The following is a list of the questions we are frequently asked by companies during the months leading up to European Supply Chain Day.
What is Supply Chain Day?
European Supply Chain Day is a day of action with companies from industry, trade and the logistics services sector allowing the public to gain an insight into the diversity of logistics and supply chain management activities and inform people about the career options in this sector. Logistics institutes present their research projects and educational establishments showcase their courses and curricula. Supply Chain Day is a not-for-profit project.
When does Supply Chain Day take place?
European Supply Chain Day takes place on the third Thursday in April, with different events beginning at different times. If the third Thursday coincides with Holy Thursday, then ESCD takes place the week before. European Supply Chain Day 2016 takes place on 21st April.
Where does Supply Chain Day take place?
European Supply Chain Day is an international decentral day of action and takes place at companies or insitutions who are participating as event organisers. You can find an overview of the full list of events taking place in the UK here.
Who organises Supply Chain Day?
Should say: Supply Chain Day is a decentral day of action initiated by Bundesvereinigung Logistik (BVL) and is therefore organised by all companies, organisations and institutes who are involved in Supply Chain Day. The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport is the primary contact for all events taking place in the UK.’
Who can take part in Supply Chain Day?
All individuals, companies, institutions and organisations active in the logistics field can organise events. Everyone who has an interest or would like to know more about the sector can participate.
How can I take part in Supply Chain Day?
What you do on the day is entirely up to you: you may wish to host an open day to demonstrate your processes and resources, visit local schools to promote the logistics profession, invite local dignitaries or local press to learn about your CSR or other voluntary commitments or something completely different. The most important thing is that your event is in line with the spirit of European Supply Chain Day. If you need advice as to which type of event might be most suitable for your needs, please feel free to contact us: we will be happy to offer you guidance.
You can then register your event via our online registration form.
What does it cost to take part in Supply Chain Day?
As an organiser, the costs depend on what type of event you decide to stage and how many participants you want to admit. Admission fees may not be requested from participants – European Supply Chain Day is a not-for-profit event, and all events should be free of charge for anyone who wants to participate.
I would like to take part in Supply Chain Day as an event organiser. Who organises my event?
You organise your own event on European Supply Chain Day. You will be responsible for your event but CILT will help with the promotion and press coverage. CILT also has regional officers to assist if required. Their presence must be requested in advance.
I am involved in Supply Chain Day as an event organiser. How can potential participants find out about my involvement?
In return for your involvement in European Supply Chain Day you will benefit from (among other things) promotion in our weekly newsletters, our social media channels and in our Focus magazine and other trade publications. Each company taking part on the day will have their logo included on the European Supply Chain Day webpage and our European Supply Chain Day brochure. Post event, there will be further publication in Focus and other channels should you forward us PR and photos of your event. Whilst we encourage you to promote your events through your social media channels and your local media and press contacts, we will make attempts to engage with the national press. You can also publicise your event on your own company website which will increase visibility for potential participants. You can request a hi-vis European Supply Chain Day logo and a PowerPoint presentation template from our Web Support team. Other ideas to draw attention to your event include sending out personal invitations and offering your employees in other departments an opportunity to take a look behind the logistics scenes: This promotes the exchange of ideas and information and underpins cohesion within the company.
We are an international company, can we take part in overseas events?
For those that also have interest on the continent, details of non-UK events can be found at: www.supplychainday.com.
Why does my event not appear in the event map although I have entered the full address of the venue
for my event?
Addresses cannot be shown in the event map if it is not possible to clearly assign the address. In the case of from-to street numbers, for example, you many only enter one number - otherwise the address cannot be displayed via Google Maps.
What if I need to make changes or cancel my event?
If you have registered your event with us, but have had to change the status of your event, please contact us directly.
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