Thursday, May 23, 2024

New guide launched to help businesses navigate the complex world of the supply chain in M&A

Global supply chain and logistics consultancy, SCALA, has launched a complimentary good practice guide, which provides industry insights to help businesses navigate the complex supply chain implications of undertaking mergers and acquisitions (M&A). Despite the M&A market experiencing instability in 2023, driving growth and transformation remains a top priority for business. However, undertaking such deals […]

Pioneers in warehouse automation are reaping the benefits

Research with manufacturers, retailers, and 3PLs across a range of sectors has highlighted that many have already invested significantly in warehouse automation, including over a third (35%) currently having between £1m and £5m invested, while a significant 28% have over £5m invested. The latest report on the rise of robotics and automation in the supply […]

SCALA shifts to employee ownership to drive collaboration and sustainable growth

Global supply chain and logistics consultancy, SCALA,has announced its transition to an Employee Ownership Trust (EOT). The strategic move is set to support long-term business sustainability, enhance collaboration with clients and empower employees to become more involved in the development of the business. Following the transition, which took place on 1 August 2023, 87.5% of […]

Global growth for SCALA as supply chain consultancy expands

Supply chain and logistics consultancy, SCALA, has reported expansion into new global territories including Australia, Turkey and France, after the business was successful in winning a raft of new international projects over the last two years. Global projects now account for 30% of SCALA’s business activity, with a total of 21 new international projects having […]

SCALA’s annual debate: People, digitalisation, automation and decarbonisation among factors critical to supply chain survival

Speaking at SCALA’s 20th annual supply chain debate, senior industry figures have highlighted the need for great change over the coming decade, as the industry faces new challenges and the pressure to reach net zero targets mounts.  Almost 100 supply chain and logistics industry professionals descended on the prestigious Advanced Manufacturing Technology Centre in Coventry, on 21 June […]

SCALA continues its international expansion with strategic US partnership

International supply chain and logistics consultancy SCALA has solidified its presence in the US by partnering with industry expert Wolf Liebchen. With 30+ years of experience across supply chains, 3rd party logistics, RFQ management, process consulting, and project management, Wolf has been appointed by SCALA to head up its US office. This follows an increase […]

SCALA welcomes new hire to power its European expansion

SCALA, a leading international supply chain and logistics consultancy, has appointed Chris Clowes as Senior Consultant to help drive its further expansion into Europe. With previous roles across fast growing start-ups including Medco Health Solutions and Costa Express, and global experience as Head of Supply Chain for Boots in Thailand, Chris is highly experienced in […]

SCALA overhauls benchmarking offering

SCALA has enhanced and systemised its industry-leading annual benchmarking service, to assist businesses in better serving their customers amidst the ongoing cost of living crisis. SCALA’s annual benchmarking service allows businesses of all sizes to compare performance with similar and competing organisations from their own market sector and complementary industries. The service compares more than […]

Supply chain and logistics consultancy SCALA celebrates a year of global growth

Company turnover at international supply chain and logistics consultancy SCALA has increased by 33% compared to the previous year, almost doubling 2019 and 2020 levels, following a string of global projects. The business credits its global expansion for the impressive growth, having delivered work in countries such as Australia, France, Poland, Germany, Netherlands, Mexico, and Turkey. […]

Supply chains need to be flexible

Supply chains need to be flexible to minimise potential disruption caused by China’s regional lockdown, according to supply chain expert Phil Reuben, executive director at SCALA, a leading provider of management services for the supply chain and logistics sector. “With stay-home orders being given across the economic hubs of China including Shanghai, Shenzhen and Jilin, […]

Lockdown-induced e-commerce shift here to stay for supply chains

More than a third of businesses believe that the move to online shopping seen during the COVID-19 pandemic is now a permanent shift, according to new research from international supply chain and logistics consultancy SCALA. From surveying business leaders across the grocery and homeware industries, 36% of companies believe that e-Commerce will now remain at the […]

2022: the year for businesses to establish a greener supply chain

Many businesses still have no sustainability strategy, new research says

Rob Wright, executive director at SCALA Consulting, provider of management services for the supply chain and logistics sector.   The recent growth of the e-commerce sector, triggered largely by nationwide lockdowns throughout the pandemic, has caused the sector’s supply chains to impact the environment with a renewed force. Larger fleets, longer journeys, and shrinking warehouse space […]

SCALA sees impressive growth as market changes

SCALA, an international provider of  consultancy services for the supply chain and logistics sector, has reported a record-breaking year for turnover. This comes as the business continues to adapt to changing market conditions, such as the continued rise of automation, increased Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) activity and environmental pressures. In its 20th year of operation, company turnover […]

Zero emission HGVs by 2040

Zero emission HGVs

On July 14, the UK government announced commitments to end the sale of new petrol and diesel heavy goods vehicles (HGVs) by 2040. Rob Wright, executive director at supply chain and logistics consultancy, SCALA, comments on how this ambitious goal could be achieved and what businesses can do to play their part: “From an environmental perspective […]

Why British airfreight businesses should join calls for second referendum

With Jeremy Corbyn and the Labour party now officially backing a second Brexit referendum, leading UK supply chain and logistics consultancy, SCALA, has outlined why they believe that British airfreight businesses should be joining the calls for another public vote. John Perry, managing director of leading supply chain and logistics consultancy SCALA, commented: “With the […]