awards square transparent backgroundOur award-winning Drop and Drive supply group was founded in partnership with the Groceries Code Adjudicator to eliminate unsubstantiated payment deductions and reduce delays in payments. Together we pioneered the Good Faith Receiving programme, with  retailer claims now reduced by 95%.

The group continues to work in collaboration with chilled FMCG suppliers on the implementation of new, innovative retailer programs to improve availability and service, whilst reducing waste and operating costs, in an ever-evolving sector that is seeing unprecedented cost increases. 

We also continue to work closely with the Groceries Code Adjudicator (GCA) in support of their key priorities and to raise awareness of retailer practices that can drive cost, waste and labour into the supply chain. Our supplier working groups present evidence to the GCA which helps shape supplier and retailer guidance to tackle these practices and improve processes. Please view our subgroups below to find out more.

For more information about the GCA and Groceries Code of Practice click here.

Simply Supply Chain's chilled membership group provides a forum to share best practice, discover opportunities for logistics collaboration and gather vital data that maintains the right level of pressure on retail reform.


  • Identifying poor retailer processes and developing best practice
  • Building trust and understanding between suppliers and retailers
  • Continuing retail reform with the Grocery Code Adjudicator
  • Reducing unsubstantiated deductions and delays in payment
  • Recovering monies owed to suppliers for non-payment of goods delivered
  • Reducing receipting errors
  • Driving environmental sustainability
  • Reducing waste and E2E network cost to serve
  • Reducing the costs incurred from poor retailer forecasting


  • 5 core meetings a year
  • Best practice subgroups (additional fees may apply)
  • Development of supplier and retailer best practice in partnership with the Grocery Code Adjudicator
  • Peer to peer benchmarking with anonymised data
  • Access to industry body professionals, including customs and logistics experts
  • Networking with industry peers
  • Working with retailers to improve processes
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Our Expertise

Simply Supply Chain is a leading UK supply chain consultancy with over 30 years’ experience working within the industry. We use our expertise to partner with customers to apply best in class ways of working to improve supply chain effectiveness; with a particular emphasis on aligning and strengthening customer and trading partner relationships. 
We facilitate regular collaborative FMCG supplier workgroups, enabling suppliers to exchange information, discover best practice and discuss the common challenges of delivering excellent service and availability cost effectively to the major grocery retailers. Our members testify to the huge benefit of being able to apply different perspectives, pioneer emerging technologies and integrate new ways of working back into their operations.
We have received much acclaim for the  results our workgroups deliver, and are delighted to have received three awards this year for supply chain innovation and excellence. Our groups are endorsed by retailers, suppliers and industry bodies alike.
We are always happy to talk with FMCG companies who are willing to invest in challenging the status quo, and work in collaboration with the retailers and peers to help make a difference.
To find out more please contact:
Sarah Holmes
Marketing & Membership Manager

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