Welcome to SCM Portal

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:



Institute for Manufacturing (IfM), University of Cambridge

Institute for Manufacturing (IfM), University of Cambridge

How a Unified Logistics Approach Drives the Customer Centric Supply Chain
Jim Bralsford
Blue Yonder

What a year it has been! Glad to see the back of it… ‘New normal’… ‘Online schooling’… ‘Have you been vaccinated yet?’ Pandemic… Unprecedented… Zoom fatigue… three-day delivery isn’t fast enough…

I shudder to think how many times we have heard, read, or even spoken some or all of the above over the last 12 months.

It’s fair to say I love logistics. I’d be crazy not to love my industry after almost 25 years of designing and selling logistics solutions to customers all over the world, and every time it is about keeping the customer at the centre – there’s no other way to become their trusted supply chain partner than to walk many miles in their shoes and consider what the implications of change will do for them, and their customer.

Being part of an industry that is embracing change at an ever increasing rate is simply stimulating, keepi ...  >>

Models and algorithms for integrated production and distribution problems.
Article published in Computers & Industrial Engineering 154 (2021)   Authors Vincenzo Bo (a), Marco Bortolini (b), Enrico Malaguti (c), Michele Monaci (c), Cristina Mora (b), Paolo Paronuzzi (c). (a) Plannet S.r.l., Via Pier Carlo Cadoppi 4/6, I-42124 Reggio nell’Emilia, Italy (b) DIN  >>

Job Opportunities
Contract Manager, Supplier Relationship Manager, Vendor Manager
     Milton Keynes  -  PERM  -  Michael Page
Senior Logistics Manager
     South East England  -  PERM  -  Michael Page
IT Category Manager | Top Employer in the Thames Valley
     Bracknell  -  PERM  -  Michael Page
Unit Programme Buyer - 37140
     Warwick  -  PERM  -  Jonathan Lee Recruitment
Logistics Account Manager - Leading 3PL Provider
     Haverhill  -  PERM  -  Michael Page
Supply Chain Manager - Outsourced Manufacturing
     Stirling  -  PERM  -  Michael Page
Junior Logistics Coordinator - German Speaker
     Uxbridge  -  PERM  -  Page Personnel
Supplier Manager
     City of London  -  PERM  -  Michael Page
Category Manager
     Milton Keynes  -  PERM  -  Michael Page
Production Buyer
     Worcestershire  -  PERM  -  Jonathan Lee Recruitment
Logistics Coordinator
     England  -  PERM  -  Michael Page
Customs Coordinator
     Newcastle-under-Lyme  -  PERM  -  Michael Page
Category Manager
     Milton Keynes  -  PERM  -  Michael Page
Logistics Coordinator
     International  -  PERM  -  Page Personnel
Logistics Category Manager
     Wolverhampton  -  PERM  -  Michael Page

Supply chain E-learning

Explore available supply chain e-learning modules by language and academy

News & Trends

Last update 10 Sep 2021
Rising supply chain constraints lead to slower production growth and rising input prices in August
   Source: Markit /CIPS UK Manufacturing PMI   -  IHS Markit
United Kingdom 

Energy & Utilities

With increasing regulation & customer service expectations, utilities companies are redirecting their focus to improve end-to-end supply chain performance. As part of our drive to improve asset utilisation and up-time, Unipart Logistics has been at the forefront facilitating companies improved bus...

Automotive supply chains need a resilience vaccine

Even though dictionary.com declared “pandemic” its Word of the Year for 2020, one could argue the term “supply chain” is a close second. 2020 was likely many people’s first time hearing a...


Orthex: More robust planning process and happy planners

Company Orthex Group, a leading manufacturer of household products in the Nordic, operates in a sector where the customers have high demands on short lead times and on-time delivery. When unexpected large orders a...

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...

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