IGD unveils enhanced supply chain analysis platform

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A delivery is made to a SPAR supermarket in Belfast as the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues, in Belfast, Northern Ireland, March 18, 2020. REUTERS/Jason Cairnduff

IGD, the grocery industry research and training charity, said it has enhanced its supply chain analysis platform in response to the dramatic changes the industry witnessed in the recent months.

The dynamic new platform, which provides more action-focused insight informed by the industry’s changing needs and priorities, will help retailers and manufacturers work better together, it added.

“With the recent demands on the food and CPG supply chain we are excited to offer the resources, tools and insights to support individuals and teams in navigating the rapidly evolving supply chain landscape,” commented Chris Irish, head of supply chain insight at IGD.

The platform will deliver insight across five core supply chain areas: Waste and sustainability; Demand and supply planning; Service and availability; Inventory management and Cost to serve.

The new features businesses can benefit from include virtual roundtables, analyst briefings, insight webinars and an annual supply chain event.

“To ensure our content remains relevant, our ongoing dialogue with industry will continue to inform our insight focus. To facilitate this ongoing discussion, we’ve added opportunities for businesses to interact with IGD experts and industry peers on the subjects that matter,” Irish added.