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Crimson & Co was delighted to sponsor the European Supply Chain Excellence Awards held on Thursday 18th November at the Grosvenor House Hotel, London. The most prestigious awards in the supply chain calendar, the European Supply Chain Excellence Awards brought together leading supply chain executives from across Europe to celebrate excellence in supply chain operations.

Crimson & Co was delighted to present the award for Supply Chain Innovation, recognising the outstanding work of all the shortlisted organisations in developing innovative supply chain solutions in today’s complex environment. Congratulations to Joint Support Chain Services on winning the award.

We would also like to congratulate our client, British American Tobacco, on being shortlisted in the Consumer Products category.

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Crimson & Co’s first complimentary procurement focused breakfast meeting is taking place on Tuesday 23rd November from 8:15-10am. It will be held in the Postillion room of the Langham Hotel and will include a presentation and discussion on the different approaches to making category management work in global organisations.

The highlight of the event will be the insight provided by our special guest speakers from British American Tobacco, PZ Cussons and a senior public sector category manager.

If you would like to join us for please email helen.kirkpatrick@crimsonandco.com.

Places are limited so an early RSVP is advisable.

Thank you to all of our guests at our fourth client alumni event for making it such a success.

Speaker: Richard Powell
Event: Client Alumni IV
Location: Covent Garden Hotel, London
Date: Thursday 21st October 2010

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Following on from the success of our previous events, we held a fourth event at the Covent Garden Hotel last week. Crimson & Co’s client alumni is an invite-only network for clients and former clients designed to foster supply chain leadership.

We would like to extend a huge ‘thank you’ to all of our guests for their participation in the evening and to Cranfield School of Management for providing insightful research on supply chains and competitive advantage. The topic stimulated much discussion over the evening.

We would like to thank our guests for such positive feedback, we will be announcing the details of our next event shortly.

Thank you to all of our guests who attended our annual Champagne, Canapes and Wine Tasting evening for making it such a lively and successful event.

The Crimson & Co team was joined by partners, friends, suppliers and clients at Berry Bros & Rudd, Britain’s oldest wine merchant, to celebrate its continued success.

Set in the 300 year old cellars near St James’s Palace, the evening included a Champagne and canape reception followed by the highlight of the walk around wine tasting. This year was based on Discovering Spanish Wines and featured premium wines from Marques de Murrieta, Descendientes de J Palacios and Vega Sicilia amongst others.

Crimson & Co is delighted to announce that it is sponsoring the European Supply Chain Excellence Awards on Thursday 18th November at Grosvenor House Hotel, London. Now in their thirteenth year, the awards recognise organisations in Europe that demonstrate excellence in their supply chain operations. They are the most prestigious in the industry receiving a record number of entries. Previous winners include Dell, Sainsbury’s, Vodafone and Cisco Systems amongst others.

Crimson & Co is sponsoring the ‘Supply Chain Innovation’ Award which recognises organisations driving through change with forward thinking and innovative supply chain practices. We look forward to attending the event and celebrating supply chain success.

Tom Woodham, Director of Crimson & Co was invited to speak at the flagship Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply event held on the 22nd June at Leeds Metropolitan University.

Tom discussed the importance of managing Supply Risk in the current economic and political environment and how this is likely to have increasing significance in the next few years. The importance of this topic was clearly demonstrated through case studies, including the current BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

Crimson & Co was delighted to sponsor The Supply Chain Distinction Awards 2010 held on Tuesday 8th June. Now in its third year, the event brings together the leading supply chain and logistics professionals from around the globe to embrace and celebrate excellence across the most important disciplines in supply chain management.

Crimson & Co presented the most prestigious award ‘Supply Chain Team of the Year’ to Terra Technology and Proctor & Gamble.  Richard Powell, Crimson & Co Managing Director commented:

“As a business, our prime focus is the end-to-end supply chain – whilst we have functional specialists, we do everything with a full understanding of the implications across the supply chain as a whole. This is because true excellence can only be driven by every part of a business working in sync. Over recent years, supply chain management has evolved from a loose affiliation across functions to an integrated and cross functional discipline. Supply Chain Management has come of age! Today, supply chain professionals must have:

  • Subject matter expertise and broad skills across the supply chain
  • Experience in effectively applying information technology
  • A range of leadership capabilities to drive projects and manage different stakeholder expectations
  • Global planning and operations experience to manage boundary spanning and increasingly virtual supply chain environments
  • Knowledge, breadth and experience to evaluate the competitive environment and market strategy

So, being passionate about the end-to-end supply chain, and understanding the skills required to achieve change, we were delighted to help recognise the outstanding work of supply chain teams that have achieved success across the supply chain. Such achievements are hard earned and deserve the cross industry recognition that this award represents.”

We would also like to congratulate our client Constellation for winning the ‘Green Supply Chain Award’.

The Procurement Leaders Forum is the UK’s leading conference for CPOs and senior procurement professionals. This year, it brought together the most forward thinking global procurement executives who shared their experiences and exchanged views on how to get procurement to the next level.

