SCALA China – Official LinkedIn

Following on from the news a few weeks ago concerning our SCALA CHINA joint venture, our official LinkedIn for the project is now live at https://lnkd.in/gnJn995. Make sure you follow to keep up to date with everything that’s happening, especially aspects such as Best Practice and automotive industry updates. You can also follow us on […]

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SCALA CHINA are hiring!

We are currently seeking to recruit top quality Supply Chain professionals fluent in Mandarin and English and experienced either in the U.K. Or Europe. If you are interested please do not hesitate to contact us either on here, Twitter, email, or LinkedIn. In addition, feel free to share this with anyone you think might be interested.  

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SCALA CHINA – A New Joint Venture

SCALA CHINA

John Perry and Phil Reuben have just returned from a highly successful visit to China and meetings with almost 60 Automotive Suppliers and Automotive Manufacturers plus a number of Electric Products manufacturers.  John and Phil were also guests at a conference of 1000 Logistics professionals in Suzhou. SCALA are now delighted to announce their partnership […]

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SCALA Annual Supply Chain Debate 2017

We’re happy to announce the date of 2017’s SCALA Annual Debate, taking place this year on July 6th. The Debate is a great opportunity for senior industry leaders and professionals to discuss the key issues of the year, and this will be our 14th year of running this highly successful event which attracts top speakers […]

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Grocery & FMCG Best Practice Forum – 19 January

SCALA’s recent Supply Chain Best Practice Forum on the 19 January was a resounding success, delivering an enlightening, informative, and entertaining day centred around industry standards and commercial approaches within the grocery and FMCG industries. The event took place in the Manchester Marriott hotel and hosted representatives from some of the largest companies in the international […]

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17th Logistics Leaders Network

I recently attended the 17th Logistics Leaders Network, hosted at the University of Huddersfield and featuring speakers from various areas of the industry. A large majority of attendees were business associates, so I didn’t really know what to expect coming from a marketing perspective. However, I concluded immediately after that the forum was well worth […]

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Impressive Visit to Ocean Group in China

John Perry and Phil Reuben have just returned from Suzhou, near Shanghai in China, where they visited the Ocean Group and were keynote speakers at an important supply chain conference on Synergy and Collaboration. The conference was held at the Suzhou Xi’ an Jiangtong-Liverpool University and was attended by over 100 senior directors from a wide […]

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Business Leaders Told ‘Adapt or Watch your Businesses Die’

‘Learn to adapt or watch your business die’, was the harsh message delivered to UK Business Directors by Demand Driven Supply Chain guru, Carol Ptak, at the SCALA Demand Driven Supply Chain Directors’ Briefing. (5 October 2016), concerning the longevity of British business.                 Ptak, co-founder of the […]

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Inspiring Day at Institute of Directors – Annual Conference

The IoD Conference at the Royal Albert Hall

John Perry attended the Institute of Directors Annual Conference at the Royal Albert Hall which had a theme of Thriving in a Changing World and an impressive programme of national, international, and global speakers.  Sessions included life after Brexit, Leadership, Future Energy, and Nurturing Innovation. A brilliant session by Dr Dambisa Moyo named by Time […]

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Demand for Improvements Drives British Businesses to Make Savings

Demand Driven Supply Chain Management

Carol Ptak, co-founder of the US Demand Driven Institute, will address Supply Chain Directors from some of the top UK companies at the forthcoming SCALA Directors’ Briefing: Demand Driven Supply Chain Management. (5 October 2016, Argyll Room, No. 4 Hamilton Place, London W1J 7BQ). The event will introduce Directors to the benefits of Demand Driven […]

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Summary of SCALA Annual Logistics Debate 2016

Annual Logistics Debate 2016

As you will probably know, the 2016 Annual Logistics Debate, held at Coombe Abbey in Warwickshire, was a resounding success, with many crucial points, novel concepts, and thought-provoking arguments raised over the course of the sunlit, tranquil afternoon. If you did manage to make the debate then firstly thank you for your attendance – its […]

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Brexit Boost for Sustainability and Supply Chain Sectors

