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.

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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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.

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.

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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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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?

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.

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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.

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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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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.

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!

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.

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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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 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.

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 Forecasting: Ice Cream, chocolate & pregnancy

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Apparently, the top 5 are: FMCG Dave Jordan Forecasting & Demand Planning Sales Inventory Management & Stock ControlYou will have to bear with me for a while on this one. Do you know that on average 85% of expectant women suffer food cravings during pregnancy?

10 Top Tips To Tip-Top Customer Service in FMCG, Drinks & Pharma

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Customer service Brewing & Beverages FMCG Logistics Service Provider Dave Jordan Pharma KPI Logistics ManagementDo FMCG, Drinks & Pharma Companies delude themselves on Customer Service? I think some may well be doing this and may or may not know it!

Digital Supply Chain: This is the way, its Analytics!

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Dave Jordan Humour Supply Chain Supply Chain AnalyticsRather a lot of blogging going on around the area of Digital Supply Chain and Analytics at present. Amongst all the serious stuff I thought it about time we took a well-earned break and enjoyed a bit of Supply Chain Comic Relief.

FMCG Mergers & Acquisitions - Why acquired brands fail to deliver

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FMCG Route to Market Mergers & Acquisitions Dave Jordan CEO Traditional Trade Forecasting & Demand Planning DistributionLet me get straight to the point on this one. Why do so many FMCG mergers or acquisitions frequently result in the apparent death-knell of once proud and promising brands?

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10 Top Tips to Successful Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) Integration

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FMCG Mergers & Acquisitions Dave Jordan CEO CEE Cost ReductionThe ink is dry on the deal, the celebratory corks have been popped and the sharp-suited lawyers have gone off to bank a small fortune.

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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 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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