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Supply Chain: A top 10 Supply Chain faux pas!

Dave Jordan Thu, Jun 28, 2018
I have just had one of those mornings. I missed the alarm and the 10-minute snooze and from then on everything went downhill. Jumped in the shower for a brief cleanse but then I realised there was no soap, not even a sliver. So, soaking wet I get…

Supply Chains - Whats do all those initialisms mean?

Dave Jordan Wed, Jun 27, 2018
Like many business functions Supply Chains use multiple initials and/or acronyms to describe various tasks they manage on a daily basis. Those not familiar with SC-speak will often sit bemused in meetings as various initials are quoted and debated…

FMCG New Product Development (NPD) is a key part of S&OP

Dave Jordan Mon, Jun 25, 2018
There is enough disruption and discontinuity in supply chains without the necessary evil or pleasure of new product development (NPD) and product change getting in the way. Just when everyone has become used to ordering, storing, picking, delivering…

Supply Chain: Goats, Kennedy Brexit & Analytics

Dave Jordan Thu, Jun 21, 2018
Over the years I have seen many strange sights on various forms of transport. In the Middle East I sat next to a vicious looking falcon on a flight to Bahrain. The falcon was extremely well behaved but then again so was I! In Africa a guy jumped on…

FMCG Route To Market: Until debt do us part

Dave Jordan Wed, Jun 20, 2018
What about your company? Do you have great brands and brand awareness, a fantastic extended supply chain, an analytics package, tight financial control, top class HR, the best sales force, innovative marketing? If you tick all these boxes then life…

FMCG Inventory Shrinkage & Control - It's a Dog's Life

Dave Jordan Mon, Jun 18, 2018
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. Our house has mosquito nets on the windows as our summers are rather hot and…

Supply Chain Analytics smooths production planning AND reduces inventory?

Dave Jordan Thu, Jun 14, 2018
May Day falling on a Tuesday meant a rare 4 day “weekend” break was enjoyed and the sun shone, in Romania at least. Time to dust off the BBQ for the first time this year and chill in the late April heat. We had some Romanian bred ostrich meat to…

7 Deadly Sins: Why FMCG Distributors are Overstocked in CEE

Dave Jordan Wed, Jun 13, 2018
How I guffaw when I hear producers complain about traditional trade distributor overstock.Make no mistake Mr. Producer, YOU put the stock there, oh yes you did! Distributors don't buy stock for something to do or a laugh and a giggle. Excess stock…

How Spreadsheets Undermine Your FMCG ERP

Dave Jordan Mon, Jun 11, 2018
Despite what you may wish to believe the answer is probably, yes. You have invested heavily in brand new ERP software and similarly heavily in some smart, young consultancy people to run the implementation. You will have spent some timing debating…

Supply Chain Analytics helps international retailer in business turn-around

Dave Jordan Thu, Jun 07, 2018
Many will recall that famous Four Yorkshiremen sketch first seen the At Last the 1948 Show and later Monty Python. Four dour characters recall how tough it was when they were younger with each trying to out do the others in a downwards spiral of…

FMCG – Hunker down and find Supply Chain Analytics

Dave Jordan Wed, Jun 06, 2018
Have you ever “hunkered down”? I remember being asked to hunker down during a business game training course many years ago and I had no idea what I was supposed to do. Eventually I had to ask as failing to follow the hunker downwards request…

7 Top Tips for Spare Parts Management in Factories

Dave Jordan Mon, Jun 04, 2018
Well, I find it strange anyway. Some very large companies spend countless hours and cash in finding and securing a third party logistic provider (3PLP) to take great care of their finished goods assets. The performance of the chosen 3PLP is then…

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