Annual Logistics Debate

The SCALA Annual Logistics Debate is now over and we can safely say that it is one of the finest events we’ve hosted, so a huge thanks to our illustrious speakers, sponsors, and delegates for making the Debate such a success. The afternoon took place in the stunning scenery of historic Coombe Abbey in Warwickshire, […]

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The First Leg of The Fresh Connection Kicks Off

The Fresh Connection

UPDATE AB World Foods have won the UK final and will be heading over to Miami, FL, USA to compete with other teams from all over the world on the 22nd of September along with Pakistan’s TCS, Russia’s R-Pharm, Avebe from The Netherlands, BRISA from Turkey, and many more. Make sure you keep up with […]

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Logistics networks are evolving rapidly in the UK – discover why the UK is at the forefront of global developments

Logistics Networks

The UK is one of the world’s most globalised economies and has been the fastest growing member of the G7 for the past three years and, partly as a result, we are at the forefront of technological and market changes in addition to shifts within logistics networks. Our world-class scientific base means the UK will be at the forefront of […]

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SCALA Annual Logistics Debate 2016

What should be the Supply Chain priorities for businesses over the next 12 months? Are they strategic or tactical? The Annual Logistics Debate is an established highlight in the logistics calendar and offers a relaxed environment to address key Supply Chain issues. Held in a striking venue – The Grand Marquee in the stunning grounds of Coombe […]

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SCALA leads the way on Demand Driven Supply Chains

Demand Driven

SCALA is leading the way on Demand Driven Supply Chains after flying in global thought leader Carol Ptak for a seminar in London.  The US co-founder of the Demand Driven Institute was the star speaker at SCALA’s first ever Directors’ Briefing event. Industry executives were told to stop using forecasts to drive their operations and […]

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SCALA to Hold First Demand Driven Training Course

Certified Demand Driven Planner

SCALA is stepping up its efforts to promote Demand Driven supply chain planning in the UK by holding its first CDDP training course. The Demand Driven approach is the latest evolution in end-to-end supply chain management and is rapidly emerging as ‘best practice’ to handle today’s more volatile, complex and service-oriented supply and manufacturing scenarios. […]

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Delegates Savour the Debate Experience

The SCALA Annual Logistics Debate was a great success and we received excellent feedback from delegates about their experience. Every delegate that responded to our feedback survey rated the Speaker Line-Up, the Venue & Setting and the Networking Opportunities as GOOD or EXCELLENT. In addition, 100% said they would recommend to fellow industry professionals that […]

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AB World Foods Crowned Fresh Connection UK Champions

AB World Foods claimed the title of UK Grand Champions in the The Fresh Connection supply chain simulation competition run by leading logistics consultancy SCALA. The company’s Juiced in Time team beat 10 other entrants from a range of top UK companies, including previous winners Mondelez International and Unilever, Kimberly Clark Corporation, Collect+, DHL and […]

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Delegates Savour the Debate Experience

Annual Logistics Debate

The 2015 SCALA Annual Logistics Debate was a great success and we received excellent feedback from delegates about their experience. Every delegate that responded to our feedback survey rated the Speaker Line-Up, the Venue & Setting and the Networking Opportunities as GOOD or EXCELLENT. In addition, 100% said they would recommend to fellow industry professionals […]

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SCALA Annual Logistics Debate 2015

Collaboration: Logistics Sector Must Take the Lead   SENIOR supply chain professionals were challenged to “take a lead on collaboration or it will never happen” at SCALA’s Annual Logistics Debate. Oliver Cofler, Customer Service and Logistics Director for Mondelez International, issued a challenge to the industry and called for greater levels of trust and openness. He joined […]

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Annual Logistics Debate 2015 – Discussing The Future of Service

“What is the Key to Delivering World Class Service in the Future?” GUEST SPEAKERS Jo Causon CEO – Institute of Customer Service Glenn Lindfield Chief Executive – Great Bear Oliver Coffler Customer Service and Logistics Director – Mondelez International Sarah Greenfield Logistics Director – Unilever Terry Murphy Director of NDC Operations – John Lewis Keith […]

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SCALA Annual Logistics Debate 2014

“Why Isn’t Collaboration Working?” ASDA say “Do not try to boil the ocean…” Over 100 senior industry professionals attended SCALA’s 11th Annual Logistics Debate and heard speakers from Asda, Toyota, United Biscuits, PD Ports, Tayto and SCALA speak of the need to grasp the huge opportunities for collaboration between partners and competitors. In a thought […]

