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The Cream of the Crop in Logistics and Supply Chain Consultants

In Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and Throughout the GCC

Logistics Bureau aids senior business leaders in solving logistics and supply chain problems, helping them to reduce costs, improve performance and so achieve greater competitive advantage.

Does your business in the KSA, Qatar, or elsewhere in the GCC depend on a continuous flow of materials and finished products to supply your customers? If so, you’ll know that supply chain hitches, glitches, and performance shortfalls can have a significant impact on profitability.

We supply leading logistics and supply chain consultants in Qatar and Saudi Arabia to help you address these problems, opening doors to increased sales, revenue, profits, and overall business performance.

Beating Supply Chain Challenges in KSA, Qatar, and the GCC

Our consultants have worked with numerous businesses and agencies across the GCC Region, accumulating a wealth of experience relating to supply chain management challenges within that geography.

We have the necessary understanding of the geopolitical, environmental, regulatory, and commercial issues that impact logistics in Saudi Arabia and Qatar, making us a logical choice of partner if you’re planning to engage external help with a local, regional, or global supply chain project.

Typical supply chain and logistics issues in Qatar and KSA, which our consultants are familiar with, include:

  • Complex bureaucracy related to customs and border formalities
  • Ongoing challenges with GCC logistics and infrastructure integration
  • Challenges of finding/acquiring high-quality warehouse space
  • Inadequate road and rail infrastructure
  • Shortage of local logistics expertise
  • Lack of 3PL service providers specialising in specific goods categories
  • Inadequate truck-fleet maintenance
  • Truck drivers insufficiently trained/skilled in customer service and safety principles
  • Lack of warehouse modernisation, automation, and digitisation
  • Last-mile delivery challenges, including vague and imprecise address systems and the need to accept cash payments on delivery

Logistics Bureau can bring the best and brightest in logistics and supply chain consultants to Saudi businesses, and those in Qatar.

Our team members have frequently completed successful client projects to overcome the challenges and issues mentioned above—and would be only too pleased to help your organisation too.

Supply Chain & Logistics Consulting in KSA or Qatar: Our Services
Whether your business is located in Riyadh, Jeddah, Doha, or another KSA or Qatar location, and whatever your commercial sector, our consultants are standing by to help you improve your supply chain and logistics operations.

We work with commercial enterprises, public bodies, and governmental organisations and are available to provide advice and guidance, participate in, or even manage your supply chain and logistics projects.

You’ll find a section detailing our range of services elsewhere on this page, but in summary, we can solve problems existing throughout the supply chain, including:

  • Procurement
  • Warehousing
  • Inventory management
  • Supply chain strategy
  • Third-party logistics
  • Transportation
  • Cost-to-serve
  • Distribution network design
We Now Offer 100% Remote Consulting and Analytics Services
In 2020, as a response to the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, we took a decision to adapt our service offering for an environment in which the on-site presence of consultants can present a risk of viral exposure.

As a result, we’re now able to offer a range of consulting services and diagnostic solutions with 100% remote delivery, meaning our consultants can help you without visiting your centres of operation.

Our new services exploit the latest in online communications, collaboration, and digital analytics, to aid you in identifying supply chain issues and applying appropriate remedies. The following are just a few of the 100% remote consulting services currently available:

  • Supply chain planning: Process improvement with up to 20% gains in planning efficiency.
  • Cost to serve: Check and improve the profitability of your customers, products, and processes.
  • Demand forecasting: Improve your forecasting accuracy to improve service and reduce costs.
  • Safety stock reduction: We’ll analyse your safety inventory levels and help you to optimise them.
  • Distribution network optimisation: Identify inefficiencies in your supply and distribution network, and eliminate them for enhance business performance.
  • Warehouse performance: Rapid warehouse service and productivity improvement, customised to fit your business.
  • Inventory management: A program of online workshops that gives you the intelligence and direction you need to improve inventory control in your organisation.

The above list is not exhaustive, so please feel free to reach out and let us know what type of project you need help with. It’s likely that we’ll be able to assist you via remote consulting, or at least with minimal time spent at your business locations in KSA or Qatar.

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
Meet Our Inspirational Leaders
As a dedicated team of logistics and supply chain consultants, we maintain a strong commitment to Logistics Bureau’s core values, which include the promise to remain impartial and vendor-neutral, and to diligently seek solutions that deliver the maximum benefits to your organisation.

The two gentlemen at the helm of our business deserve all the credit for our success, both in sticking to our company’s values and completing thousands of projects for satisfied clients. They continually inspire us to reach further and grow as individuals, and as a team.

We hope you will get to know speak to them and come to know and trust them as so many of our clients do already. For now though, here is a quick introduction to them both:

Rob O’Byrne

Owner and Group CEO

Rob is the Group CEO and Founder of Logistics Bureau. His long-standing passion for helping business leaders to succeed is what inspired him to create the company, and several other businesses that focus on supply chain, business growth, and education.

David Riddle

Deputy Group CEO

Following a nine-year career in the UK’s finance sector, David immigrated to Australia. Following his arrival down-under, he joined Logistics Bureau and has been helping Rob to shape the company’s success ever since.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. This is the first time I’ve heard of Logistics Bureau. What is your marketing approach?

We take a low-profile marketing approach, with more than 60% of our business arising from repeat engagements with existing clients. Another 30% of our work originates from referrals, and a further small percentage comes from inbound enquiries.

2. How are your fees structured?

We offer our clients a choice of agreed daily rates or fixed fees. Typically, the daily rate is applied to implementation support projects and similar. This provides the client with flexibility relating to the number of days support from our consultants. Alternatively, the fixed fee option is available, with fees calculated for the effort and resources required to meet an agreed project scope and objective.

3. And how do you calculate those fees?

Our fee calculations commence with careful planning and scoping of your project. It’s vital for us to ensure that everybody’s expectations are clear and aligned.

Next we quantify the required resources and calculate project time lines. If necessary, we will execute two or three iterations of a proposal. If that seems very involved, the reason is because we provide a guarantee of the results of our engagement.

Therefore, we insist on getting everything absolutely right when it comes to planning and fee determination. However, we absorb the costs of this detailed planning, so it will not be an expense for your business to shoulder.

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

Much will depend on the needs and nature of your project. We have the resources and flexibility to work either at your business location in the GCC, or to execute a mix of on-site and remote working. For many projects we now have the capabilities to help you by using a totally remote approach—which might be beneficial while COVID-19 is still creating the need for travel and movement restrictions and social distancing practices.

5. Will we receive true value in return for the consulting fees we pay?

This is an understandable concern, especially if you’ve not engaged consultants previously to help you improve your supply chain. That’s why Rob O’Byrne, our CEO, penned a personal quote to address it.

Here is that quote, which Rob will be delighted to reiterate in person if you should speak with him directly:

“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

Intrigued? Then it’s Time to Talk to Us

Every company in Saudi Arabia and Qatar, and its supply chain, has a unique combination of characteristics, and we tailor our consulting approach and methodology to suit the needs of your organisation.

Therefore, the best way to find out more about how we can assist you to increase logistics and supply chain performance is to discuss your plans and challenges with one of our expert consultants.

Best of all, an initial consultation will cost you nothing. It’s completely FREE!

Just fill out the form and we’ll be in touch promptly to schedule a call.

If you prefer, you can also contact us directly by phone at +61 (2) 8212 9775, or by dropping an email to [email protected].