Kalypso conducted a research study with thirty global consumer goods manufacturers, retailers, and brokers to better understand how manufacturers and retailers are working together to drive profitability and deliver innovative products.
Collaborative innovation is an open innovation strategy that enables consumer packaged goods (CPG) manufacturers and retailers to partner for profit and provide shoppers and consumers with more innovative offerings. Through work with CPG manufacturers and retailers, Kalypso noted an increasing interest in collaborative innovation. To better understand the drivers behind this increased interest, and to learn how manufacturers and retailers are working together in a market where they are often both customers and competitors, Kalypso conducted a research initiative with thirty global manufacturers, retailers, and brokers.
Interviews were conducted with executives including CEOs, COOs, Presidents, and leaders in Sales, Marketing, Innovation, Retailing, Supply Chain, Logistics, and other operational disciplines. The interviews identified a number of insights and leading practices that can help companies achieve more profitable offerings by working more closely across organizational boundaries, which are outlined in this white paper.