As part of its commitment to the promotion of innovation and sustainability, Institut Cerdà has created the first Observatory of Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) in Spain. The first edition included 200 initiatives and, following its success, the 2nd edition is now being launched.
The Observatory aims to raise awareness of the challenges facing the sector and highlight the progress made in the FMCG supply chain.
The following challenges will be highlighted in this 2nd edition:
1. Circular economy and sustainable environmental management of the supply chain
2. A cooperation based supply chain
3. Information management for decision making in the supply chain
4. Omni-channelling and new models of commercial distribution
5. Last mile management
6. The supply Chain at the customers’ service
7. Towards new dietary choices and consumption habits
8. Attraction and promotion of talent in the FMCG supply chain
9. Towards a transparent and safe supply chain with values,
10. Promotion of social innovation along the supply chain
In order to highlight the innovations being made in the FMCG supply chain, we invite companies that wish to participate to present their projects linked to one (or more) of these 10 challenges. A long process of analysis and selection of the projects presented will then be carried out.
This process of analysis and selection is carried out by a group of independent experts. The 20 projects selected will be published in a report that will be widely disseminated.
Companies can present as many initiatives as they wish as long as each one is related to at least one of the 10 challenges and collected in an innovation sheet. To participate all that is required is a competed innovation sheet describing each initiative..
If your company / organisation wants to participate, you can contact us by email / telephone, or fill in the Innovation Sheet directly.
The 10 Challenges
The urban distribution of goods, food in particular, has to adapt to the social changes that demand new, better and reasonably priced services at a reasonable price. In urban areas these services must also be increasingly sustainable (friendly, peaceful, silent, healthy, environmentally friendly, etc.).
Whenever mobility related improvements are proposed in large cities, there is a debate on how to organise last mile distribution: improving mobility, efficiency, environmental impact and sustainability.
What are the trends in crisis management for the coming years?
Companies are going to focus more on culture than on protocols as the means to manage crisis situations. Culture that will be translated in three basic aspects: firstly prevention, the capacity to be prepared in front of any situation, regardless of whether or not it is new or unexpected; secondly, the ability to analyse, and to know how to analyse what has been done in past situations; and thirdly, and very importantly, the ability to relate permanently to all environments.