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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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Walmart filed this week a couple of patents around drone deliveries. These patents reflect new designs that deal with the way packages are safely and securely dropped off when they reach their final destination. First patent Looking at drones’ deliveries taking place around us, packages are being delivered by simply dropping them on the ground. However, Walmart’s first patent aims to change...
Carrefour has announced the use of blockchain technology to the ‘Camembert de Normandie’ cheese. 11 th Carrefour Quality Line to profit from the technology ‘Camembert de Normandie’ is the second cheese (after the Rocamadour ) and eleventh product of the Carrefour Quality Line to introduce blockchain mapping. The blockchain technology provides consumers the access to a variety of informati...
Not a week goes by without me reading a news story focused on the application of technology by a food and consumer goods business. Most are presented as revolutionary, with the removal of cost, improved productivity and greater efficiency commonly claimed benefits. Of course, some will do just that and the business that has invested will be very happy with the results. Others won't have the a...


Read this report and see why synchronisation matters, how you can improve it and the benefits of doing so.
M&S is partnering with infarm – an urban farming platform - to deliver a range of fresh produce grown and harvested in a selection of M&S London stores.
Coca-Cola European Partners has launched an autonomous delivery trial of its drinks to customers at Alton Towers Resorts.
This case study looks at JJ Foodservice's development of an ‘Amazon-style’ notification system that provides customers with an accurate delivery ETA and payment options. The work covered in this case study has seen JJ Foodservice shortlisted as a finalist in the 2019 IGD Supply Chain Excellence award category.

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15 October, London
The IGD Supply Chain Summit 2019 focuses on how to be customer centric. We’ll connect you with the retailers, suppliers and solution providers that are winning with customers.

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A practical one day workshop for all roles in suppliers, to help develop your understanding of the vital part that supply chains play in underpinning FMCG businesses.