11 Core Supply Chain Topics

How you can reduce Your Supply Costs by 5-17% And How to Boost Your Service Performance by up to 48%

Highlighting 3 Common ‘Sins’ in Each And how to avoid them!

A TED style event that will be of value to two groups of people! You’ll see why….

Senior Executives who want to Know:

  • More about Supply Chain,
  • What’s possible in their Supply Chain, and
  • The difficult questions they need to ask their team,
  • How to deliver improved business cost and service performance!

The morning sessions are designed for you!

Senior Executives and Functional Managers who need to know:

  • ‘What Good Looks Like’
  • How to improve functional performance
  • The top 3 areas to target
  • What to tackle first

The afternoon allows more detail, discussion and Q&A in smaller ‘Round Table’ groups 

A full day event in 2 Parts for the Busy Executive!
Come to one part or both.

Your ticket is for the full day including lunch.

And the ticket is only $33! Which all goes to Charity ON THE DAY.

Discover the most common Supply Chain ‘Sins’ across 11 core areas and most importantly how to avoid them or fix them!

The Morning Session – For Senior Executives particularly.

During the morning sessions we’ll focus on the higher level and more strategic aspects of Supply Chain management, with a focus on reducing costs and boosting service performance.

Even if you know little about Supply Chain you’ll get this! Big Time. You’ll understand the ‘big ticket’ items in your Supply Chain that cause the greatest cost and service failures and more importantly how to identify them and fix them.

You’ll know exactly the right ‘awkward’ questions to ask when you get back to work…

Your ticket is for the whole day, so feel free to stay after lunch too.

The Afternoon Session – More Details on Specific Functional Areas

We’ll be looking at the major ‘Sins’ that take place with Warehousing, Transport, Inventory Management, Distribution Networks and more…

Drilling down into more detail of the morning session, subject matter experts will share their tips in a round table discussion format, so that you leave with a ‘hit list’ of improvement opportunities.

Of course, you are more than welcome at the morning session too.

Session Timing

8 x  Focused ‘TED’ style talks in the morning sharing valuable tips on core topic areas.

Then 4 x ‘Round Table’ sessions that go into more depth and Q&A.

Lots of time for 1 on 1 too.

8:00 – 9:00
9:00 – 9:15
9:15 – 9:30
9:30 – 9:50
9:50 – 10:10
10:10 – 10:30
10:30 – 10:50
10:50 – 11:10
11:10 – 11:30
11:30 – 11:50
11:50 – 12:05
12:05 – 12:25
12:25 – 13:10
Introduction by MC
Strategy – Rob O’Byrne
Performance – Steven Thacker
Warehouse 1 – Mal Walker
Inventory – Keiran Hogan
Morning Tea
Outsourcing – Steven Thacker
Warehouse 2 – John Monck
S & OP – Steven Thacker
Cost & Service – Rob O’Byrne
Freight Costs – John Cole
13:10 – 13:55
13:55 – 14:40
14:40 – 15:00
15:00 – 15:45
15:45 – 16:30
16:30 – 16:50
16:50 – 16:55
Round Table 1
Round Table 2
Afternoon Tea
Round Table 3
Round Table 4
Summary Session & Giveaways
8:00 – 9:00 Registration
9:00 – 9:15 Introduction by MC
9:15 – 9:35 Core Topic 1
9:35 – 9:55 Core Topic 2
9:55 – 10:15 Core Topic 3
10:15 – 10:35 Core Topic 4
10:35 – 10:55 Morning Tea
10:55 – 11:15 Core Topic 5
11:15 – 11:35 Core Topic 6
11:35 – 11:55 Core Topic 7
11:55 – 12:15 Core Topic 8
12:15 – 13:00 Lunch
13:00 – 13:45 Round Table 1
13:45 – 14:30 Round Table 2
14:30 – 14:50 Afternoon Tea
15:05 – 15:35 Round Table 3
15:35 – 16:20 Round Table 4
16:20 – 16:50 Summary Session & Giveaways
16:50 – 16:55 Close
TED style plenary sessions Event Format
The morning will be focused on plenary sessions, that will be highly interactive and engaging. And lots of case studies to help you see the potential for your own business.

Comprehensive handouts and guides to take away, will help get traction in your own business.

And there will plenty of time for questions, in groups and 1 on 1.

The afternoon session will focus on round table coaching sessions with our subject matter experts. They’ll highlight the essential ‘top 3’ things to focus on in key functional areas. Again there will lots of handouts and guides to help you understand and apply the knowledge.

Why Do We Hold Events Like This?
Logistics Bureau have been running Seminars and Training Events since 1997.

Whilst our main business is Management Consulting, knowledge sharing is a central pillar of our core values within Logistics Bureau. Our whole team enjoys the interaction and passing on tips and insights to the broader industry.

It’s a great chance for us connect with others in our industry and we genuinely enjoy providing a learning and networking opportunity for everyone who attends. If you have been to one of our events, you’ll know what we mean.

Why Only $33?
A good question. For many years our events were free!

But now we generally request a ‘token’ payment for tickets, as we put this to use in our charity work. On the day you’ll see where your $33 is going. And it will be donated, on the day.

Rob O’Byrne our CEO is a strong believer in providing knowledge to the industry at minimal cost. We are not a conference company that needs to charge $1,000 or more per one day event. We provide these events as a value add to our clients, friends and the broader industry, simply because we want to.

Our ‘day job’ is helping our consulting clients improve their businesses.

At these events, our Subject Matter Experts share their insights and tips on all aspects of Logistics and Supply Chain.

With 22 years of management consulting experience, across 24 countries we have seen it all. And we have lots of valuable tips to share with you.

Here’s what you’ll learn at 33 Sins…

Supply Chain Strategy

  • The Easy 1 page strategy process
  • The 3 essentials to include
  • Using it to drive improvement

Performance Measurement

  • Why you need to Benchmark and how to do it
  • Structuring KPIs
  • Using KPIs to drive Lasting Improvement

Supplier Management

  • What to measure and why
  • Why all suppliers are not equal
  • 3 important KPIs to manage suppliers

The Cost and Service Balance

  • Identifying profit leakage
  • Short cuts to improved profits
  • Where the hidden money is!

Inventory Management

  • What is SLOB stock and why it’s bad
  • Skunk stock, what is it and how to avoid it.
  • 3 common mistakes in managing inventory

Sales and Operations Planning

  • What is it and do you need it
  • Common mistakes in S&OP
  • 3 Approaches to S&OP

Warehouse Management

  • 4 key aspects of warehouse management
  • What is a WMS and do you need one

Distribution Networks

  • Where most costs ‘blow out’
  • Why service performance can drop
  • Easy fixes

Transport Management

  • 4 ways to reduce freight costs
  • 3 tricks freight companies might play on you

Customer Service

  • What customers value
  • Why you need to segment customers
  • The best way ever, to measure customer service


  • The 7 steps to outsourcing success
  • Is outsourcing for you and if not, why not?
  • Common outsourcing mistakes
Still Not Convinced? Check this out…
Would like to save an extra $500,000+ from your Supply Chain? It’s not only possible it’s in fact easy! All you need to do is make small changes to different areas of your Supply Chain. When you do, everything multiplies and your savings soar. Try it yourself and see your results.


Current Cost


No. of Small Changes


Each Decreases Costs


Total Savings!
A Total of 5% Cost Saving.
And that is the lowest of the range we have seen with our consulting clients. Very often just one of the initiatives we will share with you, can save more than 12% on its own!
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