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FMCG: I’m a Supply Chain expert…Get me out of here!

Dave Jordan Sun, Dec 03, 2017
The definition of celebrity is a famous person, VIP, very important person, personality, name, big name, famous name, household name, star, superstar, celebutante, leading light, giant, great, master, guru. In that case why do I only know 3 people…

FMCG Route To Market Challenges; Learn from IKEA

Dave Jordan Sun, Nov 19, 2017
There is no excuse in visiting IKEA on a Sunday before watching 22 millionaires with daft hair styles kick a football around on live telly. The weather was cold and the air was full of autumn drizzle and as I turned into the car park the scale of…

FMCG SKU Proliferation: You DON'T need lost sales in Q4

Dave Jordan Mon, Nov 13, 2017
Extra SKUs sneak onto price lists when nobody is looking. Sales & Marketing colleagues prefer new launches with lengthy SKU lists different flavours, different sizes, different colours, new packaging etc. How many shelf facings do they want? How do…

Interim Management & Consultancy – What's the difference?

Michael Thompson Thu, May 25, 2017
At Enchange, we have provided many supply chain interim managers for clients over the years. I was discussing our supply chain interim management services with a client recently and she asked whether she should be hiring interim managers or…

Top 10 Times You Need Supply Chain Interim Management

Michael Thompson Fri, May 12, 2017
I have been talking to a number of supply chain executives during the last few weeks and something of a theme has emerged. The theme is the immediate need for highly skilled supply chain resource, available at short notice, with the flexibility to…

Relieve your FMCG pain - secure Interim Supply Chain Support

Dave Jordan Wed, May 10, 2017
I know you are busy. Not enough hours in the day. Deadlines rapidly approaching. Your children call you Uncle Dad or Auntie Mum. Before the stress takes its inevitable toll think about relieving the pressure without adding to head count. Why s…

Supply Chain: The benefits of Interim Management

Dave Jordan Wed, Mar 29, 2017
Interim Management is an approach used by companies to “make things happen” within a clear budget and without the headaches of recruiting a full time employee (FTE).  The benefits are numerous but initially…… Immediate access to expert supply chain…

FMCG: 7 Reasons to engage an Interim Supply Chain Manager

Dave Jordan Wed, Mar 11, 2015
The global recession rumbles on and on and on like Coronation Street – which will end first? Once again it is Greece holding out a cap for another IMF/EU bale out? Spain and others remain on the brink and France/Germany seem to be keeping their own…

FMCG Supply Chain Consultants: A lot of Fiction & 1 Fact!

Dave Jordan Wed, Mar 04, 2015
Some FMCG organisations are comfortable with the idea of using consultants while others avoid them like the plague. Having been on both sides of the fence with respect to supply chain consultancy services I can appreciate the pros and cons for each…

Supply Chain Interim Management & Consultancy – 7 Differences

Michael Thompson Mon, Mar 17, 2014
At Enchange, we have provided a many interim managers for clients over the years. I was discussing our supply chain interim management services with a client recently and she asked whether she should be hiring interim managers or consultants. We had…

FMCG Romania : the benefits of Interim Management

Dave Jordan Fri, Mar 30, 2012
Interim Management is an approach used by companies to “make things happen” within a clear budget and without the headaches of recruiting an full time employee (FTE).  The benefits are numerous but initially…… Immediate access to expert supply chain…

Top 7 Facts & Fiction of Using Supply Chain Consultants

Dave Jordan Mon, Mar 19, 2012
Some FMCG, Brewing, Pharmaceutical organisations are comfortable with the idea of using consultants while others avoid them like the plague. Having been on both sides of the fence with respect to supply chain consultancy services I can appreciate…

FMCG Supply Chain: Low Cost CEE Based Embedded Experts

Dave Jordan Thu, Feb 16, 2012
When someone mentions Interim Management you might be one of many who immediately picture a crusty 50+ male wearing a suit Noah gave away at the Ark jumble sale (which now has worn leather patches on the elbows) and flying in from Western Europe to…

10 Times You Need Supply Chain Interim Management

Michael Thompson Fri, Nov 25, 2011
I have been talking to a number of supply chain executives during the last few weeks and something of a theme has emerged. The theme is the need for highly skilled supply chain resource, available at short notice, with the flexibility to switch off…

Supply chain services; Big Firm vs Small Niche experts?

Michael Thompson Mon, Mar 14, 2011
In the 1970s when organisations bought PCs it used to be said that "you never got fired for buying IBM". I wonder if the same attitude to risk is still true in 2011 when organisations buy supply chain consultancy services? Here are two recent…