Supply Chain and Logistics Blog

Supply Chain Tips for Tough Times

Managing any Supply Chain is always a balancing act between keeping costs down and maintaining adequate customer service levels. But when times are tough it gets harder, and all too often customer service starts to suffer and an awful downward spiral starts to occur....

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CRM and the Supply Chain

How CRM Makes Supply Chains More Efficient Through Segmentation Although for many enterprises it takes time for it to sink in, the result is inevitable. Marketing led the way with the concept of tailoring products and services to the requirements of specific groups of...

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Materials Handling in Australia

In this VIDEO, Rob O'Byrne talks to Mike Kotecki, Sr. Vice President Dematic about global differences in approach to Australian materials handling. "You know, one of the things that people very often ask me around Australia is: How do Australian companies compare over...

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Procurement Tips 2013

In this VIDEO Rob O'Byrne talks to Craig Lardner, interim Managing Director of CIPSA about some of his best procurement tips of 2013. Rob: You know when you start talking about different functions within the Supply Chain, one that I find that people get confused...

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Leadership Strategy and Apes

In this VIDEO Rob O'Byrne talks to Andrew O'Keeffe from Hardwired Humans.  A very interesting take on how to better understand and manage staff. "Now you might be wondering what animals in particular chimpanzees have to do with Improving your HR capabilities. Hi this...

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Women in Operations – The Mix

In this short VIDEO, Rob O'Byrne talks to Angela Tatlis of NAWO about the gender mix in the Logistics sector.  The women in operations gender mix explained. For more information on NAWO see: National Association of Women in Operations   Rob O'Byrne Group Managing...

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Logistics Bureau’s Birthday Gifts

The 26th June marks the 16th Birthday of Logistics Bureau. And we’re recognising it in a very special way this year. More on that below. What an amazing ride it’s been. We’ve been reflecting on the last 16 years and how the business has grown from very humble...

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What is Sales and Operations Planning

Rob O'Byrne and Steven Thacker explain in this VIDEO what S&OP (Sales and Operations Planning) really is, and is not! They answer key questions: What IS Sales and Operations Planning? What is it NOT? Why do it? What are the benefits of S&OP? How do you know if...

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