The day event will be kick-started by Lindsay Haselhurst, 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 The 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. At £50 per head, tickets are good value and include all refreshments and lunch, and there will be plenty of networking opportunities throughout the day. So book your space asap on Eventbrite http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/
The Women in Logistics Vision
“Improve the lives of Women in Logistics in the UK and address gender imbalance, enabling the logistics industry to benefit from female talent.”
The WiL Mission is to:
Attract, retain and support women working in logistics and promote the broader diversity agenda
Provide opportunities for the logistics industry, and other key stakeholders, to support women working in the sector and identify and address the challenges to recruitment and retention
The Objectives of the organisation are to:
- Connect – Provide networking and professional development events – both physically and virtually
- Engage – Offer support and mentoring and showcase the achievements of role-model women.
To provide a voice for women working in logistics and to address from a female perspective key challenges the industry faces
- Inspire – Provide an inclusive and encouraging environment to nurture female talent within the sector
From humble beginnings in 2008, Women in Logistics has grown to a membership of nearly 4,000. In 2014 the organisation started a process of restructuring in order to cope with the size and to enable us to continue to grow and serve our members. To start with we ran a survey to work out what our members wanted and what our priorities should be. From that survey, a new structure emerged.