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Business-Boosting Logistics and Supply Chain Consultants

Supporting Dubai, UAE, and the Gulf Region

Logistics Bureau helps senior business leaders to boost their companies’ performance by addressing logistics and supply chain challenges and problems.

If your business in Dubai or elsewhere in the United Arab Emirates depends on an efficient balance of supply and demand, you’ll know that there are always steps you can take to improve your product flows and logistics processes.

We have leading logistics and supply chain consultants in Dubai that can assist in making improvements and gain a critical competitive advantage.

Chat to our supply chain & logistics consultants that service Dubia, UAE and the Gulf Rgeion today. 

Leading the Way in Logistics and Supply Chain Consulting Services for Dubai & UAE

Logistics Bureau offers a wide range of consulting services and solutions to help you solve business problems and achieve supply chain excellence.

Whether your business is an SME with a turnover of a few million per year, or a multinational giant, our global team of supply chain consultants can support you in Dubai and the UAE and are ready to help you reduce costs, increase profit and improve service.

We are 100% vendor-neutral and will only recommend the solutions most likely to deliver tangible business benefits. Our consultants offer objective guidance and advice, and can support you through any supply chain project, large or small.

As the world begins to recover from the ravages of the COVID-19 pandemic, the need for changes in supply chain strategy and tactics has become evident.

Logistics Bureau is ready and waiting to help your Dubai and UAE business move to a more resilient model, which might include supplier diversification and a more agile, less capital-intensive approach.

Our Services for Client Businesses in Dubai and the UAE

Logistics Bureau serves companies operating across a broad spectrum of industrial/commercial sectors, and we specialise in the following logistics and supply chain projects and initiatives:

  • Designing transportation fleets for distribution and delivery operations
  • Design of new distribution networks and optimisation of existing networks
  • Sourcing, selecting, and negotiating contracts with 3PL providers
  • Identification and implementation of measures to improve freight transport efficiency
  • Planning of warehouse capacity and optimisation of existing warehouse flows
  • Internal design of warehouse space, including layout and handling systems
  • Development and alignment of supply chain strategy
  • Analysis of cost-to-serve and implementation of improvement initiatives
  • Distribution/Warehouse location analysis/planning
  • Development of S&OP processes
Our New Diagnostic Services with 100% Remote Delivery

While Logistics Bureau will be pleased to work with your business team at your location in Dubai, the COVID-19 crisis presents considerable challenges for on-site professional services due to travel and movement restrictions.

Against that background, we have developed a selection of innovative remote consulting solutions to help you achieve logistics and supply chain improvement without the need for an on-site consulting team.

The following diagnostic tools and services are available to you now, using a 100% remote consulting approach, but with our traditional attention to detail, and customised to the needs of your organisation:

  • Cost to serve: We’ll help you identify the products, processes, and customers that are negatively impacting your profits, and resolve the causes.
  • Inventory management: We can help you identify gaps in your IM processes—and fix them.
  • Safety stock reduction: Are you sure your enterprise is running at optimised levels of safety inventory? We can help you unlock opportunities to reduce those levels.
  • Demand forecasting: Does a 5% increase in forecasting accuracy sound good? We can assist you to achieve it.
  • Distribution network optimisation: Using digital online analytics tools, collaborative applications, and communication solutions, we’ll work with you to model and optimise your network.
  • Warehouse performance: A 100% remote health check on your warehousing solutions to help you improve productivity, running cost, and service.

The above list of remote services and solutions is not exhaustive, so please feel free to talk with us about how our logistics and supply chain consultants can help you remotely, without the need to visit your facilities in the United Arab Emirates.

Companies That Trust Us
  • ACE Perdis
  • A&L Windows and Doors
  • AAP
  • Abbott Laboratories
  • Abbvie
  • Abey Australia
  • Air Liquide Australia
  • Adidas
  • Access Info Mgmt
  • ACCO
  • Acco Brands
  • ACF
  • ACG
  • Adbri
  • ADI
  • ADRT
  • AEI
  • AGR Cyanide
  • Air New Zealand
  • Alcon Laboratories
  • ALDI
  • Albi Imports
  • Allied Pinnacle
  • ALM
An Experienced Team with Inspirational Leadership
At Logistics Bureau, we sell nothing apart from our logistics and supply chain consulting services. We promote no products and our motivation comes only from the opportunities to help our clients.

