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FMCG Distribution: Route Planning & IKEA Shopping Chaos

Dave Jordan Wed, Apr 29, 2015
Ok, I know I should not have gone there. It was Sunday and well before the live Premier League football on the TV. The weather was cold, the air was full of drizzle and as I turned off the overgrown roundabout the scale of my folly dawned; the IKEA…

FMCG's Working With 3PLP’s - Shrinking the "shrinkage" problem.

Dave Jordan Wed, Apr 22, 2015
People over a certain age talk about times when they could leave their front doors open or when you found money on the pavement and took it to a police station. Long-gone days, sadly. Nowadays, if you leave your front door open all you belongings…

FMCG Traditional Trade Distribution: A letter to the Drinks Agony Aunt

Dave Jordan Wed, Apr 15, 2015
Dear Drinks Agony Aunt, I have reached the end of my patience. I’m drinking too much coffee, too much beer, I smoke like a chimney, I’m not eating properly and I just cannot sleep. I have not managed to watch or play any of my favourite sports and…

FMCG Distributors: 7 Ways to avoid inventory overstocking

Dave Jordan Wed, Apr 08, 2015
If you still rely on Traditional Trade (TT) distribution for a significant part of your business then read on! Over-stocking Distributors happens by stealth and the consequences creep up on you until suddenly and without warning you hit a brick wall…

FMCG: The most perfect Supply Chain in the history of the universe?

Dave Jordan Wed, Apr 01, 2015
I will not reveal the name of the organisation for obvious reasons but their Supply Chain is clearly one very impressive, slick machine. Across the Source, Plan, Make and Deliver Supply Chain disciplines we can see excellence and leading edge…