Labyrinth Logistics Consulting Services
Labyrinth work over a number of sectors. Click on the boxes below to find out more.
Labyrinth has extensive experience in the specification, tendering and improvement of transport operations. Our transport modelling services include the use of a model designed to provide companies with a routing and cost estimation tool for in-house transport operations across a variety of fleet types and sizes.
Through our partnership with Logistics Partners we have significant TMS experience to call on and can support with the specification of both processes and new IT systems. We also provide transport productivity reviews and provide advice and assistance with purchasing transport from hauliers and 3PLs.
We also work with transport providers to help them bid for tenders more effectively and improve the detail and professionalism of responses to help them compete in the 21st century. This can include assisting with quality, safety and environmental systems to ensure that the providers tick all the necessary boxes, and can assist with tender wording and use of tender portals for submissions. Our track record in this area is excellent.
We can also help companies with process reviews and efficiency improvements in their transport operations, and carry out reviews of invoicing arrangements for those signing off the services of a third party.
Warehousing & Consolidation Centres
Labyrinth has extensive experience in the specification, tendering and improvement of warehousing operations. Our warehouse modelling services include the use of a warehouse model designed to provide companies with a sizing and cost estimation tool for both in-house and outsourced warehousing operations across a variety of warehouse configurations.
Through our partnership with Logistics Partners we have significant WMS expertise to call on and can support with the specification of both processes and new IT systems. We also provide warehouse productivity reviews.
Labyrinth can also provide expertise and support on the design, processes and operation of consolidation centres. Our experience includes major tenders and implementations for consolidation centres in both the retail and construction sectors and we have a good understanding of some of the commercial and process challenges in this area.
Labyrinth has supplied Heathrow Airport Limited with logistics consultancy services since 2007 across a wide variety of logistics operations. We have significant experience in the challenges of managing high volume logistics operations within an aviation environment including the considerations of security and operational constraints. To understand Labyrinth's services further in this environment please contact Jo Godsmark for more information.
The construction sector provides logistics operations and their supply chains with particular challenges: these include the bulky nature of the products being handled, increasing transport regulations in this area, site access and constraints and the cyclical nature within some purchasing organisations. Labyrinth's experience in his sector is varied and includes managing transport tenders, conducting transport market research, being part of the CLOCS project that developed FORS, advising on Health and Safety within the sector and supporting on a major construction logistics strategy review and consolidation centre development in 2013/14.
FMCG & Food
Labyrinth director Jo Godsmark has over 25 years of experience working in the FMCG & Food sectors including in manufacturing as well as supply chain and logistics. Labyrinth has supported clients with transport tenders, warehouse specification, network design, integrated supply chain projects, transport compliance and supplier audits for this sector.
Labyrinth has supported several well known retail companies with strategic network reviews, transport modelling and transport outsourcing reviews. We have also supported on the improvement, tendering and implementation of a new contract and IT system for a major retail consolidation centre over a 5 year period, auditing the provider and supporting the client in their management if the centre.
Labyrinth has supported clients in the Industrial sector on network strategy and group consolidation projects, transport outsourcing and market reviews and health and safety for logistics operations. We have a good understanding of both the manufacturing environment and logistics considerations such as the handling of hazardous materials.
Labyrinth consultant, Sue Wadkins, has over 37 years of experience in the healthcare and pharmaceutical sector and is a compliance expert in this area. Labyrinth can support on improving or auditing compliance systems as well as operational improvement reviews, managing tenders and implementations in this sector.