On the heels of our very well-received co-presentation with Phillips CSCO Ivanka Janssen on AI at last month’s Gartner Supply Chain Symposium in Orlando, I had the pleasure of facilitating our June 30 virtual roundtable—'Align Inventory to Consumer Demand’.
Retail and CPG companies struggle to balance investments that remediate short-term pains and improve long-term resiliency. Disillusionment over prior investment payoffs, plus being in constant crisis mode, has supply chain executives focusing on fundamentalssuch as efficiency improvements and cost containment.
Consumer Goods industry is still adapting to the new rules of the game that are being set by Amazon and other e-commerce players. CPG companies' online channel is rapidly growing with 43% of CPG’s revenue growth already being driven by ecommerce and online sales expected to double in next five years.
Have you noticed that simply “buying a new tool” is never as simple as simply buying a new tool?
Consumer Goods companies are seeking to leverage advanced analytics, machine learning, and artificial intelligence to gain a competitive edge as the industry continues to be hammered by disruption, changing consumer buying habits, and proliferation of indie brands.