Supply Chain Analysis
Waitrose & Partners
Availability and service
Collaboration and best practice
Cost to serve
Demand and supply planning
Waste and sustainability
The Sainsbury’s supply chain playbook
Your guide to key developments, operations and strategic priorities.
Supply chain analytics
In this report, we explore how supply chain analytics can bring out the best of the data available, and how it can positively impact the performance of the whole supply chain.
Global retail alliances in 2020
Retailers' strategies and business models are evolving. They are increasingly building alliances with each other, IT and tech companies and others to enable them to build skill and scale quickly. These collaborations are also helping them deal with challenges that require greater global cooperation or are too big to be dealt with as individual companies.
Waste and sustainability: 10 initiatives from retailers and manufacturers for a more sustainable supply chain
In this report, we showcase 10 examples of initiatives that have been implemented by retailers and manufacturers not only to bolster their sustainability credentials, but to make their supply chains more sustainable.
Supply Chain Trends 2020
Each year, we call out the trends we believe will most influence supply chains in the year to come. In this report, we detail our selection, bringing to life our thinking with case studies and raising questions and considerations to help you capitalise.
Ranging strategies and their supply chain implications
In this report, we explore ranging strategies, highlighting the implications of choices on the supply chain activities of both retailers and manufacturers.
OSA: shopper perspectives and what retailers are doing to improve
On shelf availability (OSA) provides retailers with a shopper perspective of service and a view of overall supply chain effectiveness. This report explores shopper responses to out of stock products and what retailers, including Tesco, Sainsbury's and Co-op are doing to improve OSA.
Convenience supply chains: 5 characteristics for success
Food and grocery businesses are undergoing significant change and there’s no doubt that our food and grocery supply chains will have to adapt to mitigate risk and grow. In this report, we first explore the latest developments within the convenience space: * Convenient solutions * Range sophistication * Testing new concepts * Technology In addition, we look at five characteristics of strong convenience supply chains: * High availability * Accurate forecasting * Strong warehouse management * Flexible logistics * Being future-proofed
Latest insights from twelve supply chain influencers
We bring together the latest insights from 2018’s IGD Supply Chain Summit. Here are the main topics that business leaders, academics, supply chain directors and more have discussed: * The contribution of supply chains in business growth * The challenge of food integrity and trust, along with some corresponding solutions * The benefits of connecting and collaborating * How to get the most from technology and people In addition, we display a few tangible examples of how businesses have connected their supply chains through technology, aligned objectives, and how they have focused on their SC design and circularity.
Sainsbury’s and Asda: a merger proposal
We explore how the UK's second and third largest retailers intend to combine their businesses.