Insights on Consumer Packaged Goods

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What beauty players can teach the consumer sector about digital disruption

– As many consumer businesses struggle to deal with the pace of change, the beauty sector shows the way.

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Consumer 2030: Western Europe

The consumer packaged goods industry is changing rapidly. While emerging markets receive a lot of attention, mature markets like Western Europe also face significant changes. Watch this video to learn more, and read our accompanying article, “Western Europe’s consumer-goods industry in 2030.”

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Operations as a competitive advantage in a disruptive environment

This collection weaves together the latest developments within the consumer-packaged-goods (CPG) operations sector, with a honed focus on operational excellence best practices.
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Perspectives on retail and consumer goods, Number 6

– The sixth edition of our consumer journal is a special edition focused on potential opportunities in our EEMA region—Eastern Europe, Middle East, Russia, Turkey and Africa.

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Hidden sources of better supply-chain performance

– High-level benchmarks often obscure paths to operations improvements. New data and metrics that tap underlying performance dynamics... offer better visibility.
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Chinese luxury consumers: More global, more demanding, still spending

– Even as growth slows, there’s a sizable, and sophisticated, pool of luxury shoppers in China. But brands need to take a... new approach to keep them interested.
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The future of grocery—in store and online

– As so much of everyday life moves to the Internet, including grocery shopping, grocers must find profitable ways to revive the... in-store experience while enhancing online options.
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How Filipino consumer businesses can boost performance

– Growth and profitability have slowed down for large consumer companies. To tap into rising consumer spending, they’ll need... to find new markets and refocus on fundamentals.
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The future of key-account management in the Middle East

– Consumer-goods manufacturers in the Middle East must change the way they manage their most important retailer relationships. This... article examines major trends shaping the Middle East’s consumer-goods landscape and their implications on key-account management.
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Consumer sentiment around the world: Trending upward

– In many countries, consumers felt less financial pressure in 2016 than they did the year before.
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My supply chain is better than yours—or is it?

– More-detailed benchmarks show that supply chains can still yield significant value—building on the investments so many CPG... companies have already made.
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Breakthrough technologies fundamentally change the game

– The right combination of breakthrough technologies (such as 3-D printing, machine-to-machine communications, and advanced robotics)... can help CPG companies achieve breakout performance.
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Building omnichannel excellence

– As consumers move more of their shopping online, consumer-goods companies need to meet service and efficiency challenges across... multiple channels. That calls for a new approach to the supply chain.
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Mastering the enablers of a sustained digital journey

– Three intertwined enablers—people, governance, and partnerships—are essential for lasting digital change.
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Digitization and advanced planning in CPG

– Consumer-goods companies want supply chains that run smoothly from end to end, but their efforts are often thwarted. A new generation... of digital tools is helping to tackle the challenges.
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Recipe for success for sourcing in the food industry

– Transforming the way food companies specify, source, and manage the supply of raw materials can help them cut costs, meet changing... consumer preferences, and manage risks.
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The truth about zero-based budgeting: ZBB for consumer-goods players

– Ten myths and realities illustrate the power and practicalities of zero-based budgeting for the consumer-packaged-goods industry.
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Driving superior value through digital procurement

– Emerging digital and advanced analytics tools promise new levels of procurement performance. To deliver that promise, CPOs must... discover which of them are best suited to the needs of their company.
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Design for value and growth in a new world

– Customer choice has never been greater, so terrific design is essential for outstanding products and services—and to build... lasting customer relationships.
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Playing catch-up in advanced analytics

– Among CPG companies’ most underused assets are the vast quantities of data they generate. But there’s still... opportunity to invest in industry-beating analytic capabilities.

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