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Mondelēz Intl. Win The Fresh Connection UK 2014

SCALA’s Fresh Connection competition concluded earlier this week, following an intense UK Global Grand Final at Whittlebury Hall, Northamptonshire.  International brand giant, Mondelēz, admirably stole the supply chain champion title from last year’s winners, Kimberly-Clark, with an excellent 9% ROI. Mondelēz followed in the footsteps of Cadbury, who took the winning crown four years ago. […]

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Fresh Connection team ‘Concentr8’ Share Competition Tips

Fresh Connection Participants Norbert Dentressangle share their Top 5 Tips for a Successful Fresh Connection Experience Norbert Dentressangle’s Fresh Connection team “Concentra8” have found themselves unable to sustain the dizzy heights of the global qualifying rounds, and have been left to taste the bitterness of their own, frankly poor quality oranges. The team is keen to […]

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SCALA Annual Logistics Debate 2014

  “Why Isn’t Collaboration Working?” Guest Speakers Gavin Chappell Supply Chain Director, ASDA Rob Wright Head of Distribution, United Biscuits Nigel Smith Supply Chain Director, Tayto Peter Surtees Associate Director, SCALA Consulting Tony Wallis Sales & Marketing Director, Toyota Material Handling Europe Geoff Lippitt Business Development Manager, PD Ports Save the Date Wednesday 9 July […]

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Press Release: NOVUS Trust Partners with The Fresh Connection

  The University of Huddersfield has long been an enthusiastic ambassador for SCALA’s The Fresh Connection, incorporating the dedicated competition in to the final year of their supply chain degree programme. Now, building on the NOVUS supply chain undergraduate scheme formed in partnership with the University, the NOVUS Trust are joining the CILT, FSDF and […]

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John Perry Signs Collaboration Agreement in China

John Perry Signs Collaboration Agreement with China Ningbo University of Technology School of Economics and Management in China John Perry, Managing Director of SCALA has this week signed a collaboration agreement with Zhu Zhanfeng, Dean of the Economics and Management School of Ningbo University of Technology in China, to collaborate and provide Supply Chain and […]

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Kimberly-Clark Finish in Top 5 of Global Fresh Connection Competition

Annual competition, The Fresh Connection 2013, saw more than 300 company and 100 university teams from 25 countries competing for this year’s winner’s title, with SCALA’s UK winners Kimberly-Clark finishing in 5th place overall. Top teams from around the world were chosen to represent their company at the final held in Istanbul. Representing the UK […]

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10th Anniversary SCALA Logistics Debate 2013

This year marked the 10th Anniversary of the esteemed SCALA Annual Logistics Debate which resulted in a remarkable opportunity for industry experts to network and discuss this year’s debate topic: “What will be the most significant development in Supply Chain & Logistics in the next ten years?” The debate – supported by Toyota Material Handling and […]

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SCALA Supply Chain Best Practice Forum

The SCALA Supply Chain Best Practice Forum is delighted to welcome four new Members to the Group for 2013: Cadbury, Tayto, Adams Foods, Premier Foods. The Forum meets quarterly to share industry best practice and market developments and to seek opportunities for learning and collaboration to drive supply chain efficiencies. More details about the Forum […]

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SCALA’s Fresh Connection partners with CILT and IOM

The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport and the Institute of Operations Management has joined forces with SCALA Consulting to endorse SCALA’s Fresh Connection competition and training courses in the UK. Steve Agg, Chief Executive of the CILT, commented ‘The Institute is delighted to partner with SCALA on this exciting innovation. The Fresh Connection is […]

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2011 Annual Supply Chain Benchmarking

Linked with a number of members of the Forum SCALA have now completed the Annual supply chain benchmarking and are presenting and discussing the results with all the participating companies. In addition to the range of quantified measures built over the years, SCALA have now added a graphical representation of each company’s supply chain profile. […]

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SCALA’s Fresh Connection @ CIPD

SCALA were proudly represented at the CIPD Annual Conference. HR professionals from a wide range of companies were enthralled by the Fresh Connection’s capabilities for providing professional training and development programmes. In a survey undertaken over the course of the conference, HR delegates were asked what they thought the most effective ways of learning were:- […]

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SCALA Team Expansion

SCALA are delighted to welcome Sarah Mckeever. Sarah is a recent BA graduate from the University of Leeds, and has joined us after undertaking marketing and events management with the University and Endsleigh. Sarah will be working on the exciting new developments with Fresh Connection and a range of SCALA projects.

