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Outsourcing Increases Productivity

Wednesday, January 04, 2012

In recent times, outsourcing has received a bad reputation in the consumer market. Consumers equate it with sending jobs overseas and increasing our unemployment rate back home. There is, of course, some truth to this belief, since many functions that used to be located in the American offices of many companies are now being produced […]

Your Employees Can Be “Unpaid” Consultants

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Many companies hire outside consultants, at substantial cost, to help them become more productive. Greater productivity will save any company money, typically more than the cost of such consultants. However, you have people already employed who could be superb consultants with no additional cost. All you need to is regularly ask your employees what ideas […]

Is Logistics A Cost or An Investment?

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Do you view your logistics needs as a cost item that needs to be managed? Or, do you see it as an investment; an integral part of your company and overall strategy, a place where you achieve significant productivity gains? The reason most companies view logistics as an expense, rather than an investment is because […]

Can A Vendor’s Dirty Truck Hurt Your Business?

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

You’re saving some money. Who can blame you, after all we’re all under pressure to cut costs. So what if the LTL provider’s truck isn’t new or shiny. Yeah, it’s a little dirty (you could scribble you name in the dust), but so what? How’s that hurt you, after all you name isn’t on the […]

Understanding The Total Cost of Your Logistics & Supply Chain

Monday, December 12, 2011

The # 1 Reason Companies Fail to Control Their Costs Two years ago, we met with a global manufacturer who was undertaking a major cost cutting initiative for the North American operations. A central point of the initiative encompassed reducing the costs for supporting logistics. This led them to embark on a freight consolidation initiative. […]

Losing Money by Saving Money

Wednesday, December 07, 2011

How can you lose money by cutting costs that appear to be saving you money? It’s really simple. Any action you take may create effects that you don’t think about. For example, the Vice-President of Marketing decides to cut down on some expensive advertising and is quite proud of the money he has saved his […]

To Optimize Your Supply Chain- Treat Causes – Not Symptoms

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Following up on our previous discussions about weakest links that can cause problems, it’s important that you look through the symptoms and find the root cause. While much has been written (including by us) about capacity constraints, you must remember that capacity problems are far more likely a symptom of a problem; rather than being […]

You May Be Overlooking A Critical Weak Link In Your Supply Chain

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

As we’ve written before, a company is only as good as your weakest link. The same is true in any functional area. And, unfortunately for many companies, their supply chain link is weakening because an easily overlooked link – good drivers. It’s easy to overlook the driver issue because the only time driver issues present […]

Where Does Logistics Fit?

Friday, November 18, 2011

If you think about logistics, and especially if you think about trucking, it’s always been seen as a cost or expense center and not as a strategic driver. As a result, CEOs and senior executives often under-allocate their time in this area because they don’t think there’s anything to be gained by spending more. What […]

Logistics Is A Critical Part of Marketing

Tuesday, November 08, 2011

Natural disasters – like several areas suffered this year – anywhere in the world can create grave challenges for many companies. If your supplier is forced to close down for days, weeks, or even months, it will affect your ability to get your product to market. A perfect example this year was Apple, which was […]

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