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25 October 2016
It’s all change in supply chain. With technology moving forward ever faster, it’s a struggle to keep up with developments and innovations. But what if you could stay ahead of the curve? That would be the game-changer. And that's what IGD's Supply Chain Summit 2016 is all about. Focus on technology The first session will look at future technologies in the supply chain, from the development...
21 October 2016
The skills gap within supply is becoming wider, exacerbated by a shortage of individuals for entry level roles. Use this infographic to help you understand the top factors affecting recruitment and skills within the industry. Download infographic as a pdf Download infographic as a pdf
19 October 2016
The results are in: Molson Coors has won the first ever IGD Award for Supply Chain Collaboration. Source: IGD Becoming supplier of the year Molson Coors’ supply chain processes were based around historical ways of working and operations, but with the industry moving forward, the brewer was being left behind. Low customer and internal engagement about Molson Coors’ supply chain capabil...
12 October 2016
Martin Bailie is leaving Lidl UK before the end of the year having been offered a job opportunity outside the discounter. Steps down after 14 years Martin Bailie has been with the discounter for 14 years, joining as a graduate in 2002. In his time with Lidl UK, he progressed from area manager to regional director, before moving to Lidl Ireland to take over the role of chief operating officer ...
04 October 2016
Sainsbury's has appointed Simon Roberts as retail and operations director. He will report to CEO Mike Coupe and be a member of the operating board, and is expected to join Sainsbury's by next July. Roberts will replace Roger Burnley who has left Sainsbury's to take up the role of deputy chief executive and COO of Asda this month. Leadership experience from Boots and M&S Roberts joins with ext...
27 September 2016
Luis Cantarell, Nestlé's head of Europe, Middle East and North Africa is to leave the business. 40 years' experience Luis Cantarell is to retire from his post as Executive VP of Nestlé and head of EMENA at the end of 2016. He has worked for Nestlé for 40 years, having joined the company in Spain in the Information Systems Unit in 1976. Prior to his current role, Cantarell was head of Nestlé ...
21 July 2016
Delivering the KPI’s was once the be-all and end-all, but today’s supply chains call for something more. The ‘strategic operator’, capable of operating and innovating to help businesses win. Chris Irish investigates what’s changed and why we need to as well. Almost every week I hear about a new innovation that will ‘change the face of supply chains.’ Some of them happen, most of them don’t – ...
22 June 2016
Change in the FMCG supply chain is accelerating at a rate never seen before, driving complexities and skills and technological gaps across the industry. Well, this is the opinion of more than 25 supply chain and logistics leaders that met recently, at IGD’s ECR (Efficient Consumer Response) board strategy day. And I have to say, I agree with them. The ECR board brings together many leaders in ...
28 April 2016
Following IGD's recent Reducing Wasted Miles event, Chris Irish explores how we can deal with one of the biggest challenges facing the food and consumer goods industry.   Last week, IGD brought together over 50 companies at the Reducing Wasted Miles event at Nottingham’s East Midlands Conference Centre.  Having recently joined IGD’s supply chain team, this was my first event, so I was keen ...
03 March 2016
Alex Edge explores the world of trust and sharing best practice within supply chain.   What continues to surprise me almost on a daily basis is how closed we still are in our approach to sharing best practice. Over the last 8 years of my supply chain career I can count the negatives of sharing best practice I have experienced on one hand, zero.   So why do we still fear taking that le...