News & Insights

How Companies are Using the Advantage Survey to Improve their Customer Experience Performance

By Jonathan Kittow on 24/10/23 09:30 in Customer Supply Group, Supply Chain Insights, Supply Chain Collaboration

At our recent Customer Supply Group Meeting, we discussed how companies were reacting to their Advantage Survey Report feedback, exploring those elements which companies found hardest to influence and the strategies employed to improve their...

Supplier-Retailer Collaboration: Persistently Challenging but with Opportunities to Deliver Real Value

By Jonathan Kittow on 18/07/23 10:17 in Customer Supply Group, Supply Chain Insights, Supply Chain Collaboration

In the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, for many suppliers it feels like they’re re-starting their collaboration journey. Against a backdrop of CPI increases, retailer system changes and leaner supply chain teams, collaboration appears harder than...

Simply News - latest supply chain insights, trends & workgroup successes

By Jonathan Kittow on 13/09/22 13:16 in Supply Chain Insights, Supply Chain Collaboration

Welcome to our recent edition of Simply News, bringing you all the latest insights and trends from across the supply chain industry. Read more on our Q&A sessions with industry experts including Barry Davies, Former Head of Supply Chain at Tesco,...

Barry Davies, former Head of Supply Chain at Tesco, joins Q&A session

By Jonathan Kittow on 02/08/22 11:08 in Supply Chain Insights, Supply Chain Collaboration

We were delighted to welcome Barry Davies, former Head of Supply Chain at Tesco to our recent Customer Supply Group meeting held in London.

The GCA's annual conference now open for registration

By Jonathan Kittow on 22/07/22 11:07 in Supply Chain Insights, Supply Chain Collaboration

Mark White, the Groceries Code Adjudicator (GCA) will hold his second annual conference on 28 September 2022,'The Code for a Changing World'

Suppliers welcome Brian Moore of NamNews for retail market update

By Jonathan Kittow on 19/07/22 14:11 in Supply Chain Insights, Supply Chain Collaboration

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...

The Answer to the UK's HGV Driver Shortage

By Jonathan Kittow on 22/03/22 17:08 in Performance Improvement, Logistics, Driver Crisis, Supply Chain Collaboration

Read the latest bulletin release by Driver Require....

At this month’s Driver Crisis review meeting Kieran Smith, CEO of Driver Require shared the Think Tank’s latest insights from the Q4 ‘ONS’ HGV driver data with group.

The Driver Crisis: review of Christmas service and Q1 key challenges

By Jonathan Kittow on 17/01/22 11:10 in Performance Improvement, Supply Chain Collaboration

At our first Driver Crisis and Brexit review meeting of the year we were delighted to welcome c.25 suppliers, representing both the ambient and chilled sectors.

Drop & Drive WINS Supply Chain Initiative of the Year

By Jonathan Kittow on 06/10/21 12:05 in Drop and Drive Supply Group, Supply Chain Innovation, Good Faith Receiving (GFR), Supply Chain Collaboration

We are delighted to announce that last night the Drop & Drive Workgroup won the Supply Chain Initiative of the Year category at the Grocer Gold Awards. We were up against some strong competition and we wish to congratulate all finalists and winners...

Celebrating the Grocer Gold Awards 2021

By Jonathan Kittow on 05/10/21 19:00 in Drop and Drive Supply Group, Supply Chain Innovation, Good Faith Receiving (GFR), Supply Chain Collaboration

The day has finally come and we are donning our DJ's and heading to London for the Grocer Gold Awards 2021. We are extremely proud of the results that the Drop & Drive group has achieved and to be shortlisted alongside some very worthy competition...