Supply Chain: The Essentials

Supercharge your supply chain by becoming customer-focused


About this workshop

New to supply chain or still early in your career? Keen to understand the chain from beginning to end and back again? You might already have some experience under your belt, but want to widen (and deepen) your knowledge of the workings of a strong supply chain, or simply learn how to become more customer-focused.

If your role is customer-facing or decision-making, this is the course for you. Step forward all those ready to make a real difference to their business performance.

This workshop is

Throwing into sharp focus the vital part supply chains play in underpinning FMCG businesses, this one-day workshop is a dynamic route to supercharging your link in the chain.

Led by IGD's highly-experienced supply chain expert Alex Edge, you'll be fully immersed in a programme of interactive tasks and scenarios. Examining case studies and through simulation, you will get to grips with what is expected of supply chains and how success is measured. Moreover, you will share in the secret of real supply chain success: the part that collaboration plays in driving efficiency, and ultimately, profits.

IGD's extensive body of primary research and proven tools and techniques will inform the day's learning, and delegates will come away with not just knowledge of industry best practice but the tools to put it into effect.

Sign up to

  • Gain a greater understanding of the end to end supply chain
  • Understand the current market context and how it shapes supply chains
  • Focus on key customer supply chain strategies and expectations
  • Evaluate developments taking place in the supply chain and the implications for suppliers
  • Understand and enhance collaboration and growth, use it to drive competitive advantage

Meet the trainers

Simon Attfield

Alex Edge

Alex Edge joined IGD in 2015 and has a decade of supply chain management experience in various blue chip organisations. Prior to joining IGD, Alex worked in the customer facing supply chain team at United Biscuits where he was responsible for the Tesco account. Alex helped transform the management of the account along with working on other transformational supply chain development initiatives.


“Would really recommend this course to all, very insightful and great to get real life examples of how to improve. Great interaction and engagement.”"  


“An excellent one day session focussed on giving an appreciation and understanding to all areas of the supply chain”


“An interesting and interactive way of learning about supply chain”


“Would recommend to everyone in supply chain, insightful and interactive, great training.”



IGD Members : £550 | €660
Non-members: £915 | €1100

Prices displayed ex-VAT. 

Cancellation fees

Cancellations and name changes to be confirmed in writing

Over 30 days notice - Full refund
15 - 30 days notice - 50% refund
Less than 15 days notice - No refund/transfers

Additional information

Prices displayed ex-VAT. IGD reserves the right to alter any element of the programme, such as speakers, times and venue, should the need arise. All bookings are subject to acceptance of IGD Terms & Conditions. IGD reserves the right to reject any order at its discretion.

Supply Chain: The Essentials

Supply Chain:
The Essentials

02 August, IGD
27 November, IGD


IGD Members

£550 | €660


£915 | €1100

Prices displayed ex-VAT. 

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