Supply Chain News

Electric Container Ship Race

The electric container ship race seems to be very much on, with at least two parties having announced their innovative intentions this year. Dutch company Port Liner declared earlier in the year that they are building two giant all-electric barges, which are being...

CP Courses And Events in December

Below is a small featured selection of CP Training’s outstanding business led courses and events for December 2018, these are just three of many running. Aimed at managers and aspiring managers, CP Training Services have been the go-to specialists for supply chain...

SCA & Manufacturing Revolution!

The Supply Chain Academy is now collaborating with EEF, the representative voice of British manufacturing, to offer thought leadership seminars in supply chain best practice to manufacturing businesses. For over 120 years EEF has been keeping businesses safe,...

UK Ports Disrupt Supply Chain

Congestion at the UK’s two largest container ports continues to disrupt supply chains during the busiest time of year for retailers. The delays started at Felixstowe earlier in the year, when the introduction of a new operating system slowed the port down to around...

Global Markets Identify Fake Goods

According to the Loadstar, the world’s largest internet retailer has been identified as a notorious market for counterfeit goods, and has been blamed for being unresponsive and non-compliant in regions such as the UK, Canada and Germany. The retailer joins other major...

Low Sulphur to Increase Costs

The International Maritime Organisation (IMO) are introducing new low sulphur regulations with effect from January 2020, which will effectively mean that shipping lines will have to reduce emissions by 85%. The regulation aims to reduce the environmental impact of...

SCA Launch Latest Brexit Event

The Supply Chain Academy have just confirmed their latest thought leadership event - which will be taking place in conjunction with sister company Customs Insights - and will be covering the most topical and important issue of the millennium so far - Brexit. The...

China Reply To US New Tariffs

This week America imposed new tariffs on $200 billion worth of imports from China, reigniting a trade war between the two nations, which has resulted in China announcing $60 billion worth of tariffs on US products today. The US tariffs confirmed on Monday were the...

CP Courses in November

Below is a small featured selection of CP Training’s outstanding business led courses for November 2018, these are just four of many running. Aimed at managers and aspiring managers, CP Training Services have been the go-to specialists for supply chain training and...

Storms To Disrupt Supply Chains

The strong winds of Hurricane Florence are weakening as it reaches closer to the US East Coast, but the impact of the immense storm could still be disastrous for millions of people and the US supply chain. Florence, which has now been downgraded to a Category 2...

US Driver Shortage Continues

According to the American Trucking Associations, the US is short more than 50,000 drivers, causing long-haul truck shipping rates to rise. Over the next 8 years, the shortage is expected to rise to more than 174,000 drivers. The entire Class 8 truck market, which...

America – China Trade Wars

America are preparing to impose tariffs on $200b worth of imports from China, reigniting a major trade war between the nations. The US president, Donald Trump, initially imposed tariffs on $50b worth of Chinese exports in June, after tweeting in March that “Trade wars...

Sea/Air Alternative In Peak Season?

As the Asia peak season intensifies, there has been a new focus on utilising sea/air combinations, due to seasonal ocean reliability issues and rising air freight rates. With sea/air services working through South East Asia and more commonly The Middle East, customers...

First Logistics Firm To Create Degree

Uniserve Group - the first logistics company ever to create a degree for the industry! If you’re looking for a brighter future and are keen to take your first steps into the world of business, the Uniserve Group (the largest independent logistics and freight...

New CP Training Website Launches

The Supply Chain Academy are pleased to announce the launch of our new look CP Training website, which provides an exciting range of supply chain training courses designed for managers and aspiring managers. CP Training Services have been the go-to supply chain...

SCA Welcomes Chinese Dignitaries

CHINESE PROVERB - ‘Be not afraid of growing slowly, be afraid only of standing still.’  Every day is different at the Academy. In partnership with Essex International, the SCA recently hosted a tailored ‘supply chain innovation’ day for  25 CEOs and Chairmen from...

The Effect Of Brexit On Trade

International Trade Secretary - Liam Fox - recently suggested that the chances of a deal with the European Union stood at 60/40 against, and as time goes by the reality of a hard Brexit looms large. With this in mind, UK manufacturers have identified supply chain...

It’s Madness (Not the band)

Has the world has gone mad? The country and UK parliament is in uproar about Brexit and we could be in for a round of global trade wars. We have certainly entered the unknown – a period of uncertain futures. How can business use data to predict possible outcomes,...

Courses and Events in Sep/Oct

Below is a small featured selection of CP Training’s outstanding business led courses for September 2018, these are just four of many running. We have also included a must-attend networking and thought leadership event at the Supply Chain Academy. Aimed at managers...

