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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:



CIPS - Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply

CIPS - Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply

PCO - Agile Decision Making to Empower Resilience of Interconnected Supply-Chain Networks
Daniela Taglioretti

The unprecedented medical emergency the world is currently experiencing is causing serious disruptions to the economy, with a domino effect still hardly predictable in its consequences. Such a situation, including government restrictions imposed to protect the public health of each country, is seriously impacting operating conditions of manufacturing companies.

This ever-changing scenario is only the last challenge supply-chain managers are facing. Many industries are slowing down or closing production facilities, whilst others (especially those producing essential goods) are experiencing a higher level of pressure in order to satisfy the growing demand.

It is clearly evident how, under exceptional circumstances (as well as in normal conditions), external disruptions and environment variability heavily affect the d ...  >>

The Productivity Trifecta of Warehouse Optimization
What do engineered labor, slotting, and task interleaving have in common? Those that implement all three achieve the "productivity trifecta" of warehouse optimization. If you're not using all three, then you're leaving money on the table. The scene: a big box store early on Black Friday. A larg  >>

National Manufacturing Summit (NMS)
The forum for industry leaders, manufacturers, government and academia, to discuss and set the national manufacturing agenda. The Inaugural National Manufacturing Summit (NMS), hosted by the Manufacturing Technology Centre, will take place on the 16th and 17th March. This event will be the forum for indust
MTC campus at Ansty, Warwickshire  
Artificial Intelligence for Manufacturing 2021
Driving the Future of Business Intelligence The highly popular Artificial Intelligence for Manufacturing returns for 2021. Join us for an exciting event packed full of inspiring keynote presentations from AI experts, insightful demonstrators and advice on future technologies and taking the next steps in your man

Job Opportunities
Claims Supply Chain Manager - 75K
     London, England  -  PERM  -  1st Executive
Supply Chain Planning Manager
     Spalding  -  PERM  -  Cast UK
Supply Chain Manager
     North Leeds  -  PERM  -  Cast UK
Procurement Manager
     England  -  TEMP  -  Procurement People
Assistant Procurement Manager - 38,000 per annum plus benefits
     Essex, England  -  PERM  -  1st Executive
Engineering Strategic Buyer
     Staffordshire  -  PERM  -  Cast UK
Warehouse Supervisor
     Lancashire  -  PERM  -  Cast UK
Procurement Project Lead
     Oxfordshire  -  PERM  -  Michael Page
Senior Procurement Manager - Software
     London  -  PERM  -  Beaumont Select
Manufacturing Implant Manager
     International  -  PERM  -  Bis Henderson
Demand and Supply Planner
     London  -  PERM  -  Bis Henderson
Head of Inventory Management
     South East  -  PERM  -  Bis Henderson
Interim Senior Supply Chain Planner
     Stockport  -  TEMP  -  Cast UK
Supply Chain Manager
     Barnsley  -  PERM  -  Cast UK
Supply Network Specialist
     Peterlee  -  PERM  -  Jonathan Lee Recruitment

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Last update 5 Jan 2021
'Brexit-buying' and port issues lead to stockpiling and supply-chain disruption at UK manufacturers
   Source: Markit /CIPS UK Manufacturing PMI   -  IHS Markit
United Kingdom 


The retail sector is always on the move. Whether this involves shopping centres, shops in inner city locations or at airports – trends change very quickly and the goods change just as rapidly too. To keep up with these developments, highly complex and process driven supply chains are needed. With our...

The security issue: why digital technology should put the automotive sector on guard

Smart technologies are now present throughout automotive supply chains. Is enough being done to protect them from possible cyber threats? On the one hand, new technologies enable more efficient running of automotive s...

Introduction to procurement
Introduction to procurement
Introduction to procurement

Local & Regional Agenda

MOTOVARIO: A new Planning & Scheduling software to boost service level

Motovario is a leading Italian ompany which manufactures gear reducers, motovariators and electric motors; it was founded in 1965 in Formigine, a small town near Modena. Over the years it has become an international c...

Sharing Supply Chain Data in the Digital Era

Companies can use a digital marketplace to transform supply chain dynamics within their own units.Effectively managing and coordinating supply chains will increasingly require new approaches to data transparency and coll...

International Agenda