Howdens Joinery is always looking for ways to develop its people to ensure they are kept up to date with internal and external best ways of working. The Corporate Membership has helped to improve individual’s external knowledge and motivated their ways of working to implement and share new knowledge gained from attending networking sessions and workshops. The teams who work within our Supply Chain have also gained more information of what’s available externally to develop their technical skills through mail shots , giving them visibility to opportunities that may meet their needs.
Jo Blackham, Learning and Development Manager
The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport is the body that represents our profession. It provides a forum for debate and learning on the key issues facing logistics and is the ideal vehicle for networking and keeping appraised of developments across the variety of disciplines within logistics and transport.
Terry Murphy, Director, National Distribution Centre Operations
K Hartwall have been a corporate member of the CILT for 3 years and continue to benefit from our membership. Initially we joined the institute to widen our own awareness in the logistics industry and to also broaden our network of contacts with the industry. To date through the CILT we have had the opportunity to engage with market leading corporate members and the wider CILT Membership that includes a real mix of participants from Board to shop floor providing a breadth of knowledge and experience. Since joining we have also found that the many events organised through the Institute provide excellent information about the current and future industry. The range of access includes site visits to world class distribution centres and manufacturing sites, talks on how the industry is changing in retail and the impact on logistics, to engaging speakers discussing how logistics in managed to support our armed. The world of logistics has never been more challenging and evolving as quickly as it is today and the debates, information and knowledge shared through the CILT help us at K Hartwall to maintain a level of awareness we could not hope to gain elsewhere.
Paul Straw, Sales Manager UK&I
We have a been a member of the CILT for a number of years and have always found the membership to deliver an incredibly supportive, constructive and professional service that provides access to other like-minded businesses from across the maritime and logistics industry.
Our long-standing membership with CILT firmly reflects our culture and values at PD Ports, reinforcing our strong belief in building strong, long-term partnerships that add value to our supply chains, supporting economic growth, skills development and job creation.
The CILT has a deep understanding of the challenges and issues that face our core sectors and has never held back from pushing key agendas across its membership to drive positive change, in particular matters such as skills, young people, diversity and inclusion.
Kirsten Donkin, Head of PR, Marketing and Communications
Helping customers live well for less has been at the heart of what we do since 1869, as Sainsbury’s Group we employ over 185,000 colleagues who work hard every day to make our customers’ lives easier and to provide them with great products, quality and service whenever and wherever it is convenient to access them. We have over 2,200 Sainsbury’s supermarkets, convenience stores and Argos stores across the UK and Ireland and an established online capability.
With our renewed Corporate Membership with the CILT our members have access to a suite of market intelligence, databases, benchmarking services, attendance at premier networking events and training facilities, together with the standard benefits of CILT membership.
Chris Marrow, Director of Logistics, Sainsbury's said ‘being part of the CILT opens up many doors to us, we are proud to be a Corporate Member of the Institute, demonstrating our desire to provide a right first time; strong multi-channel, multi product proposition so customers can shop with us whenever and where they want. As Logistics continues to grow in significance within the Retail sector the experiences and information we can share and the contacts we gain as part of the CILT are invaluable to us and supports our continued evolution’.
Chris Marrow, Director of Logistics
Joining CILT as a corporate member has been very beneficial to our business. Our aim was to increase the awareness of AX4, a product of AXIT Gmbh who Siemens purchased 3 years ago. To do this we needed physical representation which is where I come in but also supply chain and logistic recognition and brand awareness. Corporate membership enabled us to use the corporate “Roundtable” conference format to garner more interest and address issues that challenge the supply chain environment. It’s a great process and gives us access to CILT members who have an interest in some of the areas we are developing such as , Digitalization, Big Data, Industry 4.0, Supply Chain Visibility and Collaboration. To maximise the interest for members, you advise CILT of the reason for the roundtable, the areas of interest to their members, such as logistics or air/sea /rail, passenger transport etc and the format of the event, this is by means of their pre booking form. CILT advise a notice of about 3 – 4 months to avoid events clashing with similar. CILT mail-shot their database with details of the event enabling members to register, information which is passed on to our events team. We have gained a huge amount of interest from the last two events we have organised and are in the throes of organising our next one in April 2019.
Phil Lavin, Consultant Supply Chain
We value the events which are organized by CILT which are always good opportunities for learning and networking. They are always enjoyable and well organized. It’s a great opportunity to connect informally with friends in the industry and to exchange views and ideas.
CILT encourages and provides opportunities for our people to engage with the wider logistics community and to broaden their knowledge of developments in the sector.
Paul Trudgian Ltd
Our consulting team have been individual members of the CILT throughout their careers and we always highlight that membership to our clients. Being a Corporate Member further enhances our individual memberships and reflects our organisational principles of delivering the highest levels of professional consultancy in supply chain and logistics.
Corporate membership demonstrates to our clients that our organisation actively supports our consulting team in professional development and the continuous improvement of skills and knowledge. Corporate membership also shows that both our individual consultants, and our corporate entity, are aligned with what the CILT represents for our industry.
Success in consultancy is driven by having consultants that exemplify professional standards and have a deep understanding in their respective areas of supply chain and logistics development. Being a Corporate Member of the CILT underlines those principles and helps drive further success for our business.
Managing Director - Paul Trudgian Ltd | Supply Chain & Logistics Consultants
As a Corporate Member, we enjoy a close working relationship with The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport. The support provided meets with our demands, as we set equally high standards when fulfilling our clients’ needs'
Caroline Hurst, Marketing Manager, Lytx
Plymouth Citybus is the largest bus operator in Plymouth and East Cornwall carrying around 17 million passenger journeys every year. We aspire to lead the way not just in our operating area in the South West, but nationally. Our membership of The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport supports this and adds real value to our journey. We strongly believe in partnerships and innovation within the sector and being active Corporate Members of the CILT helps us build meaningful relationships and benchmark our organisation against others in the industry.
Richard Stevens, Managing Director, Plymouth Citybus