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The CGF and IBM Publish Learning Series Whitepaper on Artificial Intelligence in Consumer Goods News Update 02 Apr 2019 E2E Value Chain The CGF and IBM Publish Learning Series Whitepaper on Artificial Intelligence in Consumer Goods Together with IBM, The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) has published a learning series whitepaper on artificial intelligence (AI) in consumer goods. This is  the second learning series paper published in collaboration with IBM and aims to tackle key questions around the progress of AI over the past half century, what it means today, as well […]
CGF End-to-End Value Chain Pillar Organises Second SpringBoard Workshop News Update 27 Sep 2018 E2E Value Chain CGF End-to-End Value Chain Pillar Organises Second SpringBoard Workshop The Consumer Goods Forum’s End-to-End Value Chain Pillar organised its second SpringBoard workshop of the year in Cambridge, MA (US) on 19 September 2018.  Hosted by IBM, the workshop focused on ‘Blockchain Interoperability’ and was attended by representatives from retailers Metro, Migros, SPAR International; manufacturers Kao, P&G, SC Johnson, supplier Symrise and other organisations including […]
AI – Predicting the Future of Business Blog 09 Feb 2018 E2E Value Chain AI – Predicting the Future of Business Depending on who you listened to at Davos, artificial intelligence (AI) either has the potential to be more transformative for humanity than fire, or trigger the end of civilisation.(Google’s CEO Sundar Pichai and Alibaba’s founder Jack Ma, respectively). Amid the hype and hyperbole however, there was consensus: AI is going to revolutionise not just business, […]
The Global Summit 2021: Day Two Summary Press Release 22 Jun 2021 Global Summit The Global Summit 2021: Day Two Summary Global CEOs and Industry Experts Share Learnings from Covid-19 Key Takeaways from Day 2 of The Consumer Goods Forum’s Global Summit   PARIS, 22 June 2021 — The second day of the virtual 2021 CGF Global Summit drew to a close this evening, following a programme packed with information about opportunities and challenges in the […]
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 […]
Closing the Gap Between Consumer Expectations and Supply Chain Reality Blog 29 Jan 2021 Closing the Gap Between Consumer Expectations and Supply Chain Reality   Consumers are demanding more. They expect to know exactly where their products are sourced from, what impact they have on people and the planet, and the journey they have been on to reach the end consumer. And this information is starting to impact sales. We’re already seeing that the products providing greater transparency on […]
Track & Trace in the Consumer Goods Industry Podcast 06 Sep 2019 E2E Value Chain Track & Trace in the Consumer Goods Industry In this episode of the End-to-End Value Chain podcast series, we hear from Rajesh Ray, Associate Partner at IBM India, back for another episode to discuss track and trace in the consumer goods industry and how companies can implement it in their operations to combat challenges such as illicit trade and more.     Sign […]
Re-Live the CGF’s COVID-19 Webinar Series News Update 27 May 2020 Corporate Re-Live the CGF’s COVID-19 Webinar Series The CGF COVID-19 Webinar Series has drawn to a close. The Series included 10 COVID-19-specific webinars covering how CGF members and the industry at large have been working to mitigate the impacts of COVID-19 and protect the health of people, and included more than 30 member organisations, including Alibaba, Carrefour, IBM, Grupo Exito, Mastercard, Mondelēz […]
COVID-19 and Its Impact On Consumer Goods Companies Podcast 26 May 2020 E2E Value Chain COVID-19 and Its Impact On Consumer Goods Companies In this episode of the End-to-End Value Chain podcast series, CGF’s Ruediger Hagedorn speaks to Rajesh Ray, Associate Partner, IBM GBS about the impact Covid-19 is having on consumer goods companies.        Sign Up For More End-to-End Value Chain Podcasts  iTunes  Spotify
The Consumer Goods Forum to Kick Off New, Innovative Event Series to Support Businesses in Overcoming Industry Challenges Press Release 14 Sep 2021 E2E Value Chain The Consumer Goods Forum to Kick Off New, Innovative Event Series to Support Businesses in Overcoming Industry Challenges PARIS, 14 September 2021 — This 29 September – 1 October 2021, The Consumer Goods Forum’s (CGF) End-to-End Value Chain (E2E) initiative will be breaking new ground by hosting an all-new event, WinterComes, in Sitges, Barcelona. WinterComes is the first in a fresh series of bi-annual, bi-continental events to take place on rotation in winter […]
The Consumer Goods Forum’s Global Summit: Global Learnings from Local Success Press Release 10 Apr 2017 Global Summit The Consumer Goods Forum’s Global Summit: Global Learnings from Local Success The annual event for industry CEOs convenes in Berlin on 20th-23rd June 2017 The face of consumer goods is changing, as retailers, manufacturers and service providers adapt to an evolving consumer ecosystem – join those at the front of this change The CEOs of China’s internet giant Baidu, METRO AG, LEGO and Sainsbury’s will join […]
Sustainability in the Consumer Goods Industry Podcast 28 Jun 2021 E2E Value Chain Sustainability in the Consumer Goods Industry In this episode of the CGF End-to-End (E2E) Value Chain podcast, we hear from Rajesh Ray, Associate Partner, IBM India, about the top priorities for sustainability in the consumer goods industry and how companies can leverage technology in their quest for ever-more sustainable practices.     
GFSI Conference 2019 Roundup Day 1: Many Voices, One Shared Goal Press Release 26 Feb 2019 GFSI Conference GFSI Conference 2019 Roundup Day 1: Many Voices, One Shared Goal After thirteen years abroad, the GFSI Conference has returned to its home country of France! Over 1,000 delegates streamed through the doors of the historic Nice Acropolis this morning, making the 2019 conference the biggest event GFSI has ever held in Europe. The diverse delegation represents multinationals and SMEs, retailers and manufacturers, research labs, regulatory agencies and everyone in […]
Control Tower Solutions for Value Chain Visibility Podcast 25 Nov 2019 E2E Value Chain Control Tower Solutions for Value Chain Visibility In this episode of the End-to-End Value Chain podcast series, we are joined by returning guest Rajesh Ray, Associate Partner at IBM India. Rajesh shares his insights on how to ensure visibility in your end-to-end value chain using control tower solutions. Tune in to find out what value consumer goods companies can leverage by implementing […]
Demand Management in the Consumer Goods Industry Podcast 20 Aug 2019 E2E Value Chain Demand Management in the Consumer Goods Industry In this 11th episode of the End-to-End Value Chain podcast series, we hear from Rajesh Ray, Associate Partner at IBM India. Tune in to hear his thoughts on how demand management has shifted in the consumer goods industry in the past few years, the main challenges that have surfaced, as well as practical steps with […]
Preparing for the Future of Food Safety: A Forward-Thinking GFSI Conference 2019 Press Release 28 Feb 2019 Food Safety Preparing for the Future of Food Safety: A Forward-Thinking GFSI Conference 2019 NICE, France, 28th February 2019 — The 18th edition of the GFSI Conference drew to a close this afternoon, after four days packed with insights, productive conversations and opportunities to connect. The event attracted over 1,000 delegates, who represented more than 60 countries and spanned the food industry, academia and the public sector, making it the largest event […]