How Air Jordans Became the Greatest Shoes of All Time!

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When Michael Jordan first signed with Nike in 1984, the star-endorsed shoes were expected to produce $4 million in sales annually – they did $100 million in the first 9 months. Backed by an up-and-coming all-star and a rock-solid marketing strategy, Nike’s Air Jordans quickly became the most sought-after shoe in the world. After more than 20 years, Air Jordans are still the Greatest Sneaker of All Time. The post How Air Jordans Became the Greatest Shoes of All Time!

How Air Jordans became the GSOAT

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Nike president and co-founder Phil Knight said it was "the perfect combination of quality product, marketing and athlete endorsement.". News Retail Supply Chain footwear

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Supply Chains: Do you use data or information?

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FMCG Dave Jordan Performance Improvement KPI Supply Chain S&OPWho coined that irritating term “Big Data”? How did we get there without normal sized data, slightly larger data, chubby data and bordering on big data?

Top Ten Supply Chain Improvement Resolutions for 2021

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Dave Jordan Performance Improvement Forecasting & Demand Planning Cost Reduction Order to Cash RTM 3PLP covid19“Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” Albert Einstein.

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FMCG Complexity Reduction - A Practical Guide

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SKU FMCG Dave Jordan Performance Improvement Supply Chain S&OPOne of my Top 10 Supply Chain Improvement Resolutions for 2021 referred to SKU complexity and I recently discussed how that complexity negatively affects cost and service.

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Jordan sees major fall in tenders for grain imports

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Tougher grain tender terms put Jordan's wheat supply chain under pressure as international suppliers shy away from higher risks and costs

FMCG SKU Proliferation: How this negatively affects cost and service

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Customer service SKU FMCG Dave Jordan Supply Chain S&OPMany SKUs sneak onto FMCG price lists when nobody is looking and this is far from facilitating constructive market development.

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Top Ten COVID Intensive Care Recovery KPIs

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Dave Jordan KPI Supply Chain Forecasting & Demand Planning Cost ReductionOn a daily basis the amount of care we give to the human body is remarkably little. When you are feeling in good shape, the best the body can hope for is a good wash, a brush of the teeth and a slap of moisturiser.

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The Supply Chain Function - What’s That All About?

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FMCG Dave Jordan Pharma Supply Chain S&OP DIYOk, I admit it, I started my career as an R&D scientist-type developing FMCG products for the European and Middle Eastern markets.

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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.

FMCG ERP and The Beatles.? Spreadsheets cause damage.

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Dave Jordan CEO Pharma ERP/SAP Supply Chain Forecasting & Demand Planning ERPSome time ago I wrote about the way spreadsheets were undermining expensively assembled ERP’s in FMCG, Brewing and Pharmaceutical companies. They still are, by the way.

FMCG Supply Chains – The most important roles?

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FMCG Dave Jordan Supply ChainI am often asked which job in the extended Supply Chain is the most important. For FMCG producers this may be the demand planner while for retail partners the key role could be innovation planning. I do have a view on this so park the question for now and read on.

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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Manage Supply Chain Expectations with Service Level Agreements (SLA)

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FMCG Route to Market Logistics Service Provider Dave Jordan Performance Improvement Supply Chain CEE Traditional Trade Logistics ManagementIf you do not specifically agree on what is expected between two parties before you start a relationship then anything and everything but success is likely.

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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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Eurovision Song Contest, APO and.ABBA!

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Dave Jordan Humour Supply Chain Forecasting & Demand PlanningThere are many ways to link all the different planning activities in your FMCG/Pharma company. This could be done with one single tool like the SAP Advanced Planning Optimiser or a host of other tools and packages.

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Improve Manufacturing Performance with Total Productive Maintenance

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FMCG Dave Jordan Performance Improvement Manufacturing Footprint Supply Chain S&OP Cost ReductionWhen I first came across Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) I was sceptical of yet another ”blue sky” approach to pursuing manufacturing excellence. Surely, this would soon be replaced by the next set of buzz-word initials dreamed up by sharp-suited consultants. But no; I saw the light and now I’m a firm believer in this technique that originated in Japan.

