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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...
How Can Major Retailers Increase Their Agility? Blog 06 Jul 2023 E2E Value Chain How Can Major Retailers Increase Their Agility? The pandemic has ended, and many impacts have dissipated, but large retailers will continue to face challenges. There will be future economic, health, and environmental crises, whether major, minor, localized, or international, that will be...
CSOs: Are You Ready to Collaborate on Data Strategy? Blog 04 Aug 2023 E2E Value Chain CSOs: Are You Ready to Collaborate on Data Strategy? The number of Chief Sustainability Officers (CSOs) have tripled in the past two years. Many are relatively new and are tasked to lead the development of sustainability plans and interact with various departments across the...
Retail & CPG: Winning the Cost and Profitability Race in a Volatile and Uncertain Market Blog 30 Jan 2023 E2E Value Chain Retail & CPG: Winning the Cost and Profitability Race in a Volatile and Uncertain Market Today’s business landscape in the retail and CPG world is riddled with unprecedented global uncertainty. Inflationary pressures, logistical issues, foreign exchange and energy price rises – the variability and volatility in component costs have increased...
One Product Identity, Many Tagging Technologies – Here’s Why… Blog 05 Aug 2021 E2E Value Chain One Product Identity, Many Tagging Technologies – Here’s Why… Today, consumers expect end-to-end traceability, authenticity and engaging experiences from consumer product brands — from packaged goods to apparel items to pharmaceuticals. How do consumer brands deliver on these expectations? Not only deliver on expectations,...
The Future of Ethical Commerce and Sustainability in Fast Moving Consumer Goods Companies (FMCG) Blog 20 Jun 2022 E2E Value Chain The Future of Ethical Commerce and Sustainability in Fast Moving Consumer Goods Companies (FMCG) The UN World Commission on Environment and Development defines sustainability as “meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.” Sustainability is therefore the process by...
Will Inflation Take Us to the Reign of Private Labels? Blog 09 Dec 2022 E2E Value Chain Will Inflation Take Us to the Reign of Private Labels? It is undeniable how powerful the private label is becoming in almost every segment of retailing. What seemed years ago to cater to a highly price-sensitive customer segment has become a defining element of “brand...
From Demand Chain to Value Chain: The Power of Product Enrichment in Modern Retail Blog 18 Sep 2023 E2E Value Chain From Demand Chain to Value Chain: The Power of Product Enrichment in Modern Retail In an era marked by rapid technological advancements and shifting consumer preferences, supply chains across the food manufacturing and retail sectors are undergoing a transformation. As these industries evolve towards a more customer-centric approach, product...
The Imperatives of Data to Support Sustainability and Transparency Blog 05 Dec 2023 E2E Value Chain The Imperatives of Data to Support Sustainability and Transparency Companies run the real risk of failing to meet consumer and regulatory demands Pressure increases on businesses: regulations and changing consumer demands are coming their way, demanding sustainability through transparency. And all companies face this...
Do More with Less: Use Existing Emissions Data to Accelerate Decarbonisation Blog 24 Sep 2021 E2E Value Chain Do More with Less: Use Existing Emissions Data to Accelerate Decarbonisation As more companies set bold decarbonisation goals such as Science-Based Targets or Net Zero pledges, a major organisational shift is occurring across the global corporate landscape: the topic of carbon is moving from a pure...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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,...
Combat Supply-Chain Challenges and Strengthen Relationships Through Customer Listening Blog 15 Sep 2022 E2E Value Chain Combat Supply-Chain Challenges and Strengthen Relationships Through Customer Listening   In 2022, numerous supply chain issues have plagued people, essential services and organisations worldwide. Retailers have been hit particularly hard. Their critical role in creating accessible goods for people globally makes the impact they...