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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 […]
E2E Value Chain Podcast: Data and Visibility of Labour and Human Rights Risk Podcast 23 Apr 2019 E2E Value Chain E2E Value Chain Podcast: Data and Visibility of Labour and Human Rights Risk More and more, consumers want the brands they buy from to reflect their own values, treat workers fairly, protect the environment, and employ honest business practices. Technology plays an increasingly critical role in this regard as the gathering, transformation and loading of specific data is key. In this episode of the End-to-End Value Chain podcast […]
Tomorrow’s Value Chain How Blockchain Drives Visibility, Trust and Efficiency Publication 28 Feb 2017 Tomorrow’s Value Chain How Blockchain Drives Visibility, Trust and Efficiency
Press Release 03 Feb 2015 Growth in Omni-Channel Risks Diluting Consumer Products and Retail Sector Profit Omni-channel will be the key driver of growth, but only 38% of senior executives say omni initiatives have a positive impact on profit margins  81% believe the supply chain is no longer fit for purpose as new channels emerge  Companies must build a more responsive, integrated supply chain and improve consumer visibility   LONDON and […]
How Consumer Goods and Retail Can Align to Put Customers First Blog 16 May 2019 Global Summit How Consumer Goods and Retail Can Align to Put Customers First I recently discovered oat milk.   Months ago, while a friend was visiting, we got into a discussion about a company that makes oat-based milk so close to the real thing that it was selling out everywhere. Shortly after my friend left, I tried to get my hands on a carton of this coveted vegan […]
An Update from Our MD Peter Freedman Blog 21 Jul 2015 An Update from Our MD Peter Freedman   1. Membership engagement and growth We want to make it as easy as possible for you to engage with the CGF and your fellow members. There are two main ways in which you can do this. One is by getting directly involved in our Pillar working groups, where you can contribute to our work. […]
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 […]
Press Release 23 Aug 2013 E2E Value Chain NEW Standard to Boost Package Sustainability Released by GS1 with Collaboration of The Consumer Goods Forum    BRUSSELS, 23rd August 2013 – GS1, the neutral, not-for-profit organisation that facilitates collaboration amongst trade partners with global standards across 150 countries, has released its newest standard, the Global Protocol for Packaging Sustainability (GPPS).    The GPPS, which was developed by The Consumer Goods […]
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 […]
Snack Attack: Are You Prepared for the Latest Trend? Blog 12 Sep 2019 E2E Value Chain Snack Attack: Are You Prepared for the Latest Trend? Did you know that how we eat and think about food is changing? Long gone are the days of three square meals. Consumers today want a diet that’s compatible with their ever-busy lifestyle and are increasingly turning to snacks. Mintel’s Snacking Motivations and Attitudes 2019 report shows that 95% of American adults snack at least […]
We Are In This Together: How COVID-19 Has Accelerated The Need For Partnerships Blog 16 Jun 2020 E2E Value Chain We Are In This Together: How COVID-19 Has Accelerated The Need For Partnerships We recently conducted dedicated research to gather the perspectives on how retailers and suppliers are being impacted and are adapting in key markets around the world: China, Brazil, Italy, Spain, Portugal and the UK. We have also collected detailed feedback from the remainder of our 40 markets. Their stories explore the tensions brought about by […]
How Can Consumer Products Companies Balance the Omni-channel Opportunity with the Need to Drive Profits? Blog 25 Mar 2015 How Can Consumer Products Companies Balance the Omni-channel Opportunity with the Need to Drive Profits?   Supply chain costs also increase. In the past, manufacturers and retailers could rely on consumers to drive to the store, pick products off the shelf, pack them and take them home. In an omni-channel world, the supply chain must take control of all these steps. This consumes additional resources and drives down profitability.   […]
The Consumer Goods Forum Sustainable Retail Summit: Day Two Press Release 04 Oct 2017 Sustainable Retail Summit The Consumer Goods Forum Sustainable Retail Summit: Day Two MONTRÉAL, 4th October 2017 – The second and final day of The Consumer Goods Forum’s Sustainable Retail Summit drew to a close yesterday.  It was full of fascinating discussions addressing three of the consumer goods industry’s biggest challenges. Taking place at the Centre Mont-Royal in Montréal, the Sustainable Retail Summit has brought together over 230 “global […]
Press Release 10 Dec 2015 New Consumer Goods and Retail Industry Study Reveals Need to Rethink the Value Chain   It’s believed that this fresh perspective to the value chain will engage manufacturers, retailers and additional stakeholders. The industry should no longer think of the value chain as a linear journey, whereby products and information flow linearly and sequentially from supplier to manufacturer to retailer to consumer. Instead, it will increasingly organise itself as […]
Unlocking the Value of Product Transparency Blog 25 Jun 2018 E2E Value Chain Unlocking the Value of Product Transparency Fake news. Wikileaks. The Panama Papers. The March for Truth. It seems more than likely that the 2010s will be remembered chiefly for its crisis of trust, and the citizen-led movement for truth and transparency. The public’s trust in all sectors of society is falling, and although CEOs and employers are more trusted in many […]