FMCG warehouse capacity in Romania: A Short Story

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

The dogs chased the litter; the cats produced a litter and the pigeons left their telling statement on a once thriving warehouse in Romania. The car bounced over the dirt road of potholes and puddles and approached the expansive, looming warehouse building that was once so full of life and bustling activity. Paper and polystyrene fast–food litter gathered up by the breeze blew across the distribution centre parking area to be fought over by bony, mongrel dogs.

FMCG Supply Chains - For Whom the Bell Tolls in Romania?

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

And we miss that so much in Romania, in the entire society. We hadn’t seen R. in the last three years. Now this happened in the middle of the street and after the kisses and hugs, the usual ‘how do you do’ followed. People were pushing us angrily, a clear sign that we had to continue this conversation elsewhere, in a quiet place. And so we did. visited us the next day to give us the big news. “I I have decided to move in France!”

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Fit for Growth 2016

Supply Chain Movement

Venue: Rin Grand Hotel, Bucharest, Romania. In cooperation with the companies Dräxlmaier and Stabi lus, the Association for Supply Chain Management, Procurement and Logistics (BME) is organizing the first German-Romanian Supplier Dialogue Fit for Growth on 24 November 2016 in Bucharest, Romania. Dräxlmaier and Stabilus want to strengthen the relationship with their existing suppliers and discover new business partners in Romania, Bulgaria and Serbia. Fit for Growth 2016.

The Ukraine Logistics Coalition with Ben Gordon

The Logistics of Logistics

Trucking from Europe to the Ukraine border – particularly from Poland, Romania, and Hungary. Warehousing in Europe close to the Ukraine border – e.g. cross-docks in Lublin and Rzeszow Poland, Balti Moldova, and Suceava Romania. The Ukraine Logistics Coalition with Ben Gordon.

FMCG Producers: The important role of motorway network infrastructure

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

Which brings me right across the continent to Romania. truck from UK to Romania for a charity I support. I am big fan of Romania and most Romanians but the road infrastructure still lets the country down. Romania has such a lot to offer and with low wage rates the country really should be host to much more manufacturing. The human heart. Unless you are a little bit dead or a politician we all have one beating away inside.

An Observation on Corporate and Societal Resiliency and the Strength of the Human Spirit

Enterra Insights

Romania 662,751. Last night, I returned home from Warsaw, Poland after a weeklong business trip in Europe. This was my second trip to the region in a month.

Living A Simple but Meaningful Life

JDA software

She shares how her upbringing in communist-era Romania has led her to focus on a simple, ‘tech-free’ life – outside of her day job, of course! – I was born in Romania and lived there until I was 27. I had a very interesting childhood growing up in the communist era in Romania. We lived in Romania until 2012 when we moved to Germany as a family. Most of my family is still in Romania, so this was very different for us.

5 Steps to Address the Rising Geopolitical Risks to Your Supply Chain

Logistics Viewpoints

Shift in the centers of gravity of the demand: As of the beginning of April 2022, about four million Ukrainians have left the country for neighboring countries such as Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Hungary and Moldova.

BIS Adds 29 Persons to List of Foreign Entities Restricted From Exports of Dual-Use Goods

Supply Chain 24/7

The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) has issued a rule that adds 29 persons in Cyprus, Finland, Romania, Russia, Switzerland, Ukraine (including its Crimea region) and the United Kingdom to its list of entities restricted from receiving exports of dual-use goods from the United States

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

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

Romania 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. As a tourist in Birmingham recently I awoke early due to the 2 hour time difference and decided on some breakfast retail therapy to pass the time. Firstly, I had to negotiate the huge queue of students (going out or coming in?)

Winner of last quarter: The Netherlands as a logistics base

Supply Chain Movement

In the ‘Base for Logistics Activities’ category, the Netherlands outranked France, Austria, Italy, Poland, Switzerland, Belgium, Spain, the Czech Republic, Russia, Hungary, Turkey, Denmark, Slovakia and Romania. The Netherlands is the best region for a logistics base according to the ‘VerkehrsRundschau Markenstudie ImageRanking’.

FMCG Distribution: Route Planning & IKEA Shopping Chaos

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

This is what many FMCG companies suffer in their distribution route planning in Romania every single day. Ok, I know I should not have gone there. It was Sunday and well before the live Premier League football on the TV. The weather was cold, the air was full of drizzle and as I turned off the overgrown roundabout the scale of my folly dawned; the IKEA car park was bursting at the seams. Every available legal and illegal space was taken.