Our logistics and supply chain consultants are knowledgeable, skilled, and experienced. Many of them have a long history of previous employment in the supply chain sphere, often in operations.

It is our team that we credit with our success in consulting around the world over more than two decades, along with these two gentlemen who lead and inspire us.

Rob O’Byrne

Owner and Group CEO

Passionate about seeing people and their businesses develop and improve, Rob founded Logistics Bureau with the sole aim of helping them to do so.

David Riddle

Deputy Group CEO

David had a nine-year background in the UK finance sector before relocating to Australia and joining Logistics Bureau in 2001.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. I haven’t heard of Logistics Bureau Before. How do your market your services?

Our marketing activities are low key, with a large proportion of our work—more than 60%—comprising repeat business from customers who know and trust us. Many of those customers also refer other businesses to us, and referrals generate some 30% of our new business, with the remainder originating from inbound enquiries.

2. How are your fees structured?

We can agree to bill you at an agreed daily rate, or on a fixed-fee basis. If your project comprises implementation support, for example, the daily rate can work well as it allows for flexibility in the number of days of consultant support, we provide. Alternatively, the fixed fee structure involves agreeing a total figure for an agreed project scope and outcome.

3. How do you calculate the fees?

As we guarantee the results of any work we do for you, we’re very careful to scope and plan your project in detail. Our fees are calculated according to the resource requirements and timelines that we establish prior to delivering a proposal to you.

We consider it essential to make sure everyone involved in the project is aligned on expectations, which is why, if necessary, we will run through several iterations of a proposal, to ensure we get it correct. However, all preparation is conducted at our own expense, and we pass none of the planning costs on to you.

4. Do you work with us on site, or remotely?

Since the Coronavirus pandemic forced governments to implement travel and movement restrictions and other measures to prevent virus transmission, it has become necessary for services like ours to adapt.

We responded by developing new logistics and supply chain consulting capabilities, enabling us to support your business without a physical presence at your business locations in the UAE.

Our 100% remote services keep your managers and staff, and our consultants safe from the risks of Coronavirus. They also offer an affordable way to engage our team and reduce the logistics challenges involved in your project or program.

Nevertheless, we are also able to work on site with your team if necessary, and have the flexibility and resources to combine remote and on-site consulting support.

5. Will my company or organisation receive real value in return for your consulting fees?

To answer that question, which is often on the lips of business leaders who have not worked with external consultants before, our CEO, Rob O’Byrne provided a quote that should also help to allay any concerns you might have. Here is what he says:

“I offer you my personal assurance, that at Logistics Bureau, you will. The majority of our consulting assignments result in a payback for the client within six months. That’s why we have loyal customers, many of whom have been with us since we launched our business in July 1997.”

 

 

What Our Clients Say

“Thank you for your time so far in assisting Weston Milling develop a S&OP process for our Australian and New Zealand operations. Your broad industry knowledge, real life experiences and down to earth delivery of specific training courses has been a significant catalyst to successful implementation in our business. All training has been delivered on time and within budget, communication between Weston Milling and yourself has been exceptional. Feedback from training courses has been invaluable in determining individual branches cultural readiness for S&OP implementation.”

Greg Friedichs
S&OP Project Manager / Supply Chain Manager, Weston Milling

“Logistics Bureau specializes in warehousing networks, so it was a good fit there. Most supply chain companies, they try to cover the full breadth, but because it’s such a broad spectrum of disciplines, it’s hard to be very, very good in every single one.”

Craig Sutton
Gerard Lighting

“Really appreciate younger David who has very good personal skills side to work with my team as well as the customer. Offering the way to win from serving benefits to their customers.”

Vipas Paovarojkit
Friesland Campina, Thailand

“Logistics Bureau has a number of people that have worked in the industry, have managed 3PL contracts and actually been a 3PL service provider. Considers Logistics Bureau a very credible organisation in warehousing logistics and supply chain. ”

Alejandro Araujo
HealthShare, NSW

“Appreciates Logistics Bureau’s corporate giving program. It’s nice to see businesses take that responsibility. ”

Chris Dau
Independent Cement

“Vale Argentina conducted a global search for a supply chain consultancy that had the specific mining industry experience we required. This experience, which we found within Logistics Bureau, allowed us to explore the use of vehicle configurations not previously used in Argentina. Logistics Bureau was adaptive to our local environment and demonstrated an understanding of our industry and large-scale, remote location logistics. The valuable insights we gained from the project opened up unexpected options for us.”

