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Gartner Top 25 Supply Chains: Did your FMCG company make the list?

Dave Jordan Wed, Jun 11, 2014
The annual Supply Chain “Oscar’s” have been announced by Gartner for 2014. I list the top 10 here but to see the full list of top 25 global Supply Chains please click and surf here. Apple McDonald's Amazon.com Unilever Procter & Gamble Samsung…

Supply Chain Recognition: Enchange blog gets an Oscar – sort of!

Dave Jordan Tue, Mar 11, 2014
Recognition.  Everyone needs to feel a bit of warmth and appreciation at some stage at home and work or life can be a bit of a drudge. Recognition of an achievement or responsibility can take various forms. At school, recognition as the class Milk…

FMCG Supply Chain IT : ERP and WMS – use it or lose it Mr CEO!

Dave Jordan Wed, Feb 19, 2014
In a development similar to buying your first colour TV (yes my dear daughter, we watched black & white telly) or the first microwave cooker, I have finally bought a Smartphone. This is a significant step as my previous sets have all been robust, no…

RTM New Year Sales Tactics for Electronics & Telecoms Producers

Dave Jordan Thu, Dec 05, 2013
The year-end Christmas rush is about to gear up once more. Despite the ropey economic conditions people will still find ways to spend as much money as possible – that they don’t have - over the holiday build up and the inevitable “everything must…

Another telecoms customer service calamity results in lost customer

Dave Jordan Tue, Jul 23, 2013
Another telecommunications related tale rounds off my current trilogy of customer service mishaps. I really do hope this is the last one I experience as I have been on a run of really bad luck lately. However, I suspect a long, hot and sunny UK…

Telecoms Customer Service reputation ruined in seconds

Dave Jordan Wed, Jul 17, 2013
I recently wrote about how an airline dented its reputation with an overly fussy interpretation of on board baggage storage rules. In my poor customer service trilogy I now turn my attention to a well known global telecoms company. I will keep the…

Learn the 10 Steps to Make S&OP Work in Mobile Telecoms

Michael Thompson Fri, Jul 22, 2011
  In my blog post Reasons for establishing S&OP in Mobile Telecoms, I recounted a success story of S&OP in a mobile telecoms company.  I then went on to discuss the principles of S&OP design in the post Learn the 8 Basic Principles of S&OP in Mobile…

Learn the 8 Basic Principles of S&OP in Mobile Telecoms

Michael Thompson Fri, Jul 15, 2011
In an earlier blog Reasons for establishing S&OP in Mobile Telecoms, I recounted a success story of S&OP in a mobile telecoms company. Reasons for establishing S&OP in Mobile Telecoms. I continued my dialogue with the Senior Telecoms Executive –…

Reasons for establishing S&OP in Mobile Telecoms

Michael Thompson Fri, Jun 17, 2011
I have two recent stories to tell. Story 1 Recently I was chatting to a Senior Executive in a mobile telecommunications company. We first met about a decade ago when he was the Supply Chain Director for an FMCG multinational in Kenya. The…