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David Taylor

David Taylor is an award-winning retail consultant specializing in digital business transformation involving suppliers. David is a passionate and vocal thought leader on diverse topics including product safety blockchain implementations, “supplier stories” marketing campaigns and artificial intelligence (AI) powered product development. The common thread is the importance of delivering measurable business results through successful supplier engagement at scale. David now leads the growth of S4RB’s existing accounts as Client Success Director, using his proprietary ‘Success Worth Sharing’ methodology. This approach focuses on delivering measurable, outcome-oriented results (Success) with clearly attributable value (Worth) that can be shared to promote mutual growth (Sharing).

Recent Posts

Finance and product traceability - a marriage made in Blockchain?

The day hadn't begun well. I’d watched the sun rise as I hauled my luggage around the corner of Marble Arch, looking for Number 31. I felt like Harry Potter; searching for the mysterious Platform 9 ¾. After a couple of laps and a fair contribution...
21 March, 2018

11 tactics for engaging suppliers with your modern slavery strategy

  Last November saw the 2017 Stop Slavery Awards recognise companies that have taken concrete steps to eradicate forced labour from their supply chains. Amongst those honoured was parent company of the UK Convenience Grocer, COOP. Most notably, it...
05 February, 2018

The future of retail: how trucks will drive product technology and innovation

For most people, the announcement of a new type of truck wouldn't elicit much interest. I certainly struggled to raise more than a sarcastic yawn from my colleagues when attempting to introduce into conversation the news of electric carmaker Tesla...
10 January, 2018

Blockchain technology will revolutionise brand protection in the food industry

Blockchain technology will revolutionise brand protection in the food industry.
22 August, 2017

Success worth sharing #2: Delivering retail results in 10 steps

Last time I walked you through the first 5 of the 10 steps to delivering successful projects. If you haven’t read that blog yet, I’d encourage you to read it first. We’re now going to look at the second half of the list:
26 July, 2017

Success worth sharing #1: Delivering retail results in 10 steps

My colleagues Peter and James recently described the foundations of S4RB’s approach to enterprise software. In two separate blog posts, they explored how our combination of consultancy-led software and agile implementation enables us to deliver true...
19 July, 2017

PR stories hiding in your supply chain: Suppliers of tomorrow

For those frequent readers, you may have guessed that one of my greatest passions is the stories behind your suppliers.
16 December, 2016

Are our attitudes as customers to blame for poor supplier engagement?

If something falls below the standards we expect as customers, what would most of us do?
01 December, 2016

Five tactics to leverage suppliers to drive private brand sales

In a previous post, Supermarkets: Why a price diet won’t make you more attractive to consumers,  I put forward the proposition that retailers need to spend more time looking at ways to leverage their suppliers’ passion and expertise to make their...
18 August, 2016

How to achieve 'FIR 2016' compliance

Forenote: The deadline for compliance with FIR 2016 may now have passed but this is a great example of applied Supplier Engagement. Read on to understand how Supplier Engagement techniques and practices help to ensure suppliers become compliant with...
27 July, 2016
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