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Presentations

25/09/2018
Find out how Co-op and Muller have saved time, effort and resource in processing and visualising large volumes of data whilst helping to grow sales. This has been done by partnering with Atheon to use its SKUtrak solution.
02/08/2017
Discover how Symphony GOLD and Mercator have been able to collaborate effectively through new the introduction of new technology and data synchronisation between trading partners, helping them to unlock growth in their supply chains.
03/02/2016
Boots UK operates a high performing, highly automated retail supply chain, delivering through centralised distribution to its 2,510 Boots stores across the country. The Nottingham Stores Service Centre, which has a highly automated single-picking operation, is central and crucial to the retailer’s supply chain. The Burton Service Centre, the home of the boots.com operation, also operates a single-pick automated solution and is the key enabler to the retailer’s store collect promise to customers. Discover the secrets to the Boots supply chain…
24/07/2015
Supply chain innovation that is practical and genuinely adaptable for the wider industry is pretty hard to come by. This innovation – replacing a standard HGV trailer to hold an extra 31% of pallets/cages from Pauline Dawes and the team at SOMI Trailers is a remarkable achievement that can really make a difference in distribution operations. Discover how the SOMI trailer was developed from the lightbulb moment to operating live trials with the industry.
03/07/2015
Nestlé Germany needed a smart solution for a big problem - customers expect full visibility of order status 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Access to information was restricted to office hours constraining responsiveness and efficiency. By developing a customer service app, where customers can access information via a smartphone or PC, Nestlé has radically improved customer satisfaction and visibility of critical supply chain data to drive a step-change in performance.
06/05/2015
Müller wanted to improve its promotion management and commercial forecasting. It was using a complex web of spreadsheets which meant lots of manual activity, draining time away from real value added activity with its customers. Read this presentation to hear how it partnered with AgilityWorks to simplify its promotion management processes.
03/03/2015
Tesco’s online sales are growing at a rapid pace and continuing to develop online capability is key to business performance. A key enabler has been to rapidly develop a network of six online fulfilment centres and by a process of continuous improvement, the retailer has delivered a step-change in efficiency while improving customer service.
09/06/2014
Carrefour Italia was looking to improve the efficiency of its inbound order scheduling. They were not using formal time slots and this was causing operational difficulties and increasing cost.

This presentation looks at how they solved this with the rollout of a new transport planning system and the benefits Carrefour Italia, and their trading partners, realised.

22/07/2013
Nestlé found that full truck ordering agreements were negatively impacting the supply chain. They were producing an erratic order pattern and gaps in on-shelf availability. This presentation looks at how Nestlé worked with the retailers to trial a solution that reduced order size while maintaining high truck fill. It resulted in increased short term forecast accuracy, lower inventory for retailers and improved availability. This is Nestlé's project clockwork.
01/07/2013
China is the largest grocery market in the world, and our research team have just returned from a visit. While they were there they visited a DC operated by SPAR and their partners Jiarong Supermarkets. Some aspects of the operation look very similar to distribution operations around the world, but there are other features that are unique to the Chinese market. Understand the unique challenges, and how they are tackled in this vast market.