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02 October 2018
Boots open the doors to their innovative store service distribution centre to show you what’s involved in preparing products for their onward journey to stores. With thanks to Boots Learn more about the unseen spaces in supply chain: Behind the scenes: at a retailer PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT Learning with IGD newsletter Keep up to...
02 October 2018
David Hyner of Stretch Development David Hyner spoke at the Leading Edge Annual Conference 2018 (LEAC18) about how to set and achieve massive goals. We’ve summarized some of his points below. If you would like to attend next year’s conference register your interest in attending. A controversial statement for those who have been taught that business goals have to be SMART. David Hy...
04 September 2018
Over 1000 food and grocery professionals have volunteered for IGD’s Feeding Britain’s Future since January 2018. The schools programme brings industry professionals into schools to inspire and educate students about the world of work, but we were very happy to learn how useful the volunteers found them too! When we asked, 91% of volunteers told us that participating had contributed t...
16 August 2018
See how working in supply chain opened up a new career opportunity for Kellogg’s new sales manager, Naomi Crossley: What’s involved (0:10) How a review of her skills prompted the move (0:30) The skills that will help her make the transition (1:00) The most enjoyable part of working in supply chain (1:28) Continuing to collaborate with supply chain colleagues (1:52) Advice o...
16 August 2018
Find out what it’s like to work in customer logistics in this short video: What’s involved (0:10) The most enjoyable part of working in supply chain (0:35) Typical challenges and the skills you need to overcome them (1:00) The secret to success (1:32) Career path to customer logistics manager (1:58) Advice on making an impact in your career in supply chain (2:22) Top thr...
09 August 2018
A growing body of literature 1 and experience suggests that something isn’t working in many of today’s organisations. Modern markets are complex, uncertain and move faster than ever before. But why can’t our sophisticated modern organisations cope? Mark Bouch, managing director of Leading Change  and speaker at the IGD Leading Edge Annual Conference 2018 , explains below. The legacy...
03 August 2018
One of the major themes of the IGD Category Management and Shopper Marketing Summit 2018 was how traditional markets are fragmenting. Markets that once appeared homogenous have split into new segments with their own distinct needs, requirements, and preferences. Retailers and suppliers need to respond to the new opportunities and pressures that this creates.  Ray Leung, IGD’s Category Capabi...
01 August 2018
Feeding Britain’s Future continues to evolve, and this spring food scientists, NPD technicians, engineers and web designers from across our industry went back to school to inspire the next generation of STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) talent.  Feeding Britain’s Future creates structured opportunities for students to spend quality time with industry professionals from across...
01 August 2018
Customs and trade have taken centre stage on Brexit this year for good reasons. This is a vital area and a solution is urgently needed. However, if this becomes resolved, attention is likely to transfer to immigration policy, another critical topic.  According to the UK Food and Drink Supply Chain Workforce Group, around a third of UK-based workers in the food and drink chain are EU national...
01 August 2018
The fog of uncertainty Trade and customs are proving to be the biggest sticking points in Brexit negotiations. In this article we consider what’s still to be resolved and what it means for you, if you work for a food and grocery company. The UK government’s stated aim is to leave the EU Customs Union and Single Market but then to minimise disruption through a new free trade agreement and ...