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RtM Distributor Development Programme, Brewing, CEE

Locations: CEE.

Industries: Brewing / Beverage.

Supply Chain Areas: RtM/Deliver.

An example of using the Enchange Distributor Assessment Tool during a Route to Market – Distributor Development Programme, which has been  delivered to a multinational client in the brewing sector in Central Eastern Europe. Project Background and Approach The client had a multi-distributor model with a mix of good and poorly performing distributors. The local […]

Inbound Materials Inventory Optimisation, Manufacturing

Locations: WE.

Industries: Industrial & Engineering.

Supply Chain Areas: Supply Chain Analytics.

An example of applying supply chain analytics to right-sizing inbound materials inventory levels for a complex job shop manufacturing process. An in-depth case study sheet is also available for download here. Challenge The main concern of this manufacturing business was high investment in inbound materials. The manufacturing process was a  complex job shop environment in which […]

Spare Parts Supply Management, Engineering

Locations: WE.

Industries: Industrial & Engineering.

Supply Chain Areas: Supply Chain Analytics.

An example of utilising supply chain analytics for spare parts supply management and inventory optimisation in engineering. An in-depth case study sheet is also available for download here. Challenge The engineering business has to manage a complex situation of supplying parts for first time construction as well as ensuring spare parts are available for repairs […]

Inventory and Transportation Costs Optimisation, Retail

Locations: WE.

Industries: Retail.

Supply Chain Areas: Supply Chain Analytics.

An example of using supply chain analytics for inventory optimisation and reduction of transportation costs in retail. An in-depth case study sheet is also available for download here. Challenge This international retailer was struggling with high levels of inventory in stores and central depots, but in the wrong mix for the rate of sales. Its […]

Value for Money

“… very impressed by them
[Enchange Project Managers] ….

… you guys [Enchange] are really helping the business here. [Enchange Project Manager] is an expert …
could not have made a better choice….
Great value for money. ”

Regional Supply Chain Manager
FMCG Multinational

Stabilising Production Plan with Analytics, Industrial Manufacturing

Locations: WE.

Industries: Industrial & Engineering.

Supply Chain Areas: Supply Chain Analytics.

  An example of how supply chain analytics has been utilised for creating a stable plan by applying production wheel planning. An in-depth case study sheet is also available for download here. Challenge Despite having relatively predictable demand and high inventories, this industrial manufacturer still suffered occasional shortages of items and had to change production […]

Supply Chain Analytics to Improve Inventory Availability, Automotive

Locations: WE.

Industries: Automotive.

Supply Chain Areas: Supply Chain Analytics.

  An example of using supply chain analytics for investigating and identifying the cause of poor inventory availability at a European tyre company. An in-depth case study sheet is also available for download here. Challenge A European automotive tyre company was suffering from inventory availability issues in a key market.  The demand profile was steady […]

Inventory Management, MRP and Supplier Collaboration, Russia

Locations: CEE.

Industries: FMCG.

Supply Chain Areas: Plan.

Project Summary & Results Materials planning capability was developed. Stabilised MRP output was the prelude to implementing supplier collaboration agreements. In addition to expert support, coaching was a critical element of the Enchange engagement to enable capability build of the Client Team. The project utilised a number of tools including: How can Enchange help your […]

Greenfield Factory, FMCG, Kenya

Locations: AME.

Industries: FMCG.

Supply Chain Areas: Make.

Faced with indifferent factory and supply chain performance, Enchange was invited to advise upon re-engineering factory operations for this $140m FMCG multinational in Kenya. The project was a ‘Greenfield’ approach involving redesign of operating procedures and plant layout, building in quality and planned maintenance to working practices. The programme included: Training programme for Technical Operators […]

Part of the Team

“Enchange advisors have become accepted almost as part of our own staff and are widely respected in our organisation. It is rare to find consultants of this calibre who can travel at short notice, demonstrate an awareness of local business conventions and integrate effectively with management and operatives while introducing new methodologies that gain immediate acceptance.”

Senior Vice President
FMCG Multinational

Walk Through Assessment, Generic Pharmaceuticals, CEE, Romania

Locations: CEE.

Industries: FMCG.

Supply Chain Areas: Plan.

Project Background Enchange was commissioned to undertake a Walk Through Assessment focusing on the supply chain processes (demand planning, sales & operational planning (S&OP), supply planning) and Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system alignment to the supply chain and financial processes. Deliverables How can Enchange help your business? To find out how we can help your […]

Ethical Pharmaceuticals Multinational, UK Global Office

Locations: WE.

Industries: Pharmaceutical.