The forum, titled ‘From cost cutting to value creation: procurement’s role in a post-recession world’ tackled subjects such as:

  • On the road to recovery: what steps must procurement executives take to prepare?
  • Procurement everywhere: Embedding procurement throughout the organisation
  • A focus on growth: How procurement can refocus itself to maximize top-line growth
  • The simple life: From cost cutting to value creation: Procurement’s role in a post-recession world
  • Sustainable sourcing: How to step up your green procurement efforts while maintaining a business focus
  • The perfect marriage: How procurement and finance should work together
  • Procurement outsourcing management: Getting visibility into your offshore and outsourced operations

Crimson & Co would like to congratulate its current and former clients who spoke at the event on their interesting and engaging presentations.

Thank you to all of our guests at our third client alumni event for making it such a success.

Speaker: Gary Nicholson
Event: Client Alumni III
Location: BAT, Globe House, London

Date: Thursday 20th May 2010

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Following on from the success of our first and second alumni events last year, we held a third event in association with our client, British American Tobacco, at their Global Headquarters overlooking the Thames. Crimson & Co’s client alumni is an invite-only network for clients and former clients designed to foster supply chain leadership.

>We would like to extend a huge ‘thank you’ to Sean Mallon, Global Head of Planning at BAT for hosting the evening and to Gary Nicholson, Head of Innovation Development and Delivery, for his fascinating discussion on the impact of innovations on the supply chain. It provided an entertaining insight into the rationale behind some of BAT’s product development decisions and the value that creates for the whole business, reinforcing the need for a supply chain which can respond quickly and profitably. This stimulated much discussion over the evening!

We would like to thank our guests for such positive feedback, we will be announcing the details of our next event shortly.

Crimson & Co was delighted to be the guest speakers at Badenoch & Clark’s roundtable for Supply Chain leaders on Tuesday 25th May. The balance of supply and demand is central to supply chain management. In order to manage this, supply chain structures vary greatly depending on industry sector, company size, product type, supply base and complexity of product mix. Activities such as S&OP, vendor managed inventory, CPFR, new product implementation and 3rd party management are managed in very different ways from one company to another. We used our industry wide knowledge comparing and explaining these structures and differing processes to form the basis of our initial address.

The forum was then opened to the group to discuss what different supply chain structures mean to them, their organisation and the industry. We discussed issues such as:

  • How consumer needs will shape the supply chain of the future
  • The transferability of different methods
  • Structure in respect of product type
  • How the boundaries between supply chain, finance and procurement will blur in the future

View Balancing Demand Supply pdf

On the 25th of April, a team of six Crimsonites ran the Rotary Shakespeare Half Marathon in Stratford-upon-Avon for the fourth ‘Crimson Challenge’. It was a hot and sunny day and quite a hilly course but all team members completed the race, with race times ranging from 1 hour 33 mins to 2 hours 15 mins.

All funds raised went to the Shakespeare hospice to support the provision of palliative care to those in the Stratford-upon-Avon area living with a life-limiting illness.

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Crimson & Co is delighted to announce that it will be sponsoring the Process Excellence Awards and Summit on Tuesday 27th – Wednesday 28th April at Chelsea Football Club. Now in its 11th year, this prestigious event is the leading process improvement conference for business process excellence leaders.

This year the focus will be on operations turnaround and profit maximisation following the economic downturn. Business Leaders will need to re-assess their core operational processes and re-engineer a new way of working to prepare themselves for the upturn.

Crimson & Co is delighted to announce that it will be running a workshop at the Extended Supply Chain conference 2010. The ESC is Europe’s leading event for director level supply chain professionals.

The workshop will be run in association with British American Tobacco, the world’s most international tobacco group. The seminar, titled ‘Case study: Turn global strategy into reality’ will detail how BAT, with support from Crimson & Co, is undergoing a major transformation to implement a standardised global operating model.

For more information please contact Helen Kirkpatrick

The ‘Retail Supply Chain Summit’ is the main convention for the retail industry, offering strategic and practical solutions to the supply chain challenges faced by retailers now and over the next 3 – 5 – 10 years. The Retail Supply Chain Summit seeks the solutions to the CEO’s demands: beat the competition, grow profits and smash targets through best-in-class supply chain strategy, delivery and technology.

The Summit titled ‘Re-engineering the supply chain: lean for recovery, fit for growth’ tackled:

  • Practical solutions to drive profitability through working collaboratively
  • How to empower the supply chain to drive bottom-line efficiencies
  • Building flexibility and adaptability into operations to meet changing demands
  • Adapting to exploit the economic upturn
  • Innovative strategies to optimise inventory planning to  gain competitive edge

Crimson & Co would like to congratulate our current and former clients who spoke at the event on their interesting and engaging presentations.

The Supply Chain Distinction Awards bring together the leading supply chain and logistics professionals from around the globe to embrace and celebrate excellence across the most important disciplines in supply chain management.

Crimson & Co is delighted to announce that it is sponsoring the Supply Chain Distinction Awards 2010 to be held in Prague on the 8th of June. The most prestigious award at this event is the ‘Supply Chain of the Year Award’ which Crimson & Co is sponsoring. This award recognises the importance of teamwork within a business for long-term supply chain success. We look forward to attending the awards and celebrating supply chain success.