Humber Group - Forthcoming Events

January 2018
Demand Driven Supply Chain ManagementBOOK NOW
25/01/2018 18:00:00 - 25/01/2018 19:30:00
When: 25 January 2018, 18:00 - 19:30
Where: The University of Hull Business School, Cottingham Road, Hull, HU6 7RX
Meeting Point: Business School Reception (Nidd Building)

Speaker: Simon Eagle, Author and Consultant from Camelot & Dr Sarah Shaw, The University of Hull

Most companies would like to think that they are demand-driven, but nearly all suppliers of fast moving goods actually use forecasts to drive their manufacturing and purchase orders through ERP or MRP systems. When such companies become genuinely demand-driven they experience a quantum leap in their performance: they achieve their planned service levels from up to half the average level of inventory using significantly less capacity and without having to continuously expedite / fire-fight and achieve high levels of forecast accuracy.

Demand-Driven SCM (DDSCM) is now being rapidly adopted by companies seeking a competitive advantage and Simon Eagle, who is working as an advisor to many, will explain how DDSCM delivers it, how DDSCM operates and how you can go about quantifying DDSCM's benefits for your company.

Refreshments and a light buffet will be provided.

Book online now or contact Membership Services, Tel: 01536 740104 or email: quoting the event code: HMG0337

Cost: Member: Free; Non-Member: Free
February 2018
Let in the Goodness - CILT tours Arla!BOOK NOW
28/02/2018 15:00:00 - 28/02/2018 17:00:00

When: 28 February 2018, 14:30 for 15:00 - 17:00
Where: Arla Foods Stourton Dairy, Pontefract Road, Leeds, LS10 1AX

Arla Foods UK is a company that traces its heritage back to the 1880s, but retains a modern, forward-thinking attitude to its produce and its people.

After hearing about Arla's heritage, and that of the site in Leeds, delegates will take a viewing gallery tour, looking at the operational flow of the dairy. Questions are encouraged and answers will be provided on what stands to be an informative - and different! - tour.

Book online now or contact Membership Services:
T: 01536 740104 E: quoting the event code: WNYG0325.

Please note the delegate list for this event will be vetted.

Cost: Member: Free; Non-Member: Free

This event has been organised by @AstonEAS and NOVUS.

eCommerce Picking in a Medium Sized EnterpriseBOOK NOW
28/02/2018 17:00:00 - 28/02/2018 20:00:00

28 February, 16:30 for 17:00 - 20:00
Where: Superdrug, Stadium Way, South Elmsall, Yorks WF9 2XR

Speaker: Andy Banks, SC Director & Ian Purple, eStore Manager

The UK has some of the most sophisticated ecommerce operations with the likes of John Lewis, ASOS and Shop Direct.  These companies have invested millions to create state of the art facilities with sophisticated materials handling solutions to process the millions of orders received weekly.

For many organisations this level of investment is not only a dream but in reality not suitable for more modest ecommerce operations.  This visit is aimed at organisations that have a fledgling ecommerce business and are looking for entry level solutions that will not break the bank and provide a quick return on investment.

The Superdrug facility is such an example and has been designed to handle in the region of 15,000 skus and a volume of up to 150k orders per week.  The aim of the event is to provide an opportunity to see a solution and for attendees to discuss and share how to tackle the challenge of meeting volume growth in a cost-effective manner.

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 with your filled in booking form on Tel: 01536 740104 or email: quoting the event code: RLF0312.

Cost: Member: £10; Non-Member: £15

March 2018
Healthcare Logistics and Supply Chain ManagementBOOK 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.

Book online now or contact Membership Services:
T: 01536 740104 E: quoting the event code:  WNYG0324.

Cost: Member: Free; Non-Member: Free
Aunt Bessie's Ltd - Factory VisitBOOK NOW
20/03/2018 18:00:00 - 20/03/2018 19:30:00

When: 20 March 2018, 17:30 for 18:00 - 19:30
Where: Aunt Bessie's, Freightliner Road, Brighton Street Industrial Estate, Hull, HU3 4UW
Meeting Point: Main Reception

Owen Elliott, Supply Chain Director, Aunt Bessie's
Chris Buckle, Supply Chain Manager, Aunt Bessie's 

Aunt Bessie's are kindly offering the CILT a tour of their facilities.

Aunt Bessie’s Ltd is a subsidiary to the William Jackson Food Group, a food retail and manufacturing business founded in Hull in 1851. The current chairman, Nicholas Oughtred, is the great-great grandson of the founder, William Jackson. Aunt Bessie’s Limited (until 2008 known as Tryton Foods Ltd), is a UK producer of frozen food products under the brand name Aunt Bessie’s. The company is best known for its frozen Yorkshire puddings, producing more than 20 million puddings a week. The company also offers a wide range of potato products, meal accompaniments, ready meals, vegetables and desserts and are continually expanding their product portfolio. The company has its factories in Hull and employs over 350 staff and are passionate about making their business a great place to work. 

Please book early to avoid disappointment. 

Book online now or contact Membership Services, T: 01536 740104 or E: quoting the event code: HMG0339.

Cost: Member: Free; Non-Member: Free

June 2018
The University of Hull Logistics Research Institute ShowcaseBOOK NOW
07/06/2018 18:00:00 - 07/06/2018 20:00:00

When:  Thursday 7 June 2018, 17:30 for 18:00 - 20:30  - Originally advertised for 12 December 2017
Where: The University of Hull Business School, Cottingham Road, Hull, HU6 7RX     
Meeting Point: Business School Reception - Nidd Building


  • Lord John Prescott, British Politician
  • Nick Fletcher, Business Development/Executive Programmes Manager, The Logistics Institute - The University of Hull
  • Dr Sarah Shaw, Lecturer & Programme Director in Logistics & Supply Chain Management, The University of Hull Business School

Founded in 2005, the Logistics Institute is a world-class centre of excellence in global logistics and supply chain management research.
The Institute was established with £20 million in funding from Yorkshire Forward (a regional development agency) and the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).  This funding, which ended in December 2007, enabled us to create the institute and provide logistics training, support and consultancy.

Supported by our grant funding, the institute assisted 530 businesses with their logistics and supply chain issues. These businesses created over 160 new jobs and increased sales by £55 million per year.

Now self sufficient, the institute is unique in offering logistics degree courses, research, business consultancy and training, and community engagement.

This is a great opportunity to learn about the cutting-edge, interdisciplinary research which is being conducted by Professor Amar Ramudhin and the team at The University of Hull's Logistics Institute (TLI). The evening will look at some of the big projects the insitute is working on, such as:

  • The Logistics Institute Data Observatory (LIDO),
  • Liverpool - Humber Optimisation of Freight Transport (LHOFT)
  • The Green Impact Assessment (GIA) Project being conducted for Siemens Offshore Wind in Hull

Book online now or contact Membership Services, Tel: 01536 740104 or email: quoting the event code: HMG0338.

Cost: Member: Free; Non-Member: Free


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