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CGF Members Work to Improve Product Data, Reducing Supply Chain Costs and Ensuring Consumer Trust Press Release 12 Nov 2020 Product Data CGF Members Work to Improve Product Data, Reducing Supply Chain Costs and Ensuring Consumer Trust PARIS, 12th November 2020 – The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) announces five projects, as part of its Product Data Coalition of Action, that are designed to address two fundamental challenges in the industry’s data exchange processes. The projects, managed with the support of GS1, aim to improve the quality of product data and reduce inconsistencies […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Will Things Fall Apart if the Centre Cannot Hold (All the Data)? Blog 04 Nov 2019 E2E Value Chain Will Things Fall Apart if the Centre Cannot Hold (All the Data)? Okay starting with a title shamelessly ripped off from W.B Yeats may not be cool, but it does capture the essence of this post. We are in a period when decentralised approaches to data storage and access is in vogue. Blockchain and other Peer-to-Peer (P2P) database designs are two obvious examples, but that else is […]
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 […]
Product Data Coalition of Action Launched at E2E Steering Committee Meeting in Lisbon News Update 25 Feb 2020 Product Data Product Data Coalition of Action Launched at E2E Steering Committee Meeting in Lisbon The Consumer Goods Forum’s (CGF) End-to-End Value Chain & Standards (E2E) initiative held its first bi-annual Steering Committee meeting of 2020 in Lisbon on 11th -12th February and officially launched its Product Data Coalition of Action (CoA). Steering Committee Co-Chairs Barron Witherspoon, Procter & Gamble, and Tom Rose, SPAR International, who will also co-chair the […]
Press Release 26 Feb 2015 Consumer Goods Industry Commits to New Guidelines on Consumer Engagement and Data Privacy The Consumer Goods Forum Brings Industry Together for Collective Agreement on Safeguarding Consumer Information Across Digital Platforms New ‘Consumer Engagement Principles’ to Promote Data Privacy and Build Greater Consumer Trust   PARIS, 26th February 2015 – In order to help build trust with consumers and shape the way companies, retailers and manufacturers use consumer information […]
Why Business Transformation Needs a Platform Blog 05 Jun 2019 Global Summit Why Business Transformation Needs a Platform “If everything seems under control, you’re not going fast enough.” I love this quote by Mario Andretti, one of the world’s most successful race car drivers, and a fellow Italian. Winning the race to meet customer expectations has become more challenging with increased demand for long term benefits, real-time 24/7 customer service, and a personalized […]
Addressing the Product Data Accuracy and Completeness Challenge Blog 02 Apr 2019 E2E Value Chain Addressing the Product Data Accuracy and Completeness Challenge P&G is proud to be part of The Consumer Goods Forum.  We are engaged at every level of the CGF’s agenda from our CEO’s active participation on the Board of Directors to P&G leadership on the various initiatives like Environmental Sustainability and the End-to-End Value Chain. My role at P&G has led me to be […]
Leapfrog Approaches to Data Accuracy/Completeness News Update 18 Jun 2018 E2E Value Chain Leapfrog Approaches to Data Accuracy/Completeness In early May, 42 experts from 30 organisations gathered in London for the Data Leapfrog Workshop, facilitated by Capgemini.  The aim of the workshop was to address the data attributes that should be shared between trading partners and consumers, how to reach higher levels of data accuracy and completeness and how data could be more […]
Using Data to Inspire Creative Health Solutions Blog 10 Mar 2020 Health & Wellness Using Data to Inspire Creative Health Solutions I’m from Guy’s and St Thomas’ Charity, an urban health foundation supporting The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) on the UK edition of their Collaboration for Healthier Lives (CHL) initiative. We’re working with world-leading manufacturers and retailers to help improve the health of their customers. In my first blog post for CGF, I shared my excitement […]
Building a Business Case to Take Action Against Food Waste Blog 06 Nov 2017 Food Waste Building a Business Case to Take Action Against Food Waste Over the last few years, there has been rapid growth in awareness and acknowledgment of the global food waste problem. Numerous reports and research papers provide statistics on the quantity of food – estimated at a third of what is produced for human consumption – that goes to waste each year. As a result, major food businesses […]
Press Release 17 Jul 2014 ‘Age of Disruption’ Makes Digital Top Priority for 54% of Consumer Goods Firms – But One-Third Lack Know-How Research finds over half of business leaders place digital strategy and data analytics high on their agenda, and the supply chain rates as their number one challenge and area of investment    PARIS, 17th July 2014 – The Consumer Goods Forum and KPMG International today released the findings of their annual Global Top of Mind Survey. […]
E2E Publishes New DataPorts in Action Paper News Update 09 Apr 2020 E2E Value Chain E2E Publishes New DataPorts in Action Paper Together with Capgemini and SyncForce, we are pleased to announce the publication of “DataPorts in Action”, a new addition to our DataPorts series. The new paper intends to take the DataPorts concept a step further than the original report published in 2019 and describe how such architectural framework can work and to share and encourage […]
Leveraging Technology to Detect, Measure, and Mitigate Sustainability and Socially Responsible Sourcing Risks Blog 17 Feb 2020 E2E Value Chain Leveraging Technology to Detect, Measure, and Mitigate Sustainability and Socially Responsible Sourcing Risks Checking your newsfeed and discovering that your organisation has been cited for human rights, environmental, fraud, or other supply chain sourcing violations is an avoidable event. Given the complexity and lack of visibility in raw material supply chains, sustainability and supply chain teams often rely on auditors, certifiers, consultants and NGOs to collect risk data […]