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.

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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! Tweet The post Why Supply Chain Innovation Matters in a Fast-Changing World appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez. Past Episode Past Episode - CH Robinson Supply Chain & Logistics Trends 3PL C.H. Robinson control towers innovation Jordan Kass logistics service providers supply chain trends

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

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

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”.

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FMCG CEE Logistics; Transport, Trucks and Yorkie Bars

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

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. In short, the sketch showed macho truck drivers ploughing across the country flattening hedgehogs and munching on the obligatory large chocolate man-size Yorkie. (I

Relieve your FMCG pain - secure Interim Supply Chain Support

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

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.

FMCG Co-packing and Re-packing Management

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

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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Your Blog Post FMCG:Top 10 Smash Hits of Warehousing & LogisticsTitle Here.

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

Staying at number 9 is Prodigy with Out Of Space - Ensure your chosen Third Party Logistics Provider (3PLP) has sufficient space or can expand to meet your growth expectation. Also, is it really cheaper and more efficient to outsource your logistics capability? FMCG Logistics Service Provider Dave Jordan WMS Cost Reduction Logistics Management

Top 10 Talking Logistics Videos and Posts in 2014

Talking Logistics

As we head off for the holidays, a quick thank you to all of our readers, followers, and sponsors for another great year of learning and conversation on Talking Logistics. The numbers speak for themselves: 42 video episodes produced in 2014, totaling more than 47,600 views and 1,260+ minutes of conversations with thought leaders and newsmakers in the supply chain and logistics industry. Again, thank you for making this another fun and rewarding year on Talking Logistics.

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FMCG Supply Chain: Famous Last Words

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

Logistics Manager: “No problem, plenty of space in the warehouse at month ends.”. 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. In the context of the FMCG Supply Chain, “Famous Last Words” are usually uttered just before something disastrous or unexpected happens. Rarely is the term used with the expectation of good news to follow.

Revisiting Some Great Advice for Supply Chain Young Professionals

Talking Logistics

Editor’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. We asked these executives the same question: What advice would you give to students and young professionals interested in a supply chain and logistics career? What words of wisdom would you share with the next generation of supply chain and logistics leaders?

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FMCG: ERP’s – how will you cope when yours fails?

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

Business has seen me helping to improve the logistics operations of 2 regional FMCG companies based in North Africa and the far, Far East of Europe, almost in Asia actually. 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. The last few months have been very busy both on the business and domestic fronts.

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Supply chain & logistics webinar

Proxima

Building a Modern Playbook for Supply Chain and Logistics Stardom. At our recent webinar, held with Supply Chain and Logistics consultancy Hatmill, Proxima’s Simon Geale welcomed Joe Metcalf, Johnathan Foster, Neil Jordan, and Simon Dixon to discuss their advice on the tools needed now to achieve supply chain and logistics success across: warehousing, automation, freight, and reverse logistics.

FMCG: Costs and Supply Chain Excellence

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

I enquired about the logistics of delivering people, arms, ammunition and machines to the right place at the right time. Getting bullets to the front and keeping up the supply lines must be an incredible logistical task which simply cannot fail. 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.

CEO FMCG Letter to Santa Claus (aka Father Christmas) 2017

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

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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Strategic moves among logistics providers

Supply Chain Movement

Manufacturers and retailers welcome the ongoing consolidation in the fragmented logistics industry. they want logistics service providers to offer full service on a global scale and are demanding more technological innovation. these are the main conclusions from Supply Chain Movement’s annual study as the basis for the 3pl subway map europe 2016, which shows the specific services of the most important logistics service providers. Jordan.

Most desirable logistics location of Europe in 2018

Supply Chain Movement

The Netherlands is the best region for a logistics base according to the ‘VerkehrsRundschau Markenstudie ImageRanking’. The market study by VerkehrsRundschau (a leading German magazine with a website about transport and logistics) assessed the attractiveness of the countries close to Germany as a base for logistics activities. It ranked the Dutch city of Venlo as Europe’s most attractive location for a logistics base. Venlo Logistics Map Europe 2016. Jordan.

This Week in Logistics News (November 4-8, 2013)

Talking Logistics

As was confirmed for me yet again this week at a conference, the most utilized supply chain and logistics application, the reigning champ of them all, is the Excel spreadsheet. XPO Logistics Announces Third Quarter Earnings 2013. Choice Logistics Opens Service Parts Distribution Center in Dubai Free Trade Zone. Robinson and XPO Logistics both announced Q3 2013 financial results this week. XPO Logistics continued its rapid growth, reporting a 173.3

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

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

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! Whatever service related KPI you measure, the KPI is designed to asses how you are performing both internally and at a retailer or outlet level, against peers.

This Week in Logistics News (November 30 – December 4, 2015)

Talking Logistics

My daughter’s second grade class is sharing their work this morning, so in the interest of time, let’s go straight to the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: Descartes Acquires Oz Development, Inc. Final ‘Driver Coercion’ rule is published in Federal Register, will take effect in January (Logistics Management). Acquisitions in the logistics space continue. Note: Descartes is a Talking Logistics sponsor.

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3PL Subway 2015: Strategic movements among logistics providers

Supply Chain Movement

After years of declining revenues in European logistics services, the business started to stabilise in 2013/2014. Europe has seen plenty of activity in terms of mergers and acquisitions, including the take-over of the major French family-owned company Norbert Dentressangle by America’s XPO Logistics. Jordan. The logistics business in Europe is finally improving again. Acquisitions dominated the logistics headlines in 2014 and that trend is continuing this year.

