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June 2019
Tiger Trailers - WinsfordBook Now
Start Date:06/06/2019 18:30:00
End Date:06/06/2019 20:30:00
Event Code:CHG0355

When:06 June 18:00 (for 18:30) - 20:30
Where: Tiger Trailers. Alan Cartwright House, Winsford Industrial Estate, Winsford, Cheshire, CW7 3RL
Meeting Point: Reception

Speaker: Darren Holland - Sales Director - Tiger Trailers

Tiger Trailers design and manufacture high quality commercial vehicle bodywork and semi-trailers at their brand new manufacturing facility in Winsford. Having established the company in March 2014, the manufacturing facility is the newest in the industry and benefits from state of the art machines and processes.

Tiger has grown in a short period of time to become one of the leading suppliers in the industry, providing equipment to many transport, retail and logistics companies. The Tiger product range varies from 3.5t rigid bodywork through to 44T double deck semi-trailers.

This presentation & tour will take in the full manufacturing facility, showing the stage by stage production process of the range of products in current assembly.

Refreshments and a light buffet will be provided.

Book online now or contact Membership Services, Tel: 01536 740104 or email: quoting the event code: CHG0355

Success! Getting the most out of your careerBook Now
Start Date:07/06/2019 12:00:00
End Date:07/06/2019 12:45:00
Event Code:ABC0663
Description:When: Friday 7 June 2019, 12:30 - 13:10
Register here: Registration Link

We will be demonstrating CILT(UK)'s new member benefit, Success! Find the support you need to advance your career, and realise your full potential. Use Success! to brush up on your business skills, understand your motivations, aspirations and workplace preferences whilst developing your career plan.

Sainsburys - Presentation and Visit to Regional Distribution CentreBook Now
Start Date:11/06/2019 18:30:00
End Date:11/06/2019 20:00:00
Event Code:MWG0375

When: 11 June 18:00 (for 18:30) - 20:00
Where: Sainsburys, Hall Wood Road, Haydock Park, WA11 9WB
Meeting Point: Meeting room

Speaker: Darren Higginbotham, Operations Support Manager and Shift Manager, Sainsburys

Sainsburys are offering a rare chance to visit their Haydock Distribution Centre and learn more about their operations at this busy site that serves stores in the North West. Darren Higginbotham will give us a presentation on operations and then we will have a site visit. 

Refreshments will be provided.

Book online now or contact Membership Services, Tel: 01536 740104 or email: quoting the event code: MWG0375

Investing Wisely in Warehousing TechnologiesBook Now
Start Date:13/06/2019 10:30:00
End Date:13/06/2019 14:30:00
Event Code:COR0375

When: Thursday 13th June 2019 (09:30 registration) 10:30 - 14:30
Where: Fawsley Hall Hotel, Daventry, Northamptonshire, NN11 3BA

Most large warehousing operations are facing serious challenges when it comes to accommodating growth and future-proofing large-scale investments. Labour shortages, already severe in many popular areas, are predicted to worsen. Land and property costs are rising due to a shortage of supply of quality options. Speed of fulfilment to meet the continual growth of e-commerce. These are all driving carefully designed technology solutions.

Understandably, risk mitigation is at the forefront of such business-making or business-breaking investment decisions, so how can organisations address such big decisions with more certainty?

Answering certain questions, which at face value seem straight-forward, can be difficult in today’s technology-driven but uncertain times; questions such as:

  1. Will the proposed solution actually work as promised and has it been proven elsewhere?
  2. What assurances can be provided for total site benefits that are sustainable?
  3. Has sufficient flexibility been built into the solution for future uncertainty?
  4. How can I ensure maximum ‘value-for-money’ when spending large sums?

In seeking to answer such questions, this roundtable will discuss how to:

  • Take a truly integrated total site view rather than just spot solutions in part of the building
  • Produce a rigorous business case to back up the investment request with confidence
  • Achieve sufficient future flexibility through a best-of-breed approach
  • Realise value for money through the most appropriate sourcing and procurement model.

Refreshments will be provided.

Please note the delegate list for this event will be vetted by the host, Fortna, 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: COR0375


SCALA Annual Supply Chain DebateBook Now
Start Date:27/06/2019 15:00:00
End Date:27/06/2019 20:00:00
Event Code:NW0547

When: 27 June 2019 at 15:00
Where: Coombe Abbey, Warwickshire 


2019 will be our 16th year of running this highly successful event which attracts top speakers from major retailers, manufacturers and other suppliers and provides the opportunity for some 150 senior professionals and industry leaders to meet up to discuss and debate the current major supply chain issues.

