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SCM Portal is an independent portal aimed to bring to you the most relevant and updated information on Demand & Supply Chain Management Evolution in a systemic and organic way.

SCM Portal Conceptual Framework is based on the SCOR Model (TM). In order to let you get the most appropriate information according to your actual role inside Supply Chain Management, to each information has been assigned a specific label to identify its main concentration:


AEB International

How to get your supply chain ready for the future of transport

Unipart Logistics
Unipart Logistics

New technology and power sources could revolutionise logistics

In retail, much is made of the demand for flexible and even same-day delivery. However, this sector isn’t alone, with the need to find cost-effective solutions and new efficiencies evident throughout the logistics and supply chain industry. 

Changes to transport as we know it – such as vehicle electrification and the rise of automation – mean that many firms will need to adapt swiftly to survive. Nevertheless, this also presents an opportunity to reinvent and future-proof supply chain management, with knock-on effects for spending and sustainability.

Read on to find out what today’s businesses are asking supply chain providers for in terms of transport, and how the intelligent supply chain can better answer those needs. 


Advanced supply chain planning in the ceramic industry

In most traditional ceramic production processes, finished product planning has adopted a make-to-stock approach that is determined more by large minimum batch sizes than by well-designed storage policies. To ensure sufficiently large quantities and reduce the impact of setup costs on individual pieces, ceramic prod  >>

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Last update 6 Aug 2020
Output growth at 32-month high as reopening of manufacturers and clients gathers pace
   Source: Markit /CIPS UK Manufacturing PMI   -  IHS Markit
United Kingdom 

Chemicals & Pharmaceuticals

Maximum safety and reliability and reducing the costs for our customers at the same time: we are able to offer the chemical industry an extensive range of chemical logistics services that hardly any other logistics specialist can match. It is our goal to harmonise our services with your specifications in s...

Why supply chain managers are turning to new technology

From automation in production to picking and tracking tools, businesses are seeking new ways to streamline and enhance their logistics operations. In an age of heightened demand and greater consumer awareness, there i...

Introduction to procurement and category management
Introduction to negotiation
Introduction to contracts
Advanced negotiation
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Local & Regional Agenda

VERGANI: Seasonal demand and supply chain planning for the confectionery industry

Secondo Vergani S.p.a. is a leading company in the confectionery business for the production of nougat, chocolate, marron glacés and mustard. The manufacturing process of the company, in the historical plant in...

Five steps to cost justify a warehouse management system in today's omni-channel world

In the past five years, the rapidly emerging omni-channel marketplace has impacted warehousing operations resulting in a need for systems with increased capabilities and flexibility that are adaptable, configurable, a...

International Agenda