Is sourcing goods direct from the manufacturer the cost reduction dream it first appears? In this Comment article David Armes explains the potential benefits but also the pitfalls that retailers should watch out for.
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In this research-led White Paper, David Armes examines how companies may fail when implementing a long-term savings plan, and suggests ways that managers can keep driving change forward.
Laura began her career in the Beauty industry, working across a range of product and brand development roles. More recently she managed key supplier and client relationships for a leading corporate events business, before joining Ivo early in 2016. Educated at the University of the West of England with a BSc in Psychology, Laura spends… Read more »
Sarah joined Ivo in 2013 after four successful years as a Science Communicator, working on multiple media broadcasting platforms in the UK and abroad. She has a degree in Natural Sciences from The University of Cambridge and her key strengths lie in communication, research, and project and client relationship management. “The best thing for me… Read more »
Before joining Ivo in 2003, Graham started his career in research and training at the Institute of Grocery Distribution, moving on to hold several senior commercial roles with Tesco. He has a BSc in Agricultural Economics from Newcastle University, an MBA from the University of Cambridge, and training in negotiation from Harvard University. Outside work,… Read more »
Previously holding a range of buying, marketing and own brand development roles at Boots UK, Stuart has expertise in heading up procurement, category management, and commercial insight projects. He holds an MBA from the University of Cambridge and has training in negotiation and leadership from Harvard University. Stuart lives with his young family in Guildford… Read more »
Before founding Ivo Business Solutions in 2003, David held senior strategy, commercial and supply chain roles at Mars, Pepsi, Guinness and Tesco. Educated in Engineering at Imperial College London, David went on to study for his MBA at the University of Cambridge. When not working with clients, he spends time at home, managing the demands… Read more »
Ivo creates value, insight and profit Ivo creates value, insight and profit for our clients. We help business leaders answer difficult questions, providing strategic and operational improvements – with an emphasis on action. Established in 2003 – Ivo’s credentials come from running commercial insight and procurement programmes for nationally recognised organisations, particularly within the retail… Read more »