Tag Archives: logistics

Getting an inventory control system to fit the operation

There is a very clear and concise article about inventory control systems on the camcode.com website.  It identifies two basic systems – the periodic and the perpetual – and then explains two types of technology that can be deployed to … Continue reading

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The fourth largest cargo airport in the world is…?

Anchorage, Alaska – as this video explains. In 11 minutes it tells you everything you need to know about overnight package delivery.

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Operations Insight: Core Management Logistics

This video was made by CILT to illustrate current practice in logistics.

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Insights from… CILT

The Chartered Institute of Transport and Logistics is a membership “organisation for professionals involved in the movement of goods and people and their associated supply chains”.  Their website has the following features of interest: News – “latest news”, Focus magazine … Continue reading

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Teleported scooters

Also on my visit to Bonn, I saw a load of scooters on pavements waiting to be hired for short trips across the city.  They can be located, unlocked, used and paid for via an app.  But there is a … Continue reading

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Brexit and operations: short-term issues

I’ve deliberately not blogged about Brexit before – there is more than enough coverage of this topic.  But we’ve decided to write a case study on Brexit for the new edition of our book, and I have been researching* the … Continue reading

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what3words revolutionises the concept of location

what3words explains it has “a really simple way to talk about location. We have divided the world into a grid of 3m x 3m squares and assigned each one a unique 3 word address. It means anyone can accurately find … Continue reading

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Research Insight: Central versus local control in disaster management

In most large organisations there is a tension between what should be managed at the centre and what should managed at a local level.  To a certain extent, in many contexts this should be resolve by big data and AI. … Continue reading

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The digital supply chain

This video from PwC explains how supply chains can be reconfigured to speed up deliveries to consumers operating in a digital world.

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Managing risk during the procurement process

The U.N. have a Procurement Practitioners Handbook.  One of the chapters is devoted to risk management (here).  It usefully includes a table which identifies the nature of risk, possible consequences, and what to do about it across the following stages … Continue reading

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