How Digitalization Holds the Key to Retail and Consumer Goods Success

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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.

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 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.

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.

2019 Conferences for Consumer Goods Professionals

Alloy

We’re posting this from the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, where we’ve had a couple packed days of meetings and checking out the latest innovations in technology. consumer-goods events supply-chain sales conference

Consumer Goods Supply Chains: In a State of Evolution

Loftware

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

S&OP in Consumer Goods: A Cumulative Research Study

Logility

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

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.

Consumer Goods Technology Releases List of Top Supply Chain Companies

Logility

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.

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.

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

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

Turning Your Consumer Goods Supply Chain Into a Competitive Advantage

E2open

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.

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

Fast-Moving Consumer Goods Sales Beat Insight Report

Supply Chain 24/7

In this report, we describe how Locus provides automated sales beat plans to optimize the mobile workforce for increased profitability, resource efficiency, and time savings

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

Sourcemap

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.

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

Does your supply chain hear the change coming?

Kinaxis

This means a shift from retail store-based supply chains to a more dynamic personalized one, based on the consumers. Traditional calendar-based sales and operations planning (S&OP) is blown out of the water, as there will always be the requirement to adapt to what consumers want.

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.

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

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

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

There will be no Valentine’s Day Sweethearts this year

Kinaxis

Consumer packaged goods is a tough and evolving market. Faltering consumer packaged goods (CPG) companies are a very common phenomenon in this new consumer world, so it’s no surprise that Necco shuttered its doors.

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

5 Surprising Stats on Why Retail Brand Trust is Seriously at Risk

JDA software

Counterfeit consumer goods now total at a global value of $1.77 Understandably, these knock offs are creating some significant trust issues between retailers and their consumers, and , retailers and manufacturers. But where are these consumers getting their information?

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

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

A Chief Supply Chain Officer Learns from His Millennial Daughter — 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

Top Trends in Luxury Brands That Will Influence the Future of Your Supply Chain

DynaSys

The luxury brand market has never looked so good! According to Bain & Company, new consumers and consumption habits are projected to expand this market to € 1260 billion and continue until 2025. Who are these new consumers?

After your product ships (Part 1): Data retailers share and why it’s important

Alloy

Unit Sales (Net) Unit Sales (Net) is the number of units sold from a retailer to a consumer, excluding any customer returns. This metric is the best indicator of true demand because it measures when an end consumer actually buys a product, not just when a retailer places an orders, or sell-in.

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 retail

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

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

The Network Effect

Can I automatically adjust these forecasts based on consumer-level demand. 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.

How a “Disruptor” is Using Supply Chain Innovation to Deliver Exceptional Customer Service

The Network Effect

One innovative company is taking on the big four wireless carriers and other players in the consumer wireless market. Automated Future Consumer Goods Digital Supply Chain Retail Supply Chain Management The Network Effect Visibility high-tech Republic Wireless supply chainThe post How a “Disruptor” is Using Supply Chain Innovation to Deliver Exceptional Customer Service appeared first on The Network Effect.