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SCALA Consulting Expansion

David Leach, appointed as Fresh Connection Manager SCALA is delighted to welcome David Leach as Fresh Connection Manager. David brings a wealth of experience having lectured on logistics for the University of Huddersfield following a twelve year career within the third party logistics industry, working for companies such as Tibbett & Britten, Exel and Wincanton […]

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MARS UK Runners Up in Global Fresh Connection Competition 2011

Following on from their triumph in the UK competition Mars UK travelled to Italy to compete for the global title of Fresh Connection Supply Chain Champions 2011. The intense final incorporated additional game features including internet sales opportunities, equipment procurement and competition for additional customers with Mars UK successfully achieving second place and an impressive […]

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The SCALA Annual Logistics Debate 2011

Some of the leading names in UK supply chain and logistics gathered last week at the SCALA Annual Logistics Debate at Wroxall Abbey, Warwick with the agenda to discuss “Can logistics companies drive supply chain improvements for manufacturers and retailers?” The debate, hosted by leading supply chain consultants SCALA, was chaired by David Grahamslaw, vice […]

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The SCALA Fresh Connection Finals

The finals of the SCALA Fresh Connection UK 2011 competition were held on the 7th July where the top 9 teams from a field of over 40 were pitted against each other to take the title of Supply Chain Champions. Participants of the highly acclaimed business simulation included Jordans & Rivita, Kimberly Clark, Accolade Wines, […]

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SCALA Annual Logistics Debate, Wroxall Abbey

‘Can Logistics Companies Drive Supply Chain Improvements for Manufacturers and Retailers’ ? The SCALA Annual Logistics Debate always features some excellent high profile speakers and this year is no exception. Joining us will be : – Ian Stansfield, Distribution Director, Asda, – Trevor Ashworth, Supply Chain Director, Co-Operative Group, – David Howorth, Logistics Director, General […]

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Supply Chain ‘Best Practice’ Forum

The next meeting of the SCALA Supply Chain Best Practice Forum will take place on 15 June 2011 with participants including Pepsico, United Biscuits, HJ Heinz, Kimberly Clark Consumer, Kimberly Clark Professional, Fox’s, Tate & Lyle, ABF Grocery, AB World Foods, Jordans & Ryvita, Silver Spoon, Bernard Matthews, General Mills, John West, Tata Global Beverages, […]

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SCALA Consulting Expansion

Despite the current economic situation SCALA has continued to expand and as a result are delighted to welcome Phil Coupland. As Director of Major Projects, Phil will add to the strength of our consulting and business expansion team. Phil has operated for many years at board level as International Supply Chain Director for Jim Beam […]

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The Fresh Connection – 2011 Competition starts 27 April

Earlier this year over 180 participants from Cadbury, Kraft, HJ Heinz, Kimberly Clark, Constellation Wines, Wincanton and many other companies competed in the UK Fresh Connection competition. Fresh Connection is an exciting and highly acclaimed business simulation that has proved extremely successful in its first year in the UK providing real learning and the importance […]

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SCALA Logistics Debate 2010 – 8th July

Some of the leading names in UK supply chain and logistics gathered at the SCALA Annual Logistics Debate at Wroxall Abbey, Warwick with the agenda to discuss “Can Supply Chain Collaboration Improve On Shelf Availability?” The hugely enjoyable debate, was chaired by David Grahamslaw, vice chair for CILT West Midlands and National Business Development Manager […]

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FMCG Supply Chain ‘Best Practice’ Benchmarking 2010

Last year’s Supply Chain Performance Benchmarking, for many of the major brand grocery suppliers, proved a huge success with very positive feedback – particularly with the sharing of Supply Chain Best Practice, introduced for the first time. For 2010 we already have additional companies wishing to participate. For more information on this and future SCALA […]

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