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Consumer & Retail Publications

  • Article
  • March, 2015
  • Which Companies Drove U.S. CPG Growth in 2014?
  • Leslie Hinchcliffe, Dan Wald, Jeff Gell, Krishnakumar (KK) S. Davey
  • For many manufacturers of consumer packaged goods, 2014 was an elusive year for growth. Sluggishness, uncertainty, and concerns over jobs and wages dogged the domestic economy for much of the year. In tough circumstances, some companies outperformed while others lagged. What drove the leaders’ success?
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  • Article
  • February, 2015
  • Four Digital Enablers: Bringing Technology into the Retail Store
  • Peter Burggraaff, Marc Schuuring, Bill Urda
  • Digital innovation is coming to retail stores at breakneck speed. As traditional retailers push deeper into digital territory and reinvent in-store models, they must drive organizational change in four key dimensions: establish a dedicated R&D budget for digital technologies, foster a culture of innovation, unlock data analytics, and stay agile.

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  • Focus
  • February, 2015
  • Maximizing the Make-or-Buy Advantage: A Scenario-Based Approach to Increasing Resilience and Value
  • Daniel Küpper, Claudio Knizek, Daniel Spindelndreier, Michael Zinser
  • The context for make-or-buy decisions has become more dynamic, as manufacturers face dramatic swings in demand and the relative costs of sourcing locations. To maximize their resilience and value creation, leading manufacturers use a scenario-based approach to assess the implications of a broad array of sourcing decisions simultaneously.
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