Supply Chain Analysis
Waitrose & Partners
Availability and service
Collaboration and best practice
Cost to serve
Demand and supply planning
Waste and sustainability
Comment and opinion
Inventory management presentations
Introduction to 3PL’s and 4PL’s
This report looks at the inception of third-party and fourth-party logistics providers. It also explores the types of services offered by 3PL’s and 4PL’s, their pros and cons as well as the challenges that are facing them.
Managing cost and service through a flexible logistics network
Discover how Tesco, Sainsburys, Asda, Nestlé and others are uncovering logistics cost savings through collaborating with service providers. This report explores a number of best practice case studies from across the FMCG industry.
Supply chain fundamentals: distribution practices and principles
In this report, we demonstrate the role of distribution in the supply chain. First, we look at how fundamental it is to keep a balance between cost and service, then we explore the current challenges that face distribution. We also take a deep dive into the goods transport’s principles (Fronthaul and Backhaul), the different distribution models as well as various operating practices. Ultimately, we show how a distribution model’s success can be measured.
Supply chain fundamentals: smart warehousing and equipment
The next instalment of supply chain fundamentals looks at the world of smart warehousing and equipment. This report explores how technology is empowering operators to improve efficiency, optimise processes and deliver better service.