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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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24 hours is not what it seems

It’s sometimes difficult to understand why, but there is undoubtedly a growing demand for a 24 hours delivery service for orders placed on the internet. That is, place your order by some time late this afternoon and you’ll get your delivery tomorrow - and “some time” is getting later and later. It’s difficult to understand because there seems to be no clear reason as to why customers need some of these things so urgently. It can’t all be those forgotten...

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Supply Chain Inventory Management

Supply Chain Inventory Management is a fundamental aspect of our strategic supply chain services. While companies will always attempt to keep inventories low in order to reduce cost, factors such as product-line proliferation, short product life cycles and turbulent market conditions will continually conspire to push them back up. It is an age-old logistics problem that we solve. The aim is to strive for that optimum level, and though the solution can never be perfect, our experience can help arrive...

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Stock in the Retail Supply Chain: How do your strategies measure up?

Managing stock is always challenging. And nowhere more so than in retail.  Changing fashions, unpredictable weather and erratic economic conditions that have us coming out of recession one minute and going back in the next, all serve to make getting stock levels right a real headache.  And these are just the factors that are outside of our control.  Other drivers of stock – unrealistic sales targets, buying for quantity discounts, trying to fill containers to reduce transport costs and straight...

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Information Technology

There are no modern supply chains without Information Technology. There are no modern warehouse or distribution centres without Information Technology. For this reason we offer a wide range of consultancy services covering supply chain software, including Warehouse Management Systems (WMS), forecasting & planning systems, and order management systems. Our services range from Software Specification, Selection and Development to System Integration and Support. Our skills also extend to the development of new software in areas where it aids our consultants' development of...

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