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Cover Story:

Land O'Lakes Reinforces the Business Through IT

10/09/2014 - Legacy can be a fine thing, and Land O'Lakes, Inc. has it in spades. But in the world of technology, legacy has different implications. Land O'Lakes' legacy IT platform was not providing accurate, real-time access to information needed to meet strategic growth objectives. Here's a peek inside Project Bedrock, the IT initiative that will get them there.

Editor's Note:

Get Connected

10/09/2014 - <em>CGT</em> Editor Ali Ackerman Orr gives you a sneak peek into the trends and topics discussed in this months issue.

Best Practices: Supply Chain:

Shell's Road to Supply Chain Excellence

10/09/2014 - Shell was the first oil and gas company to recognize that it could sense demand much like a pure-play consumer products company, creating daily forecasts that reflect current market conditions by using demand signals.

Swire Beverages Thrives Under Pressure

10/09/2014 - Swire Beverages unlocks the full potential of its Coca-Cola Supply Chain Network in China by transforming its operations to synchronize with real-time consumer demand across every channel.

Insights:

Category Management Meets The Supply Chain

10/09/2014 - To avoid common category management challenges, such as lost sales and bloated inventory, here are five ways brand owners can arm retailers with the next generation of space and assortment planning capabilities and insights.

Special Report:

2014 Tech Trends Report

10/09/2014 - CGT and Gartner Inc. team up to bring you the latest data on technology spending, adoption and trends in the consumer goods industry. Topics include supply chain analytics and visibility, S&OP, digital marketing, the product portfolio and the retailer's POV on supply chain challenges.

Custom Research:

Inventory Optimization

10/09/2014 - CGT and Logility analyze changes in the drivers, technology and adoption associated with this critical process over a two year period and discover enterprises of all sizes have come to embrace S&OP.

The Pulse:

Campbell's Recipe for Easy Cooking

10/09/2014 - Campbell's introduces new line of ready-to-use soups for cooking meals in thirty minutes or less.

Mars and Wrigley's Bright Idea Pays Off

10/09/2014 - Mars Chocolate North America and Wrigley leverage illuminated racks in grocery retailers to increase sales.

VTech Unveils New Line of Smart Toys

10/09/2014 - The new toys are expected to foster the love of learning and assist in reaching key childhood development milestones.

General Mills Boosts Organics with Annie's Acquisition

09/09/2014 - The proposed acquisition will expand General Mills’ fast-growing natural and organic foods business, and has an aggregate value of approximately $820 million.

CVS Changes Corporate Name to CVS Health

09/03/2014 - CVS Health includes the company’s retail business, which continues to be called CVS/pharmacy; its pharmacy benefit management business, which is known as CVS/caremark; its walk-in medical clinics, CVS/minuteclinic; and its growing specialty pharmacy services, CVS/specialty.

Event Recap:

Inside the Retail/Consumer Goods Analytics Summit

10/09/2014 - Under the event theme, Analytics Now! Driving Smarter Decisions and Better Outcomes, retail and consumer goods executives executives shared tactics and strategies for winning over consumers, wherein victory rests through a better use of data and analytics.

Between the Lines:

Making Lemonade Out of Tracing Lemons

10/09/2014 - Mark Miller, VP of Supply Chain, AFS Technologies, reveals how traceability compliancy can optimize warehouse operations

Technology Solutions Guide:

2014 Supply Chain Execution Solutions

10/09/2014 - A comparison chart of solution providers to the consumer goods industry in the areas of transportation management, warehouse management and more.

Uncorked:

How Do We Become Outside-In?

10/09/2014 - While supply chain leaders will stand up at conference after conference and brag about how they saved money, improved inventory and driven improvements in customer service, we find that nine out of 10 supply chains are stuck at the intersection of inventory turns and operating margin. So, did these supply chain leaders deliberately lie in their presentations? No, we don't think so. Why the gap?

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