The pressure on logistics is easing
As the Covid pandemic receded and everyone breathed a sigh of relief, the Russian invasion of Ukraine rapidly moved us all into a bad situation again.
Fuel and food prices are now rising dramatically pushing inflation towards double figures and the disposable income of the average family and business is coming under increasing pressure.
During the pandemic online sales boomed but the opposite is now taking effect and both physical and online retail is slowing.
This is going to be a tough period for most people, but it does create an opportunity for the logistics world to plan and conduct business transformation programmes.
Logistics Companies Transformations
When companies undertake a business transformation it will inevitably include changes in the areas of personnel, processes, and technology.
To be sure that the company objectives of improved efficiency and profitability are going to be met a detailed discover project needs to be undertaken to articulate the key drivers for change. Various options will be formulated and projections for each calculated, so that a robust business case is develop for approval.
Outside specialists are required
Delivering your company’s logistics is one skill set, transforming it to a more efficient and profitable operation is another.
The Logistics Improvement Group (LiG) is a company that specialises in Business Transformations including Distribution Centre Automation.
LiG manage business transformations within a tried and tested governance process which they present to, and get approval for, from the Board.
Managing the Transformation
There needs to be clearly defined structure established at the very beginning.
Project teams need to be formed with defined objectives and agreed timed timescales and milestones.
Milestones and “go live” dates should be realistic and agreed and a timetable of preparation and training agreed. This is then managed within a well tried and tested governance process
Contingency planning will need to take place and “set aside” budgeting needs to be approved by the Board.
Then if all goes to plan the transformation will come to fruition on time and in budget.
What can you do if your existing Transformation Project is faltering?
LiG can send in a team to identify the root cause of the problem, devise a solution, and set it in motion.
LiG consultants have wide experience of the logistics industry and can apply their knowledge and skill quickly and efficiently to rectify and stabilise a critical situation.
LiG’s track Record
LIG has an exceptional track record of delivering successful logistics and supply chain projects in the UK, Europe and Africa.
What to do now
If you are contemplating a business transformation or are in the middle of a problematic issue with yours, don’t hesitate to call us on 01604 212440.
We’ll be glad to help.