Transport Strategy Optimisation – Is Your 3PL Ready For The Next Covid Christmas?

Posted by Jason Tindley on 28-Sep-2021 12:19:00

With the predicted online retail boom in full swing and the High Street experiencing a boom in demand following the second national lockdown, 3PLs need to have practical, Covid-secure transport strategies in place if they want to impress customers and reap the rewards of the economic recovery. Here are three steps that 3PLs can take to optimise their transport strategy to reduce delivery times and maximise throughput.

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Topics: Logistics Planning, Transport Planning

Own Fleet vs. Carrier – Optimising Your Distribution Solution

Posted by Jason Tindley on 01-Sep-2021 15:49:00

The following article is based on a real study carried out for a successful subscription model business. However, the principles apply to any business running a distribution operation comprising own fleet and carriers.

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Topics: Supply Chain Strategy, Logistics Planning, Transport Planning

Local Delivery From Sales Premises – Optimising Your Distribution Solution

Posted by Jason Tindley on 02-Aug-2021 15:04:00

The following article is based on a real study carried out for businesses with country wide sales premises. However, the principles apply to any business with multiple distribution centres than need rationalising.

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Topics: Supply Chain Strategy, Logistics Planning, Transport Planning

How Often Should You Review Your Integrated Transport Planning Strategy?

Posted by Jason Tindley on 01-Jul-2020 11:15:00

Most transport planning has a degree of reliance upon tried and tested skeleton routes and supply chains. These familiar friends can make planning easier, but they can be hiding significant inefficiencies. When it comes to transport, minutes and load optimising these matter, so reviewing the integrated transport planning strategy (ITPS) is the foundation of good productivity.

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Topics: Supply Chain Strategy, Transport Planning

Earning Customer Loyalty Through Transportation Strategy

Posted by Jason Tindley on 11-Oct-2019 16:29:00

 



Transportation management is no longer a simple strategy for moving products at the lowest possible price. Today, shippers must use resources that aren’t part of their traditional core competencies. Outsourcing, inventory flow, and predictive analytics all play a starring role in a transportation strategy that meets rising buyer expectations. Your customer should be at the peak of every supply chain, no matter which industry or business model you fall into. Your products’ value is no longer limited to the item inside the box. Customer experience has become a critical component, and that means your supply chain should be governed by buyer loyalty.

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Topics: Transport Planning

How Often Should You Review Your Integrated Transport Planning Strategy?

Posted by Jason Tindley on 07-Jul-2019 10:00:00


Most transport planning has a degree of reliance upon tried and tested skeleton routes and supply chains. These familiar friends can make planning easier, but they can be hiding significant inefficiencies. When it comes to transport, minutes matter, so reviewing the integrated transport planning strategy (ITPS) is the foundation of good productivity.

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Topics: Transport Planning

What Are The Key Developments In Logistics You Should Be Aware Of In 2019?

Posted by Jason Tindley on 06-Jul-2019 10:00:00

2019 is shaping up to be an interesting year in logistics and supply chain management. Trendsetting and predictions are an interesting activity for the end of the year, but it is also good to keep track of how things are changing during the year. These are the main developments we’ve seen shaping the way logistics companies do business in 2019 so far.

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Topics: Transport Planning

The Importance Of Logistics & Warehousing In A Business

Posted by Jason Tindley on 11-Apr-2019 10:00:00

An efficient transport, warehousing and distribution network delivers a competitive edge and crucial customer satisfaction. It’s the part of the operation that fulfils the sales contract and the needs of customers. Therefore it must be constantly monitored to keep it lean and streamlined.

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Topics: Warehouse Management System, Logistics Planning, Transport Planning, Warehouse Productivity

How To Boost The Efficiency Of Your Logistics & Supply Chain Management

Posted by Jason Tindley on 28-Nov-2018 11:04:00

What tactics and processes do logistics consultants utilise to improve the efficiency of a client’s supply chain? And how can recommendations be implemented by a manager? While the end results are improved logistics planning processes, let’s examine how a typical consultant would approach the challenge of correctly identifying areas worthy of attention and improvement.

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Topics: Logistics Planning, Transport Planning

Why Transport Planning Optimisation Is A Must For Your Business

Posted by Jason Tindley on 31-Aug-2018 13:06:53

Transport and logistics is a large cost for any business that relies on distribution to fulfil orders. That cost is factored into overall marketplace pricing for products and services – more cost means higher prices and vice versa. Tie that in with the modern demand for speed and instant fulfilment and it almost amounts to a formula for a business strategy: cheaper and faster.

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Topics: Transport Planning