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Game-Changing Logistics and Supply Chain Consultants

In Hawaii & Mainland USA

At Logistics Bureau, our leading team of logistics and supply chain consultants supports the improvement of businesses in Honolulu, across Hawaii and throughout North America.

We help senior business leaders enhance efficiency and effectiveness within their supply chains, in turn generating substantial benefit for their enterprises.

Chat to one of our supply chain & logistics consultants for Hawaii based businesses today.

Who Do We Help With Logistics & Supply Chain Consulting in Hawaii?

For more than 20 years, Logistics Bureau has been leading and participating in projects for large and medium enterprises around the world. Our work in Hawaii has mostly been with companies engaged in the production and sale of industrial products and automotive parts.

Elsewhere our engagements have spanned the majority of commercial and industrial sectors, including:

  • Third-party logistics
  • Government & economic development
  • Retail
  • IT & telecommunications
  • FMCG & beverage
  • Healthcare
  • Construction, mining, and energy

Whether your organization participates in one of the above categories, or another field, our logistics and supply chain consultants can provide you with the impartial, objective advice and support you need—either on site with your team in Hawaii, or via remote channels using the most up-to-date real-time analytic, collaboration, and communication tools.

Logistics & Supply Chain Challenges in Hawaii, and How We Can Help
Every country has its unique combination of supply chain challenges and issues, requiring in-depth knowledge of the commercial environment, geographies, infrastructures, and politics that influence them.

Our consultants have worked with several clients in Honolulu and other localities in Hawaii. As a result, a number of them have gained the experience and knowledge necessary to assist business leaders with minimal need for geographic familiarization.

We understand that any business in Hawaii with supply chain dependence must contend with obstacles such as:

  • Reliance on a single commercial port for shipping to and from the US mainland and other overseas locations, and the vulnerability of that port to environmental and weather events.
  • Inter-island transportation challenges.
  • Congested West-coast ports in the US and associated shipping delays to and from the islands
  • Infrastructure challenges such as traffic congestion in urban centers and underdeveloped rural road systems.

We’ve already helped Hawaiian enterprises to manage some of these issues more efficiently, and especially around the process of resupply of inventory from the US mainland and Asia. Optimization of inventory levels is another area in which we’ve undertaken projects for clients with business in Hawaii.

Logistics & Supply Chain Consultants in Hawaii: Our Service Portfolio
Logistics Bureau has an exemplary track record accumulated through projects completed in some 25 countries worldwide. As a specialized logistics and supply chain consulting company, we have the skills, tools, and experience to tackle any related issue or initiative on behalf of our clients.

A list of all our services would be too long to publish on this page, but here as a selection of those that we are asked most often to undertake:

  • Improvement and optimization of distribution and supply networks
  • Logistics insourcing and outsourcing strategy/decisions and contract negotiations
  • Interior design and setup of distribution centers and warehouses
  • Materials handling equipment selection and implementation
  • Warehouse and distribution center site selection
  • Supply chain strategy development, and alignment with overall business goals
  • 3PL partner selection
  • Capacity planning for new warehouse facilities
  • Goods transportation fleet setup
  • Redesigning and optimizing layout of existing warehouses
  • Cost-to-serve analysis and diagnostics
  • S&OP implementation
  • Management and staff training and education

Having completed more than 1,700 client’s projects there are not many supply chain issues that we haven’t solved at least a handful of times—and now we’re able to work on yours without the need for on-site consulting, as we’ve developed and refined the capability to offer 100% remote project support.

Remote Logistics & Supply Chain Consulting in Hawaii
Since the COVID-19 crisis disrupted commercial activity around the globe, and especially business travel, the conventional approach to consulting engagements has been forced to change.

At Logistics Bureau, we wasted no time in responding to the new challenges of working as an external partner to our business clients. We went to work on developing a range of solutions and tools enabling us to work remotely, while still providing the high quality of service to which our clients are accustomed.

We continued enhancing our remote working capabilities during 2021, and we now offer ALL our consulting services remotely—meaning you can engage our team to align with yours on any type of project, or take advantage of our packaged remote diagnostics solutions.

