APICS Supply Chain Council

Integrated Supply Chain is working in association with the APICS Supply Chain Council (APICS SCC), which is a global nonprofit organization whose methodology, diagnostic, and benchmarking tools help nearly a thousand organizations make dramatic and rapid improvements in supply chain processes. APICS SCC has established the supply chain world’s most widely accepted framework for evaluating and comparing supply chain activities and their performance. The framework—the Supply Chain Operations Reference (SCOR®) model—lets organizations quickly determine and compare the performance of supply chain and related operations within their company or against other organizations. APICS SCC continually advances its tools and educates members about how organizations are capitalizing on those tools. By using its tools, APICS SCC members are able to rapidly overcome the first difficult step in supply chain improvement: determining what processes to improve first and how much to improve them.

Members also use APICS SCC’s reference models to guide the consolidation of internal supply chains (which results in significant cost reductions from eliminating duplicative assets); create standard processes and common information systems across business units (which generates major cost savings, cycle-time and quality improvements); and create a common scorecard by which customers can measure their performance and by which APICS SCC members can measure suppliers’ performance (which can lead to major cross-organizational process improvements).

To help members maximize the value of APICS SCC’s reference models, the organization provides a benchmarking database by which organizations can compare their supply chain performance to others in their industries; training so that managers can master the use of the reference models; and conferences at which supply chain and senior business executives can learn how APICS SCC members have used the organization’s services to make dramatic improvements in supply chain and overall financial performance.


ELUPEG (European Logistics Users Providers and Enablers Group) is a not-for-profit European cross industry organisation created in 2003 to tackle issues on a collaborative basis. We seek to promote, facilitate and engender horizontal collaboration.

Our mission is to provide the forum where senior people interested in collaboration can meet in a ‘trusted’ and neutral environment to instigate and develop mutually beneficial sustainable supply chain projects. We aim for all supply chain stakeholders to generate greater collective, commercial, economic and social benefit than ever previously imagined, by identifying and acting upon opportunities to work together more easily and more effectively.

ELUPEG has 3 group meetings per year located in different parts of Europe, with smaller more specific meetings in between. Previous hosts include Ford, Metro, General Mills, LKW Walter, Coca Cola Enterprises, Kimberly Clark and many others. An important part of the meeting is the lively interactive break-out sessions in the Collaborative Working Groups.

We have around 600 members including Corporate Members of Solvay, DHL, Eddie Stobart, Freightex, CEVA Logistics, Wincanton and many more.

For more information on ELUPEG please see our website.

Research Partner

Supply Chain Insights Supply Chain Insights

Supply Chain Insights is focused on delivering independent, actionable and objective advice for supply chain leaders. A company dedicated to research, turn to us when you want the latest insights on supply chain trends, technologies to know and metrics that matter.  We are a small boot-strapped start-up of eight people.  We strive to be objective and deliver insights through Open Content Research; easy to do business with; and socially engaging.

We are serving the supply chain community with:

·         Monthly Newsletter to 6,000 Supply Chain Professionals

·         Monthly Complimentary Webinars

·         Weekly Podcast Services

·         Open Community of over 6,000 Supply Chain Leaders

·         Open Research:  Published 35 Reports since starting in 2012

·         Annual Event:  Supply Chain Insights Global Summit

·         Private Networks:  Shaman’s Circle and CIO Corner

Game Training Partner

The Fresh ConnectionThe Fresh Connection

The Fresh Connection is an enriching and educational experience that provides a realistic and competitive environment to test competencies and build effective teams. The Fresh Connection is an excellent inducement to sharpen up your theoretical knowledge and insights, and powerful way to engage stakeholders to initiate improvement.

Learning with The Fresh Connection can be structured to meet desired learning outcomes by customising learning modules that are used to supplement the use of the simulation. Some typical learning topics include: Structured Decision Making Processes such as Sales & Operations Planning, Demand Management, Supplier Selection and Relationship Management, Supply Chain Strategy and Alignment, and Integrated decision making.

The Fresh Connection requires participants to make strategic and tactical decisions to save the fictional company- The Fresh Connection- from financial ruin.

Participating in teams of four representing the functional roles of Operations, Purchasing, Sales, and Supply Chain, The Fresh Connection provides a meaningful learning experience that highlights the need for structured decision making processes such as Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP), breaks down functional silos fostering collaboration and partnerships, exposes means to effectively put strategy into action, makes collaboration measurable, and addresses contemporary business issues and trade-offs.

Education, behavioral change, team work, collaboration and partnership - all values which are entrenched in The Fresh Connection.

Ranging from a focus on team building and partnerships, through to corporate strategy and structured communication processes such as S&OP, the varying depths of learning experience include:

Open competition: Ideal for team building and increasing cross-functional awareness of the end-to-end Supply Chain.

In-company workshops: Can be structured between half a day and even multiple months and includes learning interventions to support the use of the simulation.Typically engaging a crossfunctional group of Middle or Senior Managers, some of the key learning’s include strategy into action, structured communication, the need for collaboration, demand management, product rationalisation, and tradeoffs.

Integration into ongoing in-company learning programs: Leading organisation around the world have identified the value of The Fresh Connection as a tool to engage management, teach core competencies, build partnerships, improve collaboration, manage change, and drive company profitability through achieving a shared vision and alignment through the organisation.

Media Partners


The world’s most comprehensive supply chain management information resource, is accessed year round through a wide range of ever evolving multi-media formats by hundreds of thousands of senior level industry executives.

In addition to addressing the fundamental principles of supply-chain management, SupplyChainBrain identifies emerging trends, technologies and best practices, forward thinking ideas, cutting-edge solutions and continues to write and report about these as they evolve and mature.

Supply Chain Movement

We make the difference; Supply Chain Movement is more than just an ordinary website. We aim to spread European Supply Chain knowledge around the world. Targeted at the global supply chain community, Supply Chain Movement informs you about the latest market updates and company developments, industry events, blogs and trends on supply chain worldwide. The website provides a platform where experts from around the world are able to blog and share their views on current and future issues. With more than 18,000 members; Supply Chain Movement has one of the most active supply chain groups on LinkedIn.

Supply Chain Movement Quarterly Magazine will be delivered in both print and digital formats ensuring that our readers, your targeted audience receive the latest information in the format of their own choice. The digital magazine can be downloaded via the App Store to be read on the iPad. Magazine circulation is via paid subscription, trade-shows, conferences & seminars.

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