Great Supply Chain Collaboration

The Supply Chain Academy were delighted to collaborate with the Institute of Directors (IoD) recently at our combined ‘Impact of Supply Chain Disruption’ event. This successful event enabled the exchanging of thought provoking concepts, questions and ideas on...

The Robots Are Coming

The Supply Chain Academy were delighted to collaborate with the Institute of Directors (IoD), The EEF and the University of Essex to hear from leading experts on the use of Big Data, Block Chain, AI and Robotics now and what could happen in the future….. We’re...

First Learners Start SCM Degree

This week has been very exciting at CP Training and the Supply Chain Academy (SCA), as the first group of learners have started the much sought after Supply Chain Leadership Professional Degree Apprenticeship. The group were enrolled after the standard for the degree...

How Starbucks Plan Their Demand

The use of 'Big Data' is increasingly becoming integral to the demand and purchasing process within global organisations. Take Starbucks, the iconic Seattle coffee brand, they rely on Demand Planners and Data Scientists to influence their market share and use...

Meet The SCA Faculty: Introducing Jeremy Johnson

Podcast #10 – Meet The SCA Faculty: Introducing Jeremy Johnson Welcome to the tenth in our popular series of podcasts, where we regularly talk ‘all things supply chain’ with industry experts and leaders, including our very own faculty members. The podcast included...

Innovation And Productivity

Podcast #9 - Innovation And Productivity Welcome to the ninth in our popular series of podcasts, where we regularly talk ‘all things supply chain’ with industry experts and leaders, including our very own faculty members. The podcast included Professor Tazeeb Rajwani,...

CP Training Courses in July

Below is a small featured selection of CP Training’s outstanding business led courses for July 2018, these are just four of many running. Aimed at managers and aspiring managers, CP Training Services have been the go-to specialists for supply chain training and...

Big Data in the Burger Supply Chain

Big data, along with blockchain and robotics, is widely recognised to be one of three key innovations to impact supply chains over the next few years. Major organisations are already using big data in their supply chain stock management, especially for consumer...

Accelerate Innovation: Why Smart Executives Fail

Podcast #8 - Accelerate Innovation: Why Smart Executives Fail Welcome to the eighth in our popular series of podcasts, where we regularly talk ‘all things supply chain’ with industry experts and leaders, including our very own faculty members. The podcast included...

Blockchain in the Supply Chain

Bloomberg recently reported that South Korean electronics giant – Samsung – intend to use blockchain in their global supply chain. Samsung SDS, the company’s IT division, have been reviewing the technology and are looking to reduce supply chain costs by up to 20% by...

The Need For Supply Chain Education

Podcast #7 - The Need For Supply Chain Education Welcome to the seventh in our popular series of podcasts, where we regularly talk ‘all things supply chain’ with industry experts and leaders, including our very own faculty members. Hosted by Supply Chain Academy (SCA)...

The Impact of Supply Chain Disruption

The Supply Chain Academy recently confirmed two new thought leadership events taking place in conjunction with esteemed partners, one of which was The Impact of Supply Chain Disruption event being held at the IOD's headquarters. This conference, designed for supply...

Latest Trends in British Manufacturing

Podcast #6 - Latest Trends in British Manufacturing and the Supply Chain with the EEF Welcome to the sixth in our popular series of podcasts, where we regularly talk ‘all things supply chain’ with industry experts and leaders, including our very own faculty members....

CP Training Courses in May

Below is a small featured selection of CP Training's outstanding business led courses for May 2018, these are just four of many running. Aimed at managers and aspiring managers, CP Training Services have been the go-to specialists for supply chain training and...

Best Practice in Global Trade

Podcast #5 - Best Practice in Global Trade Welcome to the fifth in our popular series of podcasts, where we regular talk ‘all things supply chain’ with industry experts and leaders, including our very own faculty members. Hosted by Supply Chain Academy (SCA) Director,...

New Supply Chain Programme

The Supply Chain Academy have recently confirmed a new Supply Chain Director's Program masterclass, which is a must attend for executives and leaders who are looking for the latest techniques in strategic innovation. The first Accelerating Innovation with Supply Chain...

New Trends in Supply Chain

Podcast #4 - New Trends in Logistics and Supply Chain Welcome to the fourth in our popular series of podcasts, where we regular talk ‘all things supply chain’ with industry experts and leaders, including our very own faculty members. Hosted by Supply Chain Academy...

New Innovation Events Announced

The Supply Chain Academy have confirmed two new thought leadership events this week that are centred very much around innovation in the supply chain. The events, which will be held in May and June, are aimed at supply chain executives and leaders and include insights...

