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At the start of the year, we called out four trends we expect to influence supply chains in 2019. The time has come to begin reviewing how the trends played out and we’ll do this in a series of blogs over the next few weeks. This week, I’ll be looking at Eager experimenters – this is all about businesses of all sizes establishing and embedding a self-disruptive supply chain culture, underpinned by objectives that incentivise people to experiment.

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We recently published the first in a three-part series benchmarking the building blocks of industry collaboration. To support the work, we gathered the views of over 200 global respondents from mainly commercial and supply chain roles. In this blog, I’ll explore a selection of the key findings. We asked respondents to benchmark their business’s capability in 13 areas. We grouped these into s...
The latest instalment of IGD’s annual supply chain event took place this week. This was my fourth Supply Chain Summit and it was another great day! Here’s a recap in case you missed it. Customer-centric – the business imperative IGD’s CEO, Susan Barratt, opened on the main stage, setting the scene by delivering a few clear messages. The one that resonated with me most is “You must shape ...
Lidl is due to invest £15 billion in British suppliers across the next five years. It has also committed to increase sales of British sourced meat, poultry and fresh produce by 10% over the next twelve months. Additional initiatives In addition to its multi-billion pound investment into UK food, farming and production, the retailer is set to introduce longer-term contracts that give its sup...


This second report assesses the maturity of Tech and Data and the vital roles they play in effective collaboration.
We surveyed Commercial and Supply Chain professionals to get their views on the building blocks for industry collaboration. This first report assesses the maturity of business structures and strategies and the vital roles they play.
This case study looks at how Tesco used its scale to optimise transport through collaboration. The work covered in this case study has seen Tesco shortlisted as a finalist in the 2019 IGD Supply Chain Excellence award category.
This is the sixth in a series of reports detailing the key findings from IGD’s supply chain leaders global survey. It focuses on the final of the Five “E”s – Enterprising. Read this report to discover how to start “doing more with less”, an increasingly critical leadership skill…
Now that we’re halfway through 2019, we round-up the major supply chain themes that have unfolded and the insights we've produced in Q2.

100 supply chain leaders from around the world have shared their views on the of a supply chain leader and what sets apart a leading supply chain.

Making your business relationships pay

Relationships and the ability to work effectively with people have a disproportionate impact on our success. This series looks at what makes for good relationships, barriers to building and maintaining them and how they will evolve in future.     

  1. Characteristics
  2. What gets in the way?
  3. Evolution

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