Supply chain industry in agreement that 3PLs can be delivering more for their customers

Almost nine in 10 industry professionals believe that 3PLs could be delivering more for their customers, according to research taken before the 16th SCALA Annual Supply Chain Debate. Over 150 professionals attended Coombe Abbey in Warwickshire on 27 th June to hear from esteemed speakers including Chris Marrow, director of logistics at Sainsburys, Jim Gallagher, […]

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Technology Providers Seen As Most Prolific In Driving Supply Chain Development

Technology providers were hailed for driving the most change in the supply chain sector at the last week’s SCALA Annual Supply Chain Debate. The debate, which discussed who is driving developments in supply chain and customer service – retailers, brand owners, logistics companies or technology providers – found that technology companies were the main enablers of change, […]

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SCALA ANNUAL SUPPLY CHAIN DEBATE 2018

We are thrilled to announce the date and time of 2018’s Annual Supply Chain Debate, taking place this on 28 June. As always, the Debate is a wonderful opportunity for senior industry leaders and professionals to discuss the key issues of the year. 2018 will be our 15th year of running this highly successful event, which attracts top […]

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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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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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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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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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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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Key Takeaways from the SCALA Debate 2015

SARAH GREENFIELD – LOGISTICS DIRECTOR – UNILEVER Key Messages 1. The UK Government has a role to play in unlocking innovation 2. Co-operative value creation and not competitive cost reduction will provide the platform to deliver world class service 3. Innovation, collaboration and strategic alignment are the key enablers 4. The UK transport sector should […]

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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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SCALA Launches ‘Have Your Say’ Campaign

SCALA today launched their ‘Have Your Say‘ campaign prior to the Annual Logistics Debate next Wednesday. This year’s Debate is promising to be highly interactive, with audience participation being central. Do you have an opinion, theory or knowledge about why supply chain collaboration just isn’t working? HAVE YOUR SAY Find out more about the Annual […]

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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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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 Annual Logistics Debate 2012, Marriott Forest of Arden

‘Taking the Grey Hair Out of Logistics. How do we Develop Diversified Talent in Supply Chain and Logistics?’ SCALA’s Debate will be taking place in the superb grounds of the Marriott Forest of Arden, near Birmingham, on the evening of Wednesday 27th June. Speakers joining us are: Jane Burkitt – Senior Supply Chain Director- Pepsico […]

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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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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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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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