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22 July 2019
Walmart has made a series of appointments and structural changes to its leadership team as it seeks to optimise its omnichannel capabilities. Pressing home its store network advantage The new structure has been developed to underpin Walmart’s aim to build a winning omnichannel business at scale. Over recent years it has pushed to press home the advantage of its store network; in the US, it can ...
10 June 2019
The Consumer Goods Forum (CFG) has announced the unanimous election of Tom Rose as the Retail Chair (Co-Chair) of the End-to-End Value Chain & Standards Pillar (E2EVC). Unanimous election in Barcelona Mr Rose has been unanimously appointed during the steering committee meeting that took place in Barcelona last April. He joins Manufacturer Chair Barron Witherspoon, Global VP, Industry Affairs ...
04 June 2019
Mike Barry, Marks and Spencer’s director of sustainability has confirmed he’ll step down from his current position on the 30th June. To be succeeded by Carmel McQuaid Mike Barry has spent 14 years working in the retailer’s sustainability team. He’s previously contributed in the development and implementation of its ‘Plan A’ strategy, which main objective is to make M&S the ‘most sustainable r...
28 May 2019
Walmart has announced the appointment of Suresh Kumar as its new elevated Chief Technical Officer and Chief Development Officer. 25 years of technology experience Mr Kumar brings more than 25 years of technology experience, having previously worked with Google, Microsoft, Amazon and IBM. His 15 years with Amazon will be particularly attractive to Walmart, having most recently held the positio...
24 May 2019
Mondelez International announced today that it has appointed Sandra MacQuillan as Executive Vice President, Integrated Supply Chain. What does the job involve? MacQuillan will be responsible for managing the company’s global procurement, manufacturing, engineering, customer service and logistics group. She brings extensive experience in supply chain technology and emerging markets. She will...
01 May 2019
With part two of our Supply Chain Leaders series published last week, I thought it would be a great time to explore further how you can embrace the empirical approach in your journey to supply chain excellence. Our Supply Chain Leaders work has improved our understanding of how supply chain is changing, and the attributes needed to succeed. The first attribute explored in depth is empirica...
16 April 2019
We’ve just published our  first report  in IGD’s Supply Chain Leaders series, reflecting the views of over 100 senior figures from more than 60 businesses around the world.   The survey was run to help us get a better understanding of food and consumer goods supply chains from those who know them best: the people who actually run them. Our respondents reflected a wide range of job titles, inc...
26 February 2019
We’ve recently published the latest report in our ‘ Powered by People ’ research stream. It explores how organisations progress on their journey to becoming digitally capable and outlines the need for change in this increasingly important area and reviews case studies from the industry. This research follows an excellent report my colleagues in our charity team on the same subject. It helps ...
16 January 2019
Identifying the trends that matter now is a challenging task. It’s certainly possible to identify 20 trends at random, which at some point in the future will have a significant impact. Assessing near-term relevance requires a deep understanding of the drivers of change. At the start of each year, we put forward the trends we expect will influence and shape food and grocery supply chains in th...
03 January 2019
The start of each new year provides us with a fantastic opportunity to assess where we are and what we want to achieve in the year to come. It’s a time for locking down objectives and plotting a course to deliver them. While much of the focus is on how to do bigger and better things, a good proportion of what we end up doing is likely to be a build on last year’s activities. As ever, there a...