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High OTIF, DDP, DIFOT… Whatever Your Measure Is, Here’s How to Deliver On-Time.

It doesn’t matter how good the quality of your product is, customers will not buy from you if you cannot deliver their orders. Very few – if any – businesses can deliver to their customers significantly late and maintain a good relationship. Reliability often translates to customer loyalty. What’s more, whilst companies are fighting fires

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Agile Principles in Waterfall Projects (Part Two)

To read the first part of this two-part series, click here. We discussed how many waterfall projects fail to be delivered as promised due to the planning process taking too long. Either the project deliverables are missed, or they are completed in the wrong order. In addition, there is also often no system for making

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Synchronise Your Supply Chain, Get Ahead in Sales.

Synchronised supply chains can give Britain a head start in sales as the world economy recovers following the pandemic. UK manufacturers and their customers have always focused on cutting costs which has led to strained relationships within supply chains. This has been detrimental to Britain’s ability to compete on the world stage. The UK has

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Agile Principles in Waterfall Projects (Part One)

Waterfall projects are undertakings that must, by some law or regulation, be delivered in full by a particular date. Legal, Regulatory and Mandatory (or ‘LRM’) projects are like that. They differ from agile or product-based projects in that delivery date and content are known at the project outset, and typically set by an external body.

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How to Recognise and Satisfy Special Cause Consumption In Your Supply Chain.

If you live in the UK, you will be aware of the recent petrol shortage. Many of us have had to endure large queues to fill up your tank, sit in traffic surrounding petrol stations, or have simply seen it all over the news. The shortage of petrol has stemmed from a reduced amount of

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Warehousing: Best Practice

In any warehousing organisation – whether that’s purchased items being stored for use or resale, or manufactured items being stored for sale or distribution – there are a few things that should be considered best practice. In our last article we discussed how you can pick, pack and put away much faster, today we will discuss six areas you should focus

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Four Pillars: People Are Good

For those who practice the Theory of Constraints (TOC), there are Four Pillars which represent a series of mindsets. Each pillar is representative of an attitude which helps individuals overcome challenges and reach breakthroughs. This is the final instalment to our four-part series, although each article provides its own value and can be read as

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Projects: Why They’re Not Being Delivered On Time…

‘You don’t deliver a project one task at a time’, claimed the leader who’s project was running late, and I was trying, hopelessly, to help. That’s an interesting claim isn’t it? Don’t we build houses one brick at a time, build a car one part at time, and write articles one word at time? Why then would

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Two Simple Ways to Make Your Business More Environmentally Sustainable

It is not new information to anyone that global warming is an incredibly important global issue. If businesses across the world continue along the same trajectory, scientists have predicted catastrophic effects at the extreme. The earth’s temperature will continue to rise. Material resources are likely to be scarce causing prices to rise as easily exploitable

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