LogiPharma TV Interview

Crimson & Co recently sponsored LogiPharma, Europe’s only end-to-end life science supply chain conference. Now in its 14th year, LogiPharma brings together over 400 senior-level pharma, generics and biotech professionals to benchmark, network, share best practices and assess the ...

Crimson & Co Academy

Crimson & Co recently held its annual supply chain academy, dedicated to sharing worldwide best practice across the end to end supply chain. The Academy brought together consultants from Crimson & Co’s offices in London, Atlanta, Melbourne, Mumbai and Singapore with a focus on ...

The Drinks Business Awards – The Drinks Business Magazine

As the drinks business awards enter their 12th year, a new partnership aims to shine a spotlight on one particularly key element of this global industry. Working together with specialist supply chain consultants Crimson & Co, 2015 will see the drinks business recognise outstanding ...

Supermarkets are well within their rights to fight the pricing ‘super-complaint’

Consumer group Which? on Tuesday (21 April), issued a ‘super-complaint’ accusing supermarkets of deliberately ‘misleading’ and ‘confusing’ consumers out of 100s of millions of pounds. But Nick Miller, Head of FMCG at supply chain consultancy Crimson ...

Video produced the corporate star – London Evening Standard

Crimson & Co are pleased to announce Senior Consultant, Helen Chiswell’s comments on video interviewing in the London Evening Standard. When even a 141-year-old clothing brand, based in London’s Carnaby Street, decides that prospective CEOs should feature in videos for ...

New Strategic Partnership Delivers Complete SAP Supply Chain Support – Logistics Business

Crimson & Co is pleased to announce that it has formed a strategic partnership with Olivehorse to enhance its SAP supply chain delivery capabilities. Crimson & Co works closely with its clients, using deep operational experience and broad-based business skills to challenge, ...

Pharmaceutical supply chains must be brutal and go back to core principles, says Crimson & Co

The customer-producer relationship within the pharmaceutical supply chain is becoming so abstract that the producer is losing sight of the simple realities that underpin the business model, according to a new industry report from global supply chain consultancy Crimson & Co. The ...

An interview with Crispin Mair – Top Consultant

At supply chain consulting firm Crimson & Co collaboration and culture are the foundation on which the company nurtures relationships with its clients and consultants. ‘The Crimson & Co culture is unique and is often remarked upon by clients and new members of our ...

Three considerations to make before switching categories – Supply Management Online

Crimson & Co are pleased to announce Senior Consultant, Laura Magee’s comments on rotating buyers in Supply Management online. Rotating buyers and exposing them to different categories can help to build capability in the team and reduce the risk of complacency and fraudulent ...

‘The Entrepreneur’ – Growing Business Magazine

Crimson & Co is proud to announce Director Richard Powell’s interview in ‘The Entrepreneur’ section of Growing Business Magazine. With £10m company turnover, consultancy expert Richard explains that being a successful entrepreneur isn’t all about having great ideas… ...

Crimson & Co Australia open Sydney office

Crimson & Co Australia is proud to announce the opening of its new Sydney office; located at level 12, Australia Square Plaza, 95 Pitt Street, Sydney, NSW 2000. As Crimson & Co continues to go from strength to strength in Australia and New Zealand, the new office has already ...

RMIT Logistics and Supply Chain Research and Innovation Forum

Speaker: Amanda Rawstrontrailer movie Baby Driver Discussion: How technology is changing the face of logistics and supply chain management Event: The RMIT Logistics and Supply Chain Research and Innovation Forum, held in Melbourne, Australia, brings together prominent industry ...

Robotics in the supply chain will enhance humans, not replace them says Crimson & Co

The growth of robotics as a way to automate elements of the supply chain and improve efficiencies will not be at the expense of humans, states Jon Gibson, Head of Logistics, at Crimson & Co. Recently, the Government announced its intentions to be at the forefront of driverless ...

Big-box supermarkets are left on the shelf

The disappointing festive trading period for the big four supermarkets could prove to be catalyst harbinger for a major change to the way consumers shop for food, according to Nick Miller, Head of FMCG at Crimson & Co. Nick suggests we are now entering a new era that will see ...

Official launch of the Singapore Office

A huge thank you to all of our guests who attended the launch of our office in Singapore and made it such a success! The Crimson & Co team from London, Mumbai, Melbourne and Singapore were joined by partners, friends, suppliers and clients for a drinks reception at the LeVel33 bar ...

Relationship maturity crucial for successful supplier collaboration

Crimson & Co is pleased to announce Principal consultant, Natalie Henfrey’s comments on supplier collaboration in Supply Management online. ‘It staggers me to think that despite it being 2015, suppliers and customers still find it difficult to have a mature ...

The Drinks Business Awards 2015

We are delighted to announce that we have introduced a series of new awards, recognising outstanding achievement in various aspects of the supply chain in association with The Drinks Business. Crimson & Co will judge entrants in new categories including awards for Supply Chain ...

Drinks Industry Forum

Crimson & Co was delighted to host its inaugural Drinks Industry Forum at The Sanderson Hotel, London on 22nd January 2015. Guests from some of the world’s leading drinks and packaging companies joined us to explore the theme of ‘Agility and innovation through collaboration: ...

