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Machine Learning for the Optimisation of Business Processes Blog 19 May 2022 E2E Value Chain Machine Learning for the Optimisation of Business Processes Artificial Intelligence in the form of machine learning is already being used reliably in many applications today. Current application areas of machine learning (ML) are the optimisation of business processes and the automation of redundant and thus easily standardisable processes. Machine learning is an overall term for a range of techniques and tools that enable […]
Marketplaces in Retail: An Alternative Growth Strategy for Retailers Podcast 16 May 2022 E2E Value Chain Marketplaces in Retail: An Alternative Growth Strategy for Retailers The English version of our latest Spanish episode, Miriam Molino Sánchez of Stibo Systems and Director of E2E at the Consumer Goods Forum, Rudy Hagedorn discusses current marketplaces in retail and the challenges that retailers face in identifying key indicators for success in todays global markets.       
The Bright Side of the Most Valuable Spot in Retail  (Part II) Blog 29 Apr 2022 E2E Value Chain The Bright Side of the Most Valuable Spot in Retail (Part II) The first part of this blog series showed us the main bottlenecks of promotions on the shop floor. What if retailers and brands could join forces to overcome these obstacles and together achieve effective and sustainable promotions at the same time. In this blog we will share an evolution that took place in the Netherlands […]
How Not to Waste Money on the Metaverse (Part II) Blog 26 Apr 2022 E2E Value Chain How Not to Waste Money on the Metaverse (Part II) A recent issue of The Economist reported on Big Tech’s bet on extended reality glasses – the headsets, or head-wear, for virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR.)   “Nearly every big technology firm,” according to the breathless report, “is rushing to develop an AR or VR headset, convinced that what has long been a niche […]
Marketplaces en Retail ¿Una alternativa a considerer en la estrategia de crecimiento de los retailers? Podcast 20 Apr 2022 E2E Value Chain Marketplaces en Retail ¿Una alternativa a considerer en la estrategia de crecimiento de los retailers? This episode marks the second Spanish collaboration between the End-to-End Value Chain coalition and Stibo Systems. Join us as Miriam Molino Sánchez of Stibo Systems and Director of E2E at the Consumer Goods Forum, Rudy Hagedorn discusses current marketplaces in retail and the challenges that retailers face in identifying key indicators for success in todays […]
The Dark Side of the Most Valuable Spot in Retail (Part I) Blog 15 Apr 2022 E2E Value Chain The Dark Side of the Most Valuable Spot in Retail (Part I) At Easter time, you cannot miss the promotion articles presented in colourful cardboard displays. But did you know that these temporary displays generate more than half of the total emissions of a store each year, without having any actual insights in the return on investments? Both retailers and brands have limited and scattered solutions to […]
How Not to Waste Money on the Metaverse (Part I) Blog 08 Apr 2022 E2E Value Chain How Not to Waste Money on the Metaverse (Part I) No doubt there has recently been a moment – during a CXO strategy session, a marketing meeting, a visit from the consultants, a performance review with a bright young thing – where you’ve been asked:  What are we doing about the metaverse? Because the metaverse is, of course, the next big thing, it was the […]
Data Supply Chains: ¿Por qué los retailers deben gobernar y dominar sus datos? Podcast 31 Mar 2022 E2E Value Chain Data Supply Chains: ¿Por qué los retailers deben gobernar y dominar sus datos? This episode marks a special addition to the E2E podcast series. Director Rudy Hagedorn returns for another episode with Miriam Molino Sánchez from Stibo Systems on data, this time in Spanish. They discuss why it is important for retailers to master their supply chains and how transparency and data-sharing can play a key role in […]
Using First-Party Data to Build Strong, Consent-Based Customer Relationships Blog 22 Mar 2022 E2E Value Chain Using First-Party Data to Build Strong, Consent-Based Customer Relationships You may have heard that Google is phasing out third-party cookies in 2022, with the goal of protecting users who crave more privacy online. In a blog post explaining their thought process, Google points out that 81% of people feel that potential risks of their data being collected outweigh the benefits. Generated by another website, […]
Defend Against Inflation With Resilient Supply Chains Blog 08 Mar 2022 E2E Value Chain Defend Against Inflation With Resilient Supply Chains For years, prices around the world have rising moderately. And we expect that; it’s part of how economics and business works. The difference is, now we are currently experiencing some of the highest spikes in a decade, spurred by supply chain shortages and large doses of government stimulus. The consumer price index (CPI) increased by […]
Data Supply Chains: Why Retailers Should Master Their Data Podcast 04 Mar 2022 E2E Value Chain Data Supply Chains: Why Retailers Should Master Their Data In this episode, E2E Value Chain Director Rudy Hagedorn returns for another episode with Stibo Systems on data. This time, he’s speaking to Brian Cluster and Miriam Molino Sánchezon why it’s so important for retailers to master their data supply chains. In the discussion, the guests answer question on the importance of having trustworthy data, how master […]
Brand and Social Impersonation Frauds Affect Organizations of All Sizes Blog 03 Mar 2022 E2E Value Chain Brand and Social Impersonation Frauds Affect Organizations of All Sizes Theft of sensitive information and money can damage the consumers’ confidence and ultimately lead to financial and reputational harms for your organization. This article will analyze the many sorts of impersonation and how companies can fight back.   What is Brand Impersonation on Social Media? Fraudulent use of a business name, image, or other identifying […]
The Consumer Goods Forum Successfully Holds 4th CGF China Day in Shanghai Press Release 24 Feb 2022 Corporate The Consumer Goods Forum Successfully Holds 4th CGF China Day in Shanghai “Creating A Common Prosperity Future Together”  PARIS and SHANGHAI, 24th February 2022 – On 17th and 18th February 2022, The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) successfully held the fourth edition of its annual China Day series of events. Held at the Shangri-La Qiantan in Shanghai, CGF members from the Greater China Region and industry experts came […]
Incentivising ESG Data Sharing Blog 19 Feb 2022 E2E Value Chain Incentivising ESG Data Sharing Supporting Data Exchange for Reporting and Action Current Issues Around ESG Data Sharing As its necessity for our transition towards sustainability is recognised, there has been a significant increase in demand for ESG data in recent years. Reporting requirements are becoming ever more stringent, both in response to regulatory pressure and demands from shareholders and […]
Data and Analytics for CPGs Podcast 14 Feb 2022 E2E Value Chain Data and Analytics for CPGs In this latest episode of the E2E Value Chain Podcast Series, we are joined by Amazon’s Justin Honaman for the second of our discussions on retail and CPG trends. In this chat, Justin talks to E2E Value Chain Director Ruediger Hagedorn about data and analytics for CPGs, exploring how it has evolved for businesses and […]
Data Supply Chains: Why Master Data Management Matters for CPGs Podcast 04 Feb 2022 E2E Value Chain Data Supply Chains: Why Master Data Management Matters for CPGs In this episode of the E2E Podcast Series from The Consumer Goods Forum, E2E Director Ruediger Hagedorn speaks to Jeff Behn of Stibo Systems about the importance of master data management within the consumer goods industry supply chains.