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Seven considerations for improving availability

 

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The LEGO Group’s director of customer logistics for EMEA, Hugh Middleton, shares the lessons he has learnt at different stages of his career: Focus on developing your strengths Be resourceful – find people who can help you with your weaknesses Reflect on your relationships with those you work with. Take ownership and think about how you can adapt to get the most out of people. ...
It’s important for supply chain teams to understand how much it costs the business to produce their products. To do this, they need to measure the Cost of Goods Sold (COGS). Complete this short assignment to develop your understanding of COGS. Activity Download         PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT Learning with IGD newsletter Keep ...
This course is for you if you’re new to supply chain or want to improve your knowledge and skills. Here are three things you’ll learn. 1. Understand your impact on the end-to-end chain Where else can LEGO help you understand the supply chain? Taking it in turns to play producer, supplier, retailer and shopper, you’ll exchange orders and LEGO ‘products’. You’ll move from an output-dri...
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...
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...
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 ...
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...