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The Logistics Business presents ‘ Zone Manager’ for implementation at Sellafield

The ongoing de-commissioning of the Sellafield nuclear site involves up to 200 deliveries a day, causing considerable congestion, sometime up to four hours. To manage this,  Sellafield has partnered up with logistics contractor Peterson, who engaged The Logistics Business to develop the Delivery Management System (DMS) using the  ‘Zone Manager V6’ software platform. Zone Manager is an advanced cloud-based DMS system, developed by The Logistics Business and successfully used in over a 100 projects world-wide, ranging from Blackfriars station in...

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Supply Chain Model

An efficient supply chain is among the most significant aspects of business management today. If you are a business owner, you probably already understand that your supply chain---which can be local and quaint or global and multinational---controls the flow of your products and business information as well as your flow of capital. Simply put, the significance of a supply chain model (SCM) in your business is self-explanatory: it streamlines and manages vital business processes. However, as any business expert would...

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Supply Chain Management Strategy Planning and Operation

Larger businesses and governmental organisations rely on supply chain management strategy planning and operation management to increase their efficiency. Raw materials and personnel hours can go to waste whenever a surplus is created or when an insufficient supply of products is placed on a store shelf. For a store front, supply chain modelling depends on replacing purchased goods quickly enough to avoid loss of potential profits. For a factory or other production line, shortage means lost time. A surplus also...

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Advanced Supply Chain Planning

Advanced supply chain planning is a web-based supply-side solution that businesses use to manage inventory flow along supply chains. This includes determining where, when, and how to deploy supplies. According to the vendor (Oracle), this solution enables businesses to streamline supply-side processes, identify and resolve bottlenecks at every supply-side level and reduce supply chain costs. Continue reading to learn more about this solution and its applications. A Detailed Look At Supply Chain Planning In theory, supply chains should operate smoothly...

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Take Outs From The Budget

Last week Chancellor George Osbourne delivered his sixth budget, described as a budget that "works for you". With the announcement of new measures including the ability to trade in pension annuities, help for first time buyers and a beer duty cut of 1pence, everything looks quite rosy for savers. But what about the business industry, and more specifically, logistics? Well, George Osbourne announced an extended freeze in fuel duty in order to shield drivers from some of the impacts of...

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