Diversity, Equity & Inclusion – the topic du jour

Much has been written about Diversity & Inclusion in the FMCG sector. It has to be said that the FMCG sector is possibly one of the more diverse sectors I’ve seen to date. However, this varies significantly from one region to region and from company to company. Today’s blog explores what some of the best …

Thriving in the era of uncertainty

In December 2021, Harvard Business Review published a book by John E. Katsos and Jason Miklian – Preparing for the Era of Uncertainty. This book posits that we are currently living in the era of uncertainty and gives organisational leaders the frameworks and tools, that are used by organisations and businesses in conflict zones, to …

Surviving inflationary & supply chain pressures

At the start of 2022, everyone was breathing a sigh of relief as we started to accept that non-lethal variants of Covid-19 were going to be a part of our lives going forward, just like influenza and how we live with it. However, by February 2022, everyone was talking about rising food prices and how …

Sustainability and stock

For FMCG/CPG companies, optimal retail stock levels is about maintaining enough stock at a retailer’s warehouse or at a store level to eliminate out of stocks in stores. For retailers, optimal retail stock levels is about maintaining just enough stock to eliminate overstocking in stores or at their warehouses. However, optimal stock levels need to …