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Beyond COVID-19: Recovering from Pantry Loading on Steroids

A look at the questions that may help companies recover faster from the COVID-19-fueled consumer-pantry-loading-on-steroids event.

We’ve hit the halfway mark for 2020 and so the CGT team decided it was a good time to take stock on what’s been resonating with our audience.

Just five short months ago, the consumer goods industry was focused on building a supply chain to support the omnichannel era, focusing on four key areas: demand planning, fulfillment, manufacturing, and last-mile delivery. However, since then the industry has been flipped on its head.

Supply chain practitioners have used sales and operations planning (S&OP) to accelerate, direct and optimize business decisions for the better part of 30 years. However, there is still a wide gap between a best-in-class and the typical S&OP process in place today.

The new senior VP and CSCO will be tasked with procurement, manufacturing, transportation, continuous improvement, sustainability, and quality, safety and regulatory operations on the global level.

The food and beverage company launched two new direct-to-consumer websites this week — PantryShop.com and Snacks.com — in response to increasing demand from the COVID-19 health crisis.

Brands can set the foundation they need to deliver on consumer expectations by adhering to three fundamental rules.

It’s a great time to think about starting a company — that’s not something you expect to hear right now.

Building a sustainable and resilient supply chain remains more important than ever to the company during the COVID-19 health crisis.

CBA president Geoff Freeman shared insight into the work it's undertaking to implement uniform standards, and previewed a set of new priorities the association is preparing to move forward through the health crisis.

P&G has granted Cargill an exclusive license that allows Cargill to further develop and commercialize a technology that can help reduce greenhouse gas emissions

The companies have developed a digital marketplace that lets sellers showcase their products and services, to better support supply chain disruptions.

Danone acquired WhiteWave Foods in 2016 as part of a $12.5 billion deal and is developing a strategy to meet the rising demand of consumers adopting flexitarian diets.

Panasonic’s recent equity investment in Blue Yonder gives it a 20% minority ownership stake and one seat on the Blue Yonder board of directors.

Hygiene and health company Essity will use Augury’s machine health solutions to help drive the digital transformation of its supply chain.

As the spread of COVID-19 continues its march of disruption across the globe, its ramifications on food production came sharply into focus with one succinct statement: “The food supply chain is breaking.”

Supply and retail companies continue to deliver, but there’s no doubt the supply chain is feeling the strain. To keep up, something needs to change. 

The parent company to such brands as Lysol, Mucinex and Gaviscon reporting e-commerce net revenue up over 50%.

As the spread of COVID-19 slams the jobs market, reports that consumer goods companies are still hiring serve as a bright spot.

FedEx and Microsoft are partnering to provide a granular level of insight into logistics and inventory management.

Over 35 trade associations are banding together to form the Critical Infrastructure Supply Chain Council to address the challenges associated with the spread of COVID-19.

Rocketing consumer demand propelled P&G production to record levels, but the company warned of the potential of sporadic production suspensions.

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