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Route to Market & Supply Chain Blog

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FMCG: Driving success through Integrated Business Planning (IBP)

Dave Jordan Wed, Sep 30, 2015
The sun is shining high in the sky and you are driving your Volkswagen Golf Cabriolet 2.0 TDi with the top down on a six lane highway. There is a long drive ahead for you and your three friends but with this car on this road things should turn out…

FMCG: S&OP morphing into Integrated Business Planning (IBP)?

Dave Jordan Wed, Sep 23, 2015
I speak to many FMCG companies who tell me they do not need Sales & Operational Planning in their businesses. As a formal process they may not be operating to S&OP norms but if they are getting their products onto shelves then some form of S&OP must…

FMCG: What does S&OP bring to the party? Sales success of course!

Dave Jordan Thu, Sep 17, 2015
During my recent travels I met with two Sales (or Business Development Directors if you’re posh) from well known FMCG companies to discuss an assessment review of their Route To Market (RTM) networks. Surprisingly, neither was interested and gave a…

FMCG Supply Chain & the Rugby World Cup

Dave Jordan Wed, Sep 09, 2015
The Rugby World Cup is upon us once more and this time it is in the northern hemisphere and in UK. Therefore rain can be expected throughout the tournament. Rugby is a strange sport in some ways. The forwards are the incredibly big blokes (yes, and…

FMCG Route to Market – the Warehouse to Customer journey

Dave Jordan Wed, Sep 02, 2015
Your Supply Chain has been revised, optimised, transformed or even blue sky’d – yes, honestly have been present when this was used but managed to stifle a guffaw into a cup of hot chocolate. What a smooth running well oiled machine it has become.…