Tag Archives: Supply chain

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The Retail Infrastructure Squeeze

Thought leadership in the supply chain sector today is buzzing with ideas, but forget big data, drones and driverless cars. You should be sharing logistics with your biggest rival – and here’s why. Picture a road leading into a city. The road is clogged with cars, lorries and vans of all sizes – none are moving. Each vehicle has somewhere...

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Seven Innovative Companies shaking up Supply Chain

by Julia Cook Change is a fact of life in the retail industry, driven by where and how we’re shopping. Retailers can no longer think in single distribution channels; omnichannel and multichannel are no longer considered innovative but are merely expected. Now there is a search for the next wave of innovative strategies to enable getting the right products into...

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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,...

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Merger and Business Rationalisation Programme

We were engaged by the global leader in the manufacturing, marketing and distribution of spices and speciality foods to manage the merger with another European company and return the group to profitability.   Challenge As part of its growth strategy across several continents, the client had acquired a European company specialising in the manufacturing and marketing of seasoning products in...

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Organisation Redesign ahead of System and Process Change

Our client, one of the big four UK grocers, was undertaking a large scale transformation, impacting all aspects of its operating model. We worked with their Commercial Operations team to manage the impact of process and systems change on their organisation design.   CHALLENGE The Commercial Operations team had been accountable for supplier and item set up and data management,...

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Are We Missing the Real Revolution?

The pace and depth of change has seldom been as fast as at present!  Seemingly every day we see new developments in the field of e-commerce; from customer engagement via AI chatbots to same day delivery, from voice technology to fingerprint payments, the e-commerce market is booming. But underneath it’s the physical infrastructure which is propping up the latest e-comm...