Successful Supply Chain Management
Successful Supply Chain Management

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.

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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 online training session will be delivered by our industry experts in high energy, bite-sized sprint

Day 1
Duration: 2hr 15mins

Supply chain levers and industry trends

The latest developments and best practice case studies on:



Planning and responsiveness

Day 2
Duration: 2hr 15mins

Meeting expectations and measuring success

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: 2hr 15mins

Supply chain engagement and win-win partnership

The benefits of collaboration

Types of partnerships/engagement

Action plan

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.


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.

Meet the trainer

Alex Edge, Head of Supply Chain & Category Solutions

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.

Alex Edge
Virtual Successful Supply Chain Management


Member Discount: £449

Non-Member: £559

Small Business Discount: £300

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.

Small Business Rate

As part of IGD’s commitment to help small businesses to grow, IGD is offering a small business rate for this event.

To qualify for a discounted rate you will need to be a small manufacturing business with a global turnover of less than £10 Million. Place your order above and email your annual global turnover to [email protected], or get in touch if you have any questions.

Cancellation Fees

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

Please email [email protected]