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FMCG: Costs and Supply Chain Excellence

Dave Jordan Wed, May 27, 2015
I recently had a lengthy discussion with someone from the UK Armed Forces who was preparing to lead his men into a dangerous part of the world. I enquired about the logistics of delivering people, arms, ammunition and machines to the right place at…

FMCG:Top 10 Smash Hits of Warehousing & Logistics

Dave Jordan Wed, May 20, 2015
Hello pop pickers, here is this weeks’ top 10 smash hits in this important but often forgotten part of the FMCG Supply Chain. At number 10 is All Systems Go by Donna Summer – Do not cut costs on your Warehouse Management System (WMS) and avoid any…

FMCG SKU Proliferation: How this affects your Customer Service

Dave Jordan Wed, May 13, 2015
FMCG SKUs sneak onto price lists when nobody is looking! Sales & Marketing colleagues prefer new launches to have lengthy lists of SKUs; different flavours, different sizes, different colours, different shapes. How many shelf facings do they want…

7 Deadly FMCG Sins: Overstocked Traditional Trade Distributors

Dave Jordan Wed, May 06, 2015
Sorry to be a little direct right at the start but make no mistake Mr/Mrs. FMCG Producer, YOU put the stock there, oh yes you did! Distributors don't buy stock for a laugh and a giggle as they like full shelves. Excess stock blocks up their shelves…