Thinking about your supply chain solutions
Thinking about your supply chain solutions
The world is changing at a pace like no other; supply chains are too. Before you decide to change, just check it has longevity and isn’t a knee jerk action to a short-term spike… Our CEO Paul Eastwood shares his thoughts on the topic...
Container crisis hits world trade
Container crisis hits world trade
Container ships are piling up in front of the ports, prices for freight containers are exploding, and there are problems in supply chains around the world. Dr Stephan Mang, Partner at Pollen Consulting Group, provides insight on how this has effected different trading regions in the world.
What makes a good consultant?
What makes a good consultant?
With the market saturated with old school consultancies, we were keen to discover what makes Pollen a point of difference; we asked our clients what made them engage with us and what they believe makes a good consultant stand out from the pack...
Lean into Data Analytics
Lean into Data Analytics
The world is changing. Technology is continuously improving on an exponential scale and we are already moving beyond Industry 4.0, whereby data and the internet are the new means of production.  Matthew Nixon our digital architect discusses pain points of data analytics and how to address them.
SKU Profitability
SKU Profitability
In order to run a successful business, profitability is a key driver. This would assume that most businesses have a very good handle of what products add to that profitability.  Unfortunately, with the many moving parts of FMCG, it can be difficult to know which products are contributing to (or reducing) your overall profitability. Our Director Oliver North discusses SKU Profitability in more detail...
How to Build a Sustainable Supply Chain with Triple Bottom Line
How to Build a Sustainable Supply Chain with Triple Bottom Line
The concept of Triple Bottom Line (TBL) is a fundamental component to establish a sustainable supply chain with its comprehensive approach to operations, considering three bottom lines; People, Planet, and Profit.
Pollen Academy launches Senior Leader Coaching
Pollen Academy launches Senior Leader Coaching
Pollen Academy have expanded their portfolio to include a ‘Senior Leader Coaching’ course aimed at executives wanting to develop their vision and leadership skills led by Pollen Director and accredited coach Stephan Mang...
Process control to specification
Process control to specification
Our Director Stephan Mang discusses statistical process control, how to implement this and the benefits of doing so.
Is it all push when it should be pull
Is it all push when it should be pull
How scenario planning and IBP are both the engine and the brain in the digital world.
Keeping it chilled
Keeping it chilled
With more than $26 billion spent annually on refrigeration in Australia, this is a major cost to our industry. So, how effective is your freight and refrigeration in supporting product quality and how do much they cost? Our director Scott Varker of Pollen Asset Advisory shares his insights on this topic.