The RLC Foundation Autumn Lecture – 17 October 2018
The RLC Foundation Autumn Lecture took place at the Headquarters RLC Officers Mess on 17 October. Our Chairman Maj Gen (Retd) David Shouesmith opened the event and gave an overview of RLC Foundation objectives and future aspirations.
Our guest speaker was Mr Kempton Cannons, CEO Techmodal who gave a fascinating insight into ‘Data Analytics – A new era in Logistics’. Kempton highlighted how reliable Data can improve profitability, enhance performance levels and reduce operating costs within the military and commercial environment. This was caveated by a degree of inflexibility, with the withdrawal of physical workforce involvement. He also explored modular simulation, data mining and artificial intelligence as some of the prime contributors when driving forward inventory management and future operational business strategy. The importance of aligning processes and proper Data training for personnel is a challenge and the ‘cultural shift’ is paramount to the success of any business.
Following the lecture there followed a lively Q & A session and afterwards everyone enjoyed a curry supper and the chance to network with industry partners. We had Eighty eight attendees from the military and commercial sector; our biggest audience at an Autumn Lecture for many years.