How Air Jordans Became the Greatest Shoes of All Time!

Supply Chain Game Changer

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!

Guide to FMCG Supply Chain – Strategy

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

Dave Jordan Supply Chain Supply Chain House Supply Chain StrategyWelcome to the Strategy edition of our FMCG supply chain guide. The related Source, Plan, Make, Deliver, Digital & HR overview articles can be found here.

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How Air Jordans became the GSOAT

Vanguard Software

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

Guide to FMCG Supply Chain – HR/People

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

Dave Jordan Supply Chain Supply Chain House HRWelcome 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.

Guide to FMCG Supply Chain – Deliver Function

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

Customer service Logistics Service Provider Dave Jordan Supply Chain Order to Cash Supply Chain House WarehousingWelcome to the Deliver edition of our FMCG supply chain guide. The related Source, Plan and Make overview articles can be found here.

Guide to FMCG Supply Chain – Digital

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

Dave Jordan Supply Chain Supply Chain Analytics IT Supply Chain House DigitalWelcome to the Digital edition of our FMCG supply chain guide. The related Source, Plan, Make & Deliver overview articles can be found here.

Jordan sees major fall in tenders for grain imports

Logistics Middle East

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

Supply Chain Macbeth S&OP Soliloquy

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

Dave Jordan Humour Supply Chain S&OPOn 23 April we celebrate St George's Day and the birthday of William Shakespeare (also the date he died!). William wrote on many diverse subjects but here is one piece you will not find in a collection of his greatest works.

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Top Ten Supply Chain Improvement Resolutions for 2021

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

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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Guide to FMCG Supply Chain – Sourcing Function

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

Dave Jordan Supply Chain Supply Chain House SourcingRecently, 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.

FMCG Leaders Guide to Supply Chain Excellence

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

Dave Jordan CEO Performance Improvement Supply Chain Supply Chain HouseI 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.

FMCG: Supply Chain Spring Clean

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

SKU FMCG Dave Jordan Performance Improvement Supply Chain Inventory Management & Stock ControlAfter the viral trials and tribulations of 2020, is the market going to get any better any time soon?

FMCG Complexity Reduction - A Practical Guide

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

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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Supply Chains: Do you use data or information?

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

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?

FMCG Foods Turnaround: A successful S&OP Case Study

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

FMCG Dave Jordan Performance Improvement Supply Chain S&OPI know, I know. I know I am prone to rattle on about Sales & Operational Planning (S&OP) but seeing the benefits being delivered to previously struggling businesses is extremely motivating for a confirmed “techy” like myself.

Do Spreadsheets Undermine Your  ERP?

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

Dave Jordan ERP/SAP Supply Chain IT ERPDespite what you may wish to believe the answer is almost certainly, yes. You have invested heavily in brand new ERP software and a similar investment in some smart, young consultancy people to run the implementation.

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Top Ten COVID Intensive Care Recovery KPIs

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

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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FMCG SKU Proliferation: How this negatively affects cost and service

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

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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Extended Supply Chain - What do all those initials really mean?

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

SKU FMCG Route to Market Dave Jordan KPI Traditional Trade S&OP Logistics Management DistributionIs it just me or does FMCG life seems to be increasingly full of initials? New examples seem to pop up on a weekly basis with COVID-19 being top of mind currently.

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

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

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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Supply Chains: Post COVID Readiness

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

Dave Jordan Supply Chain S&OP Forecasting & Demand Planning 3PL covid19Fingers, toes and eyes crossed but it looks like there is some light at the end of the COVID 19 tunnel and it is not a train, hopefully.

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

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

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

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FMCG: Time to review unnecessary roles and processes

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

Dave Jordan Performance Improvement Supply Chain CEEI think we all agree that life will never be the same again after COVID-19 has dealt a stunning blow to humanity.

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The Twelve Days of Supply Chain 2016

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

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.

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

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?

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

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

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

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)

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

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.

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

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

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!

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

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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Why Supply Chain Innovation Matters in a Fast-Changing World

Talking Logistics

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.

UASC launches new shipping agency in Jordan

Logistics Middle East

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

Improve Manufacturing Performance with Total Productive Maintenance

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

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.

FMCG cost savings versus sales & marketing budgets!

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

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?

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

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!