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FMCG Noddy Holder & Slade Implement S&OP

Dave Jordan Tue, Dec 19, 2017
Christmas is coming around faster than ever and who better than Noddy Holder and Slade to celebrate Sales & Operational Planning (S&OP). This festive song has been heard at Christmas every year since 1973! If you have been living in a cave on a…

CEO FMCG Letter to Santa Claus (aka Father Christmas) 2017

Dave Jordan Sun, Dec 17, 2017
Dear Father Christmas,, I have been a very good FMCG CEO this year, I promise. If you want, you can check with my colleagues and shareholders. They know how good I have been this year. Apart from the out of stocks of course, oh and the little…

Santa & Opening Presents - Christmas S&OP For Parents

Dave Jordan Fri, Dec 15, 2017
“Dashing through the snow In a one horse open sleigh…” How many of you started to sing then? Yes, the festive period is fast approaching and the biggest and best supply chain in the world is almost ready to activate. This is always the most…

FMCG Planning: If you like chocolate, now is the time!

Dave Jordan Wed, Jan 11, 2017
Overeaten chocolate during the holidays but still want some more? Get yourself and a large blue IKEA bag down to your local supermarket as chocolate is heavily discounted. Easter is not far away this year so why not save a little cash and stock up…

FMCG CEO 2016 Letter to Santa Claus (aka Father Christmas)

Dave Jordan Tue, Dec 20, 2016
Dear Santa, I have been a very good FMCG CEO this year, I promise. If you want, you can check with my shareholders. They know how good I have been this year. Apart from the out of stocks of course, oh and the little mistake when we had to write…

The Twelve Days of Supply Chain 2016

Dave Jordan Mon, Dec 19, 2016
On the first day of Christmas, Enchange gave to me  A robust S&OP.  On the second day of Christmas,  Enchange gave to me  Two fine consultants,  And a robust S&OP. On the third day of Christmas,  Enchange gave to me  An ERP go-live, Two fine…

FMCG CEO Christmas Gift: Implement S&OP – Slade style!

Dave Jordan Fri, Dec 16, 2016
Christmas is coming around faster than ever and who better than Noddy Holder and Slade to give a Sales & Operational Planning (S&OP) process to your business as a present. This song has been heard at Christmas every year since 1973! If you have been…

Santa & Opening Presents - S&OP Putting Elves in their place

Dave Jordan Wed, Dec 14, 2016
Dear Mr. K Ite, Thank you for your very short note highlighting some minor points; I can see you are a little aggrieved. On behalf of "Mr Claus I will attempt to minimise your apparent unease with the S&OP process in the context of the very small…

Santa & Opening Presents, S&OP & the Elves Respond

Michael Thompson Mon, Dec 12, 2016
Dear Mr Santa, I refer to the recent blog article, "Santa & Opening Presents; Why S&OP is Invaluable at Christmas". As I mentioned in the consultation process just prior to S&OP implementation, I was prepared on behalf of our members to support the…

Santa & Opening Presents - S&OP is Invaluable at Christmas

Dave Jordan Fri, Dec 09, 2016
“Dashing through the snow In a one horse open sleigh…” How many of you started to sing then? Yes, the festive period is fast approaching and the biggest and best Supply Chain in the world is almost ready to activate. This is always the most…

Case Study: FMCG (Friendly Man Carrying Gifts) RTM (Reindeer To Market)

Dave Jordan Wed, Dec 07, 2016
Client :         Santa Claus aka Father Christmas, Kris Kringle, St. Nick or simply Santa Market:        A large part of the World Scope:          FMCG Reindeer Route To Market Distribution Deliverable: Evaluation of RTM against sector benchmarks In…

FMCG Company Board : Santa delivers their Christmas gifts

Dave Jordan Mon, Dec 22, 2014
Christmas is coming, the goose is getting fat and you might want to put a penny or even a Euro in an old man’s hat. Once again it is nearly time for a cynical Supply Chain Santa to distribute presents to the FMCG/Brewing/Pharmaceutical Board…

An FMCG Supply Chain Christmas Story

Dave Jordan Thu, Dec 18, 2014
Ebenezer Bruise is a miserly, cold-hearted FMCG CEO, who continues to berate his Supply Chain people even as Christmas approaches. As far as Bruise is concerned every problem in the company is caused by Supply Chain. He rejects a Christmas dinner…

FMCG CEO 2014 Letter to Santa Claus (aka Father Christmas)

Dave Jordan Thu, Dec 11, 2014
Dear Santa, I have been a very good FMCG CEO this year, I promise. If you want, you can check with my shareholders. They know how good I have been this year. Apart from the out of stocks of course, oh and the little mistake where we had to write…

FMCG CEO Gift: Implement S&OP this Christmas – Slade style.

Dave Jordan Tue, Dec 09, 2014
Christmas is coming around quickly so who better than Noddy Holder and Slade to suggest you give a Sales & Operational Planning (S&OP) process to your business as a present. This Christmas song has been heard at Christmas every year since 1973! If…