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Secrets to a Good Systems Implementation

Secrets to a Good Systems Implementation

One of the mistakes, most businesses make, is on systems implementation. In this episode, Suuchi Ramesh, as a Supply Chain Technology Expert, tells us the key things to focus on in having a great system implementation. Related articles on this topic have appeared throughout our websites, check them out. Robobyrne: Asset Tracking Using Bluetooth Supply Chain Secrets: How to Persuade the Logistics Team to Invest in WMS Benchmarking Success: Technology as a Driver of Last Mile Delivery Performance Dawson Consulting: The Realities of Solving Business Problems with Supply Chain Technology Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on February 17, 2021, under the title “Secrets to a Good Systems Implementation” on Logistics Bureau’s website. Best Regards,Rob O’ByrneEmail: robyrne@logisticsbureau.comPhone: +61 417 417...

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Supply Chain Digitization

Supply Chain Digitization

What is it all about? What are some of the trends? Suuchi Ramesh, Founder and CEO of Suuchi Inc., is back to share her insights. Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on February 10, 2021, under the title “Supply Chain Digitization” on Logistics Bureau’s website. Best Regards,Rob O’ByrneEmail: robyrne@logisticsbureau.comPhone: +61 417 417...

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Shifting to a Supply Chain Career

Shifting to a Supply Chain Career

From Law to Supply Chain, Ariane Fernanda Mbezele, gives us an inside story of how she got into this career, her insights on digitization and many more. Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on February 03, 2021, under the title “Shifting to a Supply Chain Career” on Logistics Bureau’s website. Best Regards,Rob O’ByrneEmail: robyrne@logisticsbureau.comPhone: +61 417 417...

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5 Biggest Supply Chain Levers for 2021

5 Biggest Supply Chain Levers for 2021

Suppose you want to fix up your supply chain business and make the whole thing more efficient. What do you think you need to work on specifically? Watch the video below as we take you to the 5 Areas of Supply Chain—that if you focus on, you would likely get the maximum benefits.  Benchmarking Cost to Serve Customer Service Distribution Network Design Inventory – S&OP Supply Chain Transport Trends Videos Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on January 13, 2021, under the title “5 Biggest Supply Chain Levers for 2021” on Logistics Bureau’s website. Best Regards,Rob O’ByrneEmail: robyrne@logisticsbureau.comPhone: +61 417 417...

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2021 Supply Chain Focus & Beyond

2021 Supply Chain Focus & Beyond

What is the future of Supply Chain? What should we focus on 2021 and beyond? Watch this: Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on January 06, 2021, under the title “2021 Supply Chain Focus & Beyond” on Logistics Bureau’s website. Best Regards,Rob O’ByrneEmail: robyrne@logisticsbureau.comPhone: +61 417 417...

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Raising Productivity in Logistics Operations: The BHAG Approach

Raising Productivity in Logistics Operations: The BHAG Approach

Achieving business goals successfully is rather like working in a sports team. Some teams are really successful, some aren’t. Some have great coaches—and some just don’t seem to make it. So what makes the difference? Why do some businesses and organisations seem to achieve far more than others? As a consultant, I work with many businesses. Some just seem to get things done. They have an enormous number of projects going on and they achieve great goals, while others struggle and seem to spin their wheels all the time. The BHAG—the Big Hairy, Audacious Goal I recently attended a great presentation during which the presenter referred to a BHAG—a big hairy audacious goal. I think we’ve seen that in a lot of businesses. I am sure you know of companies where these goals are put up on notice boards, but often they just never seem to be achieved. The idea of a BHAG was conceived by James Collins and Jerry Porras in their book “Built to Last: Successful Habits of Visionary Companies”. The authors define a BHAG as a long-term goal that changes the very nature of a business’s existence. A BHAG, as they put it, “engages people, it reaches out and grabs them in the gut. It’s tangible, energising, highly focused, and people get it right away—it doesn’t need further explanation.” The person who gave the presentation I attended offered the example of a speech by late US President John F. Kennedy: “This nation should commit itself to achieving the goal, before the decade is out, of landing a man on the moon and getting him safely back to Earth.” That was a fantastic big, hairy, and audacious goal that galvanised the nation behind the whole lunar programme. How does all this fit with your situation and your business? One of the things that can go wrong when you set these big, hairy, audacious goals is that people don’t believe they are achievable. One of the causes of this is that we get set in paradigms. We’re used to things being difficult, we’re used to things being done in a certain way, and we don’t believe that the world can change or that our performance can lift significantly. A Compelling Reason to set a BHAG As I explain in a YouTube video on this subject, I recently saw a good example of how a BHAG can galvanise a workforce and...

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