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ECR's range of online and downloadable best practice guides are free of charge.

Latest output

New online resource:
Waste prevention guide

Waste Prevention

Learn how to eliminate waste or redistribute surpluses from your business with this free resource from ECR UK.

  • See the six ways your business can prevent waste! 
  • Find out how and where to redistribute surplus products
  • Read best practice examples from retailers and manufacturers 
  • Better manage any waste that is unavoidable

Waste prevention guide

Online guides

  • Consolidated distribution

    Find the right consolidation solution for your business with this free online resource from ECR UK. It includes retailer and manufacturer case studies, an interactive map of consolidation sites and advice on the best consolidated distribution approach for your business.

  • Developing supply chain talent

    Start and develop your career in the food & grocery supply chain with this free online resource from ECR UK. Find out why you should choose the supply chain as a career, see key competencies for success and read case studies showing how companies are developing their supply chain people.

  • Optimising load fill: a best practice guide

    Increase your load fill and reduce costs with this free online resource. It will help you make your deliveries more efficient, show you best practice examples from across the industry, and guide you to the most appropriate load fill solution for your business.

  • Optimising transport modes

    Explore the alternative transport modes available and reduce your road miles with this free online resource. It shows how retailers, manufacturers and logistics providers are using alternative modes and non-standard road vehicles and will help to identify the best solution for your business.

  • Promotional on-shelf availability: insight and best practice

    Improve the on-shelf availability of your promotions with this free online resource from ECR UK, featuring our top tips & best practice recommendations to improving promotional availability across the supply chain.

  • Transport technology user guide & assessment tool

    Improve the use of technology within your supply chain with this free online resource from ECR UK. Measure your current logistics technology maturity, see how Asda, Sainsbury's, Pepsico and others use vehicle technology and discover the best solution for your business.

  • Waste prevention

    Learn how to eliminate waste or redistribute surplus from your business with this free resource from ECR UK.

Downloadable guides

  • Our charitable impact

    08 November 2013

    Whether it's clear labelling to help shoppers make healthy choices, new distribution methods to cut HGV miles, or many other areas, IGD brings people together to deliver genuine public benefit.

  • Waste Prevention

    08 November 2013

    Learn how to eliminate waste or redistribute surplus from your business with this free resource. Find out how to prevent waste, redistribute surplus food, and see how other companies are preventing waste.

Get in touch

If you are interested in finding out more about the work of ECR UK or becoming involved please contact us as ecr@igd.com