Driverless Trucks and the Driver Shortage

May 29, 2016

Back in March the Freight Transport Association (FTA) held a summit entitled ‘Solving the Driver Crisis’. Their primary objectives are to increase the number of drivers by promoting the driving occupation, offer student style loans for vocational training and generally improve driver facilities. In the same month as the FTA summit, the first ‘platoon’ of driverless trucks rolled down the M6. Hm… Read more

Demand Planning – Top 10 Tips on Getting It Right

May 28, 2016

Demand planning in many businesses is a thankless task. Demand planning is about predicting the future and consequently there is no such thing as a ‘perfect’ demand plan. Demand planners are rarely rewarded when they get it roughly right, and are the scourge of the business when they get it very wrong! Read more

Managing Ecommerce Cycle Time

May 27, 2016

It wasn’t that many years ago, prior to the growth of retail ecommerce, that TV shopping channels proudly proclaimed ’14-day delivery’ to differentiate their service from the 28-day norm. Oh, how the world has changed.  Read more

Logistics Planning for Startups

May 26, 2016

So you have a brilliant product, you know the target markets, you have a plan to engage those target markets, you have oodles of start-up cash, but how are you going to get your product to the market? Read more

3 Key Factors for Effective Inventory Management

May 17, 2016

The purpose of inventory, and effective inventory management, is to protect supply. Inventory should be positioned to protect supply and service when the source of supply is not synchronised with a products demand. For most businesses, supply and demand are not synchronised and are never likely to be. Read more