the CEP Group Updates its Membership in the Reverse Logistics Association, RLA

23 June 2021

the CEP Group updated its membership information with the the RLA this month, and added a link on the Industry Affiliations page.

The Reverse Logistics Association promotes best practices related to reverse logistics. RLA is a member-driven, global trade association for the returns and reverse industry. The association offers information, research, solutions, and facilitates networking introductions for manufacturers, retail companies, and third-party providers. Their mission is to educate and inform reverse logistics professionals globally and be the voice of the reverse industry


Further to the disruption by commercial electric vehicles, CEVs, #CEVs, today’s news about GM’s pullback from Nikola is apocalyptic. The legacy automotive industry cannot disengage its DNA, it cannot turn off the combustion engine.

Change is coming, as the petrol-powered automobile rendered horse drawn carriage and drayage to the knackers of history, EV/alternative fuel, AF, transport is doing the same, and the curve is accelerating.

Lest you distrust our vision, our over the horizon history goes back to 1984 when our Principal consultant first formally documented a prototype EMS self-service kiosk, through 2002 when he pioneered ‘Customer Value Chain Analysis’ (USPTO application) and devised the concept of “embedded networks” #EmbeddedNetworks, for last mile delivery for emerging ‘big box’ merchants; e.g., Walmart, years later as publicly presented at World Mail & Express Americas in 2017, and in practice today – Walmart free delivery from store.

For a discussion of what is coming tomorrow in the CEP sector, and especially for the national postal operators, #NPOs, please feel free to contact us  —; “Transforming Disruption Into Opportunity”


the CEP Group Continues U.S. Federal Government System for Award Management (SAM) Support in CY 2021!

the CEP Group is pleased to announce our continued participation in the U.S. Federal Government’s System for Award Management (SAM) for CY 2021. SAM is the official website of the U.S. government that companies must actively register in to do business with the Federal Government. 

Our expertise in national postal operator (NPO) contracting spans four decades including work on US Postal Service Contract Postal Units (CPUs), USPS fleet purchasing for the national accounts program, multiple projects for including development and launch of the Post Office Locator, the re-engineering design contract for the USPS website, development of the affiliate marketing program for, and special reports for the USPS office of Inspector General, OIG.

Beyond the US Postal Service, the CEP Group principals have led extensive alliance projects for commercial integrators with national postal operators (NPOs) for co-branded products, integrated cross border and domestic first mile – last mile delivery networks, and global mail transportation networks

We are proud to continue our tradition of expert consultation, special projects, and custom research for the Courier, Express, and Postal sector worldwide

Georgetown University’s School of Continuing Studies Master’s in Supply Chain Management

20 February 2020

Georgetown University’s School of Continuing Studies, SCS, hosted an open house at its Washington DC campus today to introduce prospective students to its Master of Professional Studies in Supply Chain Management program. The MPS in Supply Chain Management is the first graduate level Supply Chain Management program in DC. The CEP Group attended today’s open house and spoke at length with faculty director Linda Dunn.

“The curriculum focuses on practical applications, case studies, and real-world situations so you can put what you’ve learned to work and make significant contributions to your organization immediately—not just once you graduate.

— Linda Dunn, MBA, Faculty Director; Master of Professional Studies in Supply Chain Management

Washington DC and environs previously overlooked as a hotbed of logistics is now becoming an epicenter of transportation. With major critical demand sectors including Defense – DOD, Boeing, Lockheed, BAE, General Dynamics and others, civilian federal agencies – US Postal Service (multibillion dollar transportation contracts), as well as the other federal agencies, and Amazon’s recent HQ2 takeover of Northern Virginia, and its new (so far below the radar) build out of a massive logistics hub at BWI, Georgetown SCS MPS Supply Chain Management graduates will be well positioned for future career success.

“Washington, D.C. – Georgetown University’s School of Continuing Studies, SCS, is pleased to introduce the Master of Professional Studies in Supply Chain Management. Launching in fall 2020, this program adds to a host of existing business and management master’s programs as the University aims to offer a wider variety of educational opportunities that meet the demands of an evolving workforce.”

Georgetown University’s  School of Continuing Studies is now accepting applications for Fall 2020. For program details please see Master’s in Supply Chain Management