Echo Global being acquired by private equity firm Jordan Co.

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In a deal announced Friday morning, the private equity firm Jordan Co., Jordan describes itself as a “middle-market private equity firm” with $17 billion under management. It looks like Wall Street was undervaluing Echo Global Logistics.

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!

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Top 10 Tips to Effective Demand Execution in S&OP

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FMCG Dave Jordan Supply Chain S&OP supply chain excellenceThe Enchange Supply Chain House ; the one-stop shop for the elements you need to achieve supply chain excellence.

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Top 10 Tips to Effective Sourcing Execution in S&OP

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FMCG Dave Jordan Sourcing supply chain excellence SUPPLY PLANNINGThe Enchange Supply Chain House ; the one-stop shop for the elements you need to achieve supply chain excellence.

Top 10 Tips to Effective Meetings in S&OP

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FMCG Dave Jordan S&OP Supply Chain House supply chain excellenceThe Enchange Supply Chain House ; the one-stop shop for the elements you need to achieve supply chain excellence.

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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

Top 10 Tips to Effective Supply Planning in S&OP

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Dave Jordan Supply Chain S&OP Supply Chain House SUPPLY PLANNINGThe Enchange Supply Chain House ; the one-stop shop for all the elements you need to achieve supply chain excellence.

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Top 10 Tips to Effective Demand Planning in S&OP

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

Dave Jordan Supply Chain S&OP Forecasting & Demand Planning Supply Chain HouseThe Enchange Supply Chain House ; the one-stop shop for all the elements you need to achieve supply chain excellence.

S&OP:  Flying and S&OP Engagement

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

Dave Jordan Humour Supply Chain S&OPFor a long time the sky above our house has seen very few vapour trails as COVID kept thousands of flights grounded. I can see they are slowly but surely returning but would you want to fly, anyway? I wouldn't.

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FMCG Supply Chain Performance Measurement: Del-Boy Style.

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Dave Jordan Humour Supply Chain Balanced ScorecardPerformance monitoring Balanced Scorecards are invaluable in FMCG, Brewing and Coatings companies but they are also appropriate for any business leaders serious about improvement.

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

Guide to FMCG Supply Chain – Strategy

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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.

7 Building Blocks of FMCG Supply Chain Excellence – Raw Material to Consumer

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

Dave Jordan Performance Improvement Supply Chain Supply Chain House supply chain excellenceThe Enchange Supply Chain House is a simple and easy to understand reference model providing a clearly defined and proven understanding of your supply chain status and future potential.

Guide to FMCG Supply Chain – Deliver Function

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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.

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 Distribution: Producer & Distributor Route Planning Chaos

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

Dave Jordan Supply Chain Logistics Management Distribution Transportation RTMAs a general rule, buildings are usually numbered in a structured, sequential way. Numbering usually commences with building 1 at the end of the road which is closest to the city or town centre.

FMCG Deposit Return Scheme: An Introduction

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Route to Market Dave Jordan Supply Chain House DRS Deposit Recovery SchemeA quick internet search revealed 129 examples where the initials DRS are used to describe something or a body or a process.

Supply Chain Macbeth S&OP Soliloquy

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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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Guide to FMCG Supply Chain – HR/People

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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.

Top 10 Tips to Build a Partnership Driven FMCG Sourcing Operation

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Dave Jordan Supply Chain Supply Chain House Sourcing supply chain excellence procurementRecently, I introduced you to the Enchange Supply Chain House ; the one stop shop for all the elements you need to allow your supply chain to operate effectively.

Guide to FMCG Supply Chain – Digital

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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.

FMCG Supply Chain Language - what do we really mean?

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

Dave Jordan Humour KPI Supply ChainIf you are being honest you have probably sat bored in an airport lounge waiting for your inevitably delayed flight and listened in on a nearby conversation. Go on, admit it!

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

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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.

Top 10 Tips to Build a Fully Functioning FMCG S&OP

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Dave Jordan S&OP Forecasting & Demand Planning Supply Chain HouseThe Enchange Supply Chain House ; the one stop shop for all the elements you need to allow your supply chain to operate effectively.

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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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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?

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?

Supply Chain Communication, Gobbledygook & BS Bingo

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Dave Jordan Humour Supply Chain CommunicationI recall laughing out loud when I was first exposed to FMCG BS Bingo – I leave you to work out what is meant by BS but as a hint you may step in it on a farm.

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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FMCG Foods Turnaround: A successful S&OP Case Study

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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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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.

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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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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