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  • 27th November 2017

With the dawn of a new academic term upon us, we thought we’d show you how we got on at the latest supply chain event! Let’s get started…

With great power comes great responsibility. – Uncle Ben, Spider man

All supply chain super-heroes know this, which is why they gather at multi-modal to share their ideas at the foremost freight transport, logistics, and supply chain management event of the year. As trainers of superheroes we here at IoSCM had a responsibility to be there, ensuring everybody knows what it takes and how to become a superhero.Image-of-stand1 It is our second time at multi-modal and suffice it to say, we built on our success – enjoying every moment of the 8000+ professionally packed event.

No matter how many times you save the world, it always manages to get back into jeopardy  again – Craig T Nelson, The Incredibles


So, we were able to let the world of the supply chain know that when it is in jeopardy, we will be able to give their staff the skills to save it. We were able to meet students past and present (including Chris McCartin, Penny Sayce, John Kabawat and Arnie Sukdeo to name a few), delivery partners and even pick up a few new partners along the way – clearly more a Justice League than a Batman and Robin… The superhero t-shirts proved popular too, with many people recruiting them to incorporate into their own heroic outfit and a personal mention from Bethany Forvague from Woman in Logistics.

Wise man say forgiveness is divine, but never to pay full for a late pizza – Robbie Rist, Teenage Ninja Mutant Turtles 


Neither pizza or late – but free food nonetheless! We were able to network and meet many new people. We sat with the British International Freight Association at the Awards Ceremony on Tuesday evening and would like to thank them for their excellent company during the awards. We also had the good fortune of meeting with Women in Logistics, whose mission of broader diversity we feel increasingly important in a constantly changing industry and enjoyed meeting many of the crew from DSV, Morrisons Freight and 3T Logistics to name a few. We also had the chance to catch up with Mike Patrick of Logistics Voices – whom we have worked with previously and we are looking forward to continuing our relationship with future projects.

Someone must have removed the Q section out of my dictionary; I don’t know the meaning of the word quit. – Mr Furious, Mystery Men


The awards wholeheartedly embodied the superhero statement above. I cannot praise the winners enough and want to extend a formal congratulation from IoSCM to each winner.

The winners were:

The Award for Contribution to Environmental Sustainability in partnership with theFTA – Winner – The Co-operative


The Woman of the Year Award in conjunction with Women in Logistics – Winner – Beth Fovargue

The Multimodal Personality of the Year – Winner – John Williams – Maritime Transport

The Young Logistics Professional of the Year – Winner – Joanne Dolan – Paul Ponsonby

The Multimodal Exhibitor of the Year – Winner – Malcolm Logistics –

Highly Commended – Espace Europe

Each winner has given the industry something unique and we hope they will continue to do so!

Give me a scotch… I’m starving –Tony Stark, Ironman




The already greatly social atmosphere was, let’s say, significantly helped by a constant flow supplied by Port of Tyne and the United Kingdom Warehousing Association… Our thanks, though perhaps to preserve a degree of professional reputation, I shouldn’t comment further- the less about it the better.

Completely unrelated, we’d like to thank our delivery partners for helping on our stand on the final day, when we become a little overrun with visitors. The support was appreciated.

The door is more than it appears. It separates who you are from who you can be. You do not have to walk through it.
You can Run – Franklin Richards, The Fantastic Four

The door to success is hardwork, dedication and training. Take a look those who have ran through it:

Our aim is to encourage the next generation of superheroes to run through the door supply chain. These heroes will take advice from the professionals of today and come up with the innovative solutions to future problems; we look forward to one day seeing how they do it.

I’ll be back –The Terminator

Though not technically a superhero? Arnie’s terminator gives an impressive articulation of our plans for next year. We greatly look forward to it, in fact, we’ve already booked our place. It will be bigger, better, and we hope to enjoy even more success!

The future is worth it. All the pain. All the tears. The future is worth the fight – Martian Manhunter

Yeah, I’m not sure who Martian Manhunter is either. But the point is, the future is worth it, don’t look back at finishing this blog post as a missed opportunity

Look at all this success! Become a superhero!

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