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'One of the most powerful benefits of CILT membership is its online Knowledge Bank and The Knowledge Centre based at the Corby office.  Being able to carry out detailed research across such an authoritative range of sources with a few simple searches is a massive timesaver. The range of source material that the Knowledge Bank can draw from is very extensive and enables access to a far wider information base than I could ever hope to access through reading trade journals and taking online news feeds. When a particularly challenging research need arises, even more time can be saved by drawing on the expertise of the CILT Research Team. They are always thorough and prompt in turning round such requests, and the value this delivers is huge.'

Alan Devine, Business Director, Gist Limited

'Thank you for hosting my visit to the Institute’s Member Knowledge Centre.'

'I found the depth and range of information available to members to be truly astounding. It can only be a benefit to members of the organisation.'

Chris Peat, Staff Writer, Bus and Coach Buyer
  'I just wanted you to know that I really enjoyed using the knowledge centre yesterday.  The databases on offer completely blew me away and if members/students use these resources it will surely help them in their studies and in there working lives.  I would like to thank you all for all your support and welcoming me on to the site.  I will definitely be using the knowledge centre throughout my studies and yesterdays session with Peter was really constructive.  Thank you all for your support, look forward to seeing you all again.'

J.Sandhu, Student

'I recently commenced a major research project for a potential sector entry strategy. The information requirements were onerous, particularly given the complexity of the sector and number of players involved. I sent my request to the team at the knowledge centre and within hours reports were dropping in to my inbox. To describe the service in the parlance of our industry, Exceeding expectations, responsive, agile and on time in full.'

Joe Fogg, Business Development Director, Arvato

The CILT UK Knowledge Centre has been an invaluable aid for me in my current role as consultant and trainer.

When I was asked to produce a Warehouse Management course for CILT my first port of call was the Knowledge Centre to gather as much information as possible from books and periodicals. I was able to access the information on line which was very convenient and I was also able to have the books delivered to my place of work.

I've recently been commissioned by Kogan Page to write a book on Warehouse Management and again the Knowledge Centre team has been able to assist with my research and update me on current, relevant literature.

With regard to my consultancy work, I have undertaken a number of benchmarking projects recently and the Knowledge Centre has again been able to provide me with background data for the specific market sectors in which I have been working. Research can be very time consuming and I find that being able to call upon the assistance of the Knowledge Centre team can significantly reduce my workload.

I also know from first-hand experience that other CILT members have contacted the team with logistics related queries and they have been put in touch with relevant members who can assist them.

Gwynne Richards, Apprise Consulting Ltd

'I spent one of the most productive afternoons of my professional career in the library and it has validated the idea I had about working on data analytics in the logistics industry.'

Robert Edge, Inward Investment Manager, Invest Essex

The Knowledge Centre is one of my key CILT membership benefits, along with networking opportunities at Institute events. I help corporate clients turn business strategy into reality, and it's an invaluable source of background information for projects, for researching potential clients and updating myself.

Its three elements are the Corby 'library', the website Knowledge Bank and the staff. Not just books and journals, the library also gives access to additional web-based services - but it's the staff who bring these resources to life and I can't recommend them highly enough.

Discover what's available at one of the open days. They really know what they've got in their treasure trove, and a call or email quickly establishes whether a visit is worthwhile - it invariably is. If you're a regular visitor, they'll actively flag up a recently sourced report or an update in your field, and they've a huge list of relevant websites - when they find something a member might find useful, they save it or print it out.

I've sometimes kicked myself after realising that the Knowledge Centre should have been my starting point, and when other consultants ring or email me with questions I often point them to the service that, as members, they've already paid for!

Kirsten Tisdale, Logistics Consultant, Aricia Limited


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