Drinks industry should strive for better supplier collaboration – Beverage Daily

The drinks industry needs to strive for greater supplier collaboration, as product portfolios become increasingly varied and complicated, says Crispin Mair, Director at Crimson & Co. Consumers expect new products and variations from drinks companies, which in turn puts pressure on ...

Drinks industry lags behind FMCGs

‘The drinks industry is starting to catch up with the FMCG sector when it comes to product innovation,’ commented Crispin Mair, Director at Crimson & Co. ‘Traditionally, drinks companies have tended to offer one set product with the only variance being the size ...

Agility and innovation through collaboration: A new era for supplier development in the drinks industry.

In high product churn environments, supply chains cannot be any less than highly skilled at supplier management. As the packaging supply base in the drinks sector is relatively narrow, customers don’t just need to compete for consumer attention, they need to compete for supplier ...

Black Friday, Cyber Monday… why not Mobile Thursday perhaps?

In the countdown to Christmas retailers should be prepared to use industry trends, as well as marketing and pricing strategies in order to stay ahead of competitors, according to Nick Miller, Head of FMCG at Crimson and Co. On 28 November, the UK will see the return of ...

“Out of the box” thinking needed to address supply chain skills shortage

In order to address the growing skills shortage facing the British supply chain industry, organisations must be prepared to break the mould surrounding the traditional type of employees considered, claims Liz Howat Head of scprime® at Crimson & Co. To bridge the gap, organisations ...

Client Alumni Event – The Goring Hotel

Thank you to all of our guests at our client alumni event for making it such a success. Speaker: Professor Michael Lewis Discussion: In a world of cross-business processes, matrix management, category segmentation and global diversity, is functional strategy still relevant? Location: ...

Supply Chain Excellence Awards

Crimson & Co was delighted to host a table for its clients and other business associates at the 18th annual Supply Chain Excellence Awards at the Hilton, Park Lane on 5th November. Our client, North Middlesex University Hospital Trust achieved the shortlist for two awards ...

Crimson & Co drives global expansion of its supply chain consulting expertise

Two successful consultancies join Crimson & Co and a new office is opened in Asia, doubling the existing global footprint. Global supply chain consultancy Crimson & Co has extended its footprint in North America, Australia and Asia so that it can guarantee its clients the same ...

‘Tis the season for consumers to click & collect, says Crimson & Co

The battle lines for dominance of the Christmas consumer trade are already being drawn according to Nick Miller, Head of FMCG at Crimson & Co. Nick states that in order for retailers to stay ahead of competitors, businesses must be prepared to forge new relationships with ...

Talk to the hand… Why does Retail persist on blanking the benefits of S&OP? – Bdaily

Crimson and Co are pleased to announce Director Dave Albert’s comments on the retail industry ignoring the benefits of S&OP. The global retail sector presents the perfect business conundrum for sales & operational planning (S&OP): a delicate tightrope of supply and ...

Champagne and Canapés celebration

A huge thank you goes out to all of our guests that attended our recent Champagne and Canapés celebration for making it such a lively and successful evening! Set in the beautiful Louis XVI Pompadour suite and pillared outdoor terrace of the Luxury Café Royal Hotel, the Crimson & ...

Yorkshire CIPS event

Crimson & Co is delighted to announce it supported South Yorkshire CIPS members by chairing a presentation on organisational design at an event held on 18th September 2014. Matt York, Principal at Crimson & Co shared background to a survey conducted in conjunction with the ...

Total visibility in the supply chain should be a key consideration when entering new markets

Ensuring full traceability over all products and suppliers and meeting compliance laws is essential in building a sustainable and robust business that is secure from reputational or legal risk, says Crispin Mair, Director at Crimson and Co. As regulations in each market vary, the ...

Tapping into staff abilities is crucial for success

Firms must ensure that workers’ skills and capabilities are aligned with a company’s overall goals and objectives, says Liz Howat Head of scprime® at leading supply-chain consultancy firm Crimson and Co. Failure to effectively harness staff abilities is one of the main reasons why ...

Software solutions don’t guarantee effective forecasting

Crimson and Co are pleased to announce Director, Crispin Mair’s comments on forecasting in Logistics Business IT and Bdaily. Effective forecasting is essential for organisations trying to reconcile excellent customer service with high supply chain efficiency and provide a solid ...

ASOS disaster recovery response praised

The recent fire at the distribution centre of leading British online retailer ASOS is a textbook example in the importance of having an effective disaster recovery plan in place across your organisation’s supply chain, in order to ensure business continuity says, Jonathan Gibson, Head ...

Slavery scandal spurs UK call for stricter control over food supply chains

The food industry should follow in the footsteps of the pharmaceutical industry and tighten up its supply chain, says Nick Miller head of FMCG at Crimson and Co. The call follows the discovery that slaves were being used to farm prawns in Thailand that ended up for sale in UK ...

World Cup suppliers must learn from mistakes, says Crimson & Co

Overseas suppliers providing services such as food, beverage and merchandise to the FIFA World Cup in Brazil must ensure they carry out comprehensive root-to-branch reviews across their entire supply chain, with effective tried-and-tested contingency plans in place that will ...

