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FMCG Supply Chain - how green and environmentally friendly is yours?

Dave Jordan Wed, Apr 25, 2012
I have always thought it a little strange. The “green “ movement is all about saving the Earth  yet the same colour is used for “green” house gases  (GHG) that are far from green and moving us towards unavoidable planetary oblivion, apparently. Now,…

FMCG Supply Chain: 5 Top Tips to ease the pain of a factory closure

Dave Jordan Mon, Apr 23, 2012
Never easy. Never pleasant. Never going to happen? Never believe your factory is safe! From a UK perspective if you had a job in a factory in the 1970’s you expected to have a job for life as long as you kept your nose clean and performed…

FMCG Logistics, Transport, Trucks and Yorkie Bars

Dave Jordan Mon, Apr 16, 2012
“I like trucking, I like trucking, I like trucking and I like to truck.” Those of you who have not been on the planet very long and people who like hedgehogs will not be familiar with this Not The 9 O’clock News ditty from the UK in 1979-82. The…

Who is the Weakest Link in your Supply Chain

Dave Jordan Thu, Apr 12, 2012
Not since Margaret Thatcher has a woman been so feared. Steely cold eyes and a grin that makes the Mona Lisa look like she is having a good old guffaw. Jet black clothes contribute to her oozing superiority complex and an image of someone certainly…

7 Top Tips to Successful Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) Integration

Dave Jordan Tue, Apr 10, 2012
The ink is dry on the deal, the celebratory corks have been popped and the lawyers have gone off to bank a small fortune. The projected negotiations to thrash out a deal to buy or merge with another FMCG or other sector company are finally over.…

FMCG Route To Market (RTM): Talking Heads Discussion – Part 2

Dave Jordan Wed, Apr 04, 2012
Same small table, same two blokes, same close up camera shot. In the last RTM talking Heads episode we ended with Jeff  hurriedly departing for the corner shop to see if the M&Ms Route To Market was intact or in trouble! Mal: Why the long face?…