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Guide to FMCG Supply Chain – Strategy

Dave Jordan Wed, Jun 23, 2021
Welcome to the Strategy edition of our FMCG supply chain guide. The related Source, Plan, Make, Deliver, Digital & HR overview articles can be found here. Each discipline is a key room in the Enchange Supply Chain House which provides a simple to…

Guide to FMCG Supply Chain – HR/People

Dave Jordan Wed, Jun 16, 2021
Welcome to the HR or people edition of our FMCG supply chain guide. The related Source, Plan, Make, Deliver & Digital overview articles can be found here. Each discipline is a key room in the Enchange Supply Chain House which provides a guide to…

Guide to FMCG Supply Chain – Digital

Dave Jordan Wed, Jun 09, 2021
Welcome to the Digital edition of our FMCG supply chain guide. The related Source, Plan, Make & Deliver overview articles can be found here. Each discipline is a key room in the Enchange Supply Chain House which provides a guide to your supply chain…

Guide to FMCG Supply Chain – Deliver Function

Dave Jordan Wed, May 26, 2021
Welcome to the Deliver edition of our FMCG supply chain guide. The related Source, Plan and Make overview articles can be found here. Each discipline is a key room in the Enchange Supply Chain House which provides a guide to your supply chain…

Guide to FMCG Supply Chain – Make Function

Dave Jordan Thu, May 20, 2021
Welcome to the Make edition of our FMCG supply chain guide, a centrally located room in the Enchange Supply Chain House. Previously we have looked at the Planning and Sourcing functions and those overview articles can be found here. The Make…

Guide to FMCG Supply Chain – Sourcing Function

Dave Jordan Wed, May 12, 2021
Recently, I introduced you to the Enchange Supply Chain House; the one stop shop for all of the elements you need to allow your supply chain to operate effectively. The all-encompassing Planning function was the focus of the most recent article and…

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…

FMCG Leaders Guide to Supply Chain Excellence

Dave Jordan Wed, Apr 28, 2021
I mentioned in a recent article that my educational background is in chemistry but I stumbled into supply chain in the undulating sands of the Saudi Arabian desert. Later, I remember talking to former R&D colleagues about my new vocation and was met…

Supply Chain Macbeth S&OP Soliloquy

Dave Jordan Fri, Apr 23, 2021
On 23 April we celebrate St George's Day and the birthday of William Shakespeare (also the date he died!). William wrote on many diverse subjects but here is one piece you will not find in a collection of his greatest works. I wonder what would the…

FMCG Foods Turnaround: A successful S&OP Case Study

Dave Jordan Wed, Apr 21, 2021
I know, I know. I know I am prone to rattle on about Sales & Operational Planning (S&OP) but seeing the benefits being delivered to previously struggling businesses is extremely motivating for a confirmed “techy” like myself. Not permitted…

Do Spreadsheets Undermine Your  ERP?

Dave Jordan Wed, Apr 14, 2021
Despite what you may wish to believe the answer is almost certainly, yes. You have invested heavily in brand new ERP software and a similar investment in some smart, young consultancy people to run the implementation. You will have spent some…

FMCG ERP – how will you cope when yours fails?

Dave Jordan Wed, Apr 07, 2021
The last few months have been remarkably busy on both the business and domestic fronts. COVID 19 and other challenges have ensured there was little time to rest over the Christmas season and 2021 has started off in the same vein. What does the rest…

Is this a perfect FMCG Supply Chain?

Dave Jordan Thu, Apr 01, 2021
I cannot reveal the name of this specific organisation for obvious reasons but their Supply Chain is one very impressive, slick machine. Across the Source, Plan, Make and Deliver SCOR Supply Chain disciplines we see excellence, leading edge systems…

FMCG: Supply Chain Spring Clean

Dave Jordan Wed, Mar 24, 2021
After the viral trials and tribulations of 2020, is the market going to get any better any time soon? Many big-name companies predicted/reported indifferent Q4 results and all offer caution about the continuing "difficult market conditions”. Ok, so…

FMCG: Time to review unnecessary roles and processes

Dave Jordan Wed, Mar 17, 2021
I think we all agree that life will never be the same again after COVID-19 has dealt a stunning blow to humanity. While the horrendous death toll is a modern day calamity, the pandemic provides an unavoidable opportunity to do things differently…