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

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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.

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FMCG Supply Chain dates to remember: Advanced Planning

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FMCG Dave Jordan S&OP Forecasting & Demand Planning Integrated Business PlanningFebruary is here but blink and you will miss it as it is not a leap year. You cannot change January performance and February should be quite firm by now, so you need to be looking further ahead in your S&OP. Much further ahead.

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Your FMCG Supply Chain: The end of January is nigh!

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FMCG Dave Jordan S&OP Forecasting & Demand Planning Sales Inventory Management & Stock ControlWhere has that first post-holiday month gone? Suddenly it’s the 24 th of January and there are only 7 calendar days and 5 working days until you close the month. Adopt panic stations despite what Corporal Jones of Dad’s Army would say.

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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.

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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…….

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.

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.

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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.

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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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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?

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Supply Chains – A second look: What do all those initials really mean?

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SKU FMCG Route to Market Dave Jordan KPI Traditional Trade S&OP Logistics Management Distribution Inventory Management & Stock Control

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Supply Chain Analytics: Sprouts, Imodium & Harry Potter

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FMCG Dave Jordan CEO Humour Supply Chain Supply Chain Analytics ITChristmas and new year holidays seem a long way behind. The decorations have been squeezed back into their boxes for another year and Slade, Cliff, Bing, Bowie and others are safely back in their CD cases.

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.

Supply Chains – Managing internal & external 3/4PLP expectations

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FMCG Logistics Service Provider Dave Jordan Humour 3PLP 4PLAmerican sit-coms. With very few exceptions I personally do not find them at all funny. At times the funniest part is hearing the hilarious canned laughter when nothing in the least bit humorous occurs.

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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.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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.

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.

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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 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.

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

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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: 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.

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.

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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 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.