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FMCG Foods: Hugh F-W and UK Retailer & Producer Waste

Dave Jordan Wed, Nov 04, 2015
Good to see chefy type and anagramists dream Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall speaking out about the continuing food waste in UK. After the faceless, expenses-hungry suits in Brussels relaxed the laws some years ago retailers have been allowed to vary…

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

Dave Jordan Wed, Aug 05, 2015
In a related post I took a look at the use of Balanced Scorecards in FMCG, Brewing and Pharmaceutical businesses but in fact they are entirely appropriate for any business. Whatever your business size or offering you will benefit from knowing…

FMCG: Do S&M cause pain in your business?

Dave Jordan Wed, Jun 10, 2015
No, honestly this is a blog about FMCG Supply Chains! Those seeking advice on leather whips and chains should return to Google and search again now. Within any FMCG business are there any people lacking more in structure, discipline and planning as…

FMCG: The most perfect Supply Chain in the history of the universe?

Dave Jordan Wed, Apr 01, 2015
I will not reveal the name of the organisation for obvious reasons but their Supply Chain is clearly one very impressive, slick machine. Across the Source, Plan, Make and Deliver Supply Chain disciplines we can see excellence and leading edge…

FMCG Supply Chain: The Top 10 Smash Hits (with a twist)

Dave Jordan Wed, Mar 25, 2015
The worlds of Supply Chain and popular music may be strange bed fellows but if you look closely you will see many a smash hit have a supply chain theme. Let us take a tongue-in-cheek look at the latest Supply Chain charts. I Want My ERP – Sting is…

FMCG Supply Chain Language; What do we really mean?

Dave Jordan Wed, Mar 18, 2015
If you are honest you have probably sat bored in an airport lounge waiting for your inevitably delayed flight and listened in on a conversation. Go on, admit it! If the discussion topic is not one with which you are familiar it can be as if you are…

FMCG SKU Complexity E-book: Free Download

Dave Jordan Wed, Feb 18, 2015
The English dictionary lists the definition of complexity as “the state or quality of being intricate or complicated: an issue of great complexity”. Wikipedia defines complexity in great detail and starts with “In general usage, complexity tends to…

FMCG: Free Sales & Operational Planning (S&OP) e-Book

Dave Jordan Wed, Feb 04, 2015
Whether your deployment of Sales & Operational Planning (S&OP) is as solid as fine old Cheddar or is more like Emmental after a rodent rampage, you will benefit from this free e-book. The Enchange S&OP e-book tells you what S&OP is, what S&OP does,…

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…

FMCG Supply Chain Consultants – Gok, Martha and Jamie...........

Dave Jordan Wed, Nov 12, 2014
My aging Toyota Land Cruiser is about to clock up an impressive 300,000km on roads that are of variable and low quality. Luckily, the car is built like a tank and comes with bull bars on the front or what I like to call a “Dacia Catcher”. (Dacia as…

FMCG Supply Chains - For Whom the Bell Tolls in Romania?

Stefan Cucu Thu, Oct 30, 2014
We hadn’t seen R. in the last three years.  Now this happened in the middle of the street and after the kisses and hugs, the usual ‘how do you do’ followed. People were pushing us angrily, a clear sign that we had to continue this conversation…

FMCG Humour: Supply Chain Communication Clarity

Dave Jordan Wed, Sep 17, 2014
The United States of America, the US of A, Uncle Sam and the land of the three. No, not a typo but three visits to USA by yours truly, that is.  Two for business and one for pleasure but you cannot visit there without having fun even if it is after…