The areas covered by our range of remote supply chain analytics and diagnostics packages, available to your business in Hawaii include:

  • Demand forecasting: Our analytics solution and service can assist you to achieve significant accuracy improvements in your forecasting.
  • Safety stock reduction: Are your safety inventory levels optimal? We can help you to right-size them to guard against supply chain shocks while reducing working capital.
  • Warehouse performance: We’ll help you identify and resolve pain points and issues with your warehouse processes with a fast-track program of diagnostics and guidance.
  • Inventory management: With our help, you’ll be able to reduce inventory levels by as much as 20%—and it will take just two weeks to get you started.
  • Cost to serve (CTS): Did you know that up to 14% of your sales are likely to generate losses instead of profits? Identify them and take action with the help of our CTS diagnostic service.
  • Distribution network optimization: Is your network delivering the optimal performance your business needs? Analysis often shows up improvement opportunities—and we can help you to capitalize on them.
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
A Stalwart Team with Dauntless Leadership
Logistics Bureau’s success reflects the indomitable spirit of our consulting team and especially, that of the two gentlemen who head our operations, guiding and inspiring our 35+ logistics and supply chain consultants. Here’s a very brief introduction to those two inspirational leaders:

Rob O’Byrne

Owner and Group CEO

Rob’s passion for helping people to grow and improve their businesses is what motivated him to create a consulting company around a quarter of a century ago. So he launched Logistics Bureau—and the rest is a very successful history of helping clients around the world.

David Riddle

Deputy Group CEO

David joined Logistics Bureau in 2001, following his immigration to Australia from the UK, where he had previously built up ten years of experience in the finance field.

Frequently Asked Questions
Is your company new to the practice of working with logistics and supply chain consultants in Hawaii?

If so, perhaps you harbor one of the common concerns among organizations planning to hire consultants: “Are we certain to receive genuine value in return for the fees payable?”

Here’s what our CEO and founder, Rob O’Byrne, has to say in response to that question:

“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.”

Here are answers to a selection of other questions you might have:

1. What structure do you use to apply your consulting fees?

We can apply fees on a fixed basis for your project or on an agreed daily rate. The daily rate structure is most appropriate for implementation support and similar assignments, as it allows for flexibility in the number of consultant-days we provide. For many other types of project, the fixed fee structure might be preferable, as you will have visibility of our overall project charges, for an agreed scope of work and outcome, from the outset.

2. How are the fees calculated?

We calculate fees according to the resources required to meet your project’s goals. Before submitting any proposal, we carefully scope and plan the project with you, and determine what resources will be necessary to complete it. This ensures that all stakeholders share an aligned set of expectations.

We then undertake detailed project planning to arrive at time lines and resource requirements. When appropriate, we might run through two or three iterations of a proposal to be sure we get it right. All the costs of this detailed preparatory work are borne by Logistics Bureau, not the client.

An exhaustive process of project pricing and planning is essential to us, because it’s what enables us to guarantee the results of our engagements.

3. How do you market your company to generate new business?

It’s common for new clients to reveal to us that they never heard of Logistics Bureau before. It comes as no surprise though, because we have a very low key marketing strategy.

Around 65% of our work is repeat business with clients who call on us regularly for help. They know and trust us and their referrals bring us another 30% of our new business. The small remaining percentage comes from inbound enquiries.

If you haven’t worked with us before, a referral from one of our clients can help to speed up the introduction and onboarding process.

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

Under normal circumstances (and even those existing in the current pandemic climate to some degree) we follow the conventional consulting approach, which involves our consultants spending some time in the client’s business, combined with remote working as appropriate.

However, as explained elsewhere on this page, the need to change our methods was evident after a few months of life with COVID-19 plaguing businesses and communities everywhere. That’s why we took the decision to innovate, developing capabilities and systems allowing us to maximize the benefits of working 100% remotely.

Ultimately, we assess every potential project to determine whether it’s necessary to combine remote consulting with an on-site presence at the client’s location(s), but wherever possible in the current circumstances, we work remotely, saving costs for our customers and minimizing navigation of the difficult landscape for business travel existing under pandemic conditions.

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

Let’s Talk About Boosting Your Supply Chain Performance

There’s no better way to learn more about how we might help you drive profitability, savings, and efficiency in your Hawaiian business than a one-to-one conversation with one of our consultants.

You can do that, FREE OF CHARGE and with no obligation, by completing and submitting the form. Why not take a moment to do that now?

We’ll get right back to you to schedule the call at a time that suits you.

If you prefer to contact us by phone, we’re waiting to hear from you at +61 (2) 8212 9775, or you could drop an email to [email protected]. Let’s talk, and see if Logistics Bureau can solve some supply chain issues for your business.