This prestigious event, a highlight in the logistics calendar, will be held in association with the West Midlands CILT in the stunning grounds of historic Coombe Abbey in Warwickshire, in a wonderful marquee with canapés and drinks on arrival, with the main debate followed by an early evening buffet.

We are delighted to have the following speakers confirmed:
Chris Marrow – Director of Logistics, Sainsburys
Jim Gallagher – Supply Chain & Logistics Director, Bosch Home Appliances
Peter Broome – Supply Chain Director UK & Ireland, Ferrero
Simon Hobbs - Director of Aerospace, Hi-Tech and Pharma, Kuehne and Nagel Ltd
Rebecca Attoe-Butt – Head of Supply Chain UK & Ireland, Dyson

To book your place, please click here.
CILT Members £95 + VAT / non-CILT Members £145 + VAT.
For more information about the Debate or to inquire about becoming a partner for 2019, please contact Alison Hobson on 01484 437486 or at
July 2019
Activities of the Tactical Supply Wing (MoD/RAF)Book Now
Start Date:02/07/2019 14:00:00
End Date:02/07/2019 16:00:00
Event Code:STG0372

When: 02 July 2019, 12:30 (for 13:00) - 16:00
Where: Tactical Supply Wing, MoD Stafford, Beacon Barracks, Beaconside, Stafford 
Meeting Point: Guardroom at Main Entrance

Speaker: Officer Commanding, TSW

The Group have been invited again by the Officer Commanding TSW  at MoD Stafford and members of his group to hear about the activities of the Tactical Supply Wing, responsible for the timely supply and delivery of material required for operations under battlefield conditions.

The tour will include a display of helicopter refueling in a war setting.

Refreshments will be provided.

Book online now or contact Membership Services, Tel: 01536 740104 or email: quoting the event code: STG0372

Sainsbury’s Basingstoke Multi Temperature Distribution Centre VisitBook Now
Start Date:02/07/2019 16:30:00
End Date:02/07/2019 18:30:00
Event Code:RLF0318

When: 02 July 16:00 (for 16:30) - 18:30 
Where: Sainsbury’s DC, Houndsmill Road, Basingstoke, Hampshire, RG21 6XW
Meeting Point: Reception


  • Martin Wilkinson – Regional Operations Manager, Sainsbury's
  • Jim Waller – Distribution Centre Manager, Sainsbury's

Sainsbury’s commitment to helping customers live well for less has been at the heart of what we do since 1869. As we celebrate our 150th birthday, we welcome you to visit one of our newest distribution centres in Basingstoke that is a fast moving multi temperature food DC.

Delegates will learn about the history of the site and its unique rebuilding programme as well as how the distribution centre serves its regional stores within the Sainsbury’s National Logistics network, including reverse logistics and how we are leveraging the scale of the Group.

Following a presentation, delegates will be taken in groups on a tour of the site highlighting its day-to-day operations and site dynamics.

After the tour, we will hold a question and answer session and delegates are welcome to stay with us for a networking opportunity.

Refreshments will be provided.

Book by completing your booking form and emailing it to contact Membership Services on Tel: 01536 740104 quoting the event code: RLF0318

Cost: Member: £10; Non-Member: £15

Brexit: Navigate the Complexity and Mitigate ChaosBook Now
Start Date:03/07/2019 10:30:00
End Date:03/07/2019 15:00:00
Event Code:COR0377

When: Wednesday 3rd July 2019, 10:00 Registration 10:30 - 15:00
Where: The National Motorcycle Museum (Conference Centre), Coventry Road, Solihull, B92 0EJ

What's certain about Brexit? Uncertainty. The full impact on supply chain and global trade is yet unknown, however, there will be impact. Is there still time to optimise your operations? Absolutely.

With the next chapter in the Brexit saga still uncertain, implementing mitigation strategies and contingency planning should be the focus for many organisations.

Taking advantage of existing Customs Processes and Procedures from HMRC can help minimise the amount of Import Duty to pay while maximising cash flow.

This event is targeted at any UK based importer or manufacturer trading with the EU or 3rd countries, such as China, who are interested in improving operational efficiency and compliance with HMRC.

Highlights of attending:

  • Understand how to plan/action the possible post-Brexit impact on your supply chain
  • Learn how to automate customs compliance documentation for high volumes of multi-modal shipments and boost productivity
  • Discover how to accelerate the speed, accuracy, and transparency of multi-country customs 
  • Simplify and enhance the process of reducing or maintaining zero duty payments

NB: Please note that the structure and topics covered may change based on the political situation that might unfold over the coming weeks/months.

