Logistics

Shifting profit pools in the supplier landscape

Key industry trends 

Logistics services cover a series of different segments: couriers, express, parcel, transportation, air ocean and ground freight, shipping, logistics integrators, modal transportation, intermodal connections, special networks, cargo, postal, rail and 3rd party logistics providers.

The logistics sector is undergoing transformation driven by:

  • Emerging technology opportunities, e.g., blockchain, IoT
  • Increasing production in low wage countries
  • Lower shipping rates
  • Individual, higher complexity customers 
  • Higher competition than ever, trade routes, e-commerce
  • Increasing customer dependency on long-distance shipping

 

Key challenges

We help companies address these issues, e.g.:

  • What is the role of blockchain?
  • What are the focus areas to increase market share for logistics services?
  • How to optimise the supply chain? 
  • How to optimise the use of resources, e.g., labour, fuel, transportation units?
  • How to optimise the network?
  • How to innovate logistics operations and services, e.g., new products, new operating systems?

 

Our experience

Oleto Associates analyses and presents all logistics issues and challenges using a structured approach to ensure useful and implementable solutions tailored to specific customer needs. The team has experience with the entire supply chain from various industries.

Selected case studies

Resolving a Bottle-Neck Decision in a Public Infrastructure Mega-Project

Resolving a Bottle-Neck Decision in a Public Infrastructure Mega-Project

A public transportation provider needed a strategy for how to optimally put in place a new sub-infrastructure worth seve…

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Streamlining Operations at a Global Distributor and Services Company

Streamlining Operations at a Global Distributor and Services Company

The client wanted to pursue a profitable growth strategy and to support this, a major IT-system investment was made to a…

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Outsourcing of Technical and Logistics Services for an Energy Company

Outsourcing of Technical and Logistics Services for an Energy Company

The market for one of Europe’s major energy companies was undergoing substantial changes in the fuel types being used fo…

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Supply Chain Optimisation for a Fast-Growing Design Company

Supply Chain Optimisation for a Fast-Growing Design Company

A leading European design company had experienced steep growth in sales over a few years and had not aligned its organis…

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Communications Technology Strategy for a Global Maritime Company

Communications Technology Strategy for a Global Maritime Company

A maritime company with a global presence across more than 50 locations faced a highly fragmented and old legacy communi…

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Optimising Sourcing Strategy for a Bioenergy Company

Optimising Sourcing Strategy for a Bioenergy Company

A global bioenergy company, was determined to improve its biofuel sourcing as part of its long-term strategy.

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Optimising the Commercial Digital Model for a B2B Wholesaler

Optimising the Commercial Digital Model for a B2B Wholesaler

A Scandinavian B2B wholesale company wanted to improve their commercial performance, however their growth was limited by…

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Growth Strategy and New Operating Model for a Leading Supplier of Spare Parts and Services

Growth Strategy and New Operating Model for a Leading Supplier of Spare Parts and Services

A global supplier of aviation spare parts had invested heavily in global processes and technology, but had not seen sign…

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Selected perspectives

Big Data: The Six I’s to Value Impact

Big Data: The Six I’s to Value Impact

April 2016

Sorting out how to leverage Big Data in a business strategy is just as crucial as dealing with its voluminous nature.

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Getting Sourcing and Procurement Right in a Global Conglomerate

Getting Sourcing and Procurement Right in a Global Conglomerate

February 2012

If your purchasing employees are sourcing and your line managers are procuring, you are not exploiting your organisation…

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Funding Digital Demand Explosion: How to Reduce IT O&M Cost

Funding Digital Demand Explosion: How to Reduce IT O&M Cost

May 2021

As companies are experiencing a significant increase in the demand for digital solutions, they need to find ways to fund…

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Bots on the Loose: How Forgotten Software Logic Gets Companies into Trouble

Bots on the Loose: How Forgotten Software Logic Gets Companies into Trouble

September 2020

Software robots are invading businesses and public institutions. Many companies have forgotten what they told the bots t…

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Organising IT in The Digital Age

Organising IT in The Digital Age

January 2021

There are many organisational structures out there for agile software development. How should executives think about sel…

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Preparing for Economic Decline: Proactively Increasing Cost Flexibility

Preparing for Economic Decline: Proactively Increasing Cost Flexibility

February 2020

The possibility of another global economic decline cannot be denied. Can companies proactively plan to soften the impact…

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Working From Home: The Overlooked Issues

Working From Home: The Overlooked Issues

January 2021

Addressing three ignored areas will boost digital collaboration in the new WFH times. Where are you in the maturity mode…

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Digital Business Models: Two-Thirds Are Fundamentally Unsound

Digital Business Models: Two-Thirds Are Fundamentally Unsound

February 2016

Digital businesses are innovative and disruptive but not always valuable and good for customers – Meet the Digital Illus…

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Reaping RPA Benefits: From No-Code to Pro-Code

Reaping RPA Benefits: From No-Code to Pro-Code

May 2021

New "no-code" RPA tools promise to enable employees with no coding experience. However, experience shows no-code tools m…

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Outsourcing – Follow Facts Not Feelings

Outsourcing – Follow Facts Not Feelings

November 2011

Avoid outsourcing part of your business as a black box and get brighter results.

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Moving to the Public Cloud: Overcoming the Business Challenges

Moving to the Public Cloud: Overcoming the Business Challenges

May 2021

Business challenges are often neglected when companies migrate to the public cloud. Addressing them is a prerequisite fo…

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Making Decisions in an International Management Team

Making Decisions in an International Management Team

October 2015

Make better and quicker decisions by using an approach that fits both the corporate and national business culture.

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An Economic Down-Turn Creates Momentum to Streamline the IT Portfolio

An Economic Down-Turn Creates Momentum to Streamline the IT Portfolio

November 2012

Take advantage of a challenging economic climate to construct a more valuable and less risky IT project portfolio.

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The Country Manager: A Role That Still Needs To Be Managed

The Country Manager: A Role That Still Needs To Be Managed

February 2010

Companies should think harder about getting the country manager role right.

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Customer Support Transformation: An Iterative & Value Focused Approach

Customer Support Transformation: An Iterative & Value Focused Approach

May 2021

There are many ways to modernise and transform a comprehensive customer support setup, but which levers should you execu…

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Measuring Digital Success: Performance & Health

Measuring Digital Success: Performance & Health

February 2021

Measuring digital success can help executives track value creation and prioritize where to focus next. Paradoxically, so…

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Telco TV Disruption: What Other Industries Can Learn

Telco TV Disruption: What Other Industries Can Learn

January 2020

Telcos long ago disrupted traditional TV broadcasters but are now hit by three disruptions themselves. Other industries…

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5G is Here: Creating Value on Both the Demand & Supply Side

5G is Here: Creating Value on Both the Demand & Supply Side

December 2020

5G is now available in most parts of the world, allowing for faster and more reliable mobile device communication. Which…

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