A View On The UK From China

Podcast #3 - A view on the UK from China. Welcome to the third in our popular series of podcasts, where we will be regularly talking ‘all things supply chain’ with industry experts and leaders, including our very own faculty members. Hosted by Supply Chain Academy...

Global Trade Webinars Announced

The Supply Chain Academy, Customs Insights Consultancy Limited, the  Institute of Export & International Trade and the North London Chamber of Commerce & Enterprise today announce a new collaboration, to provide industry with webinars on Global Trade best practice....

Innovation and Productivity

Podcast #2 - Innovation & Productivity Welcome to the second in our new series of podcasts, where we will be regularly talking ‘all things supply chain’ with industry experts and leaders, including our very own faculty members. Hosted by Supply Chain Academy (SCA)...

Uniserve Confirm SCM Degree

Uniserve Group have proudly announced today, that the Degree Apprenticeship in supply chain leadership has now been approved by the ‘Institute for Apprenticeships’, and will be deliverable by the middle of this year. Uniserve, supported by the Supply Chain Academy and...

Orchestrating Competitive Advantage

Podcast #1 - Strategy and orchestrating competitive advantage through the supply chain. Welcome to the first in our new series of podcasts, where we will be regularly talking ‘all things supply chain’ with industry experts and leaders, including our very own faculty...

Approved Apprenticeship Provider

The Supply Chain Academy had some exciting news this week when it was confirmed that our training and qualifications arm - CP Training Services - have now been approved as an apprenticeship training provider. The Education and Skills Funding Agency (EFSA) deemed that...

New Course Discount – Last Places

Orchestrating Competitive Advantage Course A great opportunity to secure one of the last remaining places on our exciting new masterclass in partnership with the University of Essex. A must for leaders and aspiring leaders looking to leverage their supply chain....

New Ambassador Making Hay

The Supply Chain Academy's Alex Mortimer was out-and-about last week,  in his new role as the Institute of Director's (IOD) Ambassador for Supply Chain and Global Trade for Herts and Essex. Alex's first port of call was an IOD event that included a tour of the New...

CP Training Courses in March

Below is a selection of CP Training's outstanding business led courses for March 2018. Aimed at managers and aspiring managers, CP Training Services have been the go-to specialists for supply chain training and qualifications for over 20 years. So, start the new year...

Alex Joins IOD Committee Board

Supply Chain Academy Commercial Director - Alex Mortimer - was recently elected to serve on the Institute of Directors (IOD) committee board, representing the Essex and Herts region. With a membership of over 30,000 leaders, the IoD is British business’s leading voice...

Marine & Supply Base Course

CP Training Services is running a five-day course from the 19th to the 23rd February, entitled Marine and Supply Base Operations for Offshore Support, which will reduce costs as soon as participants start to use these skills. This intensive, high-level course supplies...

Opportunity For Industry Trainers

Join the Supply Chain Academy faculty, to deliver supply-chain related courses & workshops, including the new Supply Chain Leadership Degree Apprenticeship. Along with our experienced faculty, deliver outstanding training and education to our clients in your...

Gaining a Competitive Advantage

The Supply Chain Academy have recently confirmed the first masterclass in partnership with the University of Essex, which is a must for executives and leaders looking to leverage their supply chain. The Orchestrating Competitive Advantage course will be hosted at...

Our Holiday Opening Times

Christmas Opening Times at The Supply Chain Academy. Merry Christmas to all of our friends and colleagues and thanks to everyone who has contributed this year. Lets hope for an equally productive 2018. [et_bloom_inline optin_id="optin_2"] Follow Us: [et_social_follow...

Collaboration is Breath of Fresh Air

The Supply Chain Academy, Customs Insights and the Institute for Export & International Trade have announced the launch of an exciting new collaboration to help promote and support best practice in international trade. Bringing together expertise from all three...

SCA supporting Ardagh with S&OP

The Supply Chain Academy recently held a successful bespoke ‘Sales & Operational Planning’ course in Norwich for manufacturing giant, Ardagh Group. The Group manufactures packaging and operates globally through two business  divisions, Glass and Metal, with a combined...

New Man Meets Portillo

CP Training's Neil Roll got off to an interesting start in his new role with us, as he met with former Conservative Deputy Leader Michael Portillo in his first few days. Pictured on the left, Neil met with the BBC's 'This Week' political pundit at an Institute of...

Academy Lead Apprentice Change

Uniserve Group and the Supply Chain Academy are leading the drive to change the government's approach to supply chain apprenticeships and to enable business to spend their apprenticeship levy on a single unified methodology for developing carrier paths in our sector....

Supply Chain – A Risky Business?

