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Supply Chain Transparency: Reimagined Podcast 26 Oct 2020 E2E Value Chain Supply Chain Transparency: Reimagined In this episode, CGF’s Ruediger Hagedorn speaks to Trinanjan Gupta at TagOne,  a blockchain empowered tech traceability platform, about the challenges in supply chain transparency and the role blockchain and cloud tech play in capturing and sharing data in food supply chains.        Sign Up For More End-to-End Value Chain Podcasts  iTunes  Spotify
Responsive Supply Chains Podcast 21 Oct 2020 E2E Value Chain Responsive Supply Chains In this episode of the End-to-End Value Chain podcast series, CGF’s Ruediger Hagedorn speaks to Rebecca Liao, Co-Founder and COO at Skuchain about the role deep-tier financing and blockchain play in achieving responsive supply chains.   For more information, read the blog post Achieving a More Responsive Supply Chain.       Sign Up For […]
The Scientific Lifecycle Analysis Tool (LCA) as a Positive Force for Achieving Ambition 2030 Blog 16 Oct 2020 E2E Value Chain The Scientific Lifecycle Analysis Tool (LCA) as a Positive Force for Achieving Ambition 2030 P&G harnesses the scientific Lifecycle Analysis tool (LCA) as a positive force for achieving Ambition 2030 Over the course of 2020, the world, and the way we live in it, has changed. We’ve seen proof that when we act collectively, our actions have the ability to conserve, protect and even help recover our natural environment. […]
Making Packaging Intelligent Through the Use of Digital Watermarks: A Deep Dive Into Project HolyGrail & the New Possibilities of HolyGrail2.0 Blog 13 Oct 2020 E2E Value Chain Making Packaging Intelligent Through the Use of Digital Watermarks: A Deep Dive Into Project HolyGrail & the New Possibilities of HolyGrail2.0 HolyGrail is a collaborative effort designed to solve one of the largest obstacles facing plastic recycling – inefficient sorting at sorting and/or recycling facilities. In 2016, as P&G’s sustainable packaging expert, I worked with P&G to kick off a coalition of companies to pioneer HolyGrail in Europe under the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s New Plastics Economy […]
CGF End-to-End Value Chain Newsletter – Q3 2020 Video 13 Oct 2020 E2E Value Chain CGF End-to-End Value Chain Newsletter – Q3 2020  Check out the latest updates from our End-to-End Value Chain initiative at The Consumer Goods Forum.
CGF’s Product Data Coalition and GS1 Publish a Quick Start Guide on Key Data Projects News Update 13 Oct 2020 Product Data CGF’s Product Data Coalition and GS1 Publish a Quick Start Guide on Key Data Projects The Consumer Goods Forum and GS1 have published a two-page Quick Start Guide to help companies better understand the three strategic initiatives they are working on to address the weaknesses of today’s data exchange processes and to ensure that products are represented as well in the digital world as they are in the physical world—with […]
Sustainable Supply Chain is the Only Way Forward: an Insight into the Isomodular GS1 Transport Box and Sustainable Point of Sale Materials Blog 12 Oct 2020 Product Data Sustainable Supply Chain is the Only Way Forward: an Insight into the Isomodular GS1 Transport Box and Sustainable Point of Sale Materials Ahead of The Consumer Goods Forum’s Sustainable Retail Summit this month, Wouter Schaekers, P&G Director of Product Supply & Sustainability, and Reinhard Wesp, P&G Director of Physical Distribution and Customization (DACH), give their insight into two aspects of sustainable supply chain innovation that are changing the game.   Advocating for reusable instead of disposable for […]
E2E SpringBoard | The Virtual Frog Event | Time for Data – Teaser Video 07 Oct 2020 E2E Value Chain E2E SpringBoard | The Virtual Frog Event | Time for Data – Teaser
Achieving a More Responsive Supply Chain: Lessons from COVID-19 Blog 06 Oct 2020 Product Data Achieving a More Responsive Supply Chain: Lessons from COVID-19 Seven months into the COVID-19 lockdown, consumers still find themselves fighting for toilet paper, disinfectant wipes and nitrile gloves at their local retail stores. On the flipside, many Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) companies who saw a significant drop in demand at the height of the lockdown are struggling to get their production back to normal […]
Data Transparency Takes Centre Stage Throughout the Pandemic Blog 02 Sep 2020 Product Data Data Transparency Takes Centre Stage Throughout the Pandemic The rate of change in consumer demand witnessed over the past few months has been unprecedented, calling attention to the importance of effective lines of communication between suppliers and retailers.  As demand for certain products spiked and supply chains experienced disruption, information sharing and access to accurate information became critical for both parties. Suppliers needed real–time information on the products being taken from and those […]
Overcoming the Barriers to Supply Chain Transparency in Soy Blog 12 Aug 2020 Product Data Overcoming the Barriers to Supply Chain Transparency in Soy Soy is one of the world’s most important crops, finding its way into animal feed, vegetable oil, even industrial chemicals. It is one of the most intensively grown: worldwide 1 in 10 acres of agricultural land is dedicated to soy. And it’s one of the most impactful: soy is the second biggest driver of deforestation […]
Consumers Are Ready to Be Analytically Educated Blog 07 Aug 2020 Product Data Consumers Are Ready to Be Analytically Educated Creating financially aware and healthier lives for consumers post-COVID   Retail has always been one of the most innovative industries in the world by being incredibly responsive to the consumer, moving quickly, and being at the cutting edge of developing new technology. This has been no more apparent than how grocery retailers with a physical […]
Part 2: If Necessity is the Mother of Innovation, Pandemics are the Father of Transformation Blog 06 Jul 2020 E2E Value Chain Part 2: If Necessity is the Mother of Innovation, Pandemics are the Father of Transformation From surviving to thriving, an opportunity to transform with the new normal   As companies have largely stabilized operations, regardless of whether they have had the good fortune of being considered essential by consumers (e.g. cleaning products, pharmaceuticals) or the misfortune of the opposite (e.g. cosmetics, travel), leaders have been shifting their vision to what […]
Latest News from the Product Data Coalition News Update 30 Jun 2020 Product Data Latest News from the Product Data Coalition The Co-Sponsors of the Product Data Coalition, David Taylor, Procter & Gamble and Olaf Koch, METRO, recently held a Sponsor virtual meeting with the aim of discussing the Coalition’s priorities for the next year. The meeting took place on 16th June 2020 and was attended by 12 members. The Coalition aims to address two fundamental […]
Creating a Recall Ready Community: Being Ready and Being Responsive Blog 09 Jun 2020 E2E Value Chain Creating a Recall Ready Community: Being Ready and Being Responsive I have been involved in the Consumer Goods Industry for almost 43 years and in all that time, I have never experienced a situation like we have today with the COVID-19 crisis. There is a lesson to be learned in this: consumer health and safety is protected when we ensure our industry is both ‘ready’ […]
Part 1: If Necessity is the Mother of Innovation, Pandemics are the Father of Transformation Blog 20 Apr 2020 E2E Value Chain Part 1: If Necessity is the Mother of Innovation, Pandemics are the Father of Transformation Leading with agility to overcome supply chain and employee safety challenges   The world as we know it has changed due to the COVID-19 pandemic and consumer goods companies are in the middle of this storm. Specifically, demand for essential products from food to hand sanitizers has exploded while the supply chains to deliver them […]