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David Kirkwood, Associate Director of RedPrairie, the worlds leading consumer-driven optimisation company, has been elected Chairman of the Technology Faculty at the Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport (UK) and to the Institutes overall Council.
David Kirkwood has over 30 years experience of logistics and information technology, and prior to joining RedPrairie held senior management positions with a number of leading international companies, including retail giant Tesco, warehouse technology providers Dallas Systems and Swisslog, and logistics service provider Tibbett & Britten. He has been a Fellow of the CILT (UK) for more than 20 years, was chairman of the CILT (UK)s annual convention for three years, and recently became chairman of its Warehouse Management Systems Forum.
David Kirkwood said, I am flattered to be elected and look forward to working with colleagues in the Regions and the Forums. It is my aim to improve all members understanding of the increasingly important world of logistics and transport technology, and I am particularly passionate about ensuring that younger members and graduates are aware of the exciting range of career opportunities within the field.
The purpose of the Technology Faculty is to help all members of the CILT (UK) better appreciate the role of technology, understand what is practical and possible, and make the selection and implementation of technology easier and more effective.
The Technology Faculty consists of four Forums:
Warehouse Management Systems
Warehouse & Materials Handling
Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)
Freight & Transport Management Systems & Passenger Management Systems
The CILT (UK) has further Faculties in Resources, Supply-Chain and Transport.
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