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S&OP in Consumer Goods: A Cumulative Research Study

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Since 2009 we have worked with industry publication Consumer Goods Technology to check the pulse of sales and operations planning (S&OP) in the consumer goods industry. Here are a few highlights from the past surveys: 80 percent of Consumer Goods companies have a formal S&OP process. The final report will be published in October by Consumer Goods Technology and we will share the findings on this blog Click to Enlarge Image. Two drivers for S&OP: Increasing complexity caused by new products and/or growth in new services.

Pharma companies will increasingly take cues from retail and consumer goods….why?

The Network Effect

If you want to know ahead of time the changes awaiting the pharmaceuticals supply chain it is useful to extrapolate experiences from the consumer and retail sectors, which were dealing with the same trends and pressures  long before pharmaceuticals (for example, the  proliferation of distribution channels). appeared first on The Network Effect.

Can Omni-Channel Help Consumer Goods Companies Fight Private Label?

Talking Logistics

Despite several positive trends toward better collaboration between retailers and their suppliers, there will always be a certain degree of competition for who gets the greater share of the consumer’s wallet. One tactic major retailers have used to help increase their margins is to offer their own private label branded products as lower-cost alternatives to the consumer goods brands. Consumer goods manufacturers have struggled to combat these private label incursions, with varying degrees of success. Why omni-channel can help consumer goods companies.

Consumer Good Companies Direct to Customer

Logistics Viewpoints

Global parcel logistics firms have launched groundbreaking new distribution channels to offer Consumer Goods (CG) companies access to the traditional markets in places such as Latin America. Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) Guest Commentary Supply Chain Optimization Supply Chain Visibility The value it […].

Turning Your Consumer Goods Supply Chain Into a Competitive Advantage

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Turning Your Consumer Goods Supply Chain Into a Competitive Advantage. Today’s modern supply chains are multi-enterprise, starting with consumers, retailers, distributors; and flowing through an extended network of suppliers, contract manufacturers, and other third parties. Finished goods are planned weeks or even months in advance yet shippers are the last to know, often finding out as orders cross their desks.  As a result, logistics is stuck in reactive mode, scrambling to secure capacity each day. Consumer Goods. alyssa. Monday 11 July 2016.

Supply Chain News on Consumer Goods Companies Need to Up their Demand Sensing Game, Gartner Says

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Few Manufacturers have Really Yet Connected the Supply Chain to the Store Shelf

Consumer Goods, Ebola, Boku Haram, and African Logistics

Logistics Viewpoints

Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) Global Trade Logistics Outsourcing Retail Supply Chain Risk Management Logistics in Africa is tough.  Africa just does not have the infrastructure, has an education gap, and does not widely deploy technologies like GPS tracking that are common in the West. 

How Inventory Management is a problem the size of Australia

The Network Effect

More than anything, these facts should remind us just how poorly most supply chains are being managed, and how big of an opportunity there is if we can solve the fundamental problem of getting the product to the consumer at the right location at the right time. Consumer Goods Retail retailchem7/Flickr. Ok, ready? Did That translates to $1.1 Over $252.3

Grocery Manufacturers Launch SmartLabel Program to Address Supply Chain Transparency

Supply Chain Matters

This week the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) announced what was described as an  innovative SmartLabel™ technology that will enable consumers to have easy and instantaneous access to detailed information about the supply chain origin of thousands of products.  Consumer Goods Focused Supply Chain Food and Beverage supply chain Supply Chain Technology GMA SmartLabel program Grocery Manufacturers Association next generation labeling technology SmartLabel technology Supply chain Matters blog supply chain transparency programs

Sports Authority-A Disturbing Twist to Consignment Inventory Management Practices

Supply Chain Matters

Characterized as one of the largest sporting-goods retailers, the chain has been weighted down with debt from a prior leveraged buyout a decade ago. Consumer Goods Focused Supply Chain Inventory Management Procurement and Sourcing Retail Supply Chain Supplier Collaboration challenges within B2C retail supply chains independent blog analysis and insights on supply chain management Sports Authority bankruptcy protection Supply chain Matters blogEarlier this month we alerted Supply Chain Matters readers to the unfortunate filing of bankruptcy by retailer Sports Authority.

