Case studies

Presentations

19/02/2015
Albert Heijn has worked over the last ten years to transform its end-to-end wine supply chain, introducing a robust operational process that has dramatically reduced lead times, reduced working capital and improved on-shelf availability
01/01/2015
Spanish retailer Eroski has completed a project to boost availability both statistically and aesthetically. It essentially wanted to stop stocking “fresh air”. Read this presentation to find out the six steps Eroski took to achieve this, including the outsourcing of a demand forecasting system and the introduction of standardised planograms.
15/12/2014
The Co-operative is currently implementing its True North business strategy and re-fitting stores to its ‘Generation 2’ model. We visited one of its newest stores in Milton Keynes – tracking the chain from distribution centre to store to shopper, to get under the skin of how The Co-operative configures its supply chain to meet customers’ needs and the challenges of small store retailing. 
10/11/2014
Morrisons was the last of the big four supermarkets in the UK to develop a full online home-delivery grocery offer. This case study takes you through the journey Morrisons has been on which culminated in a partnership with online retailing specialist Ocado.
14/10/2014
Tesco’s Faster, Fresher initiative has revolutionised the way Tesco works with its produce growers. By improving forecast accuracy, committing to volumes earlier and improving communication and collaboration, Tesco’s shoppers now buy produce that’s up to ten days fresher.
14/10/2014
Kellogg’s award-winning initiative has seen the company overhaul its picking operation, introducing a new automated system based on cubing. The results have been dramatic – a step change in customer service and productivity improving by 40%.
14/10/2014
Unilever has completed the roll-out of demand sensing and inventory optimisation tools across its European operation. The tools, provided by Terra Technology, have enabled Unilever to realise benefits from increased forecast accuracy and reduced levels of inventory.  This case study looks at why Unilever has turned to demand sensing and inventory optimisation, how it implemented the tools and the benefits it has realised.
07/10/2014
2 Sisters Food Group has grown rapidly over recent years and has acquired many businesses too. As it grew it found visibility of its costs surrounding serving customers had diminished. To bring back better levels of visibility the manufacturer began a cost to serve project. This case study looks at the first phase of the project highlighting what 2 Sisters Food Group did, the benefits they achieved and what they are looking to work on next.
15/09/2014
Nestlé has implemented a cost-effective solution for real-time monitoring of thousands of container movements around the globe each year. The system has significantly increased supply chain visibility bringing a number of operational, strategic and financial benefits.
06/08/2014
Asda has collaborated with three competing manufacturers and a 3PL to merge transport operations. The project has dramatically improved supply chain responsiveness and on-shelf availability, without creating extra costs. This case study tells you how Asda overcame a number of challenges to drive a step-change in performance.