Have we become too reliant on the World Wide Web?

Where would we be without the use of the internet? How often do we log-on and find the server is down, and realise we have no way of finding the information we are looking for. What would happen if, like the volcano in Iceland, the World Wide Web just blew up, and for the foreseeable future we were unable to get on line. How would we cope? As a consumer we would get in our car, travel to the desired...

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Regional Logistics Capability – Research and Strategy

Logistics and Supply Chain Management, potentially the “last frontier” for company’s cost reduction potential, has been heatedly discussed for over half a century. In recent years it has emerged as a key business concern and moved higher up the agenda in organisations in every industry sector. Adequate and reliable supply is the key to the success of not only battles in war, but also equally intense battles in the business arena. But does a specific region also need to develop...

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Transport Environmental Audit

An average HGV travelling 80,000 miles per annum will currently use around £45,000 of fuel each year. If transport efficiency were increased by only 5%, this would provide a fuel saving of £2,250 and a 5.85 tonne reduction of CO2 per vehicle per year. This is looking at fuel alone. If total vehicle and transport costs are considered, far greater savings can be achieved. Our Audit Programme is designed to identify these environmental efficiency opportunities within your fleet, and provide...

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Software Specification, Selection and Development

Warehouse Management System Selection and implementation helps our clients to run their operations as efficiently as possible. We recognise that while companies use software to manage their business every day, it is not often that they have the relevant expertise or confidence to specify and buy new systems themselves. This is where The Logistics Business can step in. Our consultants have a deep understanding of IT systems and can draw up specifications for the selection and development of systems based on...

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Project Implementation

The Logistics Business can provide experienced managers to assist in the project implementation phase that have the best leadership and communication skills to plan and drive projects forwards from start to finish. A particular area of expertise for us is project managing the migration of our client’s current operations into new or modified facilities. Detailed project plans, usually in the form of Gantt charts, are used to identify critical paths, coordinate tasks, plan resources and monitor progress throughout the course of the...

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