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FMCG Distribution: Producer & Distributor Route Planning Chaos

Dave Jordan Fri, Jul 23, 2021
As a general rule, buildings are usually numbered in a structured, sequential way. Numbering usually commences with building 1 at the end of the road which is closest to the city or town centre. Odd numbers on the left and even numbers on the right…

FMCG Deposit Return Scheme - How to Prepare?

Dave Jordan Wed, Jul 21, 2021
Previously, we looked at a what a potential DRS model could look like for drinks producers in Europe. The stated aim of DRS is to increase the amount of single use packaging that is recycled and increase the amount that is brought back into the…

FMCG Supply Chain Language - what do we really mean?

Dave Jordan Fri, Jul 16, 2021
If you are being honest you have probably sat bored in an airport lounge waiting for your inevitably delayed flight and listened in on a nearby conversation. Go on, admit it! If the discussion topic on which you are eavesdropping is not one with…

Supply Chain Communication, Gobbledygook & BS Bingo

Dave Jordan Fri, Jul 09, 2021
I recall laughing out loud when I was first exposed to FMCG BS Bingo – I leave you to work out what is meant by BS but as a hint you may step in it on a farm. This game was designed for boring business meetings where people would pepper their…

Top 10 Tips to Build a Partnership Driven FMCG Sourcing Operation

Dave Jordan Wed, Jul 07, 2021
Recently, I introduced you to the Enchange Supply Chain House; the one stop shop for all the elements you need to allow your supply chain to operate effectively. Now is the time to take a deeper-dive look at what you need in place to obtain the best…

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

Dave Jordan Fri, Jul 02, 2021
Performance monitoring Balanced Scorecards are invaluable in FMCG, Brewing and Coatings companies but they are also appropriate for any business leaders serious about improvement. Whatever your business size or product offering, you will benefit…

7 Building Blocks of FMCG Supply Chain Excellence – Raw Material to Consumer

Dave Jordan Tue, Jun 29, 2021
The Enchange Supply Chain House is a simple and easy to understand reference model providing a clearly defined and proven understanding of your supply chain status and future potential. The Supply Chain House shows the components of your supply…

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…

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