A common S&OP process for your business helps planning

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Designing a process

The elements of S&OP. For Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP) to be successful within your organisation, three elements must work together: People, Process and Applications. As discussed in my previous blog the most critical element is people, S&OP is a journey towards collaboration so, without the willingness by senior managers (and their reports) to change behaviour a S&OP implementation will fail. The … Read More

Assets Support Logistics role in achieving Availability

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Cargo containers in shipping yard

Scope of Assets Support Logistics. Planning, scheduling and performance measurement are key for Logistics to achieve its Availability objective. The core of the objective is the ‘time-related positioning of internal and external resources’. These resources include people, IT applications, facilities, equipment and utilities. Organisations measure aspects of delivery for goods, but few measure the performance of internal resources to improve … Read More

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