We were delighted to welcome Brian Moore of EMR-NAMNews to a recent customer supply group meeting to talk through how the changes of ownership and market capitalisation of the major retailers would affect their strategic imperatives and likely tactics in the current market context, and the challenges for their supply chains and suppliers.
Brian provided fascinating insight into how 2 of the top 5 major retailers should be viewed differently they are are PE backed. This led our session of ambient suppliers to strongly debate the role of finance vs logistics and how to find a better balance of cost to serve vs cash tied up in inventory.
"the forensic financial perspective of what drives retailer strategy and performance, that Brian brings always generates an interesting debate. It not only challenges the typical supply chain perspective, but informs why some retailers appear more interested in certain initiatives that don't always make obvious operational sense."
Brian Moore Bio
Brian is a renowned global retail analyst, trainer and writer and Chief Exec of EMR-NAMNews, publishing insights in the grocery and pharmaceutical sectors. His work also includes helping clients manage their global business within the key retailers which places him in a unique position to explore key issues in the market and develop training programmes to deliver account objectives that meet customer needs. Brian's insights and tools have been published extensively in the trade press. You can find his articles at https://www.kamcity.com/namnews/
We are always keen to welcome industry guest speakers to our membership group sessions to present on topics of interest and debate critical issues. Our line-up for the months ahead:
- Barry Davies, Former Head of Supply Chain at Tesco
- Mark White, Groceries Code Adjudicator
- Kieran Smith, CEO Driver Require
- Robert Hardy, CEO EORI UK
- SC Johnson presenting on their automated reporting tool and AI technology
- plus Retailer presentations from Morrisons, Ocado and Asda
We are keen to build of quorum of suppliers wishing to make a change, not just understand what is possible - so if you want to join, please get in touch via firstname.lastname@example.org
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