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Top 10 Tips to Effective Meetings in S&OP

Dave Jordan Tue, Sep 07, 2021
The Enchange Supply Chain House; the one-stop shop for the elements you need to achieve supply chain excellence. In successful FMCG companies, Sales & Operational Planning (S&OP) is the flexible glue that holds your processes together, ensuring…

Top 10 Tips to Effective Sourcing Execution in S&OP

Dave Jordan Wed, Sep 01, 2021
The Enchange Supply Chain House; the one-stop shop for the elements you need to achieve supply chain excellence. In successful FMCG companies, Sales & Operational Planning (S&OP) is the flexible glue that holds your processes together, ensuring…

Top 10 Tips to Effective Demand Execution in S&OP

Dave Jordan Wed, Aug 25, 2021
The Enchange Supply Chain House; the one-stop shop for the elements you need to achieve supply chain excellence. In successful FMCG companies, Sales & Operational Planning (S&OP) is the flexible glue that holds your processes together, ensuring…

Top 10 Tips to Effective Consensus in S&OP

Dave Jordan Wed, Aug 18, 2021
The Enchange Supply Chain House; the one-stop shop for the elements you need to achieve supply chain excellence. In successful FMCG companies, Sales & Operational Planning (S&OP) is the flexible glue that holds your processes together, ensuring…

S&OP:  Flying and S&OP Engagement

Dave Jordan Fri, Aug 13, 2021
For a long time the sky above our house has seen very few vapour trails as COVID kept thousands of flights grounded. I can see they are slowly but surely returning but would you want to fly, anyway? I wouldn't. Flying stopped being fun a long time…

Top 10 Tips to Effective Financial Evaluation in S&OP

Dave Jordan Wed, Aug 11, 2021
The Enchange Supply Chain House; the one-stop shop for the elements you need to achieve supply chain excellence. In successful FMCG companies, Sales & Operational Planning (S&OP) is the flexible glue that holds your processes together, ensuring…

Top 10 Tips to Effective Supply Planning in S&OP

Dave Jordan Tue, Aug 03, 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 your processes together ensuring…

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…

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