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

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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!

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

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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.

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Consumer Goods Supply Chains: In a State of Evolution

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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

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.

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

Supply Chain Graphic of the Week on Is It Time for Supply Chain 4.0 in Consumer Goods

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McKinsey Identifies Six Value Drivers it Says will Lead to Step Change Improvements in Cost and Agility

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.

Does your supply chain hear the change coming?

The 21st Century Supply Chain

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 Technology Releases List of Top Supply Chain Companies

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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.

Do Not Get Trapped by Traditional Holiday Product Forecasting Methods This Year

Supply Chain Matters

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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

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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

Streamlining Cross-Border Distribution into Mexico for Pilot Pen

Ryder Exchange

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A Guest Viewpoint- Procurement Impact of the Amazon-Whole Foods Acquisition

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2017 Industry Specific Prediction- Consumer Packaged Food and Beverage Supply Chains

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In our recently unveiled 2017 Predictions for Industry Supply Chains (Available for complimentary downloading in our Research Center), we elected to include Consumer Packaged Food (CPG) and Beverage supply chains in our industry-specific predictions.

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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…

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.

Keeping products fresh during the driver shortage

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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.

Legacy infrastructure holding back digital transformation of consumer goods supply chain

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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

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.

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

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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 blog

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

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Keys to a Successful Food and Beverage Supply Chain

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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.

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

Supply Chain Matters

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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

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.

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

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

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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.

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.

A Report of Some Push Back from Wal-Mart Suppliers

Supply Chain Matters

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How Green is Your Supply Chain?

Ryder Exchange

The good news: the industry’s appetite for environmental sustainability is as big as the challenges on its plate. Producing products that help consumers reduce home water use. Researching how consumers use products to encourage conservation.

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

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

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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

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 […].

Supply Chain Management Challenges for Emerging Manufacturers and Service Providers in Regulated Industries

Supply Chain Matters

In the first in a series of three market education commentaries sponsored by Navigator Business Solutions, Supply Chain Matters amplifies business and supply chain management challenges among emerging growth companies in pharmaceutical, life sciences and consumer product goods industry sectors.

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.

Predictive Commerce as an Enabler of Distribution Sensitive Industry Supply Chains

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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.