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A practical one day workshop for all roles in suppliers, to help develop your understanding of the vital part that supply chains play in underpinning FMCG businesses.

13 May 2019
Heineken’s winning entry improved business efficiency and made a difference to its customers. It created a new team, combining skills from different functions to tackle a major challenge. How Heineken improved forecast accuracy Heineken always knew that weather affects demand for cider and beer, but this was difficult to quantify. Conversations on the subject grew as Heineken saw a gre...
20 February 2019
Watch the video if you are new to supply chain and want to learn about the key skills you need to progress your career, as well as the unique opportunities and challenges that you will face. You’ll hear about: Some of the most interesting elements of working in supply chain and in the wholesale business (0:09-1:27) The key skills you need to develop (1:28-1:48) The kinds of...
12 February 2019
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 pe...
16 January 2019
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 Learning with IGD newsletter Keep up to date with the latest learning news, straight...
03 December 2018
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       Learn...
30 November 2018
Supply chain innovation has huge potential to deliver business growth. We’ve been examining how your business can capture this opportunity, in our new research: Supply Chains for Growth . And we’ve identified 10 areas you can work on now to head in the right direction. They’re grouped according to our four-pillar framework of supply chain excellence: customer centric; powered by peopl...
27 November 2018
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 ...
27 November 2018
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 cost...
26 November 2018
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. Learning with IGD newsletter ...
02 October 2018
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 sup...

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A highly interactive, blended learning workshop giving you the practical tools you need to improve how your supply chain collaborates internally and externally.