The Supply Chain Academy and Thomson Reuters have recently agreed a joint collaboration to offer a series of round table discussions, that educate supply chain and procurement professionals on managing supply chain risk. Thomson Reuters, ‘The Answer Company’ offer...

Academy Partners Uni of Essex

The Supply Chain Academy has this week confirmed a new partnership arrangement with the University of Essex, which will include the development and delivery of a unique new programme designed for supply chain leaders and their teams. Working in partnership, the Supply...

Major Brexit Event Success

In conjunction with the IOD (Institute of Directors), the Supply Chain Academy hosted a major Brexit focused dinner last week, which was enthusiastically attended by numerous UK supply chain leaders and experts. Speaking at the major industry event was Uniserve Group...

Miss Brexit Presents at Academy

Renowned Brexit expert, Allie Renison from the Institute of Directors (IoD,) will speak with business leaders at a thought leadership dinner to be held at the Supply Chain Academy's Headquarters, Upminster Court on Thursday 5 October. Allie Renison, fondly known as...

Group Sponsor Bath Rugby

The UK’s leading international logistics and supply chain business, Uniserve Group, have teamed up with Bath Rugby in a sponsorship agreement to coincide with the new 2017-18 season. The multi award-winning, global British group, which includes us at the Supply Chain...

SCA Delivers APICS

The world of supply chain management never stops advancing—and neither should supply chain professionals or their organisations. The Supply Chain Academy through its training and qualifications arm: CP Training,  can now offer APICS certifications, endorsements,...

Academy Holds Faculty Day

Over 500 years of SCM experience – determined to upskill the industry, worldwide.  Members of the The Supply Chain Academy faculty and its skills training development arm, CP Training Services, recently met at Upminster Court and renewed their passionate and ongoing...

Customers Enjoy The Cricket

The Supply Chain Academy (SCA) and the Uniserve Group, in collaboration with the Institute of Directors (IoD), recently hosted a client networking cricket day for customers at Chelmsford County Cricket Ground. The West Indies cricket team played a three day match...

SCA & IoD To Hold Event

As we accounced last week, the Supply Chain Academy will be collaborating with the Institute of Directors (IoD) to jointly deliver global trade themed events, using the Academy as the ‘go-to' lead on global trade and supply chain disruptions issues. The IoD have been...

SCA Collaborates with IoD

At the Supply Chain Academy (SCA), our overall purpose is to professionalise the supply chain sector. To help achieve this, we build strong partnerships with leading credible educational institutions, professional business and lobbying groups and other business...

SCA presents at Novus

The Supply Chain Academy (SCA) was invited to present alongside Aston University, Cranfield University and the University of Huddersfield at a recent NOVUS sponsors meeting. NOVUS is a higher education initiative that aims to address the skills gaps and shortfall of...

Degree Apprenticeship News

The world’s first apprenticeship route to supply chain leadership roles, which has been developed by an employer group consisting of around 25 organisations and a number of Universities, and is led by the Uniserve Group and the Supply Chain Academy – is set to launch...

Success For Mitsubishi Electric

Last month, the Supply Chain Academy (SCA) held a successful bespoke import and export training course for manufacturing and technology giant, Mitsubishi Electric, at their Hertfordshire headquarters. Michelle Coombe, General Manager for Customer Service & Operations...

Majestic Experience Beer Game

The Supply Chain Academy (SCA) recently held a successful ‘supply chain simulation’ game for niche wine and beer company; Majestic Wine. Neil Firth, Majestic Wine’s Supply Chain Director, wanted his team to understand what the ’end-to-end’ supply chain for Majestic...

Logistics Awards Finalists

The 2017 Logistics Awards, organised by SHD Logistics, has announced the Uniserve Group as a finalist for the prestigious ‘Future Skills’ Award - in recognition of its work creating a first-of-its-kind Degree Apprenticeship in supply chain management. The Logistics...

Supporting Customs Agenda

The Supply Chain Academy has been invited by the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) to be part of their new customs project, joining a high profile panel of Directors from businesses including Nissan, Ford, Tate & Lyle, IBM and more. The aim of this group is to...

Academy Attends Forum Event

Representatives from the Supply Chain Academy and Uniserve recently spoke about intelligent vehicle monitoring / driver monitoring and behaviour at the North London Chamber of Commerce and Enterprise (NLCCE) forum event on 27th June. The Supply Chain Academy are...

CP Chosen by BAE Systems

CP Training, the skills training and development arm of The Supply Chain Academy has been selected by the Aircraft Maintenance and Support function within BAE Systems, to devise and deliver its Supply Chain Career Pathway initiative. Following a number of joint...

