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
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:
- Inventory management
- Supply chain strategy
- Third-party logistics
- Distribution network design
We Now Offer 100% Remote Consulting and Analytics Services
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
- Abbott Laboratories
- Abey Australia
- Air Liquide Australia
- Access Info Mgmt
- Acco Brands
- AGR Cyanide
- Air New Zealand
- Alcon Laboratories
- Albi Imports
- Allied Pinnacle
Meet Our Inspirational Leaders
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:
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.
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
S&OP Project Manager / Supply Chain Manager, Weston Milling
Friesland Campina, Thailand
Logistics Manager, Vale Argentina
Logistics Director, Lion Nathan Australia
Head of Supply Services ANZ, Reckitt Benckiser
MD, Independent Tubemills
Siam City Cement Company – Bangkok
General Manager – Retail, Campus Experience, Macquarie University
Assistant Managing Director, Samitivej Public Company Limited – Samitivej Hospitals – Bangkok
General Manager – Logistics, Australian Discount Retail
Former Chief Executive Officer, George Weston Foods Baking Division – Australia
Commercial Manager, Bayer Healthcare
Global Procurement & Logistics Manager, Aristocrat Industries – Australia
Global Manager, Warehousing and Distribution,Maersk Logistics Denmark
Supply Chain Manager, GSK Consumer Health
Former Supply Chain General Manager Fosters, Carlton United Breweries
Khun Surasak Jinapun
Gold City Footwear – Thailand
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.