Santa & Opening Presents - S&OP Putting Elves in their place

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Dear Mr. K Ite, Christmas Dave Jordan Supply Chain S&OP Forecasting & Demand Planning

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Relieve your FMCG pain - secure Interim Supply Chain Support

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Interim Management Mergers & Acquisitions Dave Jordan Supply Chain CEE Logistics ManagementI know you are busy. Not enough hours in the day. Deadlines rapidly approaching. Your children call you Uncle Dad or Auntie Mum.

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FMCG Planning: If you like chocolate, now is the time!

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FMCG Christmas Dave Jordan Supply Chain S&OP Forecasting & Demand Planning Supply Chain AnalyticsOvereaten chocolate during the holidays but still want some more? Get yourself and a large blue IKEA bag down to your local supermarket as chocolate is heavily discounted.

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Supply Chain Performance: Budget Airlines and KPIs……

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FMCG Dave Jordan Humour Performance Improvement Pharma KPI Supply Chain Supply Chain AnalyticsI have never been a fan of budget airlines and certainly not since one left me sleeping overnight in the back of beyond that is Luton Airport.

Why S&OP and IBP are invaluable all year round but especially at Christmas

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SKU FMCG Dave Jordan Supply Chain S&OPAll rather too quickly Noddy Holder is already gargling on the festive gravel.

UK NHS Supply Chain: bed-busting benefits of patient SKUs

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SKU FMCG Dave Jordan Forecasting & Demand Planning IT InformationSome time ago I looked at the often dreadful customer service offered by FMCG and Telecoms companies in CEE. Of course, this avoidable malaise is not restricted to that part of the world.

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

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FMCG Dave Jordan Humour Performance Improvement KPI Supply ChainIn a related post I took a look at the use of Balanced Scorecards in FMCG, Brewing and Pharmaceutical businesses but in fact they are entirely appropriate for any business.

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7 Deadly FMCG Sins: Overstocked Traditional Trade Distributors

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FMCG Dave Jordan Stock Control CEE Distributor ManagementSorry to be a little direct right at the start but make no mistake Mr/Mrs. FMCG Producer, YOU put the stock there, oh yes you did! Distributors don 't buy stock for a laugh and a giggle as they like full shelves.

NHS UK Waste: Planning challenges require extreme patience

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Dave Jordan Performance Improvement Supply Chain Forecasting & Demand PlanningI have spent some considerable time visiting medical facilities both at home and in UK and in the latter case I was not impressed.

FMCG Performance Scorecard: Not seeing the wood for the trees!

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FMCG Dave Jordan Performance Improvement KPI Supply ChainWhen travelling, my personal preference is to take only one plane to my final destination. I know this is more expensive than journeys with connections but I find it a much better overall experience.

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FMCG Drinks Route to Market – let’s get fizzical in CEE

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Brewing & Beverages FMCG Route to Market Dave Jordan RTM Assessment ToolIn a past life I ran the Supply Chain for an FMCG company in the 6 Gulf Co-Operation Council (GCC) countries plus Yemen in the Middle East.

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FMCG Route To Market Challenges; Learn from IKEA

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Route to Market Interim Management Dave Jordan Supply Chain Traditional Trade Sales Distribution RTM Assessment ToolThere is no excuse in visiting IKEA on a Sunday before watching 22 millionaires with daft hair styes 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 the folly dawned on me; the IKEA car park was bursting at the seams.

FMCG: Performance turn-around needs fresh supply chain faces

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FMCG Dave Jordan Performance Improvement Supply ChainIn the greater scheme of life many questions remain unanswered but my hobby horse question is why people and notably politicians and usually male at that, cannot get on with other nationalities and/or/religions.

FMCG Supply Chain: Do you use data or information?

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FMCG Dave Jordan Performance Improvement Supply ChainWho coined “Big Data”? How did we get there without normal sized data, slightly larger data, chubby data and bordering on big data?

