Is Logistics Planning the Most Complex Task in Supply Chain?

February 9, 2018

Logistics planning is the supply chain equivalent of conducting an orchestra – trying to unify a multitude of moving parts and people to deliver in time. The only difference is, for an orchestra who gets it right, there’ll be a standing ovation; for the logistics planner that gets it right, there’ll just be silence. Get it wrong and there will be anything but silence. In this article, we look at why logistics planning is possibly the most complex task in supply chain management. Read more

The Changing Face and Challenges of Urban Logistics

October 18, 2017

City centres are facing a massive challenge due to congestion and pollution. For example, journey times in Central London have been rising 12% year-on-year. All city centres are experiencing a greater number of van and truck traffic – likely down to the immense change that e-commerce is bringing. Read more

The Benefits of Real-time Route Optimisation

September 1, 2017

As ‘on-demand’ expectations increase within supply chains, the freight industry is under continuing pressure to deploy flexible and responsive transport networks that can react to rapid demand changes. In this article Dr Phillip Welch, Managing Director of Open Door Logistics, explains what real-time route optimisation is and how it can benefit freight networks. Read more