Logistics

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 logistic 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 logistic operations and services, e.g., new products, new operating systems?

 

Our experience

Oleto Associates analyses and presents all logistic issues and challenges by 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

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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Growth strategy and new operating model for leading supplier of spare parts and services

Growth strategy and new operating model for 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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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 more…

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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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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 their biofuel sourcing as part of its long term strategy.

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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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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 the voluminous nature.

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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 – Meet the Digital Illusionist, Digital Idealis…

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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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Making Decisions in an International Management Team

Making Decisions in an International Management Team

October 2015

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

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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

October 2015

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

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An IT Portfolio Fit for The Economic Down-turn

An IT Portfolio Fit for The Economic Down-turn

December 2009

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

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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 people are sourcing and your line managers are procuring you are not exploiting your organization’s b…

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