Validation that Transportation Costs a Top Concern for Supply Chain Leaders

Supply Chain Matters

Consumer Goods Focused Supply Chain Procurement and Sourcing Transportation and Logistics blog commentary on the state of U.S. For the past three years, our Supply Chain Matters editorial commentaries related to the annual Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) sponsored State of Logistics survey reports have consistently expressed concern towards a persistent trend for increased logistics, transportation and inventory costs within the U.S… … The latest report depicting 2014 activity and our related […]. transportation cost challenges

Supply Chain Matters 2016 Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chains in Detail- Part Three

Supply Chain Matters

Aerospace Supply Chain Automotive Supply Chain Consumer Goods Focused Supply Chain Food and Beverage supply chain Green Supply Chain Omni-Channel Commerce Supply Chain Impacts Procurement and Sourcing Product Lifecycle Management Retail Supply Chain Service Lifecycle Management Service-centered Supply Chains Social Responsibility Strategies for Global Supply Chains Supply Chain Annual Predictions Supply Chain Risk ManagementWe continue with our Supply Chain Matters series outlining in more detail, 2016 Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chains.

Noteworthy Senior Supply Chain Executive Changes at J.M. Smucker

Supply Chain Matters

Thus, what caught our eye was a recent announcement related to senior supply chain leadership changes at consumer foods producer J.M. Consumer Goods Focused Supply Chain Distinguised Supply Chain Management Professionals Supply Chain Skills JM Smucker supply chain Supply chain Matters blogWe at Supply Chain Matters are always on the lookout for important supply chain related learning, insights and accomplishments. Smucker. The company announced the pending retirement of Senior Vice President, Supply Chain Logistics and […].

Streamlining Cross-Border Distribution into Mexico for Pilot Pen

Ryder Exchange

Consumer Goods Cross Docking Supply Chain Transportation Management Warehousing & Distribution Management Cross-Border OperationWith trade volumes up between the U.S, Canada and Mexico, opportunities have never been better for retailers to streamline their cross-border distribution strategies. million and the addition of 200 new products.

Ugliness of Big Food and CPG Industry Supply Chains Far More Visible and Apparent

Supply Chain Matters

Consumer Goods Focused Supply Chain Food and Beverage supply chain Product Lifecycle Management Supply Chain Strategy Supply Chain Talent Management Heinz Kraft merger impacts for supply chain management Heinz supply chain HJ Heinz supply chain Kraft Foods supply chain supply chain management challenges in consumer product goods Supply chain Matters blogThis week’s edition of Bloomberg BusinessWeek features a timely but sober update indicating that: Things Are About to Get Ugly at Kraft.

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Reports that AB InBev to Cut Thousands of Jobs

Supply Chain Matters

The Associated Press and other media outlets today reported that AB InBev expects to cut approximately 3 percent of its total global workforce, the equivalent of thousands of jobs, once the giant consumer goods conglomerate complete it latest $110 billion mega acquisition, that being rival beer brewer SABMiller. Consumer Goods Focused Supply Chain Food and Beverage supply chain Supply Chain Disruption AB InBev supply chain implications of AB InBev acquisition of SABMiller Supply chain Matters blogThe AP report notes that with a […].

Demand Sensing Lessons Learned in China

Supply Chain Matters

This week, The Wall Street Journal highlights (paid subscription) how certain high-profile consumer product goods companies were […]. China Supply Chain Strategy Consumer Goods Focused Supply Chain Omni-Channel Commerce Supply Chain Impacts Online Customer Fulfillment Retail Supply Chain Sales and Operations Planning Supply Chain Planning Supply Chain Strategy Supply chain Matters blog supply chain product demand sensing Unilever supply chain

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Visibility to Wal-Mart Business and Supply Chain Strategies Again Front and Center

Supply Chain Matters

Consumer Goods Focused Supply Chain Food and Beverage supply chain Omni-Channel Commerce Supply Chain Impacts Procurement and Sourcing Retail Supply Chain Supplier Collaboration Supplier Management independent blog anlaysis and opinion on supply chain management Supply chain Matters blog Wal-Mart business initiatives Wal-Mart online customer fulfillment strategies Wal-Mart supplier management Wal-Mart supply chain

A Report of Some Push Back from Wal-Mart Suppliers

Supply Chain Matters

Consumer Goods Focused Supply Chain Food and Beverage supply chain Procurement and Sourcing Retail Supply Chain Supplier Collaboration Supplier Management independent blog analysis and insights on supply chain management supplier management trends Supply chain Matters blog Wal-Mart business initiatives Wal-Mart Made in USA sourcing program Wal-Mart suply chainThe retailer informed […].

Supply Chain Matters 2016 Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chains

Supply Chain Matters

Once a year, just before the start of the New Year, our parent, the Ferrari Consulting and Research Group along with Supply Chain Matters provide a series of predictions for the coming year. These predictions are provided in the spirit of assisting industry supply chain teams in setting management objectives for the year ahead as […].

Report Indicates Wal-Mart Ratchets Up Pressures on Suppliers to Squeeze Costs

Supply Chain Matters

When that report correlates with other related reports, namely supplier squeeze or bullying tactics, rest assured we will bring it to greater industry supply chain visibility.    We have previously featured reports of supplier bullying strategies involving certain consumer product goods supply chains, and quite recently, supplier squeeze tactics among certain commercial aerospace supply chains. According to the report, the retailer is telling suppliers involved in a wide range of purchased categories to forgo any additional investments in joint marketing and focus the […].