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FMCG: ERP’s – how will you cope when yours fails?

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FMCG Dave Jordan ERP/SAP Supply Chain SalesYes I know, the recent blog posts have been a little Blog Gold meets Classic Blog with a touch of All Our Yesterdays and the History Channel but here is a fresh new offering.

Revisiting Some Great Advice for Supply Chain Young Professionals

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Jordan Kass : Make a personal development plan and identify the skills you need to reach your goals. Leadership Development Angel Mendez Art Mesher Jim Matcham Jordan Kass Kevin O'Meara Monica Wooden Paul Lomas Randy Lewis supply chain young professionalsEditor’s Note: Today’s post revisits some great advice offered by supply chain and logitics executives to students and young professionals in past episodes of Talking Logistics.

FMCG SKU Proliferation: How this affects your Customer Service

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SKU FMCG Dave Jordan Stock Control S&OPFMCG SKUs sneak onto price lists when nobody is looking! Sales & Marketing colleagues prefer new launches to have lengthy lists of SKUs; different flavours, different sizes, different colours, different shapes.

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FMCG CEO Christmas Gift: Implement S&OP – Slade style!

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FMCG Christmas Dave Jordan CEO Humour S&OP Forecasting & Demand PlanningChristmas is coming around faster than ever and who better than Noddy Holder and Slade to give a Sales & Operational Planning (S&OP) process to your business as a present.

Why Supply Chain Innovation Matters in a Fast-Changing World

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Jordan Kass , Vice President of Management Services at C.H. If you have a question or comment for Jordan, post it below and keep the conversation going! Robinson control towers innovation Jordan Kass logistics service providers supply chain trends Not only is the world changing, it’s changing faster, across a variety of dimensions — technology, regulations, economic and political landscapes, demographics, and so on.

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

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Customer service SKU FMCG Interim Management Dave Jordan S&OP SalesExtra 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 these decisions get through S&OP meetings? You do run an S&OP process, don't you?). Do you know this SKU proliferation is likely to affect your customer service?

FMCG Year-end 2017: Distributors overstocked?

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Dave Jordan CEE Traditional Trade S&OP Forecasting & Demand Planning Distribution Inventory Management & Stock ControlHow is 2017 going so far? Are you in cruise control or is your business chaos central? Be honest now! The last quarter of the year is always difficult to manage in order to achieve 2017 results without negatively impacting 2018.

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FMCG Trade Loading & 4th Quarter Challenges - deja vue all over again!

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FMCG Dave Jordan CEO Performance Improvement S&OP Forecasting & Demand Planning Sales Distribution Integrated Business PlanningSome things never change and FMCG 4th Quarter challenges certainly do not. The same challenges are clearly present and what is astonishing is that some companies are still making short term, expensive efforts to “make the sales numbers”.

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Your Blog Post FMCG:Top 10 Smash Hits of Warehousing & LogisticsTitle Here.

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FMCG Logistics Service Provider Dave Jordan WMS Cost Reduction Logistics ManagementHello pop pickers, here is this weeks’ top 10 smash hits in this important but often forgotten part of the FMCG Supply Chain.

FMCG: Do S&M cause pain in your business?

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FMCG Dave Jordan Humour S&OP SalesNo, honestly this is a blog about FMCG Supply Chains! Those seeking advice on leather whips and chains should return to Google and search again now.

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FMCG warehouse capacity in Romania: A Short Story

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FMCG Dave Jordan Brewing & Bewerages Supply Chain CEEThe car bounced over the dirt road of potholes and puddles and approached the expansive, looming warehouse building that was once so full of life and bustling activity.

FMCG Foods: Hugh F-W and UK Retailer & Producer Waste

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Brewing & Beverages FMCG Dave Jordan Humour QualityGood to see chefy type and anagramists dream Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall speaking out about the continuing food waste in UK.

