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FMCG/Brewing/Pharma CEO Performance Appraisal

Dave Jordan Wed, Oct 24, 2012
FMCG/Brewing/Pharma CEO Performance Appraisal Name: This Couldbeyou Location: Anywhere Role: CEO Sector: FMCG/Brewing/Pharmaceutical Summary of Performance The local economy continues to struggle in the difficult global economic climate and perhaps…

SC IT. The reality of ERP implementation and go-live preparedness

Dave Jordan Mon, Oct 22, 2012
I am not a fan of reality TV at all. These programmes seem to promote the worst in people and you end up with “celebrities” who actually have no talent and in most cases, fewer brains. Seeking more than their usually allotted 15 minutes of fame they…

FMCG, Brewing & Pharmaceuticals: Try sharing 3PLPs

Dave Jordan Mon, Oct 15, 2012
The proposal by the UK and other Commonwealth governments to share diplomatic missions and facilities around the world is perhaps initially surprising but for once in the world of diplomacy, it makes great sense. When most of the activities taking…

5 Reasons to Improve FMCG Factory Performance in Recession

Dave Jordan Thu, Oct 11, 2012
There remains so much discussion and debate around planning, S&OP and APO etc that the “make” element of Supply Chain has not had much air time. Regional and global strategies are reasonably well represented but it is what is actually going on…

FMCG/Pharma: How a wagging SKU tail knocks companies off-balance

Dave Jordan Tue, Oct 09, 2012
When the biology teacher tells you humans have a tail your ears prick up and you wait for the punch line and inevitable student guffaw.  But it’s true! Our coccyx or tailbone is what remains of our lost tail. All mammals have a tail at one point in…

Is APO music to your Supply Chain ears.........ABBA?

Dave Jordan Fri, Oct 05, 2012
There are many ways to link all the different planning activities in your FMCG company. This could be done with one single tool like the SAP Advanced Planning Optimiser or a host of other tools and packages. As with all IT you need to know how to…