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Supply chain digitalisation is everywhere. It’s changing the whole landscape, from demand-side process patterns and how people order, through to 24/7 requirements and expectations, and increasing demand volatility. Furthermore, this has had a dramatic impact on supply processes, which ...

Retailers need to deliver the goods this Black Friday

Black Friday should not just be an opportunity for retailers to follow the herd – instead, they should develop their own marketing and pricing strategies focusing on delivery practises. The UK version of Black Friday does not have a Thanksgiving holiday to anchor the period allowing ...

Crimson & Co Client Alumni XIX update: Brown’s Hotel, Mayfair, London

Crimson & Co Client Alumni XIX update: Brown’s Hotel, Mayfair, London..

Crimson & Co shortlisted for the Supply Chain Excellence Awards

Crimson & Co are pleased to announce that we were shortlisted for the prestigious Supply Chain Strategy and Design award at the 21st Supply Chain Excellence Awards ceremony last night for our work with energy provider Drax. The 2017 Supply Chain Excellence Awards took place at the ...

Organisations must account for their own productivity performance, by ensuring that the right people are in the right jobs and consistently doing the right things

In the wake of ongoing concerns surrounding UK productivity levels, organisations must stop blaming external factors, and instead focus on driving effectiveness internally, by ensuring that the right people are in the right jobs and consistently doing the right things, across their ...

New research reveals that businesses aren’t ready for the 4th Industrial Revolution

New research conducted by Crimson & Co, in collaboration with Warwick Manufacturing Group (WMG) and Pinsent Masons, has revealed that despite senior leadership teams championing their preparedness for Industry 4, fundamental principles and practices, including business strategy, ...

Retailers need to be smarter to avoid seeing red during Black Friday

With Black Friday on the horizon, retailers need to add this to their calendars to ensure they make the most of what is now the biggest sales period of the year. Black Friday is a relatively recent import to the UK, so is inextricably linked to the rise of online shopping. In the ...

Tesco chicken salad recall reinforces the need to continually review food safety practices amongst supply chains

The emergency recalling of two popular, Tesco chicken salads due to the presence of the germ campylobacter, reinforces the need for retailers to look beyond their own organisations and work with suppliers to eradicate the bacteria from within its supply chains. This is according to ...

Crimson & Co relocate

Crimson & Co are pleased to announce that we have relocated our global head office to the redeveloped business area of King’s Cross, London. This move represents another significant milestone for Crimson & Co, as we continue to invest in new global offices, new talent and an ...

UK businesses should trust local sourcing to combat political unrest

Following the chief executive of the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders, Mike Hawes’, keynote calling for the government to negotiate a Brexit deal to avoid the British automotive industry collapsing, supply chain consultancy Crimson & Co states that businesses should ...

Harnessing the potential of Industry 4.0; How ready are you?

Our Associate Director, Jon Gibson, recently spoke at the SCIP Networking event, hosted by WMG. The topic of the event was ‘Harnessing the potential of Industry 4.0; How ready are you?’ Originating in Germany, the term Industry 4.0 refers to the high-tech strategy that ...

Crimson & Co Client Alumni XVII: The Goring Hotel

Speaker: Adrian Mardell – Jaguar Land Rover Discussion: Jaguar Land Rover’s approach to its root and branch 2020 transformation Location: The Goring Hotel, Beeston Place, London Crimson & Co UK held its Spring Client Alumni dinner at The Goring Hotel, London on Thursday 11th May. ...

United Airlines failure was not a technical issue, it was the prioritising of policy over values

The CEO of United Airlines admittance that the removal of a passenger was a ‘mistake of epic proportions’ should act as the catalyst for a major business transformation exercise across the brand. Doing so would help address deep-rooted issues, which clearly prioritise ...

