
Meeting Point: Reception Desk

Speaker: Adam Keen, General Manager, Morebus, Bournemouth & Poole

Rural bus services provide the most affordable solution to the transport needs of country dwellers and this demand is nowadays increased by the mobility needs of an ageing population in rural areas. This service has historically been subsidised by local government but this is now threatened by national restraints on public spending. Our speaker represents Morebus that has, in addition to its network serving the Bournemouth/Poole conurbation, responsibilities for services that link many smaller communities to the facilities of those two urban centres. Adam Keen will provide us with both a comprehensive overview of the challenges and the entertaining lighter aspects of this responsibility. 

Refreshments and a light buffet will be provided.

Book online now or contact Membership Services, Tel: 01536 740104 or email: membership@ciltuk.org.uk quoting the event code: HDG

Cost: Member: Free; Non-Member: Free
March 2018
The Role of Operations Management in Logistics, Transport and BeyondBOOK NOW
12/03/2018 18:30:00 - 12/03/2018 20:00:00

When: 12 March 2018, 18:30 for 18:00 - 20:00
Where: Reading Town Hall, Blagrave Street, Reading, RG1 1QH
Meeting Point: Soane Space

Speaker: Peter Karran FCILT,  Director of Operations, Ψ Practical Service Improvement

Peter has kindly agreed to give the group a presentation on the following three areas:

  • The role of operations management in logistics, transport and beyond 
  • A practical example of improvement within the service operations  
  • A discussion on the use of critical chain thinking in managing journeys

Peter is a Chartered Process Engineer who has 35 years’ experience of working as an operations manager in a wide variety of verticals and across public, private and third sectors. He is Chair of OM Steering Group and has recently joined CILT (UK) Board to represent the interests of Operations Management sector during the merger of IOM into CILT.

Beyond CILT Peter is Director of Operations at Ψ Practical Service Improvement. He helps people to realise their dreams, goals and desired outcomes. Currently he works on Business Process Innovation across UK government. Peter enables Ψ’s clients to achieve greater operational
efficiency, performance and maximise their return on investment in existing or planned large scale IT implementations and business strategies. He has nearly 25 years’ experience working as a commercially oriented Senior Operations Manager leading business change in a variety of blue chip, international private, NHS and other UK public sector settings; including partnering and leveraging improvement with corporate suppliers, customers and government regulators

As usual, discussion after the event will continue in the adjacent pub.


Refreshments and a light buffet will be provided.

Book online now or contact Membership Services, Tel: 01536 740104 or email: membership@ciltuk.org.uk quoting the event code: TVG0358.

Cost: Member: Free; Non-Member: Free

Facing Major Change - Anticipating the Professional Impacts of BrexitBOOK NOW
21/03/2018 18:45:00 - 21/03/2018 21:00:00

When: 21 March 2018, 18:45 for 18:30 - 21:00
Where: Solent Conference Centre (The Spark), East Park Terrace Campus of Southampton Solent University, Southampton, SO14 0LY 
Meeting Point: The Willow Conference Room (on Level 3) of the Solent Conference Centre 

Speaker: Chris Yarsley, Project Manager for Midlands & Brexit, Freight Transport Association (FTA)

The final shape of Brexit might still be unclear but it will inevitably have important impacts on the work of all logistics and transport professionals. Our speaker will be providing  us with both an update on the continuing exit negotiations and a vital guide to what areas of operational practice and legislative oversight are most likely to change. This expert  guidance will make it a most important meeting for Institute members to attend if they are to recognise both where Brexit will impact on their current operations and its implications for the future. 

Refreshments will be provided.

Book online now or contact Membership Services, Tel: 01536 740104 or email: membership@ciltuk.org.uk quoting the event code: HDG0344

Cost: Member: Free; Non-Member: Free
 
April 2018
The Internet of Supply Chains - DigitalisationBOOK NOW
26/04/2018 10:00:00 - 26/04/2018 16:00:00

When: Thursday 26 April 2018, 09:30 (for 10:00) - 16:00
Where: The Thistle Hotel, Bath Road, Longford, Heathrow UB7 0EQ

Digitalisation and Collaboration is more prevalent, especially in Supply Chain Management, than anywhere else. With globalisation, mergers and aquisitions, 4PL contracts, outsourced suppliers, understandably the strain on communications and IT is immense. This event is aimed at supply chain-logistic managers, directors and interested parties who have great systems, but still work with spreadsheets, phone calls and emails as cross border transactions become more complex. Also of course, interested parties who want to understand how Digitalisation and Collaboration has impacted supply chains. Register now if you wish to attend and hear first hand from various experts who have embraced and delivered differing solutions and practices in the digital world. See the review from last years event.

"This is one of the best one day conferences I have filmed at in a long while. Speakers were excellent. Q/A was so healthy and focussed that it caused the event to overrun. If you missed it then don't make the same mistake when they run the next one."
Michael Patrick. The Media Studios.

Speakers

•   Phil Lavin. Development Consultant IT, AXIT (A Siemens Company)
•   Stefan Reidy. CEO, Arviem
•   Richard Potter CIO Microsoft Services UK
•   Steve Hill. Principle Industry Consultant. Champ Cargo Systems
•   Vivian Braun, WW Leader Marketing. IBM
•   Nick Weetman, Director. Davies and Robson Logistics
•   Spencer Jones, Engineering Director. Siemens Traffic Systems

http://www.axit.de/en/cilt

Refreshments and a hot buffet will be provided. 

Please note the delegate list for this event will be vetted by the host, AXIT, 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: membership@ciltuk.org.uk quoting the event code: COR0353

 







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