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Achieving success in forecasting and demand planning forecasting and demand planning

Achieving success in forecasting and demand planning

Is your inventory management run on gut feel and guesswork? Maybe it’s based on an outdated demand-planning package that no-one knows how to reconfigure to meet today’s needs. With Brexit and Covid-19 combining to create a perfect storm in logistics, forecasting and demand planning are both more vital and more difficult than ever. So, let’s…

3PL Outsourcing: how to achieve the best outcome

3PL Outsourcing: how to achieve the best outcome

Soaring e-commerce demand is driving growth in outsourcing to 3PLs. Many businesses facing the uncertainty thrown up by the pandemic are wondering how to reduce logistics costs, whether to change their supply chain networks to fit an emerging ‘new normal’ and if outsourcing is the right solution. Weighing up the pros and cons of using…

IT overload: making sense of increasingly complex developments in supply chain IT

IT overload: making sense of increasingly complex developments in supply chain IT

As an independent consultancy, we are bombarded with an ever-increasing number of IT companies marketing their latest supply chain IT products in what has become a crowded sector. Buzzwords such as ‘digitalization’, ‘transformation’, ‘AI’, ‘blockchain’ and ‘digital twinning’ abound. Functionally overlapping products and marketing content that plays fast and loose with newly introduced industry terms…

Does understanding supply chain costs feel like wading through treacle? Cost-to-Serve Modelling and KPIs. What is a KPI

Does understanding supply chain costs feel like wading through treacle? Cost-to-Serve Modelling and KPIs.

One of the financial management challenges in business is understanding and explaining cost changes in logistics and supply chains.  By the time the cost numbers reach the Board Room, the key performance indicators (KPIs) which should account for them are either left behind or buried in detailed management reports.  It is difficult to respond to…

Rapid responses are needed to e-Comm Growth, is your organisation equipped to make them? Rapid responses are needed to e-Comm Growth, is your organisation equipped to make them

Rapid responses are needed to e-Comm Growth, is your organisation equipped to make them?

With the recent massive growth in e-comm volumes, businesses are struggling to adapt to the short-term challenges and longer-term needs.  How can businesses react to this change in demand pattern effectively without reducing margins or inhibiting their growth?  Rapid action is essential. Since early March, on-line orders in all sectors have increased dramatically due to…

Making sure your logistics and supply chain projects actually deliver planned savings and benefits. Cost savings in logistics

Making sure your logistics and supply chain projects actually deliver planned savings and benefits.

Logistics and supply chains are an important source of cost savings for businesses undertaking internal divisional mergers or rationalising and optimising their transport and warehousing networks. They also help to fund investment decisions in M&A by delivering cost savings through the integration of multiple logistics networks.  Unfortunately, however, many savings plans are too often based…

Supply chain risk management after the Coronavirus. The game has changed. Supply chain risk management after the Coronavirus

Supply chain risk management after the Coronavirus. The game has changed.

What the Coronavirus crisis tells us about supply chain risk management. How supply chain mapping and what-if scenario modelling will help you develop risk mitigating strategies for the next supply chain shock. Supply chain risk management has been one of the trending topics over the last 10 years. Concerns have been generally focussed on localised…

Procurement of Logistics Services can be a tricky business.

Procurement of Logistics Services can be a tricky business.

Existing supplier versus going to tender. Is the grass always greener on the other side? Changing suppliers is always a balance between benefit and risk. Management time is valuable, so when thinking about the procurement of logistics services, it’s always worth considering what value the process will deliver against the effort involved and the barriers…

How to remove the risk when you outsource your logistics services. OUTSOURCING LOGISTICS SERVICES

How to remove the risk when you outsource your logistics services.

Outsourcing logistics services to 3PLs is a risky business. Even the biggest companies can get wrong. Remember KFC and DHL – and this wasn’t even a first time outsourcing. So, take a considered approach to the benefits and disadvantages of outsourcing. Then if it is right for you, take a managed approach, supported by external…

Are you confident your current logistics network fits your business needs? Logistics network review

Are you confident your current logistics network fits your business needs?

Logistics network reviews are an under-utilised tool for maintaining efficiency in a company’s supply chains and making sure they remain fit for purpose. Indeed, the logistics network review is more relevant today than ever, in the current complex business environment of uncertain demand, business change and increasingly demanding customer requirements. “Is our logistics network right…

Supply Chain Consultancy and Expertise Supply chain consultancy services

Supply Chain Consultancy and Expertise

Bisham Consulting – making a difference. Bisham Consulting has established itself as the leading supply chain consultancy both in the UK and globally. Our consultants have expertise across a huge range of sectors including retail, wholesale, pharmaceutical, FMCG, automotive and Healthcare. Our reputation has been earned and backed up by the superb results we achieve…

Supply Chain Consultants Leading supply chain consultants in the UK

Supply Chain Consultants

Supply Chain Consultants – experts in achieving maximum returns for your company. Our supply chain consultants are dedicated to achieving the best possible results for your company. We look at every single business function within your group in order to improve efficiency. So our objective is always clear; “To achieve the most efficient movement and storage…

How to Automate your Warehouse. Warehouse Design Consultants

How to Automate your Warehouse.

Considerations for both automated warehouses and mechanised solutions. In competitive markets, efficiency in distribution is an important factor in minimising costs and creating a competitive advantage.  Logistics automation for processes such as put-away, retrieval, order picking, sortation, palletizing and vehicle loading can be a powerful way to address this. The challenges in the logistics field continue…

Managing Global Freight – Selecting The Right Partners

Managing Global Freight – Selecting The Right Partners

The Challenge when Managing Global Freight Whether you are an existing importer/exporter or planning to implement new international supply chains; the role of your freight forwarding partners will be critical to your business. The changing international environment, (e.g. impacts post Brexit in Europe), could impact many companies, (including perhaps, those who currently just trade domestically…

Logistics and Supply Chain Consultants: Experience you can trust

“Bisham used their experience & expertise to ensure we sourced the right partner and took a safe path through supply chain transformation, which ultimately allowed us to meet our strategic supply chain objectives”

Justin Porter, GM Finance & Operations 

Pioneer DJ Europe

“Brammer has worked with Bisham Consulting on a number of projects over the years. I have invariably been delighted with their approach and the quality of their output. Bisham Consulting has supported Brammer on new warehouse design and delivery, the implementation of warehouse systems, and facilitated the definition of supply chain strategy. All the members of the Bisham Consulting team that we have worked with, and continue to work with, are experienced and pragmatic. They are intellectually rigorous, but with a real-world approach to solving sometimes very complex problems.”

Nigel Trend, Director of Business Integration

Brammer

Bert van den Berg, Service and Parts Development Director
Hiab USA Inc.

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