Friday, October 23, 2015

Women in Logistics Event Studies Supply Chain Relationships

AGM and Lunch Presents Networking Opportunities
Shipping News Feature
UK – In the seven years since Ruth Waring and a group of friends established Women in Logistics (UK) with the purpose of increasing the number of women in the sector and improving the lot of those already working within it, the events hosted by the organisation have grown in popularity. The theme of the next event, to be held in conjunction with the AGM at Royal Mail London on November 19, is to be 'From Performance Management to Collaboration - How to Make Supply Chain Relationships Work' and it promises to be an interesting day.

The full day event will be kick-started by Lindsay Hazelhurst, Screwfix Supply Chain and Logistics Director, and Mandy Winser, Director of Omni Logistics & Sustainability for B&Q, who will talk about their operational collaboration, the reality of the challenges and the benefits of the relationship. This case study and following workshops with Doddle and Damco, as well as Cranfield University, will allow delegates to gain practical tools to create more collaborative, effective and productive supply chain relationships.

The networking group has also lined up  Lord (Tariq) Ahmad of Wimbledon, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Transport since May 2015, to share the government's role and plans. He will give the group some wider background before its members discuss their main concerns and key focus for 2016 as part of WIL AGM 2015.

The AGM part of the event will concentrate on discussion and decision-making on the issues affecting WIL's members and their businesses and what action the group should take, and which events it should plan to support them with these. The event is open to all members of Women in Logistics UK, and the organisation is always looking for more willing women to add to its ranks. Tickets are good value and include all refreshments and lunch, and, as ever, there will be plenty of networking opportunities throughout the day. So book your space here or send an email to

Photo: Not every job in logistics involves a computer and a stylish outfit. Courtesy of Women in Trucking.