Troubleshooting Onsite Logistics Processes
5th February 2024
Our management team are so respected, they are often parachuted in to support other logistics partners to troubleshoot new operations, document processes and generally provide their expert analysis.
Logistics knowledge sharing on a global scale
It's not unusual for members of our senior management team to be drafted in to support our parent companies’ operations, especially if the logistics operation is complex. This is one of the key advantages of having two global giants as parent companies. This exposure and experience provides a huge advantage when it comes to trouble shooting logistics processes, because it means our teams have worked on the most challenging projects with the very best in the world of logistics.
Logistics knowledge sharing is a two-way experience
Working in the automotive sector, we are recognised as the most experienced ‘model change’ logistics specialists in the UK. With an average vehicle using 25,000 different parts in its assembly—and every operation needing to seamlessly integrate because line feed is timed to the second. Working with the UK's leading automotive brands since 2000, our management team understand the need for great process, clear KPI's and real-time reporting. It's this expertise which means our team both learn from the global knowledge exchange, but also contribute to optimising logistics processes.
This expertise is used to continually improve processes
The term 'troubleshooting' implies that there needs to be a problem to troubleshoot. However, on most occasions this isn't the case. The logistics processes run effectively, but they could almost always run more efficiently. It’s the logistics trouble-shooters job to find a better way to match the evolving business requirements. Troubleshooting in this context involves identifying, diagnosing and resolving inefficiencies in onsite logistics processes. Although, if there is an issue, troubleshooting it quickly and efficiently is essential.
Here are several reasons highlighting the importance of troubleshooting onsite logistics:
1 - Minimising Downtime: Operational disruptions can lead to downtime, affecting the overall efficiency and productivity of the facility. Troubleshooting helps to quickly identify and address issues, minimising downtime and ensuring that operations continue smoothly.
2 - Optimising Resource Utilisation: Onsite logistics troubleshooting helps in optimising the use of resources such as personnel, equipment, and storage space. By resolving issues promptly, businesses can ensure that resources are used efficiently, reducing waste and unnecessary costs.
3 - Meeting Customer Demands: Timely and accurate delivery of products is crucial for meeting customer demands and maintaining customer satisfaction. Troubleshooting helps prevent delays in shipping, ensures accurate order fulfilment and enhances the overall customer experience.
4 - Ensuring Safety and Compliance: Onsite logistics often involve the movement of materials and the operation of machinery. Troubleshooting helps identify and address safety concerns, ensuring a secure working environment for employees. Additionally, it helps maintain compliance with relevant regulations and industry standards.
5 -Enhancing Process Efficiency: Continuous improvement is a key aspect of logistics management. By troubleshooting and addressing issues, organisations can identify opportunities for process optimisation and efficiency gains. This leads to better overall performance and cost-effectiveness.
6 - Preventing Costly Errors: Onsite logistics errors, such as inventory discrepancies, shipping mistakes, or equipment malfunctions, can result in financial losses. Troubleshooting helps to catch and prevent or rectify errors before they escalate into more significant problems, saving the organisation both time and money.
7 - Adapting to Changes: The logistics landscape is dynamic, and changes in demand, supply chain partners or technology can impact operations. Troubleshooting allows organisations to adapt to these changes effectively, ensuring that logistics processes remain aligned with evolving business requirements.
8 - Building a Resilient Supply Chain: Troubleshooting contributes to building a resilient supply chain by identifying vulnerabilities and implementing measures to address them. This resilience is crucial for withstanding unexpected events such as natural disasters, geopolitical issues, or global supply chain disruptions.
Onsite logistics troubleshooting is essential for maintaining the efficiency, reliability, and resilience of logistics operations within a physical location. It plays a critical role in addressing issues promptly, optimising resources and ensuring that the supply chain meets both operational and customer requirements.Back to Insights
Here’s how the 360 onsite logistics audit and assessment works!
Put us to the test, what have you got to lose?
Contact us for a FREE ‘on site' logistics audit – carried out under a non disclosure agreement - our findings will be reported in full confidence and will provide a detailed analysis of where savings and improvements can be made.
There’s only one condition - you must be UK based and be operating in the automotive sector, with a head count of around 25 - 30 or more operating in logistics roles.