How Digitalization Holds the Key to Retail and Consumer Goods Success

The Network Effect

Dave Allen, a supply chain thought leader with a history of transforming supply chains at major consumer goods companies, share. The post How Digitalization Holds the Key to Retail and Consumer Goods Success appeared first on The Network Effect.

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.

Retailers and Consumer Goods Companies: You Need to Upgrade your Supply Chain if You Want to Succeed!

The Network Effect

For the last 25 years or so, retailers and consumer goods companies have relied on enterprise-centric supply chain software and. The post Retailers and Consumer Goods Companies: You Need to Upgrade your Supply Chain if You Want to Succeed!

Consumer Goods Supply Chains: In a State of Evolution


Supply chains in the consumer goods sector are about to crest a hill of innovation - they just have to make some changes. Consumer Products Supply Chain Manufacturing Track & Traceability Logistics

Wanted: Leaders in the Consumer Goods Supply Chain

The Network Effect

How breaking out of the traditional enterprise paradigm can radically simplify and streamline the retail and consumer goods supply chain. The post Wanted: Leaders in the Consumer Goods Supply Chain appeared first on The Network Effect. The Network Effect

Added Evidence to Structural Business Changes Impacting Consumer Goods Producers

Supply Chain Matters

Supply Chain Matters provides added rather important data point concerning the ongoing significant business challenges associated with many large consumer packaged goods providers and their associated supply chain teams. Multiple U.S. based food producers continue to serve up grim financial and operating news from their latest quarter.

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.

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

The Network Effect

Thus, using retail and consumer goods as a guide, we can expect that companies will tailor the mode of transportation, warehousing and depth of distribution in each country for different pharmaceuticals and medical devices.

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. Why omni-channel can help consumer goods companies.

S&OP in Consumer Goods: A Cumulative Research Study


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

Meeting the Omnichannel Challenge

The Network Effect

Consumers are buying products through many different channels the consumer goods supply chain has become more complex than ever before. Consumer Goods Digital Supply Chain Retail Supply Chain Control Towers Supply Chain Management consumer good control towers omnichannel retail

Five Steps to Transform Your Consumer Goods Supply Chain

Supply Chain 24/7

Linking real-time demand with a timely supply response allows companies to commit with confidence and profitably capture growth opportunities in today’s volatile markets

Consumer Goods Forum Creates Sustainable Supply Chain Program

Material Handling & Logistics

"Today, any company wanting to assess the sustainability of their value chains faces a confusing array of different technical standards and auditing approaches,” Peter Freedman, managing director, The Consumer Goods Forum.

Turning Your Consumer Goods Supply Chain Into a Competitive Advantage


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. Consumer Goods.

Consumer Goods Technology Releases List of Top Supply Chain Companies


Consumer Goods Technology recently released its 2012 Consumer Goods Technology Reader’s Choice survey results. In Supply Chain Planning, Logility was voted highest in customer experience of all solution providers.

Amazon Moves to Cut Food Prices at Whole Foods Stores and Online

Supply Chain Matters

The Supply Chain Matters blog reflects on this week’s move by Amazon – Whole Foods to once again lower prices in order to spur physical store and online sales growth. .

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The Astounding Changes in the Consumer Goods to Retail Supply Chain

Supply Chain Digest

From Ecommerce to the Demise of the Center Aisle, Everything is in Flux and will Never be the Same

Easing the Fear of Private Brand Development for Consumer Goods Retailers

Supply Chain 24/7

Consumer goods retailers moving into the private brand arena need to work on a common platform with the entire supply chain to provide visibility into product information

An Inflection Point in the Consumer Goods to Retail Supply Chain

Supply Chain Digest

Are Target, Walmart Leading New Era of Vendor Variability Reduction, At Long Last

Consumer Goods Boost Van Rates in Northeast

DAT Solutions

But even though van volumes were down, rates went up in Northeast, spurred by retail trade and consumer goods moving into place for Amazon’s Prime Day sales. Since the 4th of July landed on a Tuesday this year, a lot of people also took Monday off.

Report of Panic Among Some Amazon Suppliers

Supply Chain Matters

A published Bloomberg report last week has captured the attention of quite a number of consumer goods and other B2C or B2B focused manufacturers.

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Supply Chain Chief Takes Daughter’s Advice — A Digital Transformation Story

o9 Solutions

Travis Green, Chief Supply Chain Officer of a large consumer product manufacturing company, was more excited than he’d been in […]. Best Practices Consumer Goods Executive Corner o9 Sales & Marketing Supply Chain

Supply Chain Matters Highlights of the Oracle Modern Business Experience Conference- Part Four

Supply Chain Matters

Like many other consumer products companies today, grocery retailers and wholesalers demand more agile transportation management and routing practices insures that their operations are efficient.

Annual Kantar Retail Ranking of the Top Consumer Goods Supply Chains for 2014

Supply Chain Digest

General Mills, Procter and Gamble Moved in Virtual Tie at the Top. CocaCola In, Heinz Out of Top 10

More Stories from the Consumer Goods to Retail Supply Chain Fron

Supply Chain Digest

Lots more Chargeback Oddities, and Insights on Doing Vendor Drop Shipping Well

This Turbulent Week in Brexit Events and Consequent Multi-industry Supply Chain Disruption Planning

Supply Chain Matters

The Supply Chain Matters blog updates readers on a turbulent week of Brexit related developments and on the implications for multi-industry supply chain scenario disruption risk contingency planning.

Purdue University Researchers Quantify How Current U.S. Trade Policies Have Multi-Billion Dollar Negative Impacts on Agricultural Markets

Supply Chain Matters

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

Supply Chain Digest

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

Kraft Heinz Stunning Financial Stumble- A Watershed Industry Development

Supply Chain Matters

Supply Chain Matters has devoted quite a number of commentaries reflecting on dramatic ongoing change occurring among consumer product goods firms and consequently their respective customer demand and supply networks.

Legacy infrastructure holding back digital transformation of consumer goods supply chain

Manufacturing & Logistics IT

Struggles with the complexity of legacy systems are preventing consumer goods companies from achieving digital supply chain maturity and realising the benefits of end-to-end visibility and real-time access to data, according to research by EVRYTHNG, the Internet of Things Smart Products Platform

Addressing the World of Agile Customization with Nulogy

Supply Chain Matters

Nulogy is a software company with a mission is to enable consumer brands and their external manufacturing and packaging services providers to deliver customized, traceable products to consumers, faster, under budget, and with minimal waste.

Evidence of a New Business and Supply Chain Headwind: A Stronger U.S. Dollar

Supply Chain Matters

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Supply chain mapping meets blockchain tracking: Provenance partners with Sourcemap to power end-to-end, robust traceability for consumer goods


In 2016 alone, reports of food fraud in cheese, olive oil, beef and seafood highlighted the business risks of opaque supply chains, and the growing consumer demand for knowledge.

An Inflection Point in the Consumer Goods to Retail Supply Chain, Part 2

Supply Chain Digest

As Some Retailers Take New Steps to Reduce Supplier Variability, Most Need to Get Their Own Order and Forecast House in Order to Fully Address the Problem

A New CEO for LEGO with an Operations and Supply Chain Management Background

Supply Chain Matters

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