Toward achieving a perfect customer order in Logistics

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Delivery modes - see the plane

Aiming for perfect orders. Expectations between customer and supplier can be different, concerning performance through the cycle of an order. A role for Logisticians is aligning the expectations for perfect orders to be delivered. A  common Logistics measure of actual delivery performance for a period (shift or day) is the Fill Rate – acceptable (but not necessarily perfect) customer orders … Read More

Business models in the market for Logistics services

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A wide world of opportunities for LSPs

Attributes of a LSP. LSPs review their business strategies on a periodic basis, to identify how they may gain a larger share of clients’ logistics services spend. The previous blog contained a table that identified seventeen different business types operating within the Logistics Services industry. These illustrate the many options and potential opportunities available for LSPs to grow their business. The Logistics … Read More

Logistics Services Providers scope in a Supply Network

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Logistics Services Providers

Logistics Services Providers. To the general public, reading the word Logistics written on the side of a truck means that the ‘logistics industry’ is only concerned with trucks. This is far from the truth. The more descriptive term is ‘logistics services industry’, which differentiates services from the logistics activities of shippers. This term will encompass a range of businesses that … Read More

Are challenges similar at nodes through Supply Chains?

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Supply Chain Competitive Advantage

Industry sectors. Often, commentators discuss supply chain issues only in the manufacturer/assembler to retail and retail to consumer sectors. But this is a limited view, given the extent of supply chains going back to the mines and farms where input materials start their journey. So, at a strategic level, are the challenges similar? As noted in the previous blog the … Read More

Use a matrix to structure your Supply Chain strategy

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Strategy to satisfy customer demand

Supply Network strategy. To identify the critical issues in developing a strategy requires systems thinking, intuition and insight. There are three levels of strategy for an organisation: For large diversified businesses the corporate strategy concerns: the type of business(es) in which the organisation operates; where the business will operate; acquisition and divestment policy and the allocation of financial resources among business … Read More