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Do I really need S&OP? 3 Questions to Answer

Michael Thompson Thu, May 05, 2022
There was an excellent article from McKinsey published on 2 March 2022 entitled: “Autonomous supply chain planning for consumer goods companies” It contained the strap line: “Rethink Traditional Processes”. Based on research undertaken in Asia with…

3 Ways to Fast Track Distributor Performance in Africa

Michael Thompson Tue, May 03, 2022
With little overall growth expected in a number of African markets in 2022, the battle ground will likely be for market share. With this in mind, how do we ensure that we are best placed to win these battles? Given that most sales in African markets…

Route to Market & Supply Chain Interim Management - Top 3 Positions

Michael Thompson Fri, Apr 29, 2022
Recently I wrote about 10 Times you need Route to Market or Supply Chain Interim Managers. I had an excellent response and have since been talking to clients and Enchange colleagues. The discussions have centred around where the need for interim…

10 Times You Need Route to Market or Supply Chain Interim Managers

Michael Thompson Fri, Apr 15, 2022
I have been talking to a number of commercial and supply chain executives during the last few weeks and something of a theme has emerged. The theme is the need for highly skilled route to market / commercial and supply chain resource, available at…

End to End Supply Chain: 7 Top Tips for Action Now!

Dave Jordan Wed, Mar 30, 2022
In the Four Frequent Flaws series we have looked at the entire supply chain right up to the consumer shelf, i.e. the Enchange 6-Part Model. What can go wrong, what can go right, what can I change quickly? FMCG CEOs are asking what they can do now…

FMCG Reaching the Consumer Shelf: 4 Frequent Flaws to Avoid

Dave Jordan Wed, Mar 23, 2022
Nearly there! The last step of the Enchange 6-part model when you finally get your product on the shelf. Actually, you do not do it yourself but you rely on Shane from the retailer back of store. How can you ensure Shane does an excellent job? We…

FMCG Transport: 4 Frequent Flaws to Avoid

Dave Jordan Wed, Mar 16, 2022
Supply chains have had a torrid time over the last 2 years and just when you think COVID is dissipating, Putin kicks off! One of the problems faced by senior leaders seeking performance improvement is that it takes an age to get going and it all…

FMCG Warehousing: 4 Frequent Flaws to Avoid

Dave Jordan Thu, Mar 10, 2022
Need a change in your supply chain performance now? One of the problems faced by senior leaders seeking performance improvement is that it all seems to take far too long. While transformational structural changes cannot be rushed, there are several…

FMCG Manufacturing: 4 Frequent Flaws to Avoid

Dave Jordan Wed, Mar 02, 2022
One of the problems faced by senior leaders seeking performance improvement is that it all seems to take far too long. While structural changes cannot be rushed, there are many initiatives you can take to make changes in your supply chain. What can…

Top 6 Critical Success Factors of S&OP in Africa

Michael Thompson Mon, Feb 28, 2022
I have been talking to a number of FMCG Regional and Market Leaders in the past few months about the supply chain challenges that they face in African and Middle Eastern Markets. Most understand the benefits of a Sales and Operational Planning…

FMCG Supply Planning: 4 Frequent Flaws to Avoid

Dave Jordan Mon, Feb 28, 2022
The Enchange Supply Chain House is available for those wishing to embark on a structured, journey towards Supply Chain excellence. What about those companies who need change now with no time to waste? What can they do to effect meaningful change…

FMCG Demand Planning: 4 Frequent Flaws to Avoid

Dave Jordan Wed, Feb 16, 2022
The Enchange Supply Chain House is available for those wishing to embark on a structured, medium-term journey towards Supply Chain excellence. What about those companies who need change now with no time to waste? What can they do to effect…

FMCG Sourcing: 4 Frequent Flaws to Avoid

Dave Jordan Fri, Feb 11, 2022
The Enchange Supply Chain House is available for those wishing to embark on a structured, medium-term journey towards Supply Chain excellence. What about those companies who need change now with no time to waste? What can they do to effect…

12 Focus Areas for Supply Chain & Route to Market Transformation in Africa

Michael Thompson Wed, Feb 09, 2022
How do we deliver sustained excellence in supply chain and route to market in the challenging markets in Africa? I refer here to the entire supply chain from materials to shelf – i.e. supply chain and route to market (RtM). Although many of the…

Enabling Rapid Change Across the FMCG Supply Chain

Dave Jordan Wed, Feb 02, 2022
The Enchange Supply Chain House is available for those wishing to embark on a structured, medium-term journey towards Supply Chain excellence. Visit the Enchange website, click on a Supply Chain discipline and find all that you need to know. You can…

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