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3PL Bidding Tips

3PL Bidding Tips

3PLs (Third Party Logistics) companies make fundamental mistakes when replying to Request for Proposal and/or Request for Tender. Here are the things you need to know to respond appropriately to a 3PL RFT / RFP. TimingGet into the dataAsk Questions???????????? Kindly watch the video below to learn more. Related articles on this topic have appeared throughout our websites, why not check them out? Robobyrne: Definitions for Supply Chain & Logistics – LLP, 3PL, 4PL and More Supply Chain Secrets: Why Large Companies Increasingly Opt for 4PL Services Benchmarking Success: How to Prevent Your 3PL Contract from Harming Logistics Performance Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on November 18, 2020, under the title “3PL Bidding Tips” on Logistics Bureau’s website. Best Regards,Rob O’ByrneEmail: robyrne@logisticsbureau.comPhone: +61 417 417...

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Mark Powell’s Supply Chain Career Tips

Mark Powell’s Supply Chain Career Tips

Mark Powell is not only an Independent Professional Director in the Supply Chain industry but also an old friend. This time, he will share some brilliant career tips. Watch the video below: Related articles on this topic have appeared throughout our websites, why not check them out? Robobyrne: Tips for Getting a Job in Supply Chain Operations or Management Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on August 26, 2020, under the title “Supply Chain Career Tips— Mark Powell“ on Logistics Bureau’s website. Best Regards,Rob O’ByrneEmail: robyrne@logisticsbureau.comPhone: +61 417 417...

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Supply Chain Advice from Steven Thacker

Supply Chain Advice from Steven Thacker

“The things that matter most should never be at the mercy of the things that matter least” – Stephen Covey, author of the book entitled ‘The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People’ Watch the video below for more supply chain advice from Steven Thacker, Executive Director at Logistics Bureau. Related articles on this topic have appeared throughout our websites, why not check them out? Robobyrne: How to Advance Your Education at Supply Chain Conferences Supply Chain Secrets: How to Get a Job in the Supply Chain Sector Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on August 12, 2020, under the title “Best Supply Chain Advice with Steven Thacker“ on Logistics Bureau’s website. Best Regards,Rob O’ByrneEmail: robyrne@logisticsbureau.comPhone: +61 417 417...

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Fundamental KPIs for Supply Chain and Logistics

Fundamental KPIs for Supply Chain and Logistics

We get a lot of questions relating to KPIs than anything else on this blog and on our YouTube channel so here are some useful tips for that and hope you find this useful for your supply chain KPIs preparation. Do not have too manyDo not go overboard to a 100-pager reportMake it easy to collectTailor it with your organization needsMake it outcome-focusedCompare KPIs between different parts of the business Here is a free report you can download! https://www.logisticsbureau.com/kpi/ One of the Best Logistics KPIs EVER! https://www.logisticsbureau.com/supply-chain-levers-part-2/ Kindly watch also the video below: Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on July 31, 2020, under the title “Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) for Supply Chain and Logistics” on Logistics Bureau’s website. Best Regards,Rob O’ByrneEmail: robyrne@logisticsbureau.comPhone: +61 417 417...

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Customer Profitability and the Supply Chain

Can you answer these questions in relation to your Supply Chain? Are all your customers profitable? Are all your customers profitable? How can you create more profit certainty? This video might help....

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The Supply Chain Essentials Checklist Every CEO Should Use

The Supply Chain Essentials Checklist Every CEO Should Use

If you’re a CEO and you keep yourself up-to-date with executive trends, you’ve probably heard a lot lately about the importance of understanding your company’s supply chain. As someone once said though, there’s no such thing as CEO training and the demand for your attention across the business is never-ending. With so much going on it can be hard to even know where to start thinking about the supply chain essentials, unless your background is in logistics or something similar. Still, the need to get involved with supply chain won’t go away anytime soon, so you might find this quick checklist handy. It provides you with some of the essential supply chain points that you as CEO should focus on and get involved with, at least as far as practicable.   15 CEO Supply Chain Essentials to Get Your Teeth Into   CEO Essentials Section A: Supply Chain Strategy and Leadership 1) Does your company have a supply chain strategy? 2) If the answer to point 1) is yes, does the supply chain strategy align with your company’s mission? 3) Do you have a Chief Supply Chain Officer and if not, is your company large enough to think about appointing one? 4) If the answer to point 3) is yes, does your CSCO have a background in supply chain or logistics? 5) Do your senior supply chain leaders have strong skills and experience in supply chain management?     CEO Essentials Section B: Supply Chain Performance 6) Do you know how well your supply chain performs in comparison with best-in-class companies, the industry average, and peer companies with similar operations? 7) Is your supply chain performance measured using cross-functional metrics which drive internal collaboration and discourage teams from working in silos? 8) Are performance-KPIs externally focused, providing visibility of customer service levels?     CEO Essentials Section C: Service and Efficiency 9) Does your company regularly capture logistics service-related feedback from its customers? 10) Do you know, or can somebody in your management team tell you the following information: The supply chain cost per unit-sold? Supply chain cost-per order? The number of stock turns per year? 11) Does your company take steps to influence customer behaviour in a way that reduces supply chain cost? 12) Is your supply chain network design optimal for cost-effective service delivery? 13) Do you know, or can somebody in your team tell you why...

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