The problems surrounding logistics today
Not so long ago, the only difficulty when forecasting the future performance of a company was when will the new contracts come in and how much will they be worth. Outgoings were a steady constant in the main.
Now forecasting is much more difficult because there are many variable cost lines each month.
These are some of the issues which affect costs:
- driver shortages,
- shipping delays,
- increased shipping and airfreight costs,
- delays at container ports,
- railway upheaval because of the rail strikes,
- increasing fuel costs,
- increasing energy costs at the facilities
- increasing interest rates
Finance Directors and Managing Directors could be forgiven for feeling encircled by problems beyond their control, and all of this on top of trying to run an efficient and cost-effective logistics business.
It’s at times like this that an impartial voice can be very valuable
The Logistics Improvement Group (LiG) is the coming together of three logistics-based consultancies with over 40 years of successful experience.
Whilst the group specialises in Distribution Centre Automation, it aims to provide comprehensive and practical support to companies that are undergoing transformation.
The current economic circumstances require changes to be discussed and implemented, and that is where LiG can help.
Any fundamental changes in the way a business operates need to be carefully planned and implemented within a well-tried and tested operational procedure. LiG is very familiar with these operational procedures and so can save you a lot of time.
Changes will probably involve either or all the personnel, processes and technology of the establishment. Consequently, and so there needs to be a full evaluation of the financial and time implications.
With their long experience and depth of knowledge, LiG would be able to assess the situation with an impartial eye.
If a transformation programme has already been started but has run into difficulties, LiG is able to draft in a team to assess the situation, identify the problem, resolve and stabilise it and manage the transformation to a satisfactory conclusion.
To sum up
If today’s economic environment is giving you sleepless nights, give LiG a call at 020 4587 5487 and talk things through.
For your peace of mind, here is a list of some of the companies LiG have worked with:
Pepco, Superdry, JD Sports, Asos, Kuehne+Nagel, TGW, Dematic, Mecalux, Knapp, Lodamaster, Vanderlande, System Logistics, ABB, Adpak, Whitbread, Pepsi, Adidas, DHL, Littlewoods, Debenhams, Bostik, Bridgestone, Rentokil Initial, Unilever, Suffolk county Council.
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