Supply Chain Areas: Plan.

Project Background Enchange undertook a Walk Through assessment of the current Sales & Operational Planning (Global & Regional) practices, processes and plans of this leading multinational. The review assessment focused on current process performance, IT systems application and alignment to new stated global objectives. Outcomes   How can Enchange help your business? To find out […]

Regional Supply Chain Programme, Strategy into Action, Western Europe

Locations: WE.

Industries: FMCG.

Supply Chain Areas: Strategy.

Our client had defined in outline the strategy to support a regional supply chain programme. Enchange worked with the ExCo to translate the strategy (defining “What to do”) into action (“How to do it”) & delivered:   How can Enchange help your business? To find out how we can help your business, and to enquire […]

Regional Supply Chain Transformation Programme, Europe, FMCG

Locations: CEE.

Industries: FMCG.

Supply Chain Areas: Plan.

Project Background Enchange performed pre & post implementation process alignment reviews against a new Operating Model (OM). Deliverables included recommendations & implementation plans. Enchange designed & delivered an Education & Awareness programme to support rollout of the Programme. The Reviews Assessed the gaps & compliance to the Operating Model Identified best practice & benchmarked performance […]

Problem…Partnership…Solution

“Enchange proved outstanding at identifying key issues and putting together a process that allowed us to work in a structured way towards finding a solution. A great deal of expertise and knowledge was contributed by the consultants but most importantly Enchange personnel created a situation where staff who had been associated with a problem recognised the problem and  became part of the solution.”

Regional Manufacturing Manager
FMCG Multinational

Regional S&OP Programme, FMCG, Africa & Middle East

Locations: AME.

Industries: FMCG.

Supply Chain Areas: Plan.

Project Background As part of a global process convergence initiative, Enchange was selected to design & support implementation. Enchange designed a simple, robust & standardised set of S&OP & related processes & procedures. The programme was rolled out in over 30 Operating Companies. In addition regional supporting S&OP processes were designed and implemented. Results   […]

Route to Market Programme, Brewery, CEE

Locations: CEE.

Industries: Brewing / Beverage.

Supply Chain Areas: RtM/Deliver.

Project Background A multinational brewer wished to improve its Route to Market (RTM). The brewer had three breweries and several regional offices and depots. Enchange was engaged to support the programme. Guiding an internal client team, Enchange analysed current operations, and designed and implemented a new RTM platform. The centre piece of the Project was […]

Post Merger Distribution Integration, Brewing, Romania

Locations: CEE.

Industries: Brewing / Beverage and Financial Institutions.

Supply Chain Areas: RtM/Deliver.

Project Background A Private Equity Firm was in the process of exiting a brewing investment comprising four breweries in Central & Eastern Europe. A strategic investor had been identified. Enchange was invited to undertake a detailed analysis of post-merger logistics and primary distribution options for the new enlarged brewing group comprising seven breweries and several […]

Supply Chain Reengineering, Pharmaceuticals, Romania

Locations: CEE.

Industries: Pharmaceutical.

Supply Chain Areas: Plan.

Project Background A Supply Chain Walk Through preceded the re-engineering of the supply chain for this market leading generics manufacturer. To drive the programme & engage the senior team, a strategy map was designed. A Balanced Scorecard of KPIs was introduced to support the new strategy. A new S&OP process was the centre piece of […]

Capability Development

“Many thanks for your help during my assignment …. it proved very successful in moving the organisation a long way on their supply chain journey….”

Operations Director
FMCG Multinational

Post Acquisition Supply Chain Integration, FMCG, Poland

Locations: CEE.

Industries: FMCG.

Supply Chain Areas: Plan and SAP/ERP.

Project Background Enchange undertook a Supply Chain Walk Through Assessment of the two businesses of an FMCG manufacturer. The focus of the Walk Through was integration of the supply chains. Working with internal teams, the subsequent project implemented an integrated S&OP process and related supply chain back office operations. A new integrated organisation structure was […]

SAP Rollout & Support, Africa & Europe

Locations: AME.

Industries: FMCG.

Supply Chain Areas: SAP/ERP.

Project Background Africa: SAP Convergence Project; Enchange provided a team to support implementation. Enchange role – expert support; project managed implementation in one cluster. Tasks included assisting process owners & key users with blueprint development, training & testing system conversion before go-live. Europe: SAP Rollout support. Enchange role – expert resource on an ‘as-required’ basis. […]

ERP Implementation, FMCG Multinational, Pan Africa

Locations: AME.

Industries: FMCG.

Supply Chain Areas: SAP/ERP.

