Tag Archives: logistics

Digital logistics

This article reviews the nature of digitisation in the field of logistics.  It proposes the developmental process that logistics firms will go through when adopting digitisation, as follows: Functional excellence – operations will be able to improve fulfillment processes and … Continue reading

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Logistics in 2017

Always take with a pinch of salt anyone who forecasts trends for the forthcoming year.  Nonetheless it is sometimes worth looking at such forecasts, because they can tell you what is happening right now…  Here’s one CEO’s view of how … Continue reading

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Warehousing set to music

I’ve never come across a video of warehousing set to music before….  This is what Encirc, the glass and bottle manufacturer, have done – in conjunction with Stocklin, the Swiss supplier of their warehousing equipment.  It’s the kind of thing … Continue reading

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Where haute couture meets logistics and ecommerce

You need a highly developed and sophisticated logistics system if you are going to deliver thousands of goods to customers’ homes.  But an even better system if you then routinely expect those goods to be returned two days later.  That’s what … Continue reading

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Undercover Boss – some great OM insights, hidden amongst the entertainment format

Channel 4 is running a new series of Undercover Boss.   Over the years I’ve watched a whole load of these, not just from the UK, but also USA and Australia.  In almost every episode, hidden in the programme’s format, … Continue reading

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How Ford integrated its European spare parts supply chain

In 2012, Ford Motor Company and Penske Logistics won the European Award for Logistics Excellence.  This video explains why.  Over a period of several years, they collaborated to redesign and improve the spare parts delivery performance of all their brands – … Continue reading

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London Gateway now open for business

London Gateway is a huge infrastructure development creating the UK’s largest port and logistics centre.  This FT video explains the project and its implications for UK business.

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UK 3PL set to grow in 2014

A survey of UK logistics providers has indicated a high degree of optimism with regards demand in 2014.  The Manufacturer reports on a survey of British 3PL companies undertaken by the UK Warehousing Association.  This forecasts investment in nearly all … Continue reading

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The location decision: how it is affected by R & D

This long article published by Deloitte University Press identifies how selecting the wrong location for production can affect future competitiveness.   It identifies that the traditional way of thinking about where to locate production capability is driven by two main … Continue reading

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Operations Insight: Motivation and worldmade wheelchairs

Motivation is an international charity that focus on enabling disabled people in developing countries to be more mobile, through the provision of a wheelchair.   This video explains how their ‘worldmade’ wheelchair is designed, manufactured and assembled to meet the needs … Continue reading

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