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25 July 2018
We’re embarking on a piece of research to uncover how the quality of our relationships impacts our ability to do our jobs. In my experience, relationships matter as much in the working environment as they do outside of it, but we’re keen to hear your views . The new reality With disruptive events on the increase, simply put, there’s more chance of something going wrong. This puts mor...
18 July 2018
Supply Chain Capability Manager, Alex Edge, explores some potential future options for learning and development in the food and grocery industry. Gamification: “The application of elements of game playing into a business environment” Gamification elements have long been adopted in the food and grocery industry to help shoppers engage with brands, raise awareness and increase loyalty. Take...
11 July 2018
The shortlist has been unveiled for the IGD Awards 2018, the annual event celebrating the best of the food and grocery industry. Celebrating nearly three decades, over 540 winners, 10,000 entries, 3,400 hours of judging, 15,000 attendees and 1,800 judges, the awards ceremony is a historic event that will take place in London on 2rd October, where more than 600 senior executives will gather to ...
20 June 2018
Sustainability & Strategy Manager Alan Hayes considers how the role of leadership is changing in the food and grocery industry, and how we can use leadership within supply chain to increase agility. Messy change I was reminded recently by a colleague that change is difficult in the beginning, messy in the middle, and glorious in the end. This echoes the message that “ even successful chan...
13 June 2018
IGD attended the massive Walmart Shareholders’ Week in Bentonville recently and learnt about some fascinating new initiatives from the world’s largest retailer. I’ve picked out a few key points for supply chain professionals to be aware of. Change while in motion / partnerships FAST unloader and robot shelf scanner People Change while in motion, and partnerships Walmart’s...
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...