Project Background A global strategic review identified the need to improve supply chain performance & achieve process convergence across business units. The organisation had a trading presence in most African countries & manufacturing operations in West, East, Central & Southern Africa. SAP was implemented in larger markets & Fourth Shift in other markets. Enchange was […]

Business Process Alignment FMCG Multinational, South Central Europe

Locations: CEE.

Industries: FMCG.

Supply Chain Areas: Plan and SAP/ERP.

Project Background As in most businesses, newly implemented SAP systems require a change in business process. To enable this change, Enchange was invited to be part of this project by working with the organisation to re-design their Order-To-Cash business processes, building strong and disciplined process ownership with clearly defined roles, responsibilities and accountability. The project […]

Valuable Contribution to PE Investment Exit

“…. the distribution options presented have provided a clear view of the future that include very attractive savings potential.
… [Enchange] has made an immensely valuable contribution to the sale of the breweries  …..”.

Chairman
Brewery Group

Supermarket Chain, Romania

Locations: CEE.

Industries: Financial Institutions and FMCG.

Supply Chain Areas: Plan.

Project Background Enchange was commissioned to undertake a detailed analysis and assessment of a supermarket chain in Romania. Acquired by a Private Equity firm, the company had enjoyed a dominant position in its sector of the market. A Walk Through Organisation Assessment identified several critical areas of the business that required significant intervention including: Supply […]

Walk Through Assessment, Generic Pharmaceuticals CEE, Poland

Locations: CEE.

Industries: Pharmaceutical.

Supply Chain Areas: Plan.

Project Background Enchange conducted a review of organisation processes, procedures, working practices and performance of this generics pharmaceutical manufacturing company with operations in Poland, CEE and Russia. The focus of the ‘Walk Through’ was the demand side of the supply chain, Sales & Operational Planning (S&OP) processes including marketing cycle planning, demand forecasting and planning, […]

S&OP, FMCG Manufacturer, Africa

Locations: AME.

Industries: FMCG.

Supply Chain Areas: Plan.

Project Background Enchange conducted a walk through assessment during the first stage of the project that revealed a dysfunctional supply chain, sub-optimal IT system utilisation and poor cross-functional supply chain knowledge. Stock outs for some SKUs and over-stocking on others were causing lost sales and a significant drain on financial resources. Working with an internal […]

Logistics Mapping Project, FMCG, Pan Africa & Middle East

Locations: AME.

Industries: FMCG.

Supply Chain Areas: RtM/Deliver.

Project Background As part of a manufacturing footprint redesign initiative, Enchange was selected to map existing primary logistics routes (road, rail & sea) on all intra and inter cross border movements in the region. Enchange developed a map with an easy to use database tool that enabled identification of logistics barriers & improvement opportunities in […]

Practical solutions that do not distrupt the business

“… the main benefit for us was the development of a plan of how to deal with the issues that was not disruptive to the business and at the same time  involving the key people doing their job.” …

“… I have worked with a number for consulting firms and I would say that Enchange has not just theoretical knowledge, but from a practical point of view, an excellent grasp of how to make any supply chain work more effectively…”

Operations Director
FMCG Multinational

S&OP Programme, Pan Africa, Mobile Telecommunications

Locations: AME.

Industries: Telecommunications.

Supply Chain Areas: Plan.

Project Background Enchange was selected to design & implement a Sales & Operational Planning (S&OP) Programme in Africa for this multinational Mobile Telecoms provider. Enchange designed a simple, standardised, set of S&OP & related processes. The programme was piloted in Congo Brazzaville & rolled out throughout Africa. The project also delivered a suite of IT […]

Supply Chain & S&OP Re-engineering, FMCG, Nigeria

Locations: AME.

Industries: FMCG.

Supply Chain Areas: Plan.

Project Background A multinational FMCG organisation (turnover $110m) was experiencing significant growth whilst also facing new aggressive competition. Supply chain operations were considered to be outdated and in need of overhaul to support the new business environment. Enchange was invited to lead this change. An initial ‘Walk Through’ Assessment identified the following: Dysfunctional supply chain […]

Supply Chain Analytics, FMCG, Global

Locations: WE.

Industries: FMCG.

Supply Chain Areas: Supply Chain Analytics.

Project Background In a team including Enchange consultants, this project launched the Concentra Supply Chain Analytics Tools, now developed into SupplyVue: The Initiative. A leading global FMCG company undertook a supply chain improvements programme across 150 markets. The goal was alignment of operational activities with company strategy. The Problem. The organisation identified KPIs & targets, but […]