You’ve made the product, now get it to the customers – The Register

Crimson and Co are pleased to announce Director Richard Powell’s comments in an article on Logistics strategy in The Register. Logistics may not seem as sexy as, say, R&D or social-media marketing – but messing it up could easily ruin your business. Richard says there are ...

The Sunday Telegrapoh

Flexible working rules change next month, and brave SMEs may reap big benefits – Sunday Telegraph

Crimson & Co is pleased to announce Managing Director Richard Powell’s comments on flexible working hours in the Sunday Telegraph. If you find it difficult scheduling meetings with clients, spare a thought for Richard Powell. Seven of the 35 employees at his management consultancy ...

Food wastage among retailers is ultimately leaving a bad taste in the mouth – Retail Times

Addressing issues across the supply chain including farming, production, retail and consumer education are central to supermarkets tackling food wastage, according to Nick Miller, Head of FMCG at Crimson & Co. A recent report published by the Waste and Resources Action Programme, ...

Client Alumni Event – The Royal Automobile Club

Thank you to all of our guests at our client alumni event for making it such a success. Speaker: Chris Poole Discussion: The role that ECR continues to play in the twenty-first century Location: The Royal Automobile Club, London Crimson & Co’s Client Alumni dinner held on Thursday ...

Crimson & Co launches updated supply chain excellence book

Crimson & Co has launched a substantially updated version of its successful scprime® book, covering the journey to supply chain excellence. It provides practical guidance and insight when developing supply chain processes or identifying and improving people capabilities. The ...

Drinks companies must shift focus to revolutionise their supply chains – Supply Management online

Crimson & Co is pleased to announce Director Crispin Mair’s blog on drinks companies in Supply Management online. ‘Drinks companies are losing competitive advantage as they obsess about production assets and don’t pay enough attention to managing suppliers and their routes to ...

Click & collect delivers something new to the supply chain – Retail Times

The explosive growth of click & collect services in the UK represents an opportunity for the retail sector to do away with overly complicated delivery strategies, and ultimately relieve pressure on an organisations supply chain, says Nick Miller, Head of FMCG at Crimson & Co. ...

Crimson & Co supports CIPS members’ career progression

Crimson & Co is delighted to announce it supported CIPS members by chairing the ‘Procurement – your career choice’ event in Leeds on 7th May 2014. The event, which is aimed at procurement students at all levels, provides an update on what is happening in the world of procurement ...

Is reshoring manufacturing a long-term solution? – Manufacturing and Logistics Magazine

Crimson & Co is pleased to announce Director Dave Alberts comments on UK companies reshoring manufacturing back to the UK in Manufacturing and Logistics Magazine. Figures released by the EEF manufacturers’ organisation stating that one in six British companies has reshored ...

£100m to strengthen UK supply chains – Can this help close the productivity gap? SHD Magazine

Crimson & Co welcomes the announcement that the UK government is to invest £100 million to help UK companies strengthen their domestic supply chains, as it will provide a useful incentive for companies to focus on improving their supply chains’ productivity. Director Tom Woodham ...

Supporting the NHS Trust with procurement capability

The North Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust, known locally as North Mid, is a District General Hospital in the London Borough of Enfield. It sees more ambulances through its A&E department than any other hospital in London and has undergone some significant changes in the ...

LogiPharma TV interview

Crimson & Co is pleased to announce Head of Life Science Kerry Pickstone’s interview with LogiPharma, Europe’s only end-to-end life science supply chain conference. During the Q&A interview Kerry discusses the biggest challenges currently facing the pharmaceutical industry and ...

Crimson & Co to sponsor LogiPharma Europe

Crimson & Co is delighted to announce that it is sponsoring the annual LogiPharma Europe conference, taking place on the 7th – 10th April 2014. Now in its 13th year, LogiPharma brings together over 400 senior-level pharma, generics and biotech professionals to benchmark, ...

3D Printing Has Hit Its ‘Hype Curve’ Peak, But What’s Next?

Additive manufacturing, otherwise known as 3D printing, is a buzz topic that many business leaders have been unable to escape over the past 12 months, but one which will have little impact in the immediate future but potentially cause chaos in the not so distant future, says John ...

Are procurement professionals good enough to be boardroom players? – Supply Management

Crimson & Co is pleased to announce Head of Procurement Peter Garnett’s article on procurement professionals as boardroom players in Supply Management online. ‘Many organisations are yet to accept the transformation of the procurement professionals’ role in influencing and driving ...

Can the FMCG Giants continue to leverage their scale? – FMCG News

Crimson & Co is pleased to announce Head of FMCG, Nick Miller’s latest column in FMCG News. One of the biggest stories within the FMCG market of the last 20 years has been mergers and acquisitions, and large organisations getting even larger, creating ‘Global Giants’. US and ...

Supply Chain Management to the fore – Bloor Research

Crimson & Co features on Bloor Research online, one of Europe’s leading independent IT research and analysis organisations, as a company that can manage supply chains effectively and efficiently. Analyst Simon Holloway believes the supply chain consists of a series of ...