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05 June 2018
Chris Tyas is the Global Head of Supply Chain for Nestlé, an influential senior leader in our industry who travels extensively to gather and spread best practices. We were fortunate to secure some of his time on the phone recently. He outlined his thoughts on today’s supply chain challenges for Nestlé and the industry more widely, as well as sharing some successful initiatives from the world...
19 March 2018
As supply chain teams shrink and there is less time for training, how do you keep their skills up to date? Give your supply chain training more impact with our infographic based on our recent research. Download infographic as PDF >> Download infographic as PDF >> Customised solutions If you have a specific business challenge or training require...
14 March 2018
JD.com has launched an initiative to promote the development of future supply chain technologies. Smart supply chain research and innovation The Global Supply Chain Innovation Centre (GSIC) is a hub designed to foster next-generation research and innovation into smart supply chains. Bringing together industry experts, business and academics, it will enable people to share resources, experti...
02 March 2018
With less time available for training than ever before, coupled with shrinking supply chain teams, we uncover the potential solutions that businesses across the FMCG industry are exploring. Alex Edge, Supply Chain Insight Manager at IGD, tells us more… In our 2016 research on skills in the supply chain, 40% of respondents said that their current talent management and training provision was...
12 February 2018
Which trends are currently shining brightest and which are still gathering the energy needed to burst into life? Download and share our new infographic highlighting the trends transforming our supply chains. Download infographic here >> Download infographic here >> Regular updates Keep up-to-date with developments shaping the industry; sign up to our new...
02 February 2018
Finding new ways to serve customers better is more important than ever. To stay ahead of the competition, businesses face a stark choice – to lead or to lag behind. To lead requires an awareness of significant trends and their likely impacts. Trends have a habit of rippling through industries and the businesses that operate within them, presenting both challenges and opportunities. Trend anal...
03 January 2018
January: the month when people flock to sign up for the gym, go on a health kick and start wondering when spring will arrive. It’s also the time when we’re making personal development plans for the year. For 2018, why not add something a bit different? ECR Mentoring: a unique opportunity ECR Mentoring is an award-winning personal development programme run by IGD and a team of industry ...
12 December 2017
In collaboration with the Retail Grocery Advisory Board,GS1 UK has created ProductDNA:hub, an independent and consistent method of sharing product data for suppliers and retailers. Standardising to create efficiency ProductDNA:hub covers over 150 product attributes, including ingredients, weight, dimensions, nutritional values and allergen information. Brands and suppliers own the data,...
16 November 2017
Supply Chain Insight Manager, Alex Edge, shares the results of IGD’s live benchmarking activity at the IGD Supply Chain Summit last week. New for 2017 After re-launching our annual benchmarking report on Supply Chain Analysis around our four pillars of supply chain success , we decided to bring this to life during our annual IGD Supply Chain Summit, last week. Instant bench...
01 November 2017
We recently asked our ECR Mentoring participants what skills they would like to develop further in the future. Interestingly, 60% of respondents said that their major business challenge they were working on was in developing leadership skills. This is probably no surprise, considering the difficulties the industry is experiencing in establishing a future pipeline of supply chain leaders.   ...