Employee Spotlight: Lucas Tallec brings motivation and hard work to Axway

Axway

In April, we shared with you the journey of our colleague, Iolanda Marin from Romania to Paris and to her … Life at Axway AMPLIFY API Management employee spotlightEvery month, we are sharing a spotlight, video and/or blog post, about an Axway employee, one of our great Griffins.

Take a Bold Step Today! Join us as Supply Chain Business Developer

DiManEx

The team is awesome, with Nour from Egypt, Adrian from Romania, Gloria from Uruguay and Michel from Belgium, just to name a few of our stars! We know. You’re thinking: what kind of job ad is this? And why is joining them a bold step?

FMCG Supply Chains – What are the most important roles?

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

If you are ever lucky enough to visit the Danube Delta in Romania then on the road back towards Bucharest you will see men and women stand up at the side of the road and outstretch their arms. Ok, so if you don’t live in Romania or visit countries celebrating eid you may not have seen this cunning slight. I am often asked which job in the extended Supply Chain is the most important.

June 2019 Automation Hero: Erwin van der Wouden of Araco

EazyStock

This will help us manage our two warehouses (in the Netherlands and Romania) and align the stock levels optimally. Erwin van der Wouden, supply chain manager at Araco, has automated the purchasing of more than 2000 SKUs. Name: Erwin van der Wouden. Title: Supply Chain Manager. Company: Araco International. Congratulations on the award, Erwin! Could you please tell me a little about your role and what processes or tasks have you automated at Araco? Thank you!

Living A Simple but Meaningful Life

BlueYonder

She shares how her upbringing in communist-era Romania has led her to focus on a simple, ‘tech-free’ life – outside of her day job, of course! – I was born in Romania and lived there until I was 27. I had a very interesting childhood growing up in the communist era in Romania. We lived in Romania until 2012 when we moved to Germany as a family. Most of my family is still in Romania, so this was very different for us.

FMCG ERP Selection: Road to success or road to ruin?

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

Irrelevant in the UK but here in Romania this is a significant factor for as sure as it will rain in UK in summer it will snow heavily in these parts come winter time. I know this will not impress Jeremy Clarkson – and why would I want to? - but my first car was a Renault 5. I realise this is possibly only 2 steps up from a classic Citroen 2CV which Jasper Carrott likened to an upturned corrugated crab on wheels.

Gartner Top 25 Supply Chains: Did your FMCG company make the list?

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

The consumer pull on their burgers and fries or mici here in Romania, is very powerful and as long as everything is available when you approach the counter you will buy and be wished a nice day. The annual Supply Chain “Oscar’s” have been announced by Gartner for 2014. I list the top 10 here but to see the full list of top 25 global Supply Chains please click and surf here. Apple. McDonald''s. Amazon.com. Unilever. Procter & Gamble. Samsung Electronics. Cisco Systems. Intel.

Apps for more efficient procurement procedures

Supply Chain Movement

SynerTrade is headquartered in France but is also active in Belgium, Germany, Italy, Romania, the USA, China, Brazil and beyond. SynerTrade, provider of purchasing software and apps for more efficient procurement procedures, is growing robustly. More than 250 customers in 11 countries have already entrusted their purchasing processes to the software company with French-German roots. The apps play an important role in that, and the company has already developed 34 different ones.

FreightWaves Classics/Leaders: Executive led Pennsylvania Railroad and much more

The Supply Chain Journal

He also was recognized for his work during the war, and received formal honors from Belgium, France, Great Britain, Romania, Serbia and the United States. On this date in 1935, railroad executive William Wallace Atterbury died in Philadelphia at the age of 69.

June 2019 Automation Hero: Erwin van der Wouden of Araco

EazyStock

This will help us manage our two warehouses (in the Netherlands and Romania) and align the stock levels optimally. Erwin van der Wouden, supply chain manager at Araco, has automated the purchasing of more than 2000 SKUs. Name: Erwin van der Wouden. Title: Supply Chain Manager. Company: Araco International. Congratulations on the award, Erwin! Could you please tell me a little about your role and what processes or tasks have you automated at Araco? Thank you!

Supply Chain : When a bicycle is better than a Mercedes.