MacAndrews Enjoy Workshop

The Supply Chain Academy recently held a successful ‘Personal Effectiveness’ workshop for niche supply chain and logistics company, MacAndrews & Company Limited, who are part of CMA CGM which is the third largest shipping container transport company in the world....

Another Boost For Faculty

The Supply Chain Academy have welcomed yet another industry leader to our cutting edge faculty, as Professor Edward Sweeney has joined the team to assist in our product delivery. Edward is Professor of Logistics, Head of the Engineering Systems & Management (ESM)...

40 Strong Trailblazer Meeting

More than 40 participants are due to attend tomorrow's Trailblazer Group meeting, which is being held and chaired by Universe Group at the Supply Chain Academy in Upminster. Attendees are arriving from a broad cross section of business, higher education and...

Supply Chain Executives Offer

The Supply Chain Academy are offering a promotional opportunity to executives for May; to try one of our leading edge masterclasses at an introductory price. The Leading Complex Change Through The Supply Chain masterclass would be extremely beneficial  to...

Darren Joins Our Faculty

The Supply Chain Academy were pleased to welcome Professor Darren Dalcher to our faculty recently, to assist in delivering our executive supply chain intuition and thought leadership products. Darren is Professor of Project Management at the University of...

Academy Courses Head North

The Supply Chain Academy is launching a range of courses that will be great news for northern based supply chain professionals, as they are being delivered at Leeds Trinity University. In conjunction with our ongoing partnership with Leeds Trinity, to develop the new...

Andreea Joins The Team

The Supply Chain Academy welcomed a new member of the team recently when Andreea Elefteriu joined as Training Manager. Andreea has over 20 years of experience in learning & organisational development (L&D) delivery and consultancy; gained while working with executives...

The Academy in Parliament

The Supply Chain Academy attended parliament last week when Paul Stone, Group HR Director, met with MP’s at the House of Commons to talk about, amongst other things, Uniserve’s Degree Apprenticeship standard and the Supply Chain Academy’s collaboration with Leeds...

Last Call for Brexit Event

There are still a few places left for our next free event being held at Leeds Trinity University at the end of this month. Is Your Supply Chain Brexit Ready? - Wednesday 29th March 2017 Please join us to find out more about: Apprenticeships, including the development...

Degree Gets Green Light!

The degree apprenticeship proposal, chaired by the Supply Chain Academy and Uniserve Group, was today given government approval and listed as the occupational qualification for Supply Chain & Logistics. In a letter to Paul Stone, Uniserve Group HR Director, from the...

Academy Partners Chamber

The Supply Chain Academy has officially partnered with the North London Chamber of Commerce and Enterprise (NLCCE) to equip members with end to end Supply Chain understanding through impartial advice and in the long term, training and consultancy. NLCCE are aiming to...

Alex Elected to CBI Council

Alex Mortimer, our Supply Chain Academy Director, attended his first meeting this week since his recent election to the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) council. Alex was appointed following a contested election in which CBI members across the region voted. In...

First Course at Leeds Trinity

CP Training, our supply chain staff development and qualifications arm, are hosting their first ever training course at Leeds Trinity University on 15th and 16th May. The two day Demand Planning course, is a first for CP delivered in Leeds, as we work with the...

Degree Apprenticeship & Levy

Last year we told you how we are leading the design of the world’s first supply chain degree apprenticeship and the project is very much underway. The intention is for this to be ‘business led’, so there is still an opportunity for further participants to be involved...

Sally Joins The Academy

The Supply Chain Academy’s team was strengthened this month when Sally Gale joined them as Operations & Events Manager. Sally has been with Uniserve Group for 19 years, 18 of which as Personal Assistant to our Group Managing Director, Iain Liddell. Iain commented...

Be a Market Driver!

I don’t want to be a Market Leader….I want to be a Market Driver! (This is our vision here at the Supply Chain Academy) How about you? Are you wanting to become a Market Leader or a Market Driver?   Offering an excellent customer experience must be paramount for the...

First of its Kind!

A new degree apprenticeship qualification for supply chain professionals is being developed as the first of its kind in England. On 6 April 2017, the way the government funds apprenticeships in England is changing. Some employers will be required to contribute to a...

Improving the Supply Chain

Organisations are constantly facing new business challenges, undergoing profound change and being asked to shift direction in order to meet new and tougher customer expectations more than ever before. We believe it is supply chains that compete, not Individual...

Brexit : The Future of Supply Chain Conference

The Supply Chain Academy are very proud to be hosting the "Brexit: The Future of the Supply Chain" event at our Upminster Court training and conference facility this month. On the 31st of August we will be receiving over 200 guests to witness and participate in the...

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