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FMCG Leaders: How good is your S&OP? Take this test!

Dave Jordan Tue, Jul 16, 2024
Blinkers? While you are tackling the day to day routine of crises, meetings, strategy and more crises while fending off the results pressure from global/regional HQ, you can lose a grip on the reality of how your company is operating. Creeping…

FMCG Drinks: Top 10 Summer Season Smash Hits

Dave Jordan Thu, Jul 11, 2024
A little bit of fun this week after the dreary focus on the UK General Election and England performances. Here comes the world's greatest drink sales guy! Summer is here and drinks producers across the globe will be battling for an increased share…

FMCG S&OE: Tackling the Dreaded Month-End Sales Peak

Dave Jordan Wed, Jul 03, 2024
Too Little Too Late? Imagine Manchester City needing to score 5 goals in the last match of the season to win the English Premier League yet they do not start attacking with any intent until the 80th minute. Or the England cricket team needing to…

Cost Savings: Boosting FMCG Bottom Lines

Dave Jordan Tue, May 28, 2024
Cost saving klaxon alert!!!!!!! Picture the scene in many an FMCG boardroom. A terse note has arrived from the suits at HQ telling the boss to urgently reduce costs as the H1 or year-end result is not going to look pretty. Why do all the board…

A Marriage of Inconvenience? Service Level Agreements (SLA)

Dave Jordan Tue, May 21, 2024
If you do not specifically agree on what is expected between two parties before you start a relationship then anything and everything but success is likely. Would you buy a used car from a politician? You buy a new car and you get a contract that…

Time for Action - Confused by FMCG data & information?

Dave Jordan Wed, May 15, 2024
Who coined that irritating term “Big Data”? How did we get there without normal sized data, slightly larger data, large data and bordering on big data? People working in or associated with extended Supply Chains may seem obsessed by data yet data…

End to End Supply Chain: 7 Top Tips for Action Now!

Dave Jordan Wed, Mar 30, 2022
In the Four Frequent Flaws series we have looked at the entire supply chain right up to the consumer shelf, i.e. the Enchange 6-Part Model. What can go wrong, what can go right, what can I change quickly? FMCG CEOs are asking what they can do now…

FMCG Reaching the Consumer Shelf: 4 Frequent Flaws to Avoid

Dave Jordan Wed, Mar 23, 2022
Nearly there! The last step of the Enchange 6-part model when you finally get your product on the shelf. Actually, you do not do it yourself but you rely on Shane from the retailer back of store. How can you ensure Shane does an excellent job? We…

FMCG Transport: 4 Frequent Flaws to Avoid

Dave Jordan Wed, Mar 16, 2022
Supply chains have had a torrid time over the last 2 years and just when you think COVID is dissipating, Putin kicks off! One of the problems faced by senior leaders seeking performance improvement is that it takes an age to get going and it all…

FMCG Warehousing: 4 Frequent Flaws to Avoid

Dave Jordan Thu, Mar 10, 2022
Need a change in your supply chain performance now? One of the problems faced by senior leaders seeking performance improvement is that it all seems to take far too long. While transformational structural changes cannot be rushed, there are several…

FMCG Manufacturing: 4 Frequent Flaws to Avoid

Dave Jordan Wed, Mar 02, 2022
One of the problems faced by senior leaders seeking performance improvement is that it all seems to take far too long. While structural changes cannot be rushed, there are many initiatives you can take to make changes in your supply chain. What can…

FMCG Sourcing: 4 Frequent Flaws to Avoid

Dave Jordan Fri, Feb 11, 2022
The Enchange Supply Chain House is available for those wishing to embark on a structured, medium-term journey towards Supply Chain excellence. What about those companies who need change now with no time to waste? What can they do to effect…

FMCG Leaders Guide: Interactive Enchange Supply Chain House

Dave Jordan Wed, Jan 26, 2022
The Enchange Supply Chain House; the one-stop shop for all of the elements you need to achieve supply chain excellence. The Enchange Supply Chain House was constructed about 12 months ago and has since helped many organisations understand their…

Christmas S&OP: Santa & Opening Presents

Dave Jordan Wed, Dec 08, 2021
“Dashing through the snow In a one horse open sleigh…” How many of you started to sing those lines? 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…

Top 10 Tips for FMCG Intensive Care Recovery KPIs

Dave Jordan Wed, Nov 24, 2021
The Enchange Supply Chain House; the one-stop shop for all of the elements you need to achieve supply chain excellence. In previous articles we have looked at what your FMCG supply chain needs in order to be competitive in the market. However, what…

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