Business leaders must maximise the chance of success when engaging in business transformation projects

Transformation is a word frequently used in business. Companies need to transform to improve performance and develop sustained competitive advantage. To do this effectively, external consultants are often used to make the desired transition happen

Businesses must prepare for a world Trumped for trade

President Donald Trump’s protectionist rhetoric at his Presidential inauguration and his subsequent withdrawal from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) herald a period where the progress of free trade could well grind to a halt. Businesses with extensive supply chains should therefore ...

The need to systemise critical business processes could mean the end of the spreadsheet

The need to systemise critical business processes could mean the end of the spreadsheet..

Companies are failing to unlock business planning tool capabilities due to limited skills mix amongst staff

Companies are failing to unlock business planning tool capabilities..

Grocer 33 reveals the secret to supermarkets’ recovery

The recent revival among the traditional supermarkets has been rooted in major improvements in service and availability, The Grocer can reveal. Data from our weekly Grocer 33 mystery shopping survey for 2016 reveal that the top five supermarkets all improved their in-store ...

Amazon’s disruption of the grocery, food delivery and home-care industry could spark unlikely alliances

Amazon’s recent advances into the homecare and food delivery market, following the much vaunted expansion of its pre-existing delivery deal with Morrisons, the rumoured launch of a new housekeeping service, as well as Amazon Restaurants and Amazon Fresh services, could result in ...

Crimson & Co Client Alumni XVI update: 34 Mayfair

Crimson & Co Client Alumni XVI, 34 Mayfair, London..

Crimson & Co strengthen drinks practice with the appointment of Simon Williams

Crimson & Co is delighted to announce the appointment of Simon Williams. He joins as a Principal to advise senior teams across Crimson & Co’s global client base, primarily in the drinks sector. Simon has over twenty-five years’ experience across the supply chain. During his ...

Tesco/Unilever dispute outlines the post-Brexit landscape for retailers and consumers

The Tesco/Unilever price dispute is arguably the first real example of uncertainty to hit UK consumers post-Brexit..

Supply chain planning skills are in short supply

Today, businesses expect their supply chain and procurement specialists to be delivering business strategy and integral to this is the need for competent planning processes. According to Dave Alberts, Director at global supply chain consultancy Crimson & Co, an Advanced Planning ...

The robots are coming

The idea of mechanical servants goes right back to ancient mythology, but the past few years have seen advances in the technologies that are moving from automation to robotics. Just as our children can’t picture a world without computers, it is likely that their children will ...

Crimson & Co announces strategic hire to address demand for transformation advice in the boardroom

Global supply chain consultancy Crimson & Co is pleased to announce the appointment of Stuart Williamson as a Principal to address demand for business transformation advice at board level. He joins Crimson & Co from PwC where he was a senior director. Stuart has over 20 years’ ...

Amazon drone delivery will be winging its way to you soon… but it still faces limitations

Amazon’s announcement that it is working with the British government to test deliveries via drones represents the beginning of an exciting new era for the way people receive goods, but ultimately it won’t revolutionise the retail industry just yet. This is according to Nick Miller, ...

The possibility of Brexit leaves many businesses in the dark

Despite only being a matter of weeks until the EU referendum, a lot of UK organisations remain unsure about what a Brexit vote might mean for their businesses and supply chains..

Crimson & Co Client Alumni XV

The supply chain response to the Syrian Refugee Crisis - the challenge of influencing across multiple countries, cultures and stakeholders..

How to map the supply chain

Hurricanes and floods can be planned for. Oil spills can be guarded against. Even the lure of swapping horse meat for beef can be anticipated. But what do you do about known unknowns in your supply chain? Until the Dutch explorer Willem de Vlamingh discovered black swans in Western ...

The business benefits of APS systems – as clear as ABC

Businesses are tying up working capital and limiting improvements to service levels by relying on dated planning tools which simply can’t account for the complex decisions and trade-offs in today’s supply chains, according to research carried out by global supply chain consultancy ...

S&OP: are you making the most of it?