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 cost savings versus sales & marketing budgets!

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FMCG Dave Jordan CEO Pharma Supply Chain Traditional Trade Cost ReductionThere is your dilemma. You need to save cash towards an expensive year-end holiday but you really do not know the best place from where to take the money. Do you take it from your day to day current account which is already set up to pay the routine monthly bills and invoices? Do you take funds out of an investment account that has not yet actually matured?

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FMCG Supply Chain: Chaff innovation, is it worth it?

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FMCG Dave Jordan CEO Supply Chain INNOVATIONBy the end of February over 19% of the year will be behind you. Think about that for a minute. If you follow a financial calendar year you probably put your Annual Plan to bed in October and now nearly 20% of the available selling time has already gone. Shocker!

FMCG & Pharma: Top 10 Tips for a Tip Top Supply Chain

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FMCG Route to Market Logistics Service Provider Dave Jordan CEO Performance Improvement Pharma KPI Traditional Trade S&OP Cost ReductionOnly a few months into the year and I am hearing the same old complaints about the economy and business being in general ill health. However, there is a new recurring theme which popped up at various parties and gatherings over Easter; “my company doesn't seem to do anything different and just hopes business will improve”. Not going to happen, no way!

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UASC launches new shipping agency in Jordan

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New shipping agency to be managed in-house by UASC in Jordan as it expands presence in country

SC and Sales senior team squabbles: Always bad for business

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Dave Jordan CEO KPI Supply Chain SalesAnother sign of getting old I guess. When was the last time you watched a football match when no tattoos were on show and the haircuts did not look like something out of the Time Warp musical? As I write England is still involved yet we are all waiting for the inevitable elimination on penalties. At least it won’t be to Germany this time – what rotten bad luck boys!

FMCG S&OP: Who is the stooge in your process?

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FMCG Dave Jordan Humour Supply Chain CEE S&OP Forecasting & Demand Planning SalesLaurel and Hardy, Morecambe and Wise, Abbott and Costello, Little and Large, Hale and Pace, May and Johnson. These are examples of double acts where one party plays the straight/stooge and apparently serious man while the other plays the fool/jester. I admit I am not too sure who is who in the last example.

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Supply Chain, Supply Chain: What’s That All About?

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FMCG Dave Jordan Pharma Supply Chain Forecasting & Demand PlanningI started my career as an R&D type who helped bring new FMCG products to the market. Nobody really knew how a product made the transition from bench top and pilot plant testing to the supermarket shelves. Somebody must have been involved somewhere but this was hardly a cohesive team with job descriptions let alone aligned roles and responsibilities.

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. Before the stress takes its inevitable toll think about relieving the pressure without adding to head count.

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. That may be an exciting addition to a student’s back-pack holiday itinerary but when you have a glass back it is not so appealing.

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. Roy Wood and Wizard are wishing we could grossly over eat and drink on 365 or 366 days of the year and although they never met, Bowie and Bing are dueting about peace on earth – a likely story in today’s world.

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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…….

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. Why do all the board directors then look silently at their supply chain colleague?

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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. After being in UK for a few weeks I have experienced really poor service from organisations you would think had top notch, high performing supply chains.

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FMCG Co-packing and Re-packing Management

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Customer service FMCG Logistics Service Provider Dave Jordan Manufacturing Footprint Logistics ManagementWhether you call it co-packing or re-packing this involves the further manipulation of a previously finished and complete SKU. Look around the shelves and the evidence of extra expense and work is displayed by special stickers, multi-packs and banded promotions amongst many others. The impact this has on your Supply Chain is potentially huge.

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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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Aqaba in Jordan to benefit as Lebanon-Syria border shut

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Lebanon to route Middle East exports via Aqaba in Jordan after closing Syrian border

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