SCALA Executive Director Nigel Smith recently gave a lecture to undergraduates at Queens University

Belfast Queens University

SCALA Executive Director Nigel Smith recently gave a lecture to undergraduates at Queens University, Belfast on the end-to-end Supply Chain.  SCALA are passionate in our belief that the future success of supply chain lies with the young people coming into the field now and it is vital that the current generation of senior supply chain […]

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SCALA to Distribute Wearable Barcode Technology in Europe

Wearable Tech

SCALA has been appointed European distributor for Chinese technology company HYCO’s wearable barcode scanning solutions. The system enables warehouse operatives to scan and process barcodes while leaving both hands free for work. This leads to greater efficiency, accuracy and safety, and has been proven to offer businesses potential improvements in productivity of between 15 and 50%. Read […]

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Significant growth sees SCALA’s profit and revenue soar

SCALA, a leading provider of management services for the supply chain and logistics sector, has reported a record-breaking year for turnover and profitability. Profit before tax (EBITDA) has increased by a staggering 72% from 17/18 to 18/19, due to the company’s continued expansion both in the UK and across the world. Turnover has also grown […]

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The key to reducing food waste

In an excellent article in Supply Management this week, John Perry gives advice on how food waste can be reduced in the supply chain. The UK government has warned supermarkets that they face penalties if they fail to substantially tackle the problem of food waste. And rightly so, with reports suggesting an estimated 10.2 million […]

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Achieving supply chain synergy following mergers & acquisitions

Shaking hands

John Perry, managing director at SCALA discusses the best strategies that companies can adopt when attempting to achieve synergy between their supply chains. It was recently announced that UK-based food delivery company Just Eat has agreed an £8.2bn deal in principle to combine with Dutch rival Takeaway.com, to form one of the world’s largest food […]

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SCALA continues growth with new executive appointment

With 35 years’ experience in the manufacturing sector, Nigel Smith joins the team as executive director. Having held a variety of senior leadership, director and board level operational roles at high-profile FMCG companies including Mars and Tayto, Nigel brings with him a wealth of expertise encompassing manufacturing supply chain and multi-business integration. In his most […]

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Manufacturers to transform customer responsiveness with new Demand Driven offering

Manufacturers will be able to accurately plan stock holding and production quantities thanks to the launch of a new approach that will enable companies to align their supply chain decisions with actual market demand. The Demand Driven solution has been developed by SCALA, a leading procurement, supply chain and logistics consultancy, and allows businesses to […]

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SCALA Powers Ahead With Growth Plans Following Further Senior Hire

SCALA, a leading provider of management services for the supply chain and logistics sector, is on track to reach its ambitious growth targets following the appointment of a new senior consultant. Rob Wright has over 35 years’ of experience in supply chain and logistics management, having spent 29 of these years moving up the ranks […]

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SCALA Visits ConnectChina Shanghai Office

John Perry, Chairman of SCALA Group, and Mr. Yang Zhenhua, Senior Consultant of SCALA CHINA Consulting Co. Ltd., were recently invited to visit the Shanghai office of ConnectChina Ltd. The two parties introduced each other’s business operations and core competencies, and conducted in-depth discussions and exchanges on supply chain management between China and the EU, […]

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Paul Bebbington joins SCALA

Paul Bebbington, the former head of European distribution for Kellogg’s, has joined the SCALA team. At Kellogg’s he oversaw the company’s distribution strategy across the whole of Europe and was responsible for managing teams and programmes across various departments, including cost and service improvement, logistics sourcing, 3PL contract management and network optimisation. During his time with […]

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Demand Planning Workshop a Success

SCALA’s Demand Planning Workshop, held on February 6 at the Leicester Marriott, was a resounding success. Plenty of companies across the Grocery and FMCG sector contributed to the workshop, offering insights into the current climate affecting demand and what they are doing (or are keen to being doing) in order to correctly catalogue demand and […]

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SCALA’s Phil Reuben Delivers Seminal Lecture on Negotiation Training in Suzhou

Last weekend, SCALA’s own Phil Reuben delivered a seminal presentation on Negotiation Practices in Suzhou to a large audience. Bringing his own unique style of presenting to China, he spoke the congregation in Suzhou on the subject “Negotiation – Strategy, Tactics, and Everything Else.” Phil’s detailed teachings (having had a large amount of experience in the appliance industry) and […]

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SCALA Annual Supply Chain Debate 2017 – Is Today’s Supply Chain a Competitive Advantage?

This year’s debate was opened by SCALA Executive Director Dave Howorth with Keith Newton also of the CILT International chairing the debate discussion. Edward Osborne, from Waitrose, discussed the increasing demands being placed on internal supply chains and distribution networks. Black Friday produced a 5 units per second demand on the process! Connecting with customers […]

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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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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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The First Leg of The Fresh Connection Kicks Off

The Fresh Connection

SCALA no longer run the fresh connection as a UK competition. However SCALA  does provide independent objective expertise in supply chain strategy and the “end to end” management of total supply chains. please click here UPDATE AB World Foods have won the UK final and will be heading over to Miami, FL, USA to compete […]

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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 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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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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Mondelēz Intl. Win The Fresh Connection UK 2014

SCALA no longer run the fresh connection as a UK competition. However SCALA  does provide independent objective expertise in supply chain strategy and the “end to end” management of total supply chains. please click here SCALA’s Fresh Connection competition concluded earlier this week, following an intense UK Global Grand Final at Whittlebury Hall, Northamptonshire.  International […]

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Fresh Connection team ‘Concentr8’ Share Competition Tips

SCALA no longer run the fresh connection as a UK competition. However SCALA  does provide independent objective expertise in supply chain strategy and the “end to end” management of total supply chains. please click here Fresh Connection Participants Norbert Dentressangle share their Top 5 Tips for a Successful Fresh Connection Experience Norbert Dentressangle’s Fresh Connection team […]

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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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SCALA’s Fresh Connection partners with CILT and IOM

SCALA no longer run the fresh connection as a UK competition. However SCALA  does provide independent objective expertise in supply chain strategy and the “end to end” management of total supply chains. please click here The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport and the Institute of Operations Management has joined forces with SCALA Consulting to […]

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SCALA’s Fresh Connection @ CIPD

SCALA no longer run the fresh connection as a UK competition. However SCALA  does provide independent objective expertise in supply chain strategy and the “end to end” management of total supply chains. please click here SCALA were proudly represented at the CIPD Annual Conference. HR professionals from a wide range of companies were enthralled by […]

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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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The SCALA Fresh Connection Finals

SCALA no longer run the fresh connection as a UK competition. However SCALA  does provide independent objective expertise in supply chain strategy and the “end to end” management of total supply chains. please click here The finals of the SCALA Fresh Connection UK 2011 competition were held on the 7th July where the top 9 […]

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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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The Fresh Connection – 2011 Competition starts 27 April

SCALA no longer run the fresh connection as a UK competition. However SCALA  does provide independent objective expertise in supply chain strategy and the “end to end” management of total supply chains. please click here Earlier this year over 180 participants from Cadbury, Kraft, HJ Heinz, Kimberly Clark, Constellation Wines, Wincanton and many other companies […]

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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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