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How Should the Traditional Car Makers Respond to the New Competition?

Driverless cars will be the next ubiquitous thing in the coming years. Although the future is abstract, few of the new age Technology companies like Tesla, Google[1], Uber and Apple are disrupting the automotive landscape previously dominated by Toyota, Volkswagen and Ford Motors, General Motors and NISSAN. The chip manufacturers of the likes of NXP […]

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Three Business Processes to Streamline Your Company

Managers are always looking for ways to make their teams more efficient and achieve more in less time. The world of business is faced paced, and clients demand quick turnarounds and a — sometimes unachievable — pace of progress. As such, many companies are turning to new and improved process techniques to streamline their business, across […]

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6 Trends in Logistics As We Enter the Fourth Industrial Revolution

These are some of the key industry trends in delivery logistics and supply chain management which will take center stage in the upcoming year: 1.  Real-time Visibility We’re moving towards a supply chain which is fully transparent and trackable in real-time. On the one hand, it’s helping companies become more efficient by knowing the precise […]

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What Should Be Included in a Parcel Delivery Strategy?

In this day and age, consumers want control of parcel delivery, and they want their parcel to be delivered at a time that best suits them and their daily routine. Due to this, the parcel delivery industry is being forced to re-evaluate their delivery strategy. In order to offer the best parcel delivery UK and […]

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Third Party Logistics (3PL) Selection Process

Editor’s Note: Charles Intrieri is a consultant with over 25 years of experience in Operational Excellence, Supply Chain & Logistics, and Metrics-driven Management.  He has made available a number of reports and tools related to these areas on Flevy, which can be viewed here. * * * * Cross-functional team investigates internal, company current freight and […]

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14 Principles of Lean Toyota Production System (TPS)

Editor’s Note: Charles Intrieri is a consultant with over 25 years of experience in Operational Excellence, Supply Chain & Logistics, and Metrics-driven Management.  He has made available a number of reports and tools related to these areas on Flevy, which can be viewed here. * * * * Principle 1: Base your management decisions on a […]

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Embrace Lean Warehousing

Editor’s Note: Charles Intrieri is a consultant with over 25 years of experience in Operational Excellence, Supply Chain & Logistics, and Metrics-driven Management.  He has made available a number of reports and tools related to these areas on Flevy, which can be viewed here. * * * * Lean is the elimination of all waste, […]

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Blockchain in Logistics

Editor’s Note: Charles Intrieri is a consultant with over 25 years of experience in Operational Excellence, Supply Chain & Logistics, and Metrics-driven Management.  He has made available a number of reports and tools related to these areas on Flevy, which can be viewed here. * * * * Blockchain applications in the logistics industry are currently […]

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6 Workplace Problems Every Facilities Manager Needs to Handle

A lot of responsibility is placed on the shoulders of modern facilities managers. When you work in this position, it’s crucial to understand everything that can go wrong and what the main workplace problems are in your office, factory, warehouse, or other business premises. Below are six workplace problems every facilities manager needs to handle. […]

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TWI Expanded: Using Training Within Industry Program in Mixed Model Production

The Training Within Industry (TWI) program is one of the most popular approaches to developing the skills of experienced operators and leaders in instructing, improving and problem solving. One TWI method is TWI Job Instruction (JI), which is focused on conducting on-the-job training. This method is aimed at reducing the root causes of human errors, […]

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Do Your Key Customer Accounts Consider Your Organisation to be an ‘Ideal’ Supplier? Maybe it’s Time to Find Out! (Part II)

Editor’s Note:  You can read Dr. Ted Marra’s Part 1 of Do Your Key Customer Accounts Consider Your Organisation to be an ‘Ideal’ Supplier? Maybe it’s Time to Find Out! here. * * * * If you read Part I of this short series, you saw five (5) critical success factors which I have found over the […]

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Do Your Key Customer Accounts Consider Your Organisation to be an ‘Ideal’ Supplier? Maybe it’s Time to Find Out! (Part I)

While much has been said over the years about customer-supplier relationships, organisations still don’t seem to get it right often enough.  If we’ve heard the phrase, ‘No organisation is an island’ once, I’ve heard it a thousand times and it’s true.  One of the vital few factors for long-term competitiveness of any organisation is having […]

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