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27 September 2017
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05 September 2017
This week, we’ve embedded our vision for supply chain success into the Supply Chain Analysis service, helping you make the most of our insight. Why now? The world is changing and so too must supply chains. Much of the change is customer-led. In fact, customers are evolving faster than ever. An intimate understanding of the customer will help drive the right action to pull the supply ...
23 August 2017
In our increasingly complex and ambiguous world, we encounter teams in many guises – agile teams, virtual teams, cross-functional teams, project teams, transformation team, and many more. Teams are a consistent feature in our day to day work. We accept team-based structures and belonging to a team which delivers results as part of the “how things are done” in our organisations. It can be difficul...
07 August 2017
Thought of the week: Alex looks at the recent trend of supply chain collaborations. After seeing many major announcements over the past few weeks, from Morrisons and McColl’s agreeing a major supply chain partnership to Walmart and JD.com developing their strategic relationship , it seems that collaboration really is as popular as ever, so I thought I’d check for myself. After review...
13 July 2017
Discover 7 collaborative management techniques that you can use to take a more progressive approach to managing risks that can interrupt supply chains. DOWNLOAD INFOGRAPHIC DOWNLOAD INFOGRAPHIC
05 July 2017
IGD’s Chief Economist, James Walton, considers the effects that Brexit could have on the UK’s grocery supply chain Breaking away from the EU labour market Negotiation of UK exit from the EU (Brexit) began on 19th June 2017, with discussion of citizens’ rights allocated high priority. Theresa May has suggested that EU nationals that live in the UK for five years or more before a cut-off d...
14 June 2017
After two great years at IGD, I’ve seen some significant changes within the industry. Of course, change is a constant, but the pace of change has noticeably increased. The supply chain is utilising technology to great effect, which is helping to address some of the new challenges. This has prompted some tough questions: how will we continue to respond to the changing market and increasing compet...
07 June 2017
Walmart has announced that it is testing employee online delivery. Cutting delivery costs Walmart already offers two-day free shipping, and online grocery pickup in store. This new method of delivery, in which associates opt-in to delivering packages on their route home from work, could cut shipping costs and ensure orders are delivered more quickly and efficiently. Minimal extra travel ...
24 May 2017
Thought of the week: Alex invents his own word  No it’s not a typo. I’m currently working on a piece of research focussing on supply chain strategy, focussing on how supply chain strategies are created and implemented within businesses. Interestingly, many leading manufacturers and retailers will have supply chain strategies in place looking 2,3,4,5 even 7 years into the future. With this...
16 May 2017
2 Sisters Food Group has invested £10m in technology and innovation at one of its facilities. £10m investment Leading UK food manufacturer, 2 Sisters Food Group has invested £10m in its prepared meals facility in South Wales. The investment was used for new technology and innovation in the production of Oriental foods at the manufacturer’s Rogerstone site, the largest prepared meals facilit...