Minimising Transport Resource Requirement

Posted by Jason Tindley on 19-May-2022 17:18:19

Improving efficiency and reducing delivery costs should be an ongoing process for all businesses that need to deliver their products, and the current surge in fuel prices and driver costs alongside the shortage of drivers has made this even more important.

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Topics: Transport Planning

COP26 Focus #2: Is Rail Freight A Viable Green Alternative To Road Transport in UK Logistics?

Posted by Jason Tindley on 28-Dec-2021 13:00:00

In the wake of COP26, we see that all aspects of life and business will increasingly need to be viewed through a green lens. This certainly includes distribution and logistics. As roads become ever more congested, even switching to electric vehicles or other green fuel sources will not overcome all the challenges ahead. Rail freight, so long a neglected cousin of road transport, is increasingly coming under the spotlight for its eco-friendly credentials, but is it yet a practical option for UK businesses?

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Topics: Logistics Planning, Transport Planning

COP26 Focus #1: Campaign Launches To End 'Empty Running' In A Bid To Improve Sustainability In Road Transport

Posted by Jason Tindley on 21-Dec-2021 13:00:00

The COP26 convention has thrown many aspects of logistics planning and management into sharp relief, highlighting the need to enhance the industry's green credentials. At all levels of the supply chain, from hauliers to retailers, empty running causes waste and inefficiency. This is now being recognised with a new campaign to end empty running with the potential benefit to both businesses and the planet, "It's What's Inside That Matters".

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Topics: Logistics Planning, Transport Planning

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