Following on from our scprime® supply chain trends report published in December, we have analysed global S&OP processes to understand how tasks should be performed and how in reality they are being carried out

Aldi recall demonstrates the importance of supplier relationship management

Discount retailers looking to upset the monopoly held by the big four supermarket brands must have complete confidence in the robustness of their supply chain. If this can’t be guaranteed then these organisations must be prepared to re-evaluate existing relationships and in some cases ...

Mars recall demonstrates the importance of not sugar-coating the facts when it comes to ensuring an effective supply chain

Mars’ recent product recall should serve as a wake-up call to the dangers of not being able to trace your products within your supply chain. According to Nick Miller, head of FMCG, at supply chain consultancy Crimson & Co, while effective processes are likely to be in place when it ...

Late payments from supermarkets are crippling supply chain and cutting market competition

Late payments and sustained pressures from large consumer retailers is pushing small suppliers out of business and reducing competition in the marketplace, crippling the chain of suppliers supporting supermarket trade. This is according to supply chain consultancy Crimson & Co..

Crimson & Co ANZ launch party

On Thursday, 25 February, we celebrated Supply Chain Cover formally becoming Crimson & Co. Our team from Melbourne, Sydney and London were joined by clients, friends and suppliers for a drinks reception at Jardin Tan in Melbourne’s botanical gardens..

Australia based Supply Chain Cover becomes Crimson & Co

We are delighted to announce that Supply Chain Cover is now fully integrated into Crimson & Co. This is the culmination of an exceptionally strong working relationship over the past year and a half.

Sugary drinks tax likely to leave a bitter taste for drinks manufacturers unless action is taken

Recently, a report from the World Health Organisation (WHO) called for greater action to be taken in addressing childhood obesity through the introduction of a sugar tax on all soft drinks, following on-going support from health lobbyists and celebrities..

Cost control and consolidation will continue to dominate the consumer goods supply chain agenda in 2016

Forecasts show that 2016 will continue the trend of minimal year-on-year growth in consumer goods spending, both in the UK and across Europe; in this environment manufacturers will carry on looking for opportunities to consolidate and pare down costs, focusing on developing world ...

Crimson & Co Client Alumni XIV update: The Connaught Hotel

Crimson & Co held its Winter Client Alumni at the Connaught Hotel, Mayfair on Thursday 12th November. We had great attendance at the event with clients from the FMCG, drinks and life sciences sectors to name but a few..

Nearly a third of all supply chain processes are inadequate

Poor processes are arguably the biggest issue preventing supply chain executives from transforming performance. This is according to research from global supply chain consultancy Crimson & Co. The most striking discovery is that 29% of supply chain processes are deficient. This ...

The Growing Business Awards

Crimson & Co hosted a table at The Growing Business Awards 2015 at the Marriott Hotel, London on 26th November. We were delighted to be shortlisted for the 'Growing Business of the Year: Smaller Company' award, which recognises world class privately owned UK companies.

Retailers need to be savvier and smarter to avoid feeling blue during Black Friday

Black Friday should not just be an opportunity for retailers to follow the herd – instead, they should develop their own marketing and pricing strategies. Doing this, combined with inventive delivery practices, will allow them optimise their sales and margins over the whole Christmas ...

The Global Supply Chain Debate

The first Global Supply Chain Debate hosted by WMG took place this week. It brought together professionals from a range of backgrounds and specialties to discuss and debate the global supply chain, and the important role the UK can play. The event began with a workshop facilitated by ...

The Global Supply Chain Debate

The first Global Supply Chain Debate hosted by WMG took place this week..

VW crisis presents the opportunity to drive positive changes for the automotive industry, states Crimson & Co

The Volkswagen emissions data crisis presents a real chance to bring about positive changes to the automotive industry, with significant, long-term opportunities for automotive suppliers resulting from a heightened demand from carmakers to achieve strict emissions targets, according ...

Will Amazon Fresh mean supermarket delivery services shake-up?

