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Does Pharma Have to Rethink Manufacturing?  in CPG

It’s not great news for the drug business. Most of today’s pharmaceutical manufacturing and supply chain strategies are "inefficient, under-utilized, and ill-equipped to cope with new medicines," according to PricewaterhouseCoopers in its latest Pharma 2020 report, Supplying the Future, just out. Read More →

Posted by Paul Tate on Feb 22, 2011
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Johnson & Johnson Gives Itself a Headache  in CPG

Feb. 1 marks the eighth anniversary of the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster, which resulted in the death of seven brave crew members who were lost when the vehicle broke up just minutes before completing its reentry into Earth’s atmosphere. Read More →

Posted by Jeff Moad on Jan 28, 2011
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Dialogue: L'Oréal's Manufacturing Makeover  in CPG

The world’s largest beauty products manufacturer, L’Oréal,realised it needed a more unified manufacturing profile to increase efficiency and creativity, and to shave production costs. So the company began a top-to-toe restructuring of its global manufacturing operations by streamlining processes, creating a new technology framework, and sharing best practices across the manufacturing landscape. Now, L’Oréal reckons it has improved processing capacity by more than 22%. Read More →

Posted by Paul Tate on Jan 11, 2011
Views: 12691
Dialogue: Nestlé's Sweet Spots  in CPG

Back in 1867, German pharmacist Henri Nestlé saved the life of a neighbour’s child with a new invention: the world’s first infant milk formula. Today, Nestlé is a vast, €72 billion, global conglomerate producing food, nutrition, and health products for consumers (and their pets!) on every continent. Werner Bauer, executive vice president, chief technology officer, and head of innovation, technology, and R&D at Nestlé, talks to Executive Editor Paul Tate about global technology platforms, operational efficiency, and finding the sweet spots of business innovation. Read More →

Posted by Paul Tate on Jan 07, 2011
Views: 11656
Dialogue: P&G’s Quest for Growth  in CPG

It’s been more than 170 years since two European immigrants, an English candle-maker and an Irish soap-maker, married two Cincinnati sisters and heeded their father-in-law’s advice to form a business partnership: Procter & Gamble. The humble family business they began in 1837 has since become the largest consumer products group in the world. Today, the $77 billion company is on a global mission to reach a billion more customers worldwide and fuel 5% growth every year. Read More →

Posted by Paul Tate on Jan 04, 2011
Views: 11567
Linpac's Integrated ERP Packs Merger Punch  in CPG

The next time you pick up fresh vegetables from Carrefour in France or bread from Tesco’s in the United Kingdom, or change a part on your BMW, Ford Fiesta, or MG sports car, the chances are they will all have traveled along their supply chains in plastic containers manufactured by the same company -- Linpac Allibert. Read More →

Posted by Paul Tate on Jun 29, 2009
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Consumers Look to Each Other for Product Quality, Safety Info  in CPG

Consumers in the US are much more concerned with the safety and healthiness of the food and household products they buy than they were five years ago. In fact, a majority of consumers would be willing to pay more for food and household products that come with traceability information. Read More →

Posted by Jeff Moad on May 23, 2011
Views: 11472
CEO Check-list for 2011 | From Deliberate Disruption to the Mobile Society  in CPG

We make our predictions for 2011 in our recent blog post at The View from C-Level: Read More →

Posted by William Newman on Jan 07, 2011
Views: 9338