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Top 10 Tips to Effective Demand Planning in S&OP

Dave Jordan Wed, Jul 28, 2021
The Enchange Supply Chain House; the one-stop shop for all the elements you need to achieve supply chain excellence. In successful FMCG companies, Sales & Operational Planning (S&OP) is the flexible glue that holds numerous processes together…

DRS is Coming soon – Eleven Considerations for FMCG Companies

Michael Thompson Mon, Jul 26, 2021
Increasingly in my discussions with clients, the subject of single use plastic packaging comes up.  Why? The answer is DRS. The Deposit Return Scheme (DRS) will arrive in your market soon. If you are a FMCG company, it will have a profound impact on…

FMCG Distribution: Producer & Distributor Route Planning Chaos

Dave Jordan Fri, Jul 23, 2021
As a general rule, buildings are usually numbered in a structured, sequential way. Numbering usually commences with building 1 at the end of the road which is closest to the city or town centre. Odd numbers on the left and even numbers on the right…

FMCG Deposit Return Scheme - How to Prepare?

Dave Jordan Wed, Jul 21, 2021
Previously, we looked at a what a potential DRS model could look like for drinks producers in Europe. The stated aim of DRS is to increase the amount of single use packaging that is recycled and increase the amount that is brought back into the…

FMCG Supply Chain Language - what do we really mean?

Dave Jordan Fri, Jul 16, 2021
If you are being honest you have probably sat bored in an airport lounge waiting for your inevitably delayed flight and listened in on a nearby conversation. Go on, admit it! If the discussion topic on which you are eavesdropping is not one with…

Top 10 Tips to Build a Fully Functioning FMCG S&OP

Dave Jordan Wed, Jul 14, 2021
The Enchange Supply Chain House; the one stop shop for all the elements you need to allow your supply chain to operate effectively. Now we take a deeper-dive look at what you need in place to obtain the best value from your overall Planning…

Supply Chain Communication, Gobbledygook & BS Bingo

Dave Jordan Fri, Jul 09, 2021
I recall laughing out loud when I was first exposed to FMCG BS Bingo – I leave you to work out what is meant by BS but as a hint you may step in it on a farm. This game was designed for boring business meetings where people would pepper their…

WHAT ARE THE BIGGEST CHALLENGES IN MANAGING FMCG DISTRIBUTOR PARTNERS (DP)?

Ross Marie Wed, Jul 07, 2021
Here are a ‘Top 10’ to kick off the discussions. 1. COMPETITION: Your DP competes with you. 2. CREDIT: DP does not pay &/or uses your credit for other ventures. 3. VOLUME: Unexplained decline or forward buying with no sell out. 4. RTM STRATEGY: DP…

Top 10 Tips to Build a Partnership Driven FMCG Sourcing Operation

Dave Jordan Wed, Jul 07, 2021
Recently, I introduced you to the Enchange Supply Chain House; the one stop shop for all the elements you need to allow your supply chain to operate effectively. Now is the time to take a deeper-dive look at what you need in place to obtain the best…

FMCG Supply Chain Performance Measurement: Del-Boy Style....

Dave Jordan Fri, Jul 02, 2021
Performance monitoring Balanced Scorecards are invaluable in FMCG, Brewing and Coatings companies but they are also appropriate for any business leaders serious about improvement. Whatever your business size or product offering, you will benefit…

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