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FMCG Retailing/Supply Chains: corner shops to out of town superstores

Dave Jordan Wed, Sep 25, 2013
A couple of weeks ago senior management and I had to stay up late to collect the heiress and a very brave boyfriend from the airport around midnight. Unfortunately the low cost airline they were using did not live up to its speedy name and the…

FMCG/Pharma: The slow death of an S&OP process

Dave Jordan Tue, Sep 17, 2013
One of the commonest responses I receive when discussing Sales & Operational Planning (S&OP) with prospective clients having growth problems is “….but we have S&OP in place so we do not need any assistance”. “Ok, then why do you have negative…

FMCG/Pharma European Supply Chain Quality challenges

Dave Jordan Thu, Sep 12, 2013
We took a weekend break in Prague recently. I have been there before but only saw the inside of a taxi, a hotel and a soap factory that also makes margarine so this was a real tourism opportunity with the family. These days I do actually relax on…

FMCG/Pharma Supply Chain: Much more than source, plan, make & deliver

Dave Jordan Tue, Sep 10, 2013
What supply chains are meant to do has been very well documented but source, plan, make deliver disciplines are the core activities. Add in a potential warehousing and logistics role and if the company is forward thinking, a customer logistics role…

FMCG/Pharma RTM: CEO's don’t hide! Face the reality of inefficiencies

Dave Jordan Wed, Sep 04, 2013
The CEO/GM/”head honcho” or whatever “big boss” is to the local company plans a visit to your territory. These events are usually planned well in advance to get fixed in the diaries of the senior people and if such a visit is a rarity you must…