Tag Archives: sourcing

Insights

Some surprising categories which Amazon are considering

It’s been a full year now since Amazon acquired Whole Foods.  Overnight they obtained 460 carefully chosen locations, landed a fully functioning grocery distribution system and became a national and international grocery competitor. The Seattle-based retailer might be a disrupter, but it’s not the first retailer to identify food as a lever to catapult their growth.  Their great competitor, Walmart,...

Case Studies

Developing a global sourcing strategy

We were engaged by a major high-street household products chain to assist with improving sourcing processes and implementing a new collaborative sourcing platform based on product lifecycle management (PLM) software.  We implemented a sourcing system which ensured visibility of a clear brief across the supplier, agent and buying teams working to a common critical path.  We also devised a system...

Case Studies

Building a New Direct Sourcing System

We were engaged by a global grocery retailer and the UK’s biggest supermarket chain, to support the implementation of new direct sourcing systems. The scope of the project covered the entire sourcing process, from initial product concept to final warehouse, it took in every retail discipline, and it touched on a huge number of third parties. Challenge We were engaged...