Logistics Leaders Network Award Dinner Night 2022

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Logistics Leaders Network Award Dinner Night 2022

The Logistic Leaders Network awards dinner night was yet again a fantastic evening drawing together some of the finest leaders from across the logistics sector. A prestigious annual event, the Royal Logistic Corps attended with 11 representatives and headed by Brigadier Mike Caldicott CBE, Head of Logistics Transformation MoD who has been a previous winner.

Against strong competition, 9 Regiment RLC were deserved winners of the Military Logistician of the Year Award. Commanding Officer 9 Regiment RLC, Lieutenant Colonel Amar Bhundia and his team (Major Alex Nicholas, Captain Mike Jones and Lance Corporal Subash) were presented with the award for establishing the Logistic Enabling Node Romania within just four days of Russia invading the Ukraine in February 2022. The team embodied the finest traits of military logistic leadership through their ingenuity, selfless commitment, perseverance and agility.

This event was yet another example of the close partnerships being shared between the Royal Logistic Corps and industry. We were privileged to receive a keynote speech from Professor Alan Waller OBE on the supply chain challenges of 2023 and beyond. Unsurprisingly, the geopolitical backdrop of conflict in Eastern Europe, rising costs of material procurement/distribution and warehousing constraints impacts logistics in the commercial and military sectors alike. The key drivers for viable long-term logistic strategies are dependent on adaptability, sustainability and collaboration. The latter is arguably our key terrain, and it is through forums such as the Logistic Leaders Network that the Royal Logistic Corps and Ministry of Defence can develop our thinking. In doing so, we can maintain the delivery of world-class supply chain solutions on the home and far bank.