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FMCG Inventory Shrinkage & Control - It's a Dog's Life

Dave Jordan Mon, Jun 18, 2018
Do you find yellow dog biscuits stuffed in your window frames?  Well, I’d expect such occurrences to be as rare as a squirrel with a nut allergy but I find it all the time. Our house has mosquito nets on the windows as our summers are rather hot and…

FMCG 3PLP Outsource Tendering in CEE - Top 7 Hazards

Dave Jordan Wed, Nov 26, 2014
This process can be straight forward but a little extra care and knowledge will ensure you achieve the best solution for your business. Just a quick reality check, do you really need to outsource? Before embarking on a complicated tender are you…

Opening a new FMCG/Pharma warehouse? Top Ten Tips to success

Dave Jordan Wed, Nov 05, 2014
I suppose it’s inevitable with age. Everything starts to fall apart eventually and it is amazing how it creeps up on you. You remember giggling silently when someone of a certain age walked in to a room and could not remember why or what they are…

FMCG Logistics: Are you optimising trucking weight & volume capacity?

Dave Jordan Wed, Aug 21, 2013
I crossed a border in Eastern Europe recently and although the private and car traffic sailed through without delay there were a surprising number of trucks parked in a snake on the approach roads. Both countries are in the EU so I guess someone was…

Paws for thought: FMCG Inventory Shrinkage and Control

Dave Jordan Wed, May 29, 2013
Do you find yellow dog biscuits stuffed in your window frames? Well, I’d expect such occurrences to be as rare as a squirrel with a nut allergy but I find it all the time. The house in Romania has mosquito nets on the windows as the summers are…

FMCG, Brewing & Pharmaceuticals: Try sharing 3PLPs

Dave Jordan Mon, Oct 15, 2012
The proposal by the UK and other Commonwealth governments to share diplomatic missions and facilities around the world is perhaps initially surprising but for once in the world of diplomacy, it makes great sense. When most of the activities taking…

FMCG/Fuel Forecast Accuracy: Forget Flying Fears

Dave Jordan Wed, Sep 12, 2012
I have just arrived back from a great holiday full of sun, sand, sea and sacks of candy-floss which inevitably inspired me to write. I was already in my late twenties when I first flew primarily due to an irrational fear of flying. As a conscious…

Job Opening: Supply Chain Director FMCG, Brewing, Pharmaceutical

Dave Jordan Tue, Apr 12, 2011
The majority of Supply Chain Director-level openings paint a picture of dynamic, forward thinking companies already operating at top performance and requiring you just to “keep the ball moving”. This is not always the case so I wonder how an advert…