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Updated: CILT gears up for European Supply Chain Day

[ March 28, 2014   //   ]

The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport is the primary contact point for all UK-based activities for the first-ever European Supply Chain Day, on 10 April. Supply Chain Day events will be held on the same day across Europe and aim to raise awareness of the logistics and supply chain profession.

Highlights of the day include: a visit by CILT’s Young Professionals Forum to business students at Uxbridge College to raise awareness and explain the importance of the supply chain industry to global trade; Women in Logistics will host a discussion titled ‘Female truck drivers?’ Sponsored and hosted by Meachers Global Logistics; and Kuehne & Nagel is holding a ‘Day with Director’, inviting a child from one of their partner schools to spend the day with a director.

Bill Acres has been appointed “champion” for the day’s activities in the UK. A member of the Institute for over 31 yearshe runs Acres & Acres Supply Chain Consulting Ltd, an independent consultancy operating in the supply chain sector.

He said: ‘If you are planning to organise your own event, which I would urge you to do, then please let us know at the Institute and we will assist you to make your event a success. I will aim to attend as many events on the day as logistically possible.’

For a full events listing please see website:

CILT is also holding an open day at its offices in Corby, Northamptonshire – an opportunity to meet the Institute’s team, enquire about courses and training, explore the resources of the John Williams Library and the International Knowledge Centre, discover the variety of careers within the logistics profession and take advantage of membership offers available on the day. The Institute is encouraging an open door policy and will be welcoming visitors from 10am til 4pm.

CILT adds that it is not too late to organise an event or get involved. For more information contact Melanie Stark:

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