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Route to Market & Supply Chain Blog

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Paws for thought: FMCG Inventory Shrinkage and Control

Dave Jordan Wed, May 29, 2013
Do you find yellow dog biscuits stuffed in your window frames? Well, I’d expect such occurrences to be as rare as a squirrel with a nut allergy but I find it all the time. The house in Romania has mosquito nets on the windows as the summers are…

FMCG/Pharma IT: The Supply Chain of the Future?

Dave Jordan Thu, May 23, 2013
Do you agree that Supply Chains seem to evolve very, very slowly? I cannot recall any major ground-breaking innovation in recent times. Yes, we have had bar-coding, RFID and S&OP etc but nothing that sticks out as significant or a major leap…

FMCG/Pharma Customer Service: Ensuring Producer Value For Money

Dave Jordan Tue, May 21, 2013
You have completed your weekly shop at one of the well-known International Key Accounts (IKA). Pushing your trolley around the well stocked aisles you selected what you needed and piled up the goodies. A full trolley this week as there were several…

Trouble brewing or has the extended beer Supply Chain lost its fizz?

Dave Jordan Thu, May 16, 2013
During the summer months I am partial to a pint of the foaming ale with a solid, woody name like Woods Quaff served from a hand-pulled pump. Add a bag of pork scratchings and a village green cricket match and there you have what would approach the…

FMCG S&OP implementation & compliance: MNC's & regional players

Dave Jordan Tue, May 14, 2013
Increasingly, most multinational FMCG/Brewing/Pharmaceutical companies have implemented some form of Sales & Operational Planning (S&OP) or further integrated planning. They will have gone through the undoubted pain of getting people together to…

Fergie Out: Moyes In – FMCG SKU Complexity......

Dave Jordan Mon, May 13, 2013
This latest blog is unashamedly about football or soccer depending on where you live, but with a Supply Chain related theme. If football -the correct term, actually – is not your cup of steaming Lipton then thanks for clicking and see you next time.…

Enchange RTM Fix-It Utilities 10 Professional for FMCG & Pharma

Dave Jordan Wed, May 08, 2013
Is your Route To Market (RTM) network sluggish? Does your system frequently stall and cause frustration? Sales performance not going to plan? Competitors streaking ahead of you? Is your boss at Corporate HQ giving you a rough time? What can you do?…

Enchange Publishes New Free to Download S&OP e-Book

Dave Jordan Thu, May 02, 2013
Whether your deployment of Sales & Operational Planning (S&OP) is as solid as a fine old Cheddar or is more like Emmental, you will benefit from This new free e-book. The Enchange S&OP e-book tells you what S&OP is, does, how it works and how to…

Marathon v Snickers: How fast is your FMCG Supply Chain?

Dave Jordan Thu, May 02, 2013
For people of a certain age from the UK the high calorie, nutty chocolate bar in a brown-blue-yellow wrapper made by Mars Inc will always be a Marathon (before you ask, the USA Marathon was a Curly-Wurly type product). Snickers just does not work…