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Alas, It Is Always Dangerous to Prophesy, About the Future Blog 12 Feb 2021 Alas, It Is Always Dangerous to Prophesy, About the Future   This is the time of the year when everybody becomes a futurist. With a quick scan of the web you can find plenty of pundits trying their hands at guessing the future – whether it is “5 Supply Chain Trends We Should Watch in 2021” or “13 Post-Pandemic Supply Chain Trends” there is no […]
New Consumer Goods and Retail Industry Study Reveals Need to Rethink the Value Chain News Update 14 Dec 2015 New Consumer Goods and Retail Industry Study Reveals Need to Rethink the Value Chain The Consumer Goods Forum and Capgemini call for needed industry change to secure long-term, sustainable growth; Existing value chains must evolve to consumer-driven value networks      PARIS and NEW YORK, 14th December 2015 – The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) and Capgemini today published results from their new report “Rethinking the Value Chain: New Realities in […]
The Paradox of Value Blog 19 Oct 2021 E2E Value Chain The Paradox of Value If there is something important the COVID-19 pandemic has reminded us of, it is that many things are more valuable than money. Perhaps this shouldn’t surprise anyone. For example, the economic principle that states that scarcity of something leads to higher prices doesn’t make much sense when the item is health, water or access to […]
E2E Value Chain Head Presents at World’s No.1 Retail Trade Fair – EuroShop News Update 20 Mar 2017 E2E Value Chain Head Presents at World’s No.1 Retail Trade Fair – EuroShop   Ruediger Hagedorn, head of our E2E Value Chain Pillar, recently attending the world’s No. 1 retail trade fair, Euroshop, held 16th-20th February in Düsseldorf, Germany. During the event, Ruediger presented the CGF’s work on the Future Value Network to attending delegates and had the honour of joining the POPAI D-A-CH Awards jury.   During an interesting panel discussion hosted at […]
Blog 04 Jan 2016 Time to Rethink the Value Chain These 50 CEOs based their discussions on a brand new industry vision report called ‘Rethinking the Value Chain’, initiated by the CEOs of Coca-Cola and AEON, and supported by Capgemini.  The report argues that our traditional business models, traditional definitions of the value chain and traditional forms of collaboration are not up to the challenges […]
Press Release 10 Jan 2011 Consumer Goods and Retail Industry Aligns on Common Objectives for New Value Chain Collaboration 2020 Future Value Chain worldwide workshops generate ambition for new initiatives to improve consumers’ lives through better business strategies   PARIS and New York, 10th January 2011 – During the past year, executives from across the retail  and consumer goods industry have worked together, as part of the Future Value Chain initiative, to focus on […]
Our MD’s reflection on 2015 and the CGF plans for 2016 Blog 07 Jan 2016 Corporate Our MD’s reflection on 2015 and the CGF plans for 2016  A Look Back on 2015 As you know, the CGF’s mission is to help manufacturers and retailers collaborate for positive change and efficiency. We were set up to be an “implementation house”, not a “talk shop”. Last year I believe we have made some progress towards doing as well as talking. So I thought it […]
Continued Supply Chain Shocks? Build Resilience with Increased Intelligence and Flexibility Blog 01 Oct 2021 E2E Value Chain Continued Supply Chain Shocks? Build Resilience with Increased Intelligence and Flexibility Halfway through what was supposed to be a recovery year, retailers are still struggling Long gone are the days of panic buying and empty shelves in grocery stores as society grappled with the early days of the pandemic. Most retailers around the world have since regained their footing by increasing capabilities and nimbly adapting to […]
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 […]
End-to-End Value Chain Pillar Holds Three New SpringBoards News Update 17 Oct 2019 E2E Value Chain End-to-End Value Chain Pillar Holds Three New SpringBoards The Cosumer Goods Forum’s End-to-End Value Chain (E2E) Pillar held three SpringBoard events in September 2019. A “Data Accelerator” SpringBoard was held on 5th-6th September in Sunnyvale, USA, kindly hosted by Plug&Play Tech Center, which saw experts coming together to delve into all things data as it relates to the value chain. This followed the […]
The Future Value Chain 2022 Infographic Infographic 24 Jun 2013 The Future Value Chain 2022 Infographic
E2E Value Chain Podcast: Branding, Marketing and Optimisation in FMCG Podcast 08 Apr 2019 E2E Value Chain E2E Value Chain Podcast: Branding, Marketing and Optimisation in FMCG The End-to-End Value Chain podcast series welcomes guests who share industry insights into their work towards collaborative solutions that benefit the entire value chain. In this episode we hear from Eric Howerton, Co-Founder and CEO of WhyteSpyder, sharing his thoughts on the role of start-ups in the FMGC sector, branding and marketing, optimisation and more. […]
End-to-End Value Chain Mapping in a Global Crisis Podcast 08 Apr 2020 E2E Value Chain End-to-End Value Chain Mapping in a Global Crisis In this episode of the End-to-End Value Chain podcast series, Dr. Leonardo Bonanni, Founder and CEO at Sourcemap Inc. shares his insights on end-to-end value chain mapping during a crisis, like the one being seen now with COVID-19.     Sign Up For More End-to-End Value Chain Podcasts  iTunes  Spotify
E2E Value Chain Podcast: Conversational Commerce Podcast 20 Jun 2019 E2E Value Chain E2E Value Chain Podcast: Conversational Commerce In this episode of the End-to-End Value Chain podcast series, we revisit a discussion between End-to-End Value Chain Pillar Director, Ruediger Hagedorn, and Kees Jacobs of Capgemini, sharing key messages around conversational commerce. Have a listen to hear all about voice assistance for commercial purposes, consumer brand experiences, artificial intelligence, speech recognition technologies, and much […]
E2E Value Chain Podcast: Spotlight on Artificial Intelligence Podcast 15 May 2019 E2E Value Chain E2E Value Chain Podcast: Spotlight on Artificial Intelligence In this episode of the End-to-End Value Chain podcast series, we hear from consumer products industry expert, Trevor Davis, who shares his insights on artificial intelligence in the end-to-end value chain and more.   Sign Up For More End-to-End Value Chain Podcasts  iTunes  Spotify
E2E Value Chain Podcast: Image Recognition for Retail Execution Monitoring Podcast 10 May 2019 E2E Value Chain E2E Value Chain Podcast: Image Recognition for Retail Execution Monitoring Image recognition refers to technologies that identify people, places, logos, objects, and several other variables in images. Mobile phones and other devices equipped with cameras are leading to the creation of limitless digital images and videos for retail execution. More and more, companies are using this large volume of digital data to deliver better and […]