Logistics (Demand and Order Management, Warehousing, Transportation,...)
Performance measurement (Balanced Scorecards, Dashboards and KPIs,...)
Our consultants are grounded, used to complex and international Logistics and Supply Chain environments. They fluently speak French, English and Spanish. Some are also Certified Coaches and implement a methodology that ensure the perennity of people skills improvement.
In Japanese KAIZEN means improvement : KAI = "change" and ZEN = "for better"
It’s method of continuous improvement without revolutionning the existing. This method implicates all the employees into the search and finding of losses (of times of materials… ) and implementation of corresponding improvements.
The logistics protocol is a complement to the commercial contract established between a supplier and a customer. It defines the logistics rules, that have to be respected to insure the correct realization of the various processes (in terms of cost, quality and time).
Logistics managers will find in this document a guideline for logistics protocol elaboration. It will have to be adapted according to each company situation (purchasing INCOTERM, warehousing activities characteristics, supply organization, quality rules...).
This example fits with distribution activities and allows :
-establishing a description of the customer needs and requirements,
Both notions constitute good indicators to evaluate a company's procurement management, purchase management or inventory management.
They can be calculated on the global inventory but also allow in order to establish an inventory mapping: for example, dividing the inventory value into different inventory cover classes, then working firstly on highest cover classes......
The Logistics and Supply Chain Consultant is employed by a consulting firm and intervenes with his customers through consulting missions. During those missions he provides his know-how, knowledge and experience to answer the customers expectations....
"Logistics has to coordinate all activities connected to the goods circulation by interfering in the following fields: programming and forecasting, supply, production, material handling, packaging, stock control, warehousing, and distribution until the delivery to final customer through the best logistics scheme in terms of Cost, Lead-time & Quality..."
Transportation costs represent between 4 % and 10 % of companies total budget.
Energy prices fluctuations impact directly companies margin through their transportation budget.
Nevertheless, if transportation companies prices increase seems to be inevitable, it does not necessary mean an increase of their customers transportation budget, particularly if they are opened to process reengineering, that will allow them to identify significant savings....
The logistics network definition is on of the most critical subject as it influences directly the company cash flow and service level. A difference of 100 km on a warehouse location can be significantly impacting on the logistics costs....
The logistics plan is one of the business plan sections.Logistics managers will find in this document a guideline for the elaboration of logistics plans. This example fits with distribution activities and allows:
Establish a description of the current situation Identify and quantify the objectives Describe the principal actions to be carried out in the next years
The PERT method –acronym of Program Evaluation and Review Technique-, is a project management tool which allows managing coordination within a project. The output is a network model of tasks and links of a given project....
Consumers return more and more frequently the products they have bought. It is due to an increased flexibility in commercial policies, a more aggressive competition, shorter product life cycles , regulations to protect the environment, products recall campaigns for quality control...
The management of these returned products flows became a major stake for the contemporary companies.
The approach of the Closed-loop Supply Chain CLSC, seems to be an alternative allowing to gain efficiency and profitability with these processes. It finds its foundations on learning coming from the implementation of "Green Supply Chain" and Reverse Logistics ..."
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