Amazon’s introduction of its ‘Amazon Fresh’ service in the UK could prove to be the catalyst which forces the leading supermarket retailers to re-evaluate their delivery strategies, says Nick Miller, Head of FMCG at Crimson & Co. Amazon has quietly started to offer around 50 ...

Bromley Healthcare recruits Crimson & Co to help reduce unnecessary hospital admissions by enhancing efficiency

Community healthcare provider Bromley Healthcare has today announced it has recruited global supply chain consultancy Crimson & Co to undertake a full review of processes in order to drive greater efficiencies in its intensive at-home clinical service, the medical response team ...

Calais disruption reveals the need for UK businesses to adopt strong risk strategies

The continuing disruption British businesses face from the Calais crisis highlights the need for strong risk strategies, says Nick Miller, head of FMCG at global supply chain consultancy Crimson & Co. In light of this, Nick urges all businesses to carry out a thorough review of ...

Managing complexity in the supply chain – The Drinks Business

It is very easy to over-complicate things. When it comes to the complexities of the supply chain, the wrong approach can lead to frustration, inefficiency and wasted effort. We have all seen how poor supply chain management can result in too broad a supplier base, low stock ...

Supply chain scrutiny key to tackling campylobacter threat – Supply Management

A recent report from the Food Standards Agency (FSA) stated 73 per cent of supermarket chickens contain the potentially killer bug campylobacter. The major supermarket chains have quite rightly announced actions they will be taking to address the risk this bug represents. To ensure ...

Amazon Prime Now will force retailers to reassess existing delivery strategies

The success of Amazon’s new one-hour delivery service will depend on a number of factors, notably product availability, as well as the customer’s willingness to pay inflated delivery prices to secure a product and have it in their hands within 60 minutes, says Jon Gibson, Head of ...

The Rising Star of the year – Women in Logistics

We are delighted to announce that our consultant, Emma Ross, was a finalist for The Rising Star of the year award at the Women in Logistics UK Awards 2015. The award is for those aged 30 and under, whose achievements in logistics or supply chain outstrip their experience. Emma was ...

10 of the best summer perks – Workplace Focus

It’s summer, which means it’s time to give your employee incentives a bit of a seasonal spruce-up. Here are ten of the best benefits to keep your employees happy as the heat rises… 1. Summer hours As soon as the clocks go forward, drinks giant PepsiCo switches to ‘summer hours’ mode – ...

Crimson & Co Client Alumni XIII update: Brown’s Hotel

Thank you to all of our guests at our client alumni event for making it such a success. Speakers: Catherine McDermott and Andy Banks Discussion: Big Data – Big Hype Location: Browns Hotel, London Crimson & Co held its Spring Client Alumni dinner at Brown’s Hotel on Thursday ...

Keeping Britain at the heart of global manufacturing

Though full of potential, supply chains are too often misunderstood, much to the detriment of the UK’s industrial base, stated Jan Godsell, Professor of Operations and Supply Chain, WMG at University of Warwick at Crimson & Co’s annual supply chain Academy on April 27th. Big ...

The Drinks Business Awards 2015: The Winners

Crimson & Co is delighted to announce the winners for the Best Supply Chain Initiatives at the Drinks Business awards 2015. From the retail sector to importers, logistics, design, marketing campaigns and launches, the Drinks Business Awards are designed to recognise and reward top ...

Sustainable positions under pressure – Retail Week

In 2009, research by academics at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh found that home delivery produces 20 times less carbon dioxide than if a customer takes their car to the shops. A couple of years later in 2011 and ecommerce had already become accepted as enviro-friendly, with ...

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… ...

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 ...

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 ...

Firms must have clear sight across entire supply chains, says Crimson & Co

Retailers need to take more responsibility over their supply chain or face regulation, according to Nick Miller Head of FMCG at Crimson and Co. Nick said the focus must be to have clear sight across their entire supply chains. ‘Progress is being made, my argument is there is a ...

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 ...