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The latest instalment of IGD’s annual supply chain event took place this week. This was my fourth Supply Chain Summit and it was another great day! Here’s a recap in case you missed it.

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Lidl is due to invest £15 billion in British suppliers across the next five years. It has also committed to increase sales of British sourced meat, poultry and fresh produce by 10% over the next twelve months. Additional initiatives In addition to its multi-billion pound investment into UK food, farming and production, the retailer is set to introduce longer-term contracts that give its sup...
Walmart is due to open, over the next two years, supply chain training academies in its distribution centres. Sanger, Texas The first Walmart Supply Chain Academy has opened in its distribution centre that’s located in the north of Dallas, precisely in Sanger, Texas. It aims to train the retailer’s supply chain associates and provide them with an opportunity to advance in their careers. Ess...
Walmart has made a series of appointments and structural changes to its leadership team as it seeks to optimise its omnichannel capabilities. Pressing home its store network advantage The new structure has been developed to underpin Walmart’s aim to build a winning omnichannel business at scale. Over recent years it has pushed to press home the advantage of its store network; in the US, it can ...


We surveyed Commercial and Supply Chain professionals to get their views on the building blocks for industry collaboration. This first report assesses the maturity of business structures and strategies and the vital roles they play.
This case study looks at how Tesco used its scale to optimise transport through collaboration. The work covered in this case study has seen Tesco shortlisted as a finalist in the 2019 IGD Supply Chain Excellence award category.
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100 supply chain leaders from around the world have shared their views on the of a supply chain leader and what sets apart a leading supply chain.

Making your business relationships pay

Relationships and the ability to work effectively with people have a disproportionate impact on our success. This series looks at what makes for good relationships, barriers to building and maintaining them and how they will evolve in future.     

  1. Characteristics
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  3. Evolution

15 October, London
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