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Route to Market & Supply Chain Blog

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Roberto Di Matteo and Managing Supply Chain Change

Dave Jordan Thu, Nov 22, 2012
Sorry to repeat myself but Roman Abramovich is like a man who constantly returns cheese to the supermarket complaining it is mouldy and nobody is brave enough to tell him it is Roquefort. I can hardly believe I write that same text only 262 days…

FMCG Drinks : The Downton Abbey Supply Chain Drama

Dave Jordan Wed, Nov 21, 2012
The ancient Rolls Royce slowly chugged up the lane toward the big house. The thin wheels crunched at the white gravel as the car came to a halt opposite the imposing doors of the Abbey House. A full squad of staff in white and black livery was…

RTM Logistics: Getting your “stuff” onto shelves for consumers to buy

Dave Jordan Thu, Nov 15, 2012
You may well have another corporate buzz term for the getting your products onto shelves, into restaurants and into coolers but the title above is simple and succinct. You may use Route to Market, Go to Market or Distribution but they all have the…

Sales & Operational Planning (S&OP) : the CEO needs to get a grip

Dave Jordan Tue, Nov 13, 2012
People ask me what is it like working in Supply Chain and my usual reply is “wetting yourself in a dark suit. You get a warm feeling but nobody notices”. If everything is progressing well then at best you are ignored but when something goes wrong in…

FMCG 3PLP partnerships: A happy marriage? Avoid divorce.

Dave Jordan Thu, Nov 01, 2012
Marriage is quite a project, isn’t it? You take a look at what is on the market and get to know a few possibilities. You may search for a long time to find the right partner who will sweep you off your feet and eventually carry you over the…