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Behind the scenes: from farm to factory

Behind the scenes: at a retailer

Behind the scenes: at a distribution centre

Seven considerations for improving availability

 

Explore careers in supply chain: career stories: from Supply Chain to Sales

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Everyone needs to present at some point in their career. This isn’t a problem for some people, but many are uncomfortable with presenting.  When Charlie Burton, Category and Pricing Director at Brakes, started out in his career, he found the idea of presenting daunting. To help overcome his apprehension, he came up with his four-step process to great presenting. By investing time to prepare ...
Supply chain teams have a critical role to play turning new product ideas to reality. New product developments (NPDs) are truly cross-functional, long-term projects.  Download these resources to help you plan and manage the process effectively.  Launch considerations Download        Launch checklist Download         PERSONAL DEVELOP...
How can you respond positively to failures or mistakes? One supply chain leader offers her perspective at a recent Supply Chain Horizons Q&A session.    Inspired to learn more? Professionals from supply chain and across the food and grocery industry have shared their career stories in our playlist . PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT FOR REGULAR UPDATES SIGN UP ...
Labour makes up a huge proportion of Cost of Goods Sold (COGS) for a product. We visited G’s Fresh spring onion farm and set up a race between a professional picker and an amateur to highlight the importance of efficiency in supply chain. Bear in mind these questions when watching the video: Are your processes as efficient as possible? Are there opportunities to reduce costs without...
Discover more about supply chain processes by following a product on its journey from farm to factory at G’s Fresh. You’ll understand how skilled labour achieves the best results on the farm, before seeing how technological innovation in the factory has driven greater efficiency and reduced Cost of Goods (COGs). Bear in mind these questions when watching the video: Are your processe...
On-shelf availability is arguably the most important measure of success for supply chain teams.  This is especially true in low-growth environments where sales growth can depend on increasing availability. Understand the other ways in which availability can impact your business, then see seven areas of focus for improving. PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT FOR REGULAR UPDATES...
See top tips on progressing your career in supply chain in this short video with Boots Head of Supply Chain, Eddie Storr: What’s involved (0:10) The most enjoyable part of working in supply chain (0:30) Skills you need to be successful in supply chain (0:57) Opportunities to challenge yourself in supply chain (1:33) Tips on making an impact in your career in supply chain (2:14...
A behind the scenes look at Sainsbury’s central London store showing you how products make it onto the shelf. With thanks to Sainsbury’s. Learn more about the unseen spaces in supply chain: Behind the scenes: at a distribution centre   PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT Learning with IGD newsletter Keep up to date with the latest learnin...
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...
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...