ECR UK Developing Supply Chain Talent Work Group

Date : 24 July 2012

This group brings together supply chain and HR professionals to equip supply chain people to adapt to today's fast-changing world, achieve greater efficiency and keep the shelves full, ensuring consumers have access to food and fast moving consumer goods.

2017 areas of focus:

  • Involve more companies in customer-supplier ECR Mentoring to give 200 mentors and mentees a broader understanding of the supply chain whilst providing the opportunity for personal and professional growth
  • Run the ECR Horizons cross-company development programme for 48 participants, 24 companies, in 3 streams totalling 14 events to give supply chain specialists a greater understanding and make them more collaborative in their everyday work, both with other functions and other companies
  • Extend industry engagement and impact by developing existing and new initiatives to educate and engage young people and educational establishments to learn about supply chain career options in the industry

Recent outcomes:

  • ECR Mentoring has been grown year-on-year from 34 mentors and mentees in 2013, 68 in 2014, 134 in 2015, to 160 in 2016.  The programme won the ECR Europe Award for Best Activation 2014
  • ECR Horizons has developed from 17 participants, 9 companies, 1 stream and 4 events in 2015 to 40 participants, 20 companies, 2 streams and 9 events in 2016
  • Cross-industry job swap case studies in guide at which also includes supply chain competencies and development method matrix
  • Supply chain promoted by keynote presentations at Leading Edge "Getting Started" events and four "Whose supply chain is it anyway?" Leading Edge masterclasses


  • Booker Retail Partners
  • Boots Company plc
  • Brakes
  • Coca-Cola European Partners
  • Dairy Crest Group plc
  • Diageo plc
  • Kellogg Marketing & Sales Co
  • Mars Chocolate UK Ltd
  • Mondelez International
  • Nestlé Rowntree
  • Nestlé UK Ltd
  • Procter & Gamble UK
  • Reckitt Benckiser (UK) Ltd
  • Sainsbury's
  • Tesco Stores Ltd
  • The Kraft Heinz Company
  • Unilever Plc
  • Waitrose Ltd

< Return to main Industry Working Groups page