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.

COVID-19’s Beneficial Effects on the Consumer Goods Supply Chain

Logistics Viewpoints

COVID-19 has put supply chain organizations under great strain. But there has been one nice side effect in the consumer goods supply chain. The post COVID-19’s Beneficial Effects on the Consumer Goods Supply Chain appeared first on Logistics Viewpoints. Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) SKU ProliferationSKU proliferation has been reversed.


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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 Chain Management consumer goods digital transformation supply chain

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

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

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

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.

Consumer Goods Forum Creates Sustainable Supply Chain Program

Material Handling and 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. In an effort to support the development of socially and environmentally responsible supply chains around the world, the Board of The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) has decided to create the Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative (SSCI).

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. But add to that the Ebola plague, insurgent groups like Boku Haram, corruption, and instable government regimes, and you have what appears to be […].

2019 Conferences for Consumer Goods Professionals


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. Many of these are geared toward a specific audience, such as sales or supply chain. 24–27, LINK2019: RILA’s Retail Supply Chain Conference (Orlando, FL) Mar. 16–17, NextGen Supply Chain Conference (Chicago, IL) Apr. consumer-goods events supply-chain sales conference

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). Better visibility in the supply chain is essential to control and optimize logistics processes. Pharmaceutical Visibility supply chain technology visibilit

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. Supply Chain Insights’ Lora Cecere once highlighted this fact when she wrote, “Successful S&OP projects focus 50% of their efforts on change management, 40% on process alignment, and 10% on the implementation of technology.”

Special Report: Supply Chain Trends in Retail and Consumer Goods

Supply Chain Brain

As the world moves toward near-sourcing, instantaneous commerce and automated logistics, these are the steps companies are taking to build efficient supply chains

VERTICAL FOCUS | Fast-Moving Consumer Goods

Inbound Logistics

FMCG retailers need to be aware of four key areas as they build their future omnichannel supply chains, finds RSR Research's Supply Chain Management 2018 report

Does your supply chain hear the change coming?


by Joe Cannata What rapid adoption of virtual assistants means for CPG supply chains. This fundamental shift in the shopping paradigm is posing unique challenges for supply chains. Already, supply chains have had to adapt to online shopping, and crazy fulfillment demands. This means a shift from retail store-based supply chains to a more dynamic personalized one, based on the consumers. What does this mean for supply chains?

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 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. This recognition highlights our dedication to developing supply chain software that exceeds expectations and drives tangible results for our customers.

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. Successfully managing such supply chains requires visibility, planning, and execution across all trading partners. Consumer Goods.

3 Tips to Win the Last-Mile Delivery Planning Battle in Disruptive Times

DELMIA Quintiq

This spike in home deliveries disrupts supply chains and increases planning complexity for retailers and express companies. Not only do consumers demand speed and flexibility, they want their e-commerce deliveries to meet environmental regulations – especially in the case of home deliveries, where the logistics supply chain ends at the customer’s front door. The digital supply chain runs continuously: Optimizing, reacting, tuning, executing and evaluating.

Seismic Changes in Consumer Goods to Retail Supply Chains, as Nike Upending Traditional Model

Supply Chain Digest

Changes at Nike and Lowes Illustrate Fundamental Changes in Supply Chains, Driven by eCommerce

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. The post How a “Disruptor” is Using Supply Chain Innovation to Deliver Exceptional Customer Service appeared first on The Network Effect. Automated Future Consumer Goods Digital Supply Chain Retail Supply Chain Management The Network Effect Visibility high-tech Republic Wireless supply chain

Planning Food Logistics Efficiently in Times of Disruption

DELMIA Quintiq

This global health crisis has uncovered vulnerabilities in our food supply chains, affecting the capacity of food retailers to ensure its continuity. These methods aren’t made to solve today’s complex supply chain planning challenges. Consumer Goods Food & Beverage Logistics Planning covid19 DELMIA Quintiq food logistics

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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

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 […]. The post Supply Chain Chief Takes Daughter’s Advice — <br> A Digital Transformation Story</h4> appeared first on o9 Solutions. Best Practices Consumer Goods Executive Corner o9 Sales & Marketing Supply Chain

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


Sourcemap, New York, and Provenance, London, link their digital platforms for supply chain transparency, enabling businesses in the food and fashion industries to map their supply chain, gather data and track verified claims with the movement of product. Combining Sourcemap’s upstream mapping, macro risk analysis, and data capture with Provenance-verified business and product claims, as well as downstream batch-level tracking for automatic supply chain traceability.

There will be no Valentine’s Day Sweethearts this year


Due to financial troubles, corporate acquisitions, time constraints, and a lack of supply chain planning we won’t be able to tell the ones we love things like “Be Mine”, “Kiss Me”, “Call Me”, “Let’s Get Busy”, or “Miss You” in sweet, chalky letters. Consumer packaged goods is a tough and evolving market. by Alison Crawford Valentine’s Day will be less romantic this year.

How to Track Your Ocean Container with IoT


Shipping overseas often means no continuous visibility beyond the port. If you ship overseas often, you’re probably familiar with the difficulty of tracking ocean shipments. Your containers become harder to trace once they leave a port, and if one of them doesn’t reach its intended destination, you usually have little more than a vague idea or delayed updates about where it went, and how.

Consumer Goods Companies Exposing Granular Supply Chain Data to Create Transparency

Supply Chain Digest

Some Activists Use Detail Data Against the Companies that Provide It

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

8 Tips for Efficient Omnichannel Distribution

Kane is Able

Supply Chain Challenges Consumer Goods LogisticsAs the percent of online sales grow and as the line between web and traditional retail store fulfillment blurs, E-retailers and brands need to assess their fulfillment capabilities and those of their 3PL omnichannel distribution partners. Following are 8 tips to maximize efficiency in an omnichannel environment.

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


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? Originally, the growth of the luxury brand market was supported by baby-boomers, then by the Japanese and United Arab Emirates until recently when Chinese consumers began to dominate the market.

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

5 Examples of How COVID-19 Made Shipment Monitoring a “Must-Have” in the Industry


Up until now, investing in shipment tracking solutions was like buying travel insurance - it was usually purchased in the last step of the transportation contracting process. Much like insurance, you would add it at the last step in the cart as an optional item when purchasing your air ticket, and often only if the firm had previously bitter experiences. However, COVID-19 is changing the way companies are looking at investment into visibility.

Trends 2021: Supply Chain

Enterra Insights

” The truth is, difficult times often require us to reassess how things are going — and that can be a good thing. Following the outbreak of the pandemic, many companies were forced to confront the fact that their supply chains were not as resilient as they had hoped they were. National lockdowns and social distancing measures exposed serious weak points in the supply chain, causing huge delays and disruptions, which affected people’s daily lives.”[1]

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