The report, “Rethinking the Value Chain: new realities in collaborative business” is the culmination of the strategy and steps initiated by the Consumer Goods Forum (the CGF) Board of Directors as part of their commitment to positive action in bringing about much needed change in the industry. Capgemini and the CGF collaborated on the development of this report and the outcome of this work is a comprehensive paper that highlights exactly how the Consumer Products and Retail industries can anticipate and address the profound shifts in consumer behavior and the changing industry landscape.

The result of interactive working sessions and extensive interviews with thought leaders and subject matter experts, the report identifies future trends in the industry and recommends the adoption of a “value network” approach to doing business. This approach will engage manufacturers, retailers and additional stakeholders and will no longer think of the value chain as a linear journey. It highlights three megatrends on which the industry could collaborate and that should deliver a positive return on investment:

  • Consumer engagement;
  • Transparency and
  • The last mile of distribution

More information on the report can be found at the Future Value Network website.