The 5 Cs of Transportation Success in Australia We’re a nation of independent thinkers in Australia, with a unique and vibrant culture unlike any other in the world. When it comes to supply chain efficiency, though, the maverick ideology that lives so deeply within Australians is constrained by many factors
Growth is good for a business. But growth can severely strain an outmoded distribution centre (DC), hampering productivity and fulfilment capabilities. In this two-part blog series, I’ll offer some thoughts on the best way to optimise your existing and future DC to meet growing demands.
It should be noted that a DC optimisation should be a part of a comprehensive supply chain network optimisation process. It’s is a necessary step for many growing businesses that are currently stretching to meet growing fulfilment obligations.
As supply chain practitioners, we understand the importance of having enough inventory to maintain supply chain flows and service levels. However, as your CFO will highlight to you – understanding the importance of inventory as it contributes towards the corporate financials as well, is the real challenge we face.
The service level agreement (SLA) is a popular platform on which a company and their third party logistics (3PL) provider can build a mutually beneficial and harmonious working relationship. On paper, SLA’s look like a great idea. Everyone knows where they stand. Everyone knows what’s expected of them. And everyone knows what they can expect if they fail to fulfill their side of the bargain.
So what makes the logistics RFP process unique? On the surface, a logistics RFP contains most of the key elements of any RFP, irrespective of the product or service required. What makes it unique is the type and quality of details required; by this I mean how well the current and future needs of the business are clearly defined so that they are understood by the prospective suppliers.