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4 Questions with IKEA Food’s Digital Transformation Leader, Lars Gunnarsson

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NRF 2020 is right around the corner, and we are thrilled to highlight our customer IKEA Food in their digital transformation journey in our booth, 4237. We sat down with Lars Gunnarsson, deputy managing director and digital transformation leader, IKEA Food, to get a deeper look into their evolution as a global food retailer (and, fun fact, one of the largest food retailers today!), their vision for the UX of tomorrow, and to learn more about how they are using JDA Enterprise Store Operations to empower and motivate their co-workers.

 

1. Can you discuss the evolution of IKEA Food, your mission and how you have become one of the world’s largest food retailers?

Lars: Most people think of IKEA as a home furnishing brand. But even the first IKEA store in Älmhult in Sweden included a restaurant. People came from all over Sweden to visit the store and eventually got hungry. A restaurant as part of the IKEA sto

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2018 Top Ten Trends in Modern Demand-Driven Manufacturing

With all signals pointing toward a good year, manufacturers have a decision to make. They can enjoy the strong economy while it lasts or look to the future and invest in technologies that will help them build a stronger organization that can prosper through economic shifts. Last year, the common thread throughou  >>


Events
 
28
Jan
2020
Procurecon Facilities 2019

The Conference for Facilities Innovators   What is ProcureCon Facilities? The sourcing of real estate, facilities, construction and utilities has recently become a major procurement responsibility. Called on to eliminate excessive costs and increase savings, the time is now for facilities practition ...

The Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort, FL  
 
 4 
Feb
2020
Future Stores Miami 2020

The Conference for In-Store Innovators Retail. Reimagined. It’s 2019, and the Retail Renaissance is here. For successful retailers, business –as-usual is long gone. But what’s next in 2020 and beyond? Future Stores Miami is the conference where senior level executives in operations, mar ...

JW Marriott Miami, FL  
 
11
Feb
2020
Additive Manufacturing Strategies 2020

The Future of 3D Printing Track One: Medicine and Dentistry Track Two: Metals (New!) This must-attend Summit and Exhibition will be back in February 2020 for its third year, with a new conference track covering metals, as well its established coverage of medical/dental 3DP. As usual, the conference offer ...

Boston, MA  
 
26
Apr
2020
ISM2020

ISM2020 is THE procurement and supply chain management event of the year. Developed by leading professionals and thought leaders, this event is a can’t miss for practitioners looking to excel in the transformation taking place in supply management today. From signature sessions reviewing real-life case studies ...

Boston, MA  
 

Job Opportunities
 
Supply Planner
     
     Norfolk Area, VA  -  PERM  -  SCM Talent Group

Sr. Manager, Supply Chain Planning
     
     Atlanta Area, GA  -  PERM  -  SCM Talent Group

Cosmetics Demand Planner
     
     International  -  PERM  -  Michael Page

Supply Chain Manager (Manufacturing)
     
     Piscataway  -  PERM  -  Michael Page

Logistics Specialist
     
     Nashville, Tennessee  -  PERM  -  Philips

Procurement Specialist
     
     Lombard  -  PERM  -  Michael Page

Cosmetics Demand Planning Manager
     
     Santa Monica  -  PERM  -  Michael Page

Senior Supply Chain Manager - Personal Health (Lockbourne OH)
     
     Lockbourne, Ohio  -  PERM  -  Philips

Supply Chain Analyst
     
     Manhattan  -  PERM  -  Michael Page

Strategic Sourcing Manager - Electronics/ Electrical Components
     
     Vernon Hills  -  PERM  -  Michael Page

Field Quality Manager - Remote Opportunity
     
     Boca Raton  -  PERM  -  Michael Page

Import/Logistics Specialist
     
     Miami  -  PERM  -  Michael Page

Cosmetics Senior Supply Planning Manager
     
     International  -  PERM  -  Michael Page

Director of Global Procurement
     
     Eden Prairie, MN  -  PERM  -  SCM Talent Group

Procurement Specialist
     
     Lombard  -  PERM  -  Michael Page





 
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News & Trends
 

Last update 8 Jan 2020
Manufacturing output continues to recover amid further new order growth
   Source: Markit US Manufacturing PMI ™  -  IHS Markit
United States 


Fashion

Today’s omni-channel marketplace means competition is increasing, consumers are demanding more relevant products, inventory lifecycles are shorter and fulfillment is incredibly complex. Business conditions are constantly changing, which means you need the flexibility to adapt quickly and continu...


Transforming the healthcare supply chain

Infor recently collaborated with Healthcare Innovation on a white paper, “Combining interoperability and analytics to improve supply chain efficiency.” In the white paper, results from a Cardinal Health su...


Education
 
 3 
Feb
2020
Fundamentals of Purchasing for New Buyers
     Miami
 3 
Feb
2020
Logistics Management
     Miami
17
Feb
2020
Operational Excellence
     Miami
17
Feb
2020
Advanced Warehouse Management and Inventory Control
     Miami
24
Feb
2020
Purchasing Techniques, Negotiation and Cost Reduction
     Miami

Local & Regional Agenda
 


Resources
 
MADEL: Roadmap to Industry 4.0: Planning & Scheduling in the personal & home care industry

Established in 1977 Madel Spa, is a leading Italian manufacturing company specialized in products for home & personal care. Madel’s mission is the capability to create high-quality and environmentally sustai...

CPO Rising 2015: The Agility Agenda

This year, Ardent Partners explores a key characteristic that separates best-in-class procurement teams from all others – agility.While the 318 procurement and finance pros who were surveyed continue to focus on sa...


International Agenda