Keeping products fresh during the driver shortage

Ryder Exchange

With constant changes to federal guidelines and rising customer expectations, well trained drivers are able to handle the daily challenges of delivering goods safely and on time. Consumer Goods Dedicated Food & Beverage “Recruit, train and retain” plan key for food companies. You also need to identify where you search for high quality candidates.

Predictive Commerce as an Enabler of Distribution Sensitive Industry Supply Chains

Supply Chain Matters

Consumer Goods Focused Supply Chain Omni-Channel Commerce Supply Chain Impacts Online Customer Fulfillment Retail Supply Chain Supply Chain Planning Supply Chain Technology blog in omni-channel and B2B commerce blog in supply chain management implications of Omni-channel commerce omni-channel supply chain predictive analytics predictive analytics in supply chain management Predictive Commerce Supply chain Matters blog supply chain optimization

Are Mega Acquisitions Toxic for Product, Process and Supply Chain Innovation?

Supply Chain Matters

Consumer Goods Focused Supply Chain Food and Beverage supply chain High Tech and Consumer Electronics Supply Chain Procurement and Sourcing Product Lifecycle Management Supply Chain Strategy Supply Chain Technology implications of AB InBev acquisition of SABMiller implications of Dell acquisition of EMC Corp product innovation supply chain innovation Supply chain Matters blogIn just a few days, certain industries have been rocked by the announcement of mega acquisitions, with many pending implications. First was the announcement of Dell’s planned acquisition of EMC Corp.

Supply Chain Matters 2015 Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chains- Part One

Supply Chain Matters

Once a year, just before the start of the New Year, the Ferrari Consulting and Research Group and the Supply Chain Matters Blog provide our annual ten predictions concerning industry and global supply chains for the coming year. We have maintained this tradition since the founding of this blog in 2008 and it continues to be quite popular with our readers and clients. We take […].

The U.S. West Coast Port Crisis and Increased Supply Chain Risk

Supply Chain Matters

Apparel and Footwear Supply Chain Automotive Supply Chain Consumer Goods Focused Supply Chain Food and Beverage supply chain Inventory Management Procurement and Sourcing Retail Supply Chain Sales and Operations Planning Supply Chain Risk Management Transportation and Logistics 2014 U.S. Last week, we were reading a recent report produced by the Chartered Institute for Procurement and Supply (CIPS) in the U.K. indicating that its risk index reversed in Q4-2014 and reached a nine month high. That was in Q4, before the crisis involving U.S. west coast port disruption

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May the Force of Demand Planning be With You

Manufacturing Transformation

Significant advances have been made by manufacturers and retailers with regards to demand planning, which allows companies to better forecast consumer demand, despite the variables involved in managing merchandising, inventory, and operations executions (MIOE), sales and operations planning (S&OP), and supply chain segmentation. We have all made that promise. Problems on the Horizon?

Food Giant Tells Its Supply Chain To Reduce GHG

Ryder Exchange

Changing weather patterns can also impact our ability to deliver quality products to our consumers and value to our shareholders. And, helping individual consumers make more sustainable choices is essential to reducing the collective human impact on the environment. Consumer Goods Food & Beverage Supply Chain Sustainability We all have a part to play.

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The Implications of Wal-Mart’s Broader Fees on Suppliers

Supply Chain Matters

Consumer Goods Focused Supply Chain Food and Beverage supply chain Procurement and Sourcing Retail Supply Chain Supplier Collaboration Supply Chain Performance independent blog analysis and insights on supply chain management supplier management trends Supply chain Matters blog Wal-Mart supply chain Wal-Mart supply chain initiativesIn order to boost relatively flat revenue growth among its U.S. physical retail outlets, Wal-Mart recently raised salary levels for its respective U.S. retail associates to improve customer service and responsiveness. In April, Supply […].

When a Product Contains What it is Supposed To- A Business Media Expose

Supply Chain Matters

Consumer Goods Focused Supply Chain Process industry focused supply chains Procurement and Sourcing Product Lifecycle Management Product Marketing Strategy Product Quality Supplier Management global procurement developments and insights independent blog commenting on corporate procurement strategies Jessica Alba's Honest Company procurement and sourcing advisory services Supply chain Matters blog the Honest CompanyThe article reflects on actress Jessica Alba’s co-founded company, the Honest Company, whose company has soared to a reported […].

