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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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