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FMCG Supply Chain: Famous Last Words

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FMCG Route to Market Dave Jordan Supply Chain S&OPThe “Famous Last words” of people can be intriguing, rude and frequently very, very funny yet equally they can be complete nonsense.

FMCG: Costs and Supply Chain Excellence

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Brewing & Beverages FMCG Inventory Management Dave Jordan Forecasting & Demand PlanningI recently had a lengthy discussion with someone from the UK Armed Forces who was preparing to lead his men into a dangerous part of the world.

The Twelve Days of Supply Chain 2016

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Christmas Dave Jordan CEO Humour Performance Improvement Supply Chain S&OP Forecasting & Demand PlanningOn the first day of Christmas, Enchange gave to me A robust S&OP.

FMCG IBP Team Behaviours: Wrecking Market Deployment

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FMCG Dave Jordan Pharma S&OP Team Agri IBPOver several years I have been involved in many Integrated Business Planning (IBP) meetings as a facilitator, observer or participant.

FMCG CEE Logistics; Transport, Trucks and Yorkie Bars

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FMCG Dave Jordan CEE Logistics Management Transport“ I like trucking, I like trucking, I like trucking and I like to truck.” Those of you who have not been on this planet very long and people who like hedgehogs will not be familiar with this Not The 9 O’clock News sketch from 1970’s UK TV.

FMCG Success Story: Focus on Customers - see the Benefits

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Customer service FMCG Dave Jordan Sales RTM Assessment ToolOnce upon a time there was an FMCG company that I will refer to as “Foresight”. Foresight” had spent many years and many Euros creating an acknowledged slick Supply Chain. Top class regional and global buying.

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FMCG: Will retailing the Amazon way see off the discounters?

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Customer service FMCG Dave Jordan Stock Control Logistics ManagementRomania has not yet bought into online FMCG supermarket retailing in a big way. There have been some trials, tribulations and a few errors but online retailing here is this nothing like on the scale seen in UK, for example.

Supply Chain: The benefits of Interim Management

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FMCG Interim Management Dave Jordan Performance Improvement Pharma Supply Chain CEEInterim 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…….

FMCG Cost Control: Boosting Brewing Bottom Lines

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Brewing & Beverages FMCG Dave Jordan Forecasting & Demand Planning Cost ReductionPicture the scene in many a brewing boardroom; a terse note has arrived from the suits at HQ telling the boss to urgently reduce costs as the year-end result is not going to look pretty.

An FMCG Distributor Is For Life & Not Just For Christmas

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FMCG Route to Market Dave Jordan CEO Performance Improvement Supply Chain S&OP DistributionOk, so you are unlikley to see this on a car bumper sticker but FMCG Distributors will have a significant impact on your sales performance , probably your variable pay bonus and therefore your CEO aspirations! How have you treated your Distributors this year? Were they the usual pain in the proverbial - failing to achieve targets, not paying on time, always moaning about trading terms?

How It Works: Oracle Innovation Management Cloud Demo

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Kerrie Jordan is Director, PLM and Innovation Management at Oracle. Just published! Watch this on-demand demo of Oracle Innovation Management Cloud to see the best practice approach to increase your returns on product and service innovation.

CEO FMCG Letter to Santa Claus (aka Father Christmas) 2017

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Dear Father Christmas,, Route to Market Christmas Logistics Service Provider Dave Jordan CEO Humour Performance Improvement Traditional Trade S&OP Sales Inventory Management & Stock Control

The Supply Chain Impact of Europe’s Refugee Crisis

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With a network of seven distribution centers (in Copenhagen, Jordan, Dubai, Nairobi, Tanzania, Cameroon, and Ghana), UNHCR can ship core relief items from these stockpiles to assist up to 600,000 people within 72 hours, if needed.

Future of Logistics Takes Center Stage in 2017

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This post is credited to Jordan Kass. In January, I attended the Transportation Research Board’s annual meeting in Washington, D.C. with Jason Craig, C.H. Robinson’s director of government affairs.