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RLC Foundation Industry Seminar & Log Safari

The second major RLC Foundation event took place on 13 July at Deepcut and at Rushmore Arena, Aldershot.

The event was fully subscribed with an overall attendance of 143. It began in The Princess Royal Barracks, Deepcut with presentations from Tobias Larsson, DHL Director 360 Resilience and from Brigadier Richard Parkinson, Head of Defence Support Chain Operations and Movements. Both presentations followed the theme of supply chain resilience and illustrated the challenges of identifying and managing the numerous risks that can impact on an effective and efficient supply chain. The presentations were followed by an open forum and a networking lunch. In the afternoon the 50 attendees from Industry were taken to Rushmore Arena for Exercise Log Safari where they saw demonstrations of RLC soldiers using military logistics equipment and systems.

Early indications are that the event was an overall success meeting its prime objective of bringing together logistics professionals from Industry, Academia and the Army. The presentations provoked lively debate and new individual connections were forged. The RLC Foundation network continues to grow and has an increasing presence on Linked In, Facebook and on line (www.rlcfoundation.com).

We are now planning to enhance our accreditation role and will report progress in due course.  At the same time we will continue with the remaining national events for the year (Autumn Lecture on 1 October and the RLC Foundation Awards Dinner on 11 November). We have also identified a date and location for an event in March 2016 in London ‘ more to follow.

Pictures Copyright Crown, Photographer Jo Ayres

The Royal Logistic Corps

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