by BFFF
Jun 8th, 2021
4 mins
BFFF

BFFF, in collaboration with the retail mind, is pleased to bring you a 3-day GSCOP Online workshop aimed at the commercial teams and key finance & supply chain colleagues.  The 3 sessions will run on 6th, 13th & 20th of July at 1pm.

The workshop will be delivered via Zoom and is presented by Ged Futter from the retail mind. The workshop is across 2 x 2-hour sessions & 1 x 2.5-hour session with an element of pre-work & homework. The retail mind will use SurveyMonkey to assess each delegate’s understanding before & after each workshop.

 

Workshop one – The UK Grocery Market & background to the Code

  • What are the Retailers doing, how Code compliant are they, what is driving their behaviours?
  • GSCOP during a ‘Price War’
  • Why GSCOP came into practice.
  • Who is covered & why?
  • The role of the GCA & the importance of the annual Survey
  • Homework

 

Workshop two – GSCOP, what it means, how to use the Code to manage Risk & protect revenue / profit.

  • Buyers & GSCOP, are they trained?
  • Supply Agreements – what do you have?
  • Verbal agreements – ensuring compliance.
  • Variation / retrospective changes – how to avoid them.
  • GSCOP & Finance – delay in payments / 3rd party auditors
  • Lump sums – what is allowed, what can you offer?
  • Forecasting – best practice
  • Promotions – what should you be paying for?
  • Customer complaints – how to reduce the cost of complaints.
  • De-listing – what should a Retailer be doing?
  • Homework

 

Workshop three – using GSCOP effectively, how has the Code been used in the past five years, what will you do differently?

  • The GCA since March 2015, including a review of Tesco & Co-op investigations, Best Practice statements & Asda / Morrisons clarifications
  • How to use GSCOP collaboratively
  • Examples of how we have used GSCOP with clients, what was the issue, what did we do, what was the result?
  • Hints & tips – what and who to be aware of
  • Break out groups – What are you going to do differently?

 

COSTS

The cost of this online workshop is £500 / delegate.  BFFF members get a 15% discount.

These sessions are interactive and highly engaging and use a combination of polls, chat and break-out rooms.

To register your interest contact Kate Miller

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