Significant Merger of Supermarket Chains has Implications for Consumer Product Goods Supply Chains

Supply Chain Matters

This week’s announcement of the planned merger of European based retail supermarket market chains Royal Ahold and Delhaize Group has implications for consumer product goods supply chains. Consumer Goods Focused Supply Chain Food and Beverage supply chain Omni-Channel Commerce Supply Chain Impacts independent blog merger of Royal Ahold and Delhaize Group supermarket focused supply chains supply chain management challenges in consumer product goods Supply chain Matters blogIt further […].

Check the box if you’re demand-driven….

The Network Effect

Can I automatically adjust these forecasts based on consumer-level demand. A. DDVN systems enable a true pull-based approach to retail replenishment that uses actual daily consumer-level demand to generate a new (true) forecast for each item at the shelf as often as is needed. 9. Note, this is part three of an ongoing series. Here is part three of the checklist with explanations.

Chipotle Feels the Financial Impact of its Ongoing Food Safety Crisis

Supply Chain Matters

Consumer Goods Focused Supply Chain Food and Beverage supply chain Product Quality Retail Supply Chain Service-centered Supply Chains Supply Chain Risk Management Chipotle Mexican Grill supply chain food safety audits Supply chain Matters blog Supply Chain RiskThis is a Supply Chain Matters update commentary regarding Chipotle Mexican Grill, specifically efforts to address its ongoing food-safety challenge that not only threatens the restaurant chain’s value to its brand and to its investors, but on perceived quality risks in its farm to fork supply chain.  

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Kraft Heinz Merger Moves to the Next Critical Step

Supply Chain Matters

Consumer Goods Focused Supply Chain Food and Beverage supply chain Supply Chain Strategy effects of the HJ Heinz Kraft Foods merger HJ Heinz supply chain Kraft Foods supply chain Supply chain Matters blog The Kraft-Heinz merger implication on supply chain management

P&G Announces Significant Strategy Shift with Widespead Industry Supply Chain Impacts

Supply Chain Matters

Last week, Supply Chain Matters featured a commentary regarding the blunt business realities that are impacting many consumer product goods focused businesses and supply chains.  Consumer Goods Focused Supply Chain Controlling Supply Chain Costs Food and Beverage supply chain Procurement and Sourcing Supply Chain Strategy independent blog analysis and insights on supply chain management P&G supply chain Procter & Gamble supply chain supply chain management challenges in consumer product goods Supply chain Matters blog supply_chain_matters

Are hold-ups at the Mexico border holding up your order?

Ryder Exchange

How to minimize wait times and move goods across the border. 116,000 for every minute goods are delayed, with estimated annual losses of up to $8 billion. Shipping goods across the border? Aerospace Automotive Consumer Goods Cross Border Cross-border land traffic between the U.S. and Mexico is at an all-time high. Bloomberg article cited that it costs the U.S.

The Dow Chemical and Dupont Merger Has Obvious Massive Implications

Supply Chain Matters

Asset Intensive and Process Based Industry Automotive Supply Chain Consumer Goods Focused Supply Chain Industrial and diversified industry supply chain Process industry focused supply chains Procurement and Sourcing Dow Chemical supply chain DuPont supply chain Supply chain Matters blogThe biggest news last week and perhaps for all of 2015 was the announcement that long-time rivals Dow Chemical and DuPont‘s intend to merge into a specialty chemicals giant of more than $120 billion.  This proposed […].

Keys to a Successful Food and Beverage Supply Chain

Ryder Exchange

You have to get products to market as quickly as possible without compromising margins – all while managing the quality and safety consumers expect and deserve. This means continuous management, because every time goods are “touched”, you’re exposed to the risk of damage. Darin Cooprider is Vice President and General Manager, Consumer Packaged Goods at Ryder System, Inc.

Announced Demonstration of Printed NFC-Enabled Smart Label

Supply Chain Matters

Consumer Goods Focused Supply Chain Food and Beverage supply chain Internet of Things Pharmaceutical, Life Sciences and Healthcare Supply Chain Service-centered Supply Chains Supply Chain Business Process Supply Chain Technology Transportation and Logistics blog commenting on supply chain technology integration of physical and digital supply chain NFC enabled smart label smart label applications within industry supply chains Supply chain Matters blog supply chain technology influencer Bob Ferrari supply_chain_matters Thin Film Electronics ASA Thinfilm smart label technology

New and More Controversial Food Labeling Requirements About to Go Into Effect in the United States

Supply Chain Matters

These new requirements have drawn mixed perceptions among consumers as well as industry participants and will lead […]. Consumer Goods Focused Supply Chain Food and Beverage supply chain Procurement and Sourcing Sustainability in Supply Chain challenges surrounding food and grocery industry supply chains changing food labeling requirements Supply chain Matters blogLast week, the United States Congress passed new federal legislation related to the labeling of food ingredients, specifically food products made from genetically modified organisms (GMO’s).