Bruno Perrotta
Logistics Manager, Vale Argentina

“Lion Nathan have called on the services of Logistics Bureau many times over the years. We do this because quite simply they listen to what we need, and then help us achieve it; with great results in terms of cost and service for the business… Lion Nathan have found the implementation of sound S&OP processes a bit of a struggle over the years, but with the help of Logistics Bureau, the appropriate disciplines, and key stakeholder buy in, S&OP is now embedded in the business aligning people and functions and adding real value.”

George Bearzot
Logistics Director, Lion Nathan Australia

“We engaged Logistics Bureau for a review of our domestic freight and, three years later, we’ve completed our fourth supply chain project with them. They have broad experience across their team and have shown flexibility in adapting to our changing circumstances and needs.”

David Clare
Head of Supply Services ANZ, Reckitt Benckiser

“Logistics Bureau filled a critical niche as we progressed through a business start-up. Working to a tight schedule, they drafted a very sound contract for use with our transport service provider. The level of industry knowledge that they brought to the table gave us great confidence as we negotiated a successful agreement.”

Rob Whitbourne
MD, Independent Tubemills

“I have known and worked with Logistics Bureau for many years, particularly during my time as a senior executive at Siam City Cement Company in Bangkok. Logistics Bureau have consistently been able to bring just the expertise I was looking for and deliver outstanding commercial results.”

Theeraphon Kangwanpornsiri
Siam City Cement Company – Bangkok

“We employed Logistics Bureau to undertake a complete review of our supply chain. The moment we engaged them they added value to the business. Their knowledge and approach to analysing the issues ensured the review was on time and on budget. Logistics Bureau surpassed our expectations and we are still seeing the benefits today.”

Mark Fowler
General Manager – Retail, Campus Experience, Macquarie University

“I have known Logistics Bureau as a business and the Managing Director Rob O’Byrne personally for many years. They bring to our business the knowledge, experience, skills and professionalism that we need when seeking objective external assistance in Supply Chain and Logistics management matters. Their approach was very practical and clear enabling our organisations to implement their suggested strategies.”

Peter Lindner
Assistant Managing Director, Samitivej Public Company Limited – Samitivej Hospitals – Bangkok

“There’s only one Supply Chain Consultancy in the Region, I know of, that truly understands our industry. Rob and his team are all very experienced and all have operational supply chain back grounds, that’s the major difference between the Logistics Bureau and the others.”

Craig Hope-Johnstone
General Manager – Logistics, Australian Discount Retail

“Logistics Bureau has been our preferred supply chain management consulting business for 8 years as they have proven time and time again that they provide value for money solutions that hit the bottom line.”

Brian Robinson
Former Chief Executive Officer, George Weston Foods Baking Division – Australia

“Logistics Bureau were exceptional in their ability to engage our wider organisation in the change management process which ensure sustainable commercial results.”

Subi Nanthivarman
Commercial Manager, Bayer Healthcare

“I have known and used Logistics Bureau for many years and their ability to order complexity has led to sustainable commercial results time and time again.”

Craig Stokoe
Global Procurement & Logistics Manager, Aristocrat Industries – Australia

“Logistics Bureau is an excellent management consultancy, they don’t just come up with the plan, they deliver.”

Nigel Goode
Global Manager, Warehousing and Distribution,Maersk Logistics Denmark

“Logistics Bureau has been our preferred supply chain management consultant for 9 years because they continue to deliver sound commercial results.”

Tom Loncar
Supply Chain Manager, GSK Consumer Health

“Logistics Bureau were able to provide value and sound commercial results by assisting us in our complex supply chain modeling.”

Tim Ford
Former Supply Chain General Manager Fosters, Carlton United Breweries

“You did a wonderful job. I am willing to recommend you to everybody.”

Khun Surasak Jinapun
Gold City Footwear – Thailand

“Great work. A very well put together report. Fabulous.”

Tony Ryba
CEO, White International – Australia

Now Let’s Talk About Your Logistics and Supply Chain Challenges

We’d love to share more details of how we can guarantee supply chain improvement for your business in Dubai or other emirates of the UAE. Why not take 15 minutes or so to speak with us and outline your needs, then hear how we can help you to meet them?

Just complete the form below and we’ll get back to you quickly to arrange a FREE introductory consultation with our supply chain & logistics consultants that specialise in Dubai and the UAE.

If you would rather call us directly, dial +61 (2) 8212 9775, or you can always drop an email to [email protected].

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