Please note the delegate list for this event will be vetted by the host, Blujay Solutions, 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: COR0377


Advanced Techniques for Inventory Management?Book Now
Start Date:08/07/2019 18:30:00
End Date:08/07/2019 20:00:00
Event Code:TVG0375

When: 08 July 18:00 (for 18:30) to 20:00
Where: Reading Town Hall, Blagrave St, Reading, West Berkshire RG1 1QH
Meeting Point: Soane Space

Speaker: Catherine Milner, former Chair of the Institute of Operations Management and Managing Consultant for c2mc

Catherine will explain how and why Inventory techniques must relate to how an organisation wishes to operate as a company: corporate strategy has to be the driver of all things.

So, what products  and services do we wish to provide and how will these be costed and priced? ('cost' being what we spend to make and 'price' being what we charge the customer)

What will our chosen market demand of us? and what business model will that impose?  Example companies will be presented and discussed including Lego and Zara

The event is likely to be live-streamed on Facebook, but Q&A may be taken off-line to allow more freedom of expression for personal views.

As usual, discussion will continue after the formal presentation in the adjacent pub at 2000.  All are welcome to join us.


Book by completing your booking form and sending to Membership Services, quoting the event code: TVG0375  or alternatively call them on Tel: 01536 740104

Member: Free; Non-Member: £10.00

Wiggle Fulfilment Centre Warehouse VisitBook Now
Start Date:17/07/2019 14:00:00
End Date:17/07/2019 18:00:00
Event Code:WT0305

When:                         17 July 13:45 (for 14:00) - 17:00
Where:                        Wiggle Ltd. – Citadel, Black Country New Rd, Bilston, Wolverhampton, WV14 7BR
Meeting Point:           Reception


  • Dan Corrigan, Logistics Director, Wiggle Ltd.
  • Martin Brickell, Operations Director, Accenture; Forum Chair, CILT Warehouse Technology & Materials Handling Forum
  • Bob Jane, Business Development Manager - Dynamic Systems, SSI Schaeffer

Other speakers will be confirmed in due course.

Organised by the CILT Warehouse Technology & Materials Handling Forum, this is a unique opportunity for delegates to visit Wiggle, one of the largest global, online players in the cycle and tri sports industry, and experience its “best in class” eCommerce, pure-play, purpose-built fulfillment centre. The facility combines suitable warehouse technologies to provide a solution that allows Wiggle to consolidate operations, have sufficient capacity to get ahead of growth demand and achieve a step change in productivity.

A successful pure-play business that continues its year-on-year double-digit growth, Wiggle has a global reach with the UK facility being a global fulfillment centre.

Join us in Wolverhampton to hear first hand the story of Wiggle's growth from the key players who delivered the successful creation of the 322,0002 feet Citadel facility.  The talks, which will be delivered by the Supply Chain consultants and solution providers, will be followed by a tour of the facility with an opportunity for delegates to ask questions as well as network.

Join us and learn about this fascinating Brand, a real example of best in class warehouse logistics. 
Refreshments will be provided.

Please note the delegate list for this event will be vetted.
Secure your place now by booking online. Alternatively, fill in and email your Booking Form to or call us on Tel: 01536 740104, quoting the event code WT0305.

Cost: Members: £10;  Non-Members: £15


September 2019
Manufacturing Flows at Caterpillar UKBook Now
Start Date:11/09/2019 10:00:00
End Date:11/09/2019 12:00:00
Event Code:TTG0323

When: 11 September, 09:30 (for 10:00) - 12:00 
Where: Caterpillar UK , 1A Mill Hill , Peterlee , SR8 2HR
Meeting Point: Reception

Speaker: Gary Battle, Logistics Centre Manager , Caterpillar UK

We have organised this excellent event to showcase Caterpillar’s plant and manufacturing flows within the UK.  The event will start with a presentation surrounding the manufacturing flows followed by a plant tour. 

Caterpillar established its first major facility outside the USA more than 60 years ago in the UK. Today, they employ more than 10,000 people in 20 major facilities. The plant in Peterlee is the worldwide source of Caterpillar’s articulated trucks and currently produces a range of 6x models, which are used in industries such as mining, construction and aggregates. 

