People Support – Interim Job and Demand Cover

Case Study Snapshot

Sector: Grocery Retail

Service: Job/Demand Cover

Value added: Freeing up of internal resource, meeting deadlines, enabling continuation of supply.

The Challenge:

Ensuring that the shelves remained full to meet customer demand was a key challenge for many retailers during the COVID-19 pandemic. Retailers had to source and approve new suppliers quickly, and the pressure was on to ensure that pack copy and artwork checks were made swiftly to ensure there were no hold ups in product delivery to the customer.

This well-known food retailer also faced the additional pressures of a key member of its regulatory team having to self-isolate due to coronavirus in their family. The client was left with an unexpected lack of resources, and many product lines requiring specification and artwork checks with short deadlines.

Our Solution:

Ashbury’s food technologists have in-depth knowledge of the food retail landscape and systems, so we were able to react quickly and activate a team to support the client with a tailor-made solution to manage its overflow work. We deployed an Ashbury technologist to work overtime as an interim job cover role during the weekend and help the client manage the tight deadlines and ensure that all specification and artwork checks were completed quickly and efficiently.

Our technologists can provide interim on-site or remote cover, acting as your own trading law and compliance experts in times of seasonal or project based demand. 

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