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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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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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’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 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 – A New Joint Venture


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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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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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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