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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noitacinummoC

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By Stuart Payne

There is little hope that you will achieve what you set out to if you cannot communicate effectively.  A brilliant idea, badly communicated, will be cast aside; whereas the disastrously bad call, communicated with panache and selective use of statistics will likely be implemented without question.  The famous Mark Twain quote “lies, damn lies and […]

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Improving your lot

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By Stuart Payne

Picture this for a new low in logistics:  Fleet too large, no return traffic back to base, un-manageable drivers, erratic service and poor route planning offering well paid drivers a very comfortable existence, and extensive knowledge of the UK’s roadside cafeterias.  The scenario is all too common; however the reasons for an organisations’ challenges are […]

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Lean Six Sigma and the wet towel

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I have had a lot of problems with my washing machine recently. It has unfortunately developed a rip in the rubber lining that protects the door from the water in the drum. The rip effectively means that the door leaks when you put on a load of washing. The solution in place to ensure that […]

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