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Optimising the Engine for Success (Uncover the Secrets of Warehouse Design)

  • 3 September 2015
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Optimising the Engine for Success (Uncover the Secrets of Warehouse Design)
‘The definition of Flexibility is the quality of bending without breaking, an ability to compromise or change, and an ability to be modified’. These simple definitions are the fundamentals of any warehouse. Despite this simple definition I would say the majority do the exact opposite. Is it just our nature as human beings to complicate everything or is it our attitude to the true definition of what a warehouse is and does.

Full eBook Version: Are Your Manufacturing Standards up to Standard?

  • 28 August 2015
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Full eBook Version: Are Your Manufacturing Standards up to Standard?
Sometimes you get a piece of advice that makes so much sense that it sticks with you forever. 20 years ago WBS Group sought advice on how to find a good dentist and was told, “Look at the waiting room. If it is messy, walk away”. The inference was that the state of the waiting room reflected the clinical standards of the dental practice.

WBS Wins Contract to Design and Build a Purpose Built Indoor Cricket Centre

  • 21 July 2015
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WBS Wins Contract to Design and Build a Purpose Built Indoor Cricket Centre
Oxfordshire based Cricket Evolution, a company set up to make cricket available for everyone all year round, has retained WBS Group to prepare and manage the project to build a 10-lane indoor cricket centre in Oxfordshire. 

Process Diet – You Are What You Eat

  • 20 July 2015
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Process Diet – You Are What You Eat
“If the process is right everything else will take care of itself” (An ex-boss)

My manager in a company I once worked for was an avid reader of books on management theories. He kept repeating the quote above to the rest of us for reasons that never became clear. What was clear though was that many processes in the company were right and generally poorly managed, so everything else took care of itself any which way it could. And when things went wrong we jumped to the conclusion that the processes were wrong rather than first looking at whether we actually used them as they were intended. Much time was wasted agonizing over process design and still no one paid any attention to their ownership and maintenance.

Logistics - Optimising Distribution and Network Planning

  • 28 May 2015
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Logistics - Optimising Distribution and Network Planning

Even in the last 10 years the very shape of logistics has been challenged. We have always had global economies but we have never had customers requiring and requesting such variety and speed as is the case today. We have gone from 4-5 week delivery turnaround if you’re lucky to needing goods the same day you place the order. Now the discussions are about delivery within 2 hours. Logistics is now more than ever about Strategy, Planning, and Process

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