Fantasy Planning

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By Stuart Payne

“The future is something which everyone reaches at the rate of 60 minutes an hour, whatever he does, whoever he is” C.S.Lewis. As postings have been scarce here for some time it seems apt that I’m returning with some thoughts on time, and the management thereof. Time is a constant, it doesn’t speed up or […]

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Driver Shortages?

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By Stuart Payne

On the 10th September 2014 the UK awoke to sunshine, rolling green hills and tweeting birds; a world in which all commercial drivers were now fully trained and professionalised.  A new dawn where drivers are fully conversant with effective fuel utilisation and transport sustainability; fully compliant with all drivers hour, working time and tachograph legislation.  […]

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Keeping it Simple?

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By Stuart Payne

I was reading the blog of a US 3pl recently, in relation to KISS. Not the band, you will be relieved to hear, the ‘Keep it Simple Stupid’ theory.  Although a little uncouth, it is probably a good maxim to go with in Logistics Solution Design, or life in general.

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Green Tree

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By Stuart Payne

As it is December there is an expectation that you will display a Christmas tree adorned with lights and sparkly paraphernalia in your home.  Personally I like this tradition as it builds excitement leading up to the main event.  A period where you get to spend quality time with your family and friends; away from […]

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Collaborate or Abdicate?

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By Stuart Payne

According to the Freight Transport Association, 29% of miles travelled in commercial vehicles in the UK are travelled empty.  Those vehicles, the Department for Transport estimate, travel 4.8 billion miles a year[1].  Ergo circa 1.4 billion miles are travelled on our busy roads each year where the driver is providing a chauffeur service to nothing […]

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Continuously Improved?

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By Stuart Payne

When feeling tired and directionless there is nothing better than a brisk walk, on a chilly day, to sharpen the mind.  Businesses often need this brisk walk in order to reinvigorate and break away from negative cycles of behaviour that can be damaging.  Ingrained work practices that do not work will, in the long run, […]

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50mph CONSULTATION

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By Stuart Payne

The Courier A9 article As the DFT consultation on the speed limit increase continues, the debate and pressure on the UK government from Scotland in particular has been consistently covered in local and national media. The article linked above discusses the situation on the A9 from Perth to Inverness, which has a particularly high accident […]

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FUEL MATTERS

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By Stuart Payne

The Road Haulage Association (RHA) published an update on their fuel duty question and answer session on the 4th January.  It contains a good table, highlighting fuel duty levels in the UK against other EU member states.  The gap has shortened in the past few years but the knock on of the comparative duty levels […]

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Information Overload

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By Stuart Payne

As someone who would like to consider himself a reasoned decision maker, the complications and challenges that the digital age have added to this burden are huge.  Looking for a television to display a system in one of our offices in November, the sheer volume of available information and considerations led to an almost complete […]

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