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Cirrus Presents at Logistics Week

March 5, 2014

Presenting on the vital role that simulation tools are having on businesses today…

Cirrus Logistics, global leaders in decision support tools to the supply chain and maritime industries, was invited to speak at Logistics Week. The event is run by the University of Derby and the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT); and is organised by the Centre of Supply Chain Improvement to encourage interaction with global logistics companies such as DHL, CEVA, Kuehne and Nagel, and Norbert Dentressangle. Taking place between 03rd and 6th March, delegates heard from a host of speakers on topics affecting the supply chain.

The event is run in order to raise awareness of the importance that logistics and supply chain processes play within the wider business environment and how business students at the university can use this knowledge in forming their careers. Acting as part of their Business Simulation module, students were able to hear first-hand how CLASS simulation and COST2SERV networking tools from Cirrus Logistics are being used every day by business all of over the world.

Mark Oliver, head of solutions design at Cirrus Logistics spoke about using simulation tools to help form part of business strategies. Using real life case studies, he was able to demonstrate how businesses are able to test productivity improvements, growth and consolidation strategies in a risk-free computerised environment; before any investment or change is actually made, saving on time and money. Oliver also touched on networking strategies and how these can be used to form better Co2 strategies; which supported the events overall theme of ‘low carbon’.

“It was a great pleasure to be able to speak at the University of Derby and the CILT’s Logistics Week event,” commented Oliver. “We have a great relationship with many universities up and down the UK and offer internships to support the industries future generation of innovators. Simulation is a key topic for organisations to better plan for the future and many people think it’s a complicated process, but with our CLASS and COST2SERV tools it’s a far easier task than most people first envisage, often leading to unseen and sometimes surprising outcomes.”