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Consumer Packaged Goods

Take control of prices, processes and supply chains, and deliver sustainable profitability in one of the most turbulent CPG environments ever seen.

Your world has transformed. How will you adapt?

Consumer Packaged Goods companies across the globe are facing unprecedented change and disruption. With supply chains and channels still recovering from the impact of the COVID-19 crisis, it’s harder than ever to ensure profitability, continuity and efficiency across CPG operations.

To succeed in today’s rapidly-shifting climate, CPG leaders must:

  • Understand shifting customer needs and preferences as more buyers choose to source products directly from manufacturers 
  • Adapt to the rise in customer demand for personalised goods, and build flexible production processes that can support personalisation
  • Utilise massive volumes of data generated by IoT-enabled processes and extract the valuable insights contained within them
  • Meet strict sustainability regulations and ensure that standards are being upheld at every stage of their supply and value chains
  • Optimise procurement strategies and continuously seek more cost-effective ways of sourcing materials to mitigate rising price and wage pressures

Here's how we can help

Category and supplier insights – delivered at speed

The Smart Cube’s dedicated team of category and procurement experts can help you:

  • Make sense of your data and integrate and augment it with valuable third-party data sets to extend category, market and customer understanding
  • Reduce your exposure to risk by making better-informed commodity, supplier and transportation network decisions using reliable insights and intelligence
  • Optimise procurement spend across diverse categories with reliable forecasts and bespoke reports tailored to the needs of your procurement team
  • Change the way you work with suppliers by uncovering new opportunities for collaboration, and identifying potential risks before they impact you
Category Intelligence

Category Intelligence

Procurement teams are challenged by increasingly volatile supply markets and continued pressure to cut costs. But with huge swathes of unreliable public information and diverse datasets from procurement and finance systems, it is harder than ever to build and optimise effective category strategies, and identify valuable opportunities.

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Commodity Intelligence

Commodity Intelligence

Commodity market volatility in pricing, supply and demand has a direct and significant impact on your organisation’s procurement budget, ability to deliver savings and overall profitability. The trouble is, many commodity markets are exactly that – volatile.

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Procurement Analytics

Procurement Analytics

Modern procurement teams are faced with managing fast-evolving demand-supply situations, disruptive trends and a multitude of vendors, however diverse information sources often result in conflicting indicators.

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Supplier Engagement

Supplier Engagement

Great procurement strategies are built on strong, mutually beneficial supplier relationships. When buyers and suppliers work towards agreed performance goals together – by sharing data, insights and ideas – risks decrease, innovation opportunities are uncovered, and costs can be optimised with ease.

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Supplier Risk Intelligence

Supplier Risk Intelligence

For businesses with a large supplier base and complex supply chains, managing third-party supplier risk is a major challenge. 61% of CPOs feel procurement risks are increasing, 59% say they are unprepared to address them (Deloitte Global CPO Survey 2019 and The Hackett Group Survey 2019).

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Transportation Analytics

Transportation Analytics

Transportation typically accounts for around half of all supply chain costs. If an organisation lacks the insight needed to optimise transport operations, costs can spiral, other processes can suffer, and customer experiences can fall far short of modern expectations.

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Make your products do more

The Smart Cube’s Commercial, Sales and Marketing solutions can help you:

  • Uncover how, where, when and why customers buy your products, so you can build smarter product and merchandising strategies
  • Deliver measurable business value and drive sustainable revenue growth by making better-informed pricing and promotion decisions
  • Harness the power of analytics and enable every team in your organisation to access and benefit from reliable, deep analytical insights
  • Improve retailer collaboration and empower people in your channel to sell more with reliable merchandising insights and recommendations
Revenue Growth Management

Revenue Growth Management

Delivering significant, sustainable revenue growth is never easy. But with expectations rising, markets becoming increasingly crowded, and transformational forces moving faster than ever before, making the right decisions at the right time has never been more important than it is today.

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Analytics Centre of Excellence

Analytics Centre of Excellence

Today, most organisations have started their journey with analytics – but few have been able to realise its full value and scale up to support the entire business.

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Get the right insights into the right hands – fast

With Analytics and Digital Solutions from The Smart Cube, you can:

  • Accelerate decision making and dive deeper into internal and third-party data sets than ever before using tools designed around you
  • Empower everyone with powerful CPG insights through tailored dashboards, accessible through any device, at any time
  • Use proven models and algorithms to deploy your own customised analytics solutions, tailored to the needs of multiple stakeholder groups
  • Understand, visualise and track complex transportation operations, and use captured data to reduce supply chain risk and costs
Analytics Centre of Excellence

Analytics Centre of Excellence

Today, most organisations have started their journey with analytics – but few have been able to realise its full value and scale up to support the entire business.

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Procurement Analytics

Procurement Analytics

Modern procurement teams are faced with managing fast-evolving demand-supply situations, disruptive trends and a multitude of vendors, however diverse information sources often result in conflicting indicators.

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Transportation Analytics

Transportation Analytics

Transportation typically accounts for around half of all supply chain costs. If an organisation lacks the insight needed to optimise transport operations, costs can spiral, other processes can suffer, and customer experiences can fall far short of modern expectations.

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