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Route to Market & Supply Chain Blog

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A Practical Guide to FMCG/Pharma SKU Complexity Reduction

Dave Jordan Mon, Feb 28, 2011
Get your business in shape to take advantage of the expected upturn in economic conditions by giving your sku list a thorough review. Few businesses are lucky to operate with just one or two monster skus but an excessive list of items on offer can…

Enchange Supply Chain Blog of the Year 2011

Michael Thompson Fri, Feb 18, 2011
It’s that time of year. With just over a week to go until the cinematic version, it is time to reflect upon a year of supply chain blogging. Ladies & gentlemen I give you the nominations for the inaugural 2011 Enchange supply chain blogs.    Supply…

Top 6 Critical Success Factors of S&OP in Africa

Michael Thompson Thu, Feb 17, 2011
I have been delighted by the response to my recent blog on the 11 critical success factors in Route to Market programmes. One comment in particular has inspired this week’s blog. It went along the lines of "we are about embark on an S&OP programme…

Time to Spring Clean your Supply Chain in Brewing, Pharma & FMCG

Dave Jordan Mon, Feb 14, 2011
Is the market getting any better, really? Many big name companies have announced indifferent full year 2010 results recently and all caution about the continuing “difficult market conditions”. Ok, so 2010 has been put to bed but many will be paying…

11 Critical Success Factors for Route To Market Programmes

Michael Thompson Fri, Feb 04, 2011
Trying to get the best out of distributors in some less developed markets is particularly challenging.  The traditional non-key account trade is unstructured and characterised by very many players many of whom are opportunists and not interested in…

FMCG Supply Chain - What do all those initials really mean?

Dave Jordan Wed, Feb 02, 2011
Like many business functions Supply Chains use multiple initials and/or acronyms to describe various tasks they manage on a daily basis. Those not familiar with SC-speak will often sit bemused in meetings as various initials are quoted and debated…