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A collection of CGT Research Reports

Supply Chain Report 2018

The evolution toward an omnichannel marketplace is driving a revolution within the consumer goods supply chain, as companies rebuild their traditional practices in response to radically different consumer behavior.

Consumer packaged goods companies are working toward a more informed future that uses deeper insights, better metrics and faster response times to modernize the traditional TPM process. CGT's first TPM-specific research report looks at key trends in this critical business practice.

Our 15th annual "state of the industry" report finds consumer goods companies making steady progress in their efforts to address marketplace disruption. CGT surveyed readers to get their take on the key tools and technologies that are helping them keep pace with increasingly demanding consumers.

Digital tools are helping consumer goods companies build end-to-end transparency, from concept to consumption. Content partners IDC Manufacturing Insights and Supply Chain Insights help CGT takes its annual look at supply chain trends.

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Future success at retail will require brands to “unlearn” some traditional TPM practices.

Digitization is not digitalization.

Rapid advancements in digital technology have sparked unprecedented changes in consumer demand and shopper expectations.

CGT and sister brand RIS News again join forces to examine how consumer goods companies and retailers are using analytics both individually and collaboratively.

CGT and IDC Manufacturing Insights present their eighth annual exploration of current and future marketplace trends.

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Keeping pace with a disruptive marketplace is forcing consumer goods companies to completely rethink their traditional business practices, from new product development to consumer engagement. CGT’s 14th annual Tech Trends Report examines the current state of digital transformation.

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Is cognitive computing the key to the future?

Consumers are the industry's driving force

The retail industry is in an analytics arms race. May the best insights win.

CGT’s third-annual study examines the extensive work being done to ensure that supply chains can deliver on the new digital reality.

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Digital tools make the promise of personalized engagement real — and required.

For the sixth year now, CGT and RIS News surveyed consumer goods and retail executives to compare year-over-year sentiment toward data sharing adoption and benefits. The conclusion: Retailers and suppliers still search for ways to close the data-sharing gulf and create business value.

Rapidly changing consumer behaviors, fueled by an increased use of technology and expanding shopping options within a slow growth environment, are forcing consumer goods companies to hone in on growth and consumers.

Manufacturers continue to consider the channel's potential.

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Wholesale business transformation is required for CGs to remain relevant in a marketplace that’s now driven more by consumers than brands or retailers. And digital tools and technologies are the only logical way to achieve that.

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Data sets require new skills and processes.

Brand new research from CGT and IDC Manufacturing Insights provides a progress update for initiatives in some of the most discussed sales and marketing challenges and trends in the consumer goods industry.

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