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What Will Digitally Empowered Customers Mean to Your Supply Chain?

There's little doubt that the Internet, social networks, and mobile technologies have endowed consumers and other customers with more information and higher expectations, altering the power dynamic between manufacturers and their customers. And, according…
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Eye-Catching Technology. Look Don't Listen.

Turns out consumers really don't know what they want-- regardless of what they say. In an effort to create eye-catching new packaging and to roll out products faster, companies like P&G, Unilever, and Kimberly-Clark are using 3D simulation to test product…
Turns out consumers really don't know what they want-- regardless of what they say. In an effort to create eye-catching new packaging and to roll out products faster, companies… http://mlsummit.gilcommunity.com/discussion/eye-catching-technology-look-dont-listen/

Supply Chain Drives Nestle's China Acquisitions

When Nestle bid to buy controlling stakes of two growing food brands in China at the end of last year, it was widely assumed that the driver was the Swiss CPG giant's desire to add new product categories and new brands in a rapidly-expanding consumer mark…
When Nestle bid to buy controlling stakes of two growing food brands in China at the end of last year, it was widely assumed that the driver was the Swiss CPG giant's desire to ad… http://mlsummit.gilcommunity.com/discussion/supply-chain-drives-nestles-china-acquisitions/

Is Eco-Friendly Plant-Based Plastic the Next Step in Packaging?

In its latest sustainability report card, CPG giant Proctor & Gamble this week said it intends to expand the use of sustainable plant-based polyethylene plastic bottles for some its product in North America beginning this fall.
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Sensing the Future: Demand Forecasting Needs To Improve for CPG

Having a better idea of how much you’re likely to sell each week can have a major impact on the speed, effectiveness and cost of your supply chain. Consumer trends, of course, are notoriously fickle, so the more accurate your forecast, the more likely you…
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Utilizing Traceability To Drive Business Improvements

What do automated tracking and tracing tools offer food manufacturers?
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MPE Machine Tool Inc., MiaSolé, and CPI Aero Join the Manufacturing Leadership Council

“We are delighted to welcome Thomas Fontecchio, President, MPE Machine Tool Inc.; Amiya Ranjan,VP, Director of Information Technology, MiaSolé; and Edward Fred, CEO and President, CPI Aero, to the Manufacturing Leadership Council,” said Heather Holst-Knud…
MPE Machine Tool Inc., MiaSolé, and CPI Aero Join the Manufacturing Leadership Council Manufacturing Enterprise Communications announces three additional Manufacturing L… http://mlsummit.gilcommunity.com/blog/mpe-machine-tool-inc-miasole-and-cpi-aero-join-manufacturing/

Does Pharma Have to Rethink Manufacturing?

It’s not great news for the drug business. Most of today’s pharmaceutical manufacturing and supply chain strategies are "inefficient, under-utilized, and ill-equipped to cope with new medicines," according to PricewaterhouseCoopers in its latest Pharma 20…
It’s not great news for the drug business. Most of today’s pharmaceutical manufacturing and supply chain strategies are "inefficient, under-utilized, and ill-equipped … http://mlsummit.gilcommunity.com/blog/does-pharma-have-rethink-manufacturing/

Johnson & Johnson Gives Itself a Headache

Feb. 1 marks the eighth anniversary of the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster, which resulted in the death of seven brave crew members who were lost when the vehicle broke up just minutes before completing its reentry into Earth’s atmosphere.
Feb. 1 marks the eighth anniversary of the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster, which resulted in the death of seven brave crew members who were lost when the vehicle broke up just mi… http://mlsummit.gilcommunity.com/blog/johnson-johnson-gives-itself-headache/

Dialogue: L'Oréal's Manufacturing Makeover

The world’s largest beauty products manufacturer, L’Oréal, realized it needed a more unified manufacturing profile to increase efficiency and creativity, and to shave production costs. So the company began a top-to-toe restructuring of its global manufac…
The world’s largest beauty products manufacturer, L’Oréal, realised it needed a more unified manufacturing profile to increase efficiency and creativity, and to… http://mlsummit.gilcommunity.com/blog/dialogue-loreals-manufacturing-makeover1/

Dialogue: L'Oréal's Manufacturing Makeover

The world’s largest beauty products manufacturer, L’Oréal,realised it needed a more unified manufacturing profile to increase efficiency and creativity, and to shave production costs. So the company began a top-to-toe restructuring of its global manufactu…
The world’s largest beauty products manufacturer, L’Oréal,realised it needed a more unified manufacturing profile to increase efficiency and creativity, and to … http://mlsummit.gilcommunity.com/blog/dialogue-loreals-manufacturing-makeover/

Dialogue: Nestlé's Sweet Spots

Back in 1867, German pharmacist Henri Nestlé saved the life of a neighbour’s child with a new invention: the world’s first infant milk formula. Today, Nestlé is a vast, €72 billion, global conglomerate producing food, nutrition, and health products for c…
Back in 1867, German pharmacist Henri Nestlé saved the life of a neighbour’s child with a new invention: the world’s first infant milk formula. Today, Nestl&eac… http://mlsummit.gilcommunity.com/blog/dialogue-nestles-sweet-spots/

Specializing to Expand Markets

Many companies find success by creating or exploiting a niche – sometimes inadvertently. A company might, for example, start out as a provider of general-purpose steel bookshelves for offices and storerooms. Then, one day, a potential customer asks if the…
Many companies find success by creating or exploiting a niche – sometimes inadvertently. A company might, for example, start out as a provider of general-purpose steel books… http://mlsummit.gilcommunity.com/blog/specializing-expand-markets/

Dialogue: P&G’s Quest for Growth

It’s been more than 170 years since two European immigrants, an English candle-maker and an Irish soap-maker, married two Cincinnati sisters and heeded their father-in-law’s advice to form a business partnership: Procter & Gamble. The humble family busi…
It’s been more than 170 years since two European immigrants, an English candle-maker and an Irish soap-maker, married two Cincinnati sisters and heeded their  father-in… http://mlsummit.gilcommunity.com/blog/dialogue-pgs-quest-growth1/

Dialogue: P&G’s Quest for Growth

It’s been more than 170 years since two European immigrants, an English candle-maker and an Irish soap-maker, married two Cincinnati sisters and heeded their father-in-law’s advice to form a business partnership: Procter & Gamble. The humble family busi…
It’s been more than 170 years since two European immigrants, an English candle-maker and an Irish soap-maker, married two Cincinnati sisters and heeded their  father-in… http://mlsummit.gilcommunity.com/blog/dialogue-pgs-quest-growth/

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