“Global transformation with a hard edge: transforming a supply chain in the face of new customer strategies, price pressures, a talent gap and natural disasters!” - September 2019

Crimson & Co UK held its Spring Client Alumni dinner at The Goring Hotel, London on Thursday 9th May. Our 21st dinner provided an opportunity for clients from Oil, Consumer products, Packaging, the Big pharma and wider Life Sciences, FMCG and drinks industries, to network and catch-up over pre-dinner drinks and hear more about Iain’s challenges in the packaging industry.

Our guest speaker was Iain Percival, Global Managing Director of Essentra Packaging, a truly global division within the wider Essentra Group.  Iain shared some great insights with us on his journey in leading the transformation of his full end-to-end supply chain. The rich mix of challenges has included production footprint changes, site rationalisation, core manufacturing capability re-alignment, bolstered capital expenditure, significant changes in customer segment strategy, site recovery from destruction due to natural disasters, and organisational and cultural challenges. Through all of this, Iain has maintained a focus on building, attracting and retaining leadership talent. Many of these issues resonated with the audience and the discussion provided valuable insights and lessons for other industries.

A huge thank you to Iain, and all our Client Alumni members who made this a wonderful evening.

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