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Standout SMBs 2017

CGT highlights 10 small to mid-sized consumer goods companies that are making a big impact on the industry. Here is the 2017 class of Standout SMBs.

Andy Walter

SME Andy Walter outlines the "Magnificent Seven" steps organizations should take to drive a holistic, business-impacting Analytics Program created yet more turmoil in the consumer packaged goods industry last week when news broke that the e-commerce giant plans to encourage leading manufacturers to sell their products directly to consumers.

CGT presents a comparison chart of supply chain planning providers to the consumer goods industry in 2017. Plus, experts provide thought leadership for navigating the challenges and opportunities affecting this area of investment.

A new design from Ball Corp. reduces the carbon footprint by 18% while also making the can 20% lighter.

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CGT recognizes 53 executives from 41 consumer goods companies who are playing key roles in the supply chains of their organizations.

Revlon, Inc. has named Christopher Peterson chief operating officer, operations, a new role that puts him in charge of the company’s global supply chain, finance and IT functions.

The goal is to drive AR technology that improves performance and efficiency for manufacturers in a variety of functional areas.

The announcement builds on more than $1 billion in domestic manufacturing investments from Mars, Inc. over the past five years.

At its core, mass customization is the ability to offer a tremendous increase in product variety without a corresponding increase in cost for the consumers making the purchases. Simple ... right?

With domestic sales growth becoming increasingly difficult to achieve, it has become critical for consumer goods companies to adapt their supply chain capabilities to profitably bring their products to new and emerging markets.

Foodservice distributor US Foods Holding Corp. has named Ty Gent chief supply chain officer to oversee warehousing, transportation and supply chain strategy and operations, as well as safety programs and real estate.

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