2023 has been a banner year already for digital transformation across the supply chain. Several major CPG companies have committed to investing in IT infrastructures and digital supply chain optimization efforts.
Colgate-Palmolive, for example, has recently invested in a dedicated analytics catalyst team and a coach to lead them. This is part of larger efforts to democratize analytics across the supply chain, transforming operational analytics around inventory, transparency, and plant performance.
Italian specialty food manufacturer Colavita USA invested in several areas recently as well, including inventory management, warehousing, and fulfillment, tapping DTC e-commerce technology to elevate efforts.
We’re seeing supply chain prioritization across leadership as well. At Newell brands, for example, Chris Peterson was promoted to CEO in February to build on his success across supply chain innovation. As president of the company, he led Newell’s supply chain transformation initiative and drove operational excellence through automation and productivity improvements.
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P&G is continuing to invest in digital transformation, focusing specifically on the supply chain, retail execution, and environmental sustainability. Read more.
CGT connected with Dean General, SVP of commercial development, sales and GM retailer brands for Henkel Consumer Brands North America, to learn more about the company’s digital transformation investments across the supply chain. Read more.
The recent leadership swap at Unilever could bring significant change to the company’s supply chain if CEO Hein Schumacher’s track record over the last several years is any indication. Read more.
A look at last year’s progress: 5 consumer goods companies that invested in innovative supply chain approaches. Read more.