A Warehouse Move as a Logistics Consultancy Project

Much of our work in logistics consultancy is directed to planning new warehouses for our clients. After data collection, analysis, design and debate, the plans for the new facility will be agreed. The implementation of this concept can be a substantial project in its own right, whether an existing building is being used or a new construction undertaken. Completing the physical building is, however, only part of the project and is the part that can be most easily passed over...

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The Last 50 Metres – an old problem still unsolved

Over the last few years we’ve got used to Internet retailers reporting stellar growth figures. 40%, 60%, even 100% growth has not been uncommon for individual retailers, and the market as a whole has been growing at close to 40%. Over the last two or three years that growth has declined. So is this a trend that is to continue or a blip caused by the recession? Has the novelty worn off or is it simply a sign of the sector...

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Effective Logistics and Supply Chain Management with ERP Systems

In today’s increasingly global and turbulent markets, companies need to adjust quickly to new conditions. The ability to flexibly adjust the business processes, operations and information flow along the extended supply chains therefore becomes vital for a company’s survival and success. On the other hand, the burden of resource, process and information management has grown heavier. Most modern companies, especially large and mid-size ones, have complex organisational structures, with many resources to be controlled and many processes to be managed....

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Environmental Impact Reduction

Implementing effective logistics strategies within the construction industry is the best way of reducing environmental impact- such as waste and carbon emissions- on construction sites. The Logistic Business has run a number of projects for the Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP), supporting construction companies in developing logistic solutions. As part of this work we have produced several case studies and reports covering a wide variety of construction projects, from the small to the very large (£1 billion plus projects)....

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Sustainable Supply Chain Strategy – Reverse Logistics in E-Retail

The logistics industry has worked hard over many years to improve supply chains to deliver products quickly, accurately and as cost-effectively as possible.  However, companies often haven’t put the same priority on planning for customer returns.  But now, from both a financial point of view and also to maintain customer satisfaction, this aspect of the retailer’s offer is being given increased attention since it is recognised that the cost of not dealing effectively with returns can be extremely high. The...

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