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CILT - Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport

Forecasting…what’s the secret?

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Which forecasting technique will produce the most appropriate forecast results for a given demand profile? Deciding the right balance and assortment of stock-keeping units across multiple warehouses can be a bewildering task. Regularly monitoring and forecasting the correct level of inventory across tens of thousands, or even hundreds of thousands of items without the right tool is enough to make even the best of supply managers capitulate.

 

Demand Classification

Demand Classification is a systematic, logically founded method of ascertaining and clustering the characteristics of sales history into groups, before applying the most appropriate forecasting techniques automatically. Classification enables a significant improvement in forecast accuracy with less effort and light-years ahead of the traditional ‘pick best’ approach.

New, in-life, seasonal, and end of life products must be a

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Data: Blessing or Curse?

Benefits and pitfalls of leveraging data in the supply chain Enthusiasm for the opportunities of digitalization is nothing new in the logistics industry. But it’s not easy to find a consensus on what digitalization means and what opportunities it presents. At the heart of this digital revolution is the eno  >>


Events
 
22
May
2019
Future Stores Europe 2019

Retail. Reimagined. The Conference Bringing Together In-Store Experience Leaders From Europe’s Most Progressive Retailers The Conference Bringing Together In-Store Experience Leaders From Europe’s Most Progressive Retailers. Attendees benefit from the interactive elements of the event such as ...

Twickenham Stadium, London  
 
11
Jun
2019
Procurecon Marketing EU 2019

Transforming Marketing Procurement. Together. Be part of THE annual event where the marketing procurement community gather to benchmark and drive changes to thrive in the fast moving landscape. Are you eager to improve your ability to drive greater end-to-end marketing spend value? If so, secure your place a ...

Twickenham Stadium, London  
 
11
Jun
2019
MRO Procurement - A Blueprint for Change

Supply management is a complicated topic but also a route to a successful business. The challenges we see within Maintenance, Repair & Operations (MRO) procurement are common across organisations of different sizes. Chris will share our experience, insight and 2nd annual MRO research commissioned by RS with  ...

Derby  
 
18
Jun
2019
eTail Europe 2019

Europe's Omnichannel & Retail eCommerce Conference.   Targeted, Unique Content eTail is where the top minds in retail meet, collaborate and learn about what's disrupting the industry today and what'll change tomorrow. Designed to build your business and your profit, we cut out the  ...

Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre, London  
 

Job Opportunities
 
Logistics IT Manager
     
     South East  -  PERM  -  Bis Henderson

Strategic Procurement Manager - Healthcare
     
     Kings Lynn  -  PERM  -  Michael Page

Category Manager - Technology
     
     London  -  PERM  -  Beaumont Select

Category Buyer
     
     East Midlands  -  PERM  -  Bis Henderson

Logistics Operations Manager
     
     East Midlands  -  PERM  -  Bis Henderson

Imports Analyst
     
     Peterborough, Cambridgeshire  -  PERM  -  Jonathan Lee Recruitment

Material Planner
     
     Desford, Leicestershire  -  PERM  -  Jonathan Lee Recruitment

Logistics Executive
     
     South West London  -  PERM  -  Page Personnel

Logistics Administrator
     
     Bradford  -  TEMP  -  Page Personnel

Senior Manager - Supply Chain & Vendor Management
     
     Leeds  -  PERM  -  Procurement People

Head of Procurement - Social Housing
     
     Birmingham  -  PERM  -  Michael Page

Interim Source to Contract & Supplier Management- Travel & Distribution
     
     London  -  TEMP  -  Michael Page

Senior Sourcing Manager - Property and Real Estate
     
     South East  -  PERM  -  Beaumont Select

Procurement Co-ordinator
     
     East Midlands  -  PERM  -  Bis Henderson

Planning & Logistics Manager - Cardiff - 12 Month FTC
     
     Cardiff, Wales  -  PERM  -  JAM Recruitment





 
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News & Trends
 

Last update 2 Apr 2019
UK Manufacturing PMI at 13-month high as pace of stockpiling hits fresh survey-record
   Source: Markit /CIPS UK Manufacturing PMI ®  -  IHS Markit
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Energy & Utilities

With increasing regulation & customer service expectations, utilities companies are redirecting their focus to improve end-to-end supply chain performance. As part of our drive to improve asset utilisation and up-time, Unipart Logistics has been at the forefront facilitating companies improved bus...


5 Top Warehousing Challenges You Shouldn’t Ignore

While overcoming the challenges faced by warehouse managers stands to improve the cost-effectiveness and profitability of warehouse operations, the issue extends much further than that.   Customer intimacy and op...


Education
 
18
Jun
2019
Negotiating with Suppliers
     London
19
Jun
2019
Principles of Supply Chain Management
     London
 2 
Jul
2019
Supplier and Contract Management
     London
 4 
Jul
2019
Introduction to Purchasing and Procurement
     London
11
Jul
2019
Supply Chain Strategy and Leadership
     London

Local & Regional Agenda
 


Resources
 
HOYER: Future-Proofs System for Managing Intermodal Rail, Road, and Sea Transport to Meet High Growth Potential

HOYER is an independent family enterprise that dates back to 1946, and which has become one of the world’s leading bulk-logistics providers, offering comprehensive transport services and complex logistics soluti...

CPO Rising 2015: The Agility Agenda

This year, Ardent Partners explores a key characteristic that separates best-in-class procurement teams from all others – agility.While the 318 procurement and finance pros who were surveyed continue to focus on sa...


International Agenda