Stuart Payne

A specialist in the use of systems to improve processes and planning; Stuart is passionate about the use of technology to develop sustainable logistics solutions.  As Senior Analyst he manages our Solutions Design efforts as well as the organisation’s IT, Supplier Development and Fleet Compliance.

After completing a Law degree and MA in Business he began his Logistics career for Christian Salvesen in various storage and distribution roles. After several years in Operations Manager roles at Corporate Solutions, he moved into Analytical work.  He has spent much of the last 6 years developing our custom built planning and scheduling platform CSL Live.

Stuart enjoys outdoor pursuits with wife Gill, and children Evan and Zoe.  A long suffering Liverpool fan; he is also a keen Ice Hockey enthusiast, supporting the Vancouver Canucks.  Alongside son, Evan, he can be found on a Sunday trying to pick up Shotokan Karate.

Road Safety Risk Management

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Being involved in an incident on the road is unlikely to be high on your list of desired outcomes when setting off on a journey.  There were 1,775 deaths on the UK roads in 2014, a shocking waste of life.  It is the responsibility of all road users to ensure that they minimise the risk […]

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Fantasy Planning

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“The future is something which everyone reaches at the rate of 60 minutes an hour, whatever he does, whoever he is” C.S.Lewis. As postings have been scarce here for some time it seems apt that I’m returning with some thoughts on time, and the management thereof. Time is a constant, it doesn’t speed up or […]

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Strategically Stacked

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I took my summer vacation in France this year, Berny Riviere, Picardy, to be precise.  Regrettably it was not only in the local restaurants that escargot could be found.  Our car did a remarkably good impression of one on a tortuous route from the Dartford crossing to the terminal; and then 10 days later through […]

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A Safe System of Work

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I have been lucky in my life to only feel a tangible fear of catastrophic personal injury twice.  One of those incidents occurred at a visit to a Scout Group firework display in a small village on the outskirts of Sheffield; Dore.  Amazingly given the event was held 15 years ago I can still feel […]

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Oiling the Cogs

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The recent slump in oil price per barrel from a high, or low I guess, of around $140 per barrel to hovering around $56 mark has had a welcome impact on the price of diesel at the pumps.  From January 2014 to today we have seen around a 16% reduction in diesel price.  Quite how […]

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Driver Shortages?

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On the 10th September 2014 the UK awoke to sunshine, rolling green hills and tweeting birds; a world in which all commercial drivers were now fully trained and professionalised.  A new dawn where drivers are fully conversant with effective fuel utilisation and transport sustainability; fully compliant with all drivers hour, working time and tachograph legislation.  […]

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Are Dashcams the obvious choice?

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This blog has been kindly submitted by our guest blogger, Sally Dickerson, Director and Head of Service at Independent Tracking www.independenttracking.co.uk There is no clearer indication; drivers from both the public road users to the logistics and transport operators are quickly moving towards the use of on-board cameras in vehicles. And for very good reasons. Dashcams […]

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Fuel Duty Black Hole

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Fuel, and Vehicle Excise duty raises around £38 billion per annum for the exchequer.  By 2029/30, according to the OBR (Office for Budget Responsibility), revenues from these taxes will be some 0.9% (of national income) lower than today.  This would equate to a £13 billion shortfall, which would represent a 3½p increase to the basic […]

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Diversionary Tactics

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I made a journey from Northampton to Merseyside over the weekend.  Consequentially Good Friday for me was not a relaxing, fun time spent with family.  I spent it with family, of course; but it generally felt something like the coach journey from Birkenhead to the South of France I took when I was 16.  Heat, […]

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