Supply Chain Network

The Supply Chain Network was established as part of CILT's London Region activities in September 2004. It is a networking and learning opportunity for people working within the supply chain in retailers, manufacturers and logistics providers.

The group numbers about 50 people, with 20 typically at any one meeting. We meet about every five weeks or so in a pub near Baker St. Networking normally starts from 6pm onwards with snacks at 6.30pm and the 'formal' presentation from 7pm, with more networking afterwards. We aim to have a mix of 'experts' and presentations from within the group. The environment is very informal. The objective is discussion rather than a formal presenter at the front, with presenters encouraged to bring issues as well as experience.

We sometimes have spare spaces, so please don't hesitate to get in touch with Kirsten Tisdale of Aricia Limited, who set up and organises the group - just put 'Supply Chain Network' in the comments box on the contact form that this link takes you to, as well as completing your contact details. We're also always looking for sponsors - a link to your company website could be here!

NEXT SUPPLY CHAIN NETWORK MEETING: 12 June 2017 - our speaker will be Gavin Makowski, a consultant whose expertise is in international trade operations. Gavin will be speaking to the group on the topic of "Reducing costs and risks across international supply chains", focusing on customs tax minimisation and trade facilitation with a nod towards Brexit.


FUTURE DATES: 10 July - provisional


Here's a list of companies that came along to our past three events (updated Jan 2017): Allport, Aricia Limited, Arrow Electronics, Backhouse Jones, BDP International, Bishopsgate, C S Supply Chains, CILT(UK), Collect+, Cranfield Uni, Damco, Data Interchange, Descartes, DGS Supply Chain, DP World, EIPC, Excello Law, Fraikin, Gartner, Harrison C White, Haulage Exchange, Hellmann Worldwide Logistics, John Lewis Partnership, LogistCompare, MapMechanics, Marks & Spencer, Mobius, Mott MacDonald, Noesis Logistics, Norbury Consulting, ParcelSpace, Philip Morris International, Savills, Shell, Signature Flatbreads, Smiths News, Spedition Services, Tata Global Beverages, Toolsgroup, TRL, University of Bedford, UPS, Witron, Yusen Logistics and more.

A regular member recently said: I have met a number of interesting people and learnt much from the talks.

Recent previous events have included the topics below - all topics and downloads for older events can be found here - many are still relevant today.

Reports and Presentations   

  • Automation developments - View here
  • Best Practice in Analytics & Forecasting - View here
  • Future of the World of Work
  • Urban Logistics in eCommerce - View here
  • Control Towers - View here
  • Logistics Property Update Oct 2016 - View here
  • Operations & Service Evolution - View here
  • Into the head of the logistics buyer - View here
  • Fulfilling New Customer Demand - View here
  • What don't you know about your International Supply Chain? - View here
  • Changing Supply Chains for Now and the Future - View here
  • Scenario Planning for More Effective Decisions - View here
  • Logistics Property Shortage - View here
  • Demand Sensing - View here
  • Supply Chain Metrics that Matter - View here
  • Supply Chain Risk Management: Practical Application - View here
  • Making Logistics Decisions - View here


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