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22 March 2017
Tesco has made two significant changes to its leadership team, with the appointment of new CEOs for both its Asian and European businesses. Tony Hoggett to become CEO of Tesco Asia Tony Hoggett, the existing chief operating officer for Tesco in the UK, has been promoted to CEO for the retailer's Asian business. Hoggett joined Tesco in 1990 and has extensive operational experience in both the ...
15 February 2017
Alex looks at the importance of supply chain learner journeys in a world of change.   Developing our people and training them have never been more relevant as we attempt to traverse the skills gap we are faced with. IGD’s “Mind the Gap” skills research in 2016 helped identify these gaps. Our next step in the journey was to engage the industry to help shape our approach and what better cha...
31 January 2017
Thought of the week: Chris Irish explores the implications of Walmart’s recent announcement to restructure its replenishment operations. Walmart recently announced that it is to restructure its replenishment operations to help it exceed its customer’s expectations. The announcement will trigger a host of changes including the creation of several specialist replenishment roles. Each role...
25 January 2017
Carlsberg Group has appointed a new executive vice president for supply chain. A wealth of supply chain experience Following Peter Ernsting’s departure at the end of 2017, Philip Hodges has been appointed the executive vice president for supply chain at Carlsberg. He joins Carlsberg from Mondelez, where he was SVP for integrated supply chain Europe. Prior to this, he held a number of senior ...
18 January 2017
Most of us are acutely aware of the accelerating pace of change within our industry, and the unprecedented uncertainty which now accompanies this. I believe there’s a real risk that we become complacent about change, accepting it as an inevitability. This blog sets out how we can take control of change within our organisations, especially in supply chains functions, in response to external influe...
17 January 2017
Walmart is creating a number of new roles to streamline its online operations across its range of online sites and marketplaces. Building a more customer-centric approach under Marc Lore The changes are being made to help Walmart adopt a more customer-centric approach within its online operations. Bloomberg reported that the changes are being driven by new Ecommerce CEO, Marc Lore, who joined...
14 December 2016
This Christmas, take the opportunity to develop your skills and supply chain team with ECR Mentoring. “Not only do I feel I am helping my mentee on his journey, but revisiting my own and learning from the experience” - Mentor The ECR mentoring programme is hugely beneficial to both mentor and mentee, focusing on your personal and professional growth as a valued member of your company. ...
13 December 2016
Quincey, will replace Muhtar Kent in May 2017, whilst Kent will continue as the chairman of the board of directors at Coca-Cola. Successful acquisitions Quincey joined Coca-Cola in 1996, previously overseeing the European and Mexican divisions, managing to secure the acquisition of Innocent in 2009, which now delivers more than $1bn of revenue across fourteen markets, annually. Modernising ...
01 December 2016
Product and packaging waste costs the industry £7b per year, almost 4% of the total grocery market. This practical guide provides advice, best practice, tools and examples of what others are doing to help prevent product and packaging waste in the food and grocery supply chain. It has been created from the work done by ECR UK in the Product & Packaging Waste Workgroup. This guide pulls togeth...
01 December 2016
It’s impossible to have the same working level of relationships with all of your trading partners. Selecting the most strategically significant and highest potential trading partners will help support long term, sustainable growth within your business. This interactive tool will allow you to segment your key customers against four key segmentation areas. Use in conjunction with the Powerpoint ...