Hiring Supply Chain Consultants


I was recently asked by Nigel Lewis of Global Logistics Media, for some tips on hiring Supply Chain Consultants. Certainly from this side of the fence I’ve seen the hiring process thousands of times over the years! Here are some of my thoughts.     Rob O’Byrne can be contacted through Email or +61 2 8799 2175...

WE need to be fit as well as our Supply Chains


I constantly remind people; our consulting clients and our members at Supply Chain School, that superior performance comes from a really efficient and effective Supply Chain.  And how important it is to measure the right KPIs and set the right goals. And then I realised………I’m not really practicing what I preach!  Because whilst I do all of these things in my businesses, I don’t really apply these principles that well when it comes to me…  Like many middle aged men who have office jobs, I’ve rather let myself go in recent years.  The last 20 years in fact.  From being really fit and active, quite simply now I’m NOT.  And really quite over weight too. So just like improving the performance of a Supply Chain, I need to do the same thing personally.  But being rather competitive and goal oriented.  I needed a target.  And the best way to help reach a target is to make it public!  Rather like announcing to the World that you are giving up smoking.  I did that years ago……..another story. So last week I announced to our members at Supply Chain School what my ‘getting fit’ goal was going to be.   And the process I went through in selecting my Goal.  Walking the last 100kms to the North Pole, Everest base camp, Kokoda….  And how all of these had been vetoed by my wife Pat who did not really want to ‘lose’ her husband due to some ego related fitness Goal. And then I came up with it.  A goal to get fit, something Pat and I could train for together, and something that would challenge and stretch me both physically and mentally, but would be really rewarding.  And this is it.  ( I was amazed and so pleased that Pat was happy for me to ‘take 2 months off’ to do this) The Camino de Santiago. ...

Logistic Bureau Introduction


Logistics Bureau helps organisations improve their Supply Chain Management (SCM) and Logistics operations and deliver real bottom line benefits. We will deliver reduced costs and improved service regardless of whether you have the best or worst Supply Chain in the sector!     Logistics Bureau...

Things a CEO must know


Rob O’Byrne highlights three of the important areas of Supply Chain management for CEOs to understand.    

Outsourcing Logistics


Is it right for you? Outsourcing Logistics does not suit everyone. Will it suit you? Get some great tips here.     Outsourcing Logistics...
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