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

In Romania, politicians “defended the people from the noise and pollution made ??by The vast majority of companies in Romania that I know have made real progress in integration with suppliers and customers, but still neglect internal integration. The summer of 2004. It was 3 weeks after I had changed the job and the company. It was a new (Supply Chain) position in an FMCG company with many people speaking native French.

Accelerate Digitisation in the Supply Chain – Leveraging a Data-driven Approach to Optimisation – LogiSYM August 2020

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

Today the company has over 230 team members located across the globe including Singapore, India, Pakistan, Indonesia, Sweden, South Africa, Ivory Coast, France, Romania, UAE, Ghana, and Nigeria.

FMCG Christmas Promotional Activity Planning - 7 Top Tips

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

Certainly here in Romania that jolly friendly man carrying gifts has popped up in mall windows in October. Did you know that the Christmas season originally ran from December 25 th to January 6th which was in turn popularly known as the 12 Days of Christmas? Christmas is becoming like old age; it slowly creeps up on you without you really noticing.

Most desirable logistics location of Europe in 2018

Supply Chain Movement

Romania. 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.

Leading Edge S&OP: Periodically check for relevance & compliance

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As a sign of how long we have spent living in Romania we have adopted the Domestos si harnici si darnici or spring cleaning routine. The first target of this spring was the kitchen. All cupboards and drawers were emptied including some for the first time in several years. Lo and behold we had forgotten we were the “proud” owners of an item recently voted the world’s worst labour saving device. Yes, we own a battery operated revolving ice cream cone.

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FMCG Stock Shrinkage happens in the best run operations, even yours!

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My colleague Stefan Cucu recently wrote on the subject of stock shrinkage in coolers located in HORECA outlets in Romania. One of the points he made warned Supply Chain professionals about the likelihood of stock shrinkage anywhere along the chain. The term shrinkage covers a multitude of incidents but all inevitably lead to missing stock, extra cost and ultimately, poor customer service.

Checklist for working capital management

Supply Chain Movement

Romania. 10 questions to assess working capital management. Working capital management revolves around inventory, debtors and creditors. Some companies generate cash so quickly that they can even achieve negative working capital. Supply Chain Media and software vendor Slimstock have developed this checklist for working capital management. >>Please >>Please click on the red button and fill in the fields to activate the green download button.

The Supply Chain Response to India’s Second Wave of Covid!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Some of the others countries who helped us in this time of grave crisis included Bhutan, Ireland, Romania , Portugal, Hong Kong and Thailand. Subscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. 10 Vital Supply Chain Lessons from the Coronavirus Pandemic!

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Rethinking your optimum

Supply Chain Movement

Romania. Rethink your optimum: Prepare your supply chain for the challenges of 2017 and beyond. Advanced analytics and optimization technology is the game-changing advantage that will push you past the competition – giving your business more agility, higher accuracy and sharper insights to maximize your revenue. Learn more about: How data, advanced analytics and optimization technology combine to give your company the adaptability it needs in challenging markets.

Checklist for Global Trade Management

Supply Chain Movement

Romania. 10 questions about Global Trade Management. Managing the activities comprising a supply chain is becoming more difficult with the growth of trade and increased regulation. Supply Chain Movement and software supplier Amber Road have put together this checklist for Global Trade Management. >>Please >>Please click on the red button and fill in the fields to activate the green download button. Checklist for Global Trade Management.

Supply Chain Insight: FMCG Drinks Stock Shrinkage

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

Once upon a time, when I accompanied a sales rep on his route in a Route-to-Market (RTM) project, I visited a certain street in the southern Romania district of Giurgiu. Today we see a lot of writing about Supply Chain. Technology is advancing rapidly and we are seeing changes almost on a daily basis; progress is simply enormous. However, some things never change and this is what I discuss here – things that never change. I am not going to tell you about anything difficult.

Packaging Manufacturing Predictions Post-Pandemic

QAD

And in Germany, Romania and Switzerland – the three lowest e-commerce countries in Europe – e-commerce increased by 28, 25 and 18% respectively. . Think of the role that packaging plays in your life.

Supplier Quality Management: What it is, 5 Key Metrics to Know & a 4 Step Supplier Evaluation Process

GlobalTranz

The US quality guru Joseph Moses Juran (born 1904 in Romania ) divides the supplier quality assurance process into nine steps: definition of the product’s quality requirements, evaluation of alternative suppliers. Editor’s Note: This is the first in a three-part series on Supplier Quality Management processes and how to evaluate your suppliers from Chuck Intrieri of The Lean Supply Chain.