18-19-20 May

08:45PM-11:00AM BST

Covid-19 has caused a period of change on a global scale and supply chains play a key role during these turbulent times. IGD’s Successful Supply Chain Management virtual workshop will help you navigate through this change and showcase best-in-class case studies that you can learn from.

What to expect in our 2021 workshops

The food and grocery industry experienced big changes in 2020.

To help keep you at the forefront of these developments, our FMCG experts will highlight the latest best practice examples and innovation from around the world. They’ll also give you insight into what this means for your business.

Now, more than ever, online and digital solutions are playing a massive part in the industry. We’ve also made sure our latest workshop content focuses on what this means for your function today and in the future.

Workshop Overview

Are you new to supply chain or still early in your career? You may have some experience under your belt but want to deepen your knowledge. You might even be in a commercial role but keen to learn how a strong supply chain can give you a competitive advantage? Then this workshop is for you.

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 best practice, you will get to grips with what is expected of supply chains and how success is measured. You’ll also learn how collaboration plays a huge role in driving efficiency, and ultimately, profit.

IGD's extensive body of primary research and proven tools and techniques will inform the day's learning. You’ll take part in real-time exercises, breakouts sessions and group interactions – all in an online forum!

The live workshop will be delivered by our experts in high energy, bite-sized sprints. Over the course of three days, you will take part in a virtual and interactive sessions - specifically designed to optimise your learning at home.

Learning outcomes


Understand the different responses from Covid-19 and how businesses are building resilient supply chains that are future fit.


Gain a greater understanding of the end to end supply chain.


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.

Workshop themes and agenda

DAY 1 - Duration: 1hr 45mins


The latest developments and best practice case studies on:



Planning and responsiveness

DAY 2 - Duration: 1hr 45mins


On shelf availability - the ultimate measure of success

How your customers measure success

The role of different functions and how you fit in

DAY 3 - Duration: 1hr 45mins


The benifits of collaboration

Types of partnerships/engagement

Action plan


"Very useful, provided a different
perspective on the future of
supply chain collaboration."

"Very good course for learning
and gives a broader context of
the whole supply chain."

"It covered all the areas that I
wanted to review and allowed me
to see where our business could get to."

Alex Edge

Meet the trainer

Alex Edge, Head of People Development

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.

Virtual Successful Supply Chain Management




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. To redeem your 5 for 4 discount across all workshops, email [email protected]


Cancellations 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

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