This event is a first come basis due to health and safety constraints so please book early to avoid disappointment.  
Delegate List to be vetted 

Book online now or contact Membership Services, Tel: 01536 740104 or email: quoting the event code: TTG0323

Mail Rail and Postal MuseumBook Now
Start Date:17/09/2019 15:00:00
End Date:17/09/2019 17:00:00
Event Code:GTG0365

When: Tuesday 17th September, 15:00 - 17:00
Where: Mail Rail & Postal Museum, 15 – 20 Pheonix Place, London WC1X 0DA
Meeting Point: Museum entrance

Visit to the postal museum run by the Postal Heritage Trust to learn about Britain’s postal heritage and to travel on the recently created Mail Rail exhibit which recreates part of the old Post Office Railway used to transport letters around London. Note specific conditions apply for those with mobility issues see website for details

Book online now or contact Membership Services with your completed booking form, Tel: 01536 740104 or email: quoting the event code: 

Cost: Member: £13.50; Non-Member: £13.50

IMHX 2019Book Now
Start Date:24/09/2019 09:30:00
End Date:27/09/2019 15:00:00
Event Code:NW0534

IMHX is the UK’s largest intralogistics exhibition and a platform for those involved in the handling, movement or transportation of goods throughout the supply chain to come together and do business. It is a unique opportunity for visitors to meet exhibitors; discover the very latest technology; see live demonstrations; glean insights from a diverse conference program; connect with clients, existing and new, and take advantage of premium networking opportunities. IMHX 2019 will connect suppliers with senior decision-makers – all looking for innovative solutions to their logistics challenges – from every part of the supply chain industry.

Visit the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport in the UK (CILT UK) at IMHX 2019 on Stand 6D215.


October 2019
"Events, my dear boy, events: How logistics and transportation impact the image of the Edinburgh festivals and tourism"Book Now
Start Date:08/10/2019 17:30:00
End Date:08/10/2019 19:30:00
Event Code:SR0469

When: 08 October 17:30 - 19:30
Where: Royal Scots Club 29-31 Abercromby Place Edinburgh EH3 6QE
Meeting Point: Reception

Speaker: Prof  Joe Goldblatt, is the author, co -  author and editor of 37 books in the field of event management. He is Professor Emeritus  at Queen Margaret University.

Pro Joe Goldblatt is the author, co-author and editor of nearly forty books in the field of event management. Before coming to Queen Margaret University, he served as chairman of the US state of Rhode Island's Tourism Advisory Commission, which has been recognised for best practice in tourism promotion and management.  He advocates that Edinburgh should follow North American custom in imposing a transient visitor levy to support tourism promotion and operations.

Refreshments and a light buffet will be provided.

Book online now or contact Membership Services, Tel: 01536 740104 or email: quoting the event code:  SR0469

December 2019
Hitachi Rail Factory VisitBook Now
Start Date:11/12/2019 16:00:00
End Date:11/12/2019 18:30:00
Event Code:TTG0322

When: 11 December 15:30 (for 16:00) - 18:30
Where: Hitachi Rail Europe, Merchant Park, Millennium Way, Aycliffe Business Park, Newton Aycliffe, DL5 6UG
Meeting Point: Reception

Speaker: TBC

The manufacturing and assembly plant in Newton Aycliffe, County Durham supports the DfT-led Intercity Express Programme and future Hitachi Rail projects. The decision to manufacture and assemble rolling stock at these premises is a fundamental building block in Hitachi Rail Europe’s strategy for growth.

This is a great opportunity for members to visit and the tour the assembly plant in the North East.

Factory scope
• 35 vehicles can be manufactured each month
• Production capability includes: high-speed trains, commuter trains and metro trains
• Research & development facility and test track on site
• £82 million investment, plant fully owned by Hitachi Rail Europe
• Our trains will be manufactured in the UK for use across the UK and Europe

Book online now or contact Membership Services, Tel: 01536 740104 or email: quoting the event code: TTG0322

Gatwick Airport – Logistics and recycling insightBook Now
Start Date:17/12/2019 19:00:00
End Date:17/12/2019 20:30:00
Event Code:GTG0368

When: 17 December 18:30 (for 19:00) - 20:30
Where: Harlequin Theatre, Redhill, Surrey, RH1 1NN

Speaker: Rob Edmond, Commercial Operations Manager, Gatwick Airport

The presentation will set out how, over the past decade, Gatwick Airport has invested heavily in expanding the airport operation. With this, there comes more complex logistics solutions and unfortunately more waste. This presentation will go through this journey highlighting the streamlined logistics approach and actions / projects which continue to reduce waste and maximise recycling materials, and explaining how this is being achieved.  

Refreshments and a light buffet will be provided.

Book online now or contact Membership Services, Tel: 01536 740104 or email: quoting the event code: GTG0368


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