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Top Tips to Effective New Product Development in S&OP

Dave Jordan Wed, Oct 27, 2021
The Enchange Supply Chain House; the one-stop shop for all of the elements you need to achieve supply chain excellence. In successful FMCG companies, Sales & Operational Planning (S&OP) is the flexible glue that holds 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…

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…

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…

FMCG Distributor Development – Drive Excellence in Planning and Logistics

Ross Marie Mon, Jun 28, 2021
I recently shared our step-by-step approach to drive and develop distributor performance. We call this the Distributor Partner (DP) Development Programme. I have previously shared the first Four modules: Module 1 - Producer RtM Strategy – Translate…

Guide to FMCG Supply Chain - Planning Function

Dave Jordan Wed, May 05, 2021
Last week I introduced you to the Enchange Supply Chain House; a one stop shop/house for the elements you need to allow your supply chain to operate effectively.  The Enchange Supply Chain House is a simple and easy to understand reference model…

Supply Chains: Post COVID Readiness

Dave Jordan Wed, Mar 10, 2021
Fingers, toes and eyes crossed but it looks like there is some light at the end of the COVID 19 tunnel and it is not a train, hopefully. Getting back to normal is a top of mind desire for everyone but that normal will not be how we operated in 2019.…

FMCG Forecasting: Ice cream, chocolate & pregnancy…..

Dave Jordan Thu, Jan 28, 2021
Please bear with me for a while on this one;  I will get to the Supply Chain stuff eventually. Do you know that on average 85% of a sample of expectant mothers suffer food cravings during pregnancy? Apparently, the top 5 must-haves are: Pickles   …

Top Ten COVID Intensive Care Recovery KPIs

Dave Jordan Thu, Jan 21, 2021
On a daily basis the amount of care we give to the human body is remarkably little. When you are feeling in good shape, the best the body can hope for is a good wash, a brush of the teeth and a slap of moisturiser. What else? Haircut, skin peel and…

Top Ten Supply Chain Improvement Resolutions for 2021

Dave Jordan Wed, Jan 06, 2021
“Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” Albert Einstein. I think most of us will be pleased to see the back of 2020. COVID 19 has changed the way we have had to live and work and anybody who thinks they…

Christmas S&OP - Santa & Opening Presents

Dave Jordan Fri, Dec 18, 2020
Well, what a year it has been. As 2020 stutters and stumbles to the end we all need to think about how our Supply Chains will operate in 2021 and beyond. Just like those old school photographs, your steady-state, stable 2018 set-up has gone and will…

Eurovision Song Contest, APO and.........ABBA!

Dave Jordan Fri, May 17, 2019
There are many ways to link all the different planning activities in your FMCG/Pharma company. This could be done with one single tool like the SAP Advanced Planning Optimiser or a host of other tools and packages.  As with all IT you need to know…

Supply Chain, Supply Chain: What’s That All About?

Dave Jordan Wed, Aug 22, 2018
I started my career as an R&D type who helped bring new FMCG products to the market. Nobody really knew how a product made the transition from bench top and pilot plant testing to the supermarket shelves. Somebody must have been involved somewhere…

FMCG Forecasting: Ice Cream, chocolate & pregnancy

Dave Jordan Thu, Aug 02, 2018
You will have to bear with me for a while on this one. Do you know that on average 85% of expectant women suffer food cravings during pregnancy? Apparently, the top 5 are: Pickles   5%  - yuk, that surprised me too. Cheese  11% - get those calories…

FMCG Mergers & Acquisitions - Why acquired brands fail to deliver

Dave Jordan Wed, Jul 18, 2018
Let me get straight to the point on this one. Why do so many FMCG mergers or acquisitions frequently result in the apparent death-knell of once proud and promising brands? I am not going to name any names but if you think about it there have been…

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