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Ben Bvepfepfe

Ben Bvepfepfe
Ben Bvepfepfe
FCILT, PhD


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A Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT), an Associate Member of Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS). A holder of Master’s Degree in logistics and supply chain management

Ben has extensive operational and management experience in logistics and transport industry including transportation, procurement and contract management for World Bank & European Investment Bank projects in Africa.
He has participated in the design and development of a number of logistics and supply chain learning and training programmes for various organisations in different sectors e.g. humanitarian sector, oil and gas sectors and successfully delivered these programmes in a number of locations in Europe, Asia, Middle East and Africa

As CILT Regional Officer (Central Southern) UK, Ben used his analytical and research skills to produce a ‘business development plan’ for the region that was implemented in line with the overall growth strategy of the Institute. He was instrumental in spearheading the formation of a new group, providing necessary support to the executive committee.
Ben held various positions within the profession including, Honorary Secretary and Chairman of an Independent Division of the CILT (International), School Board Chairperson and Director for a number of educational institutions. He is currently a member of the International Educations Standards Committee (IESC) for CILT International.

A University Lecturer in Business Strategy, Logistics and Supply Chain Management programmes, Ben currently is:

  • Undertaking Logistics and supply training and consulting work in Europe, Africa, Middle East and Asia
  • Director at Central Business Associates
  • Consultant/Examiner at Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (UK)
  • CILT (UK) Approved Centre Manager at Central Business Associates
  • Assessor in the accreditation of Institutions and University programmes for CILT professional qualifications

 


Geoff Warren

Geoff Warren
Geoff Warren
FCIPS, FCILT


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Geoff is an experienced commercial management practitioner with over 40 years experience in various commercial roles in Logistics, Supply Chain Management, Contract Management and Project Procurement.

He is an acknowledged expert in the field of competencies and vocational training in the commercial sector. He was Chair of the Purchasing and Supply Lead Body(PSLB) from 1995 to 1998; he was Procurement NVQ Chief Verifier for the Awarding Body OCR from 2000 to 2002; and in 2006 he was contracted by CIPS/CILT/EDEXCEL to produce the Knowledge Specifications for the new Supply Chain Management NVQs at Levels 2,3,4 & 5.

He is a qualified NVQ Assessor (D32/33), Internal Verifier (D34) and External Verifier (D35). He has managed the setting up and running of a number of Procurement/Supply Chain Management NVQ Approved Centres and CILT Approved Centres. He has assessed, internally verified and externally verified numerous Procurement/Supply Chain Management NVQ Level 3 & Level 4 awards, CILT Qualifications at Levels 3,4,5 & 6 and Assessor/Verifier Awards (Units A1/A2 & V1).

He has developed an innovative approach to people competence assessment and has developed and implemented commercial competence assessment programmes for a wide range of Clients since 1997. He has extensive experience in directly undertaking the roles of Centre Coordinator, Internal Verifier and Assessor for Awarding Organisation Approved Centres and currently provides specialist IV support for 2 CILT Approved Centres.This specialist experience is available to other organisations to support them in setting up their own Approved Centres and in implementing robust Learning & Development programmes.

Specialties: LOGISTICS QUALIFICATIONS, SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT QUALIFICATIONS, PROCUREMENT QUALIFICATIONS, CONTRACT MANAGEMENT


Brian Stainton

Brian Stainton
Brian Stainton
FCILT


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Career Background

Has expertise in large business Supply Chain Management of bulk foodstuffs, liquids, chemicals and powders for the food, ingredients and chemical processing industries. This is supported with six years in Plant (cranes and scaffolding) supply to the Construction industry. Has run successful businesses as a front line Director of Operations for over twenty years.

The role involved direct management of diverse operations, large groups
of people, achieving client relationship targets and financial returns on investment. Management teams needed new shapes, new focus and development to attain ever-higher standards of skill. Now running own business in consultancy, teaching and training.

Qualifications and professional membership

Qualified FE Teacher in Business Studies (CILT Diploma and Certificate, some DMS and MBA modules) and is a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport. Understands the processes in CILT knowledge and competence standards. Has written several Unit Learning Materials and examination papers for CILT and is a qualified National Assessor A1/A2.

Experienced in teaching Business Skills to adult learners: this skill is valuable when working with groups from diverse industrial and cultural backgrounds. Works with the Institute in training senior managers from large organisations in Supply Chain principles, including United Nations.

Key Achievements:

  • Has first hand knowledge of how jobs fit into organisations, cultures of commercial organisations and how to operate successfully within them, delivered commercial contracts to profit targets
  • Excellent supply chain and project management expertise in a wide variety of industries. Excellent thinker, planner and organiser, pulls teams together with clarity in leadership
  • Experience in managing change programmes through mergers, acquisitions and contract change
  • Teaching results of a very high standard: National winners in three consecutive years. Written and IV CILT Unit Learning Materials for publication and completed research programmes in education and careers
Good experience of Governmental and Public Sector working: culture and policies.