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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 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, coupled with the challenges in the logistics…

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Network Design – Maximising the Benefits

At Bisham Consulting we undertake many Network Design studies every year. In this short article we highlight the benefits of these studies and detail the key aspects involved in taking a successful approach to these types of projects. Adapting to Changing Business Needs: Business supply chains are continually changing; be it due to transformations in…

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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…

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Rail Spares – Process Review Case Study

The Project Review the on site storage of spare parts process on a national basis, with a view to implementing best practice across the 5 national regions. Background Split into a number of regions, the procurement of spares was carried out centrally. However once the parts were delivered into individual regions and sites, the process…

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European Logistics Consortium awarded EC grant to achieve a breakthrough in collaboration across supply chain

NexTrust (www.nextrust-project.eu) a 30 member consortium of some of Europe’s leading thinkers on collaborative logistics, has secured a grant from the European Commission (EC). The grant has been awarded in a competition entitled “Fostering synergies alongside the supply chain (including e-commerce)” under Horizon 2020 and is administrated by the EC’s Innovation and Networks Executive Agency…

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Logistics Trends

Steve Rinsler, Director of Bisham Consulting is presenting on Logistics Trends at the 2nd China International Logistics Development Conference in Beijing, PR China To view the presentation click here 2015 Logistics Trends

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Continuous Improvement (CI) Workshops

As well as helping our clients with large logistics studies or transformational changes of their supply chains, Bisham is also able to help its clients in the delivery of ongoing business improvement.  Continuous improvement, (CI) is a technique applied through workshops to make small/medium size step improvements in business performance. It is not effective for…

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OUTSOURCING; UNDERSTANDING AND AVOIDING THE PITFALLS

Outsourcing is The purchasing of products and services currently performed by yourself The delegation of the management of your processes or services to a third party The integration of third party expertise and processes into the company Why Outsource? We pay too much to do it ourselves Not core to the company Don’t have the…

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Bisham Consulting Sponsor the McKibbin Award

Last night Bisham Consulting sponsored the McKibbin Award at the CILT(UK) Awards Dinner. The award is for the best paper written on a Supply Chain, Logistics or Transport topic. This year the winner who received a prize of £1750 was Lee Wood from DHL Logistics. His paper reviewed the reasons why it is so difficult…

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