Tag Archives: Supply chain

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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...

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Training and Communications on a Business Transformation Programme for a Food Manufacturer

We were engaged by a fast food manufacturer & franchiser to deliver training and communications on a business transformation programme.   Challenge The business was growing at pace and the company required a new ERP system to manage the volume of transactions Our challenge was to help the business understand how the new system would change their roles through the...

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Business Process Design and Software Selection for Wholesale and Franchise Channels

We were engaged by a well-known high street fashion retailer to map their wholesale & franchise business processes and  conduct a software selection.   Challenge Our client’s wholesale and franchise channels were growing quickly and the teams were struggling to manage the business The business was managed entirely on spreadsheets and our challenge was to streamline their end-to-end business processes,...