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Mindmap for Global Logistics Integration

Supply Chain Movement

To manage this logistics complexity while adhering to customer service standards and incurring reasonable costs, companies need Global Logistics Integration. Supply Chain Movement and software vendor Eyefreight have therefore developed this mindmap for Global Logistics Integration, outlining the route to achievement and providing road signs to flag potential hazards along the way. >>Please Mindmap for Global Logistics Integration. Jordan.

Is Logistics Outsourcing Right for Your Company?

Supply Chain Movement

More shippers today appear to be outsourcing some or all of their logistics. How does a company decide that outsourcing logistics is the right choice? Is logistics outsourcing right for your company? Jordan. Robinson logistics outsourcing whitepaperThis C.H.

Smart Mobility Projects: Shaping the Future of Logistics

TMC

Groundbreaking approaches to logistics management are being developed in urban centers around the world. Mid-sized cities are expected to grow three times faster than the rest of the country over the next three decades, adding to the pressure to develop better ways to manage logistic flows. In addition to being actively involved in these initiatives, the logistics industry needs to be attuned to the enormous potential for raising the efficiency of logistics networks.

KPI Key Performance Indicators in Supply Chain & Logistics

Logistics Bureau

Many people get really confused about KPIs or Key Performance Indicators in Logistics and Supply Chain operations. Cost as a percentage of sales (Logistics or Supply Chain). Total logistics cost. Here at Logistics Bureau we have 20 years of experience in assisting clients with Supply Chain Benchmarking, and the development of suitable KPIs. Benchmarking Performance Measurement - KPIs key performance indicator KPI logistics kpi supply chain kpi

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Smart Mobility Projects: Shaping the Future of Logistics

TMC

Groundbreaking approaches to logistics management are being developed in urban centers around the world. Mid-sized cities are expected to grow three times faster than the rest of the country over the next three decades, adding to the pressure to develop better ways to manage logistic flows. In addition to being actively involved in these initiatives, the logistics industry needs to be attuned to the enormous potential for raising the efficiency of logistics networks.

FMCG: Will retailing the Amazon way see off the discounters?

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

Maybe the retailers could learn a few things from logistics companies which will help to stem the discounter tide. Customer service FMCG Dave Jordan Stock Control Logistics ManagementRomania has not yet bought into online FMCG supermarket retailing in a big way. There have been some trials, tribulations and a few errors but online retailing here is this nothing like on the scale seen in UK, for example.

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API Technology Leads to Logistics Innovations

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Logistics managers at small to midsized businesses (SMBs) are left wondering if it is possible to achieve higher productivity levels and deliver better customer service at a lower cost, faster than their competition, especially given the resources (or lack thereof) that they have available to them. The post API Technology Leads to Logistics Innovations appeared first on Transportfolio. This post is credited to Jordan Kass.

Future of Logistics Takes Center Stage in 2017

TMC

While a variety of issues were discussed, the hottest topic across transportation policy professionals was new technology that could dramatically shape the future of logistics: autonomous vehicles (AV) and their potential implications on society and transportation. The post Future of Logistics Takes Center Stage in 2017 appeared first on Connect Blog by TMC, a division of C.H. This post is credited to Jordan Kass.

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

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

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. MASH, Taxi and Cheers are the only sit-coms out of hundreds that managed to connect with my sense of humour.

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APM Terminals expanding Aqaba Logistics Village

Logistics Middle East

APM Terminals has opened a 53,000 sq m expansion to the Aqaba Logistics Village (ALV) at Jordan?s s growing hub port

[INFOGRAPHIC] 6 Logistics Industry Trends Set to Transform 2016 & Beyond

Cerasis

Changes in manufacturing processes, which will increase production, lead to one ultimate result--the logistics industry must change. For third-party logistics providers ( 3PLs ), logistics industry trends will dramatically affect how logistics providers of all sizes operate. Take a look at some of the top trends to expect in 2016 for the logistics industry and how they will inherently relate to the merger and acquisition trends.

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5 Reasons Why You Need a TMS to Build a Resilient Supply Chain

CH Robinson Transportfolio

TMS technology—arguably one of the most important logistics management tools available to companies—can make a major contribution toward creating and enabling a responsive, adaptable, and intelligent global supply chain. Supply chain complexity: Global commerce and the push for supply chains to go direct to consumers are driving significant increases in logistics complexity. PANEL: • Jordan Kass, President, Managed Services.

Is the Traditional S&OP Process Outdated and Heading to Extinction?

Talking Logistics

Last week on Talking Logistics , I had a very thought-provoking conversation with Tony Martins, VP of Strategic Services at Halo Pharmaceutical. Since then, Tony has continued to expand his thinking on how supply chain processes and workplace structures need to change in response to today’s highly dynamic business environment (a topic Jordan Kass from C.H. appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

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Willkommen! Quintiq World Tour opens its doors in Düsseldorf

DELMIA Quintiq

Finally, in room three, the logistics optimization experts meet to hear from Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft’s Dr. van Bonn on the topic of smart planning through smart (not to mention big) data. Marcel Wouterse describes how Van den Bosch Transporten took on a supply chain challenge in the bulk logistics sector. Kümmerlen invites the Formula 1 pro and former management of executive of Jordan Grand Prix, Red Bull Racing and Cosworth, to the stage.

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Advancing into the Future of Logistics

TMC

In the same way advancements are happening in the consumer automobile space, new technologies are helping shape the future of logistics as well. Right now, there are plenty of unknowns, but we’ll keep watching, learning, and updating you as baby steps and big leaps lead us into the future of logistics. The post Advancing into the Future of Logistics appeared first on Connect Blog by TMC, a division of C.H. This post is credited to Jordan Kass.