Insights

Our project managers and consultants discuss industry trends and typical projects, sharing knowledge and best practice gained from their own project delivery experience:

Issues Facing Supply Chains – Demand Planning and Forecasting

By Scott MacDonald, Senior Consultant at Libra Change The need for sound demand planning and forecasting has never been more apparent than in today’s climate. The last three years have thrown up numerous obstacles on both a local and a global scale. With good demand planning and forecasting, businesses can reduce the amount of free […]

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Addressing Inefficiencies in your Warehouse to Increase your Bottom Line

By Dan Carter, Project Manager at Libra Change With the availability of 3rd party warehousing a concern for many and with the cost spiralling, clients are approaching Libra Change to identify efficiency savings within their own operations. Libra take a structured, process-driven and analytical approach to identifying opportunities within clients’ operations, unlocking significant value. Whether […]

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How to Automate Successfully for Industry 4.0

Industry 4.0 was first defined in 2011 as “the widespread integration of information and communication technology in industrial production.” However, many UK manufacturers are still using outdated automation processes and have failed to adapt these into the digital way of doing things; our experience is that businesses often approach automation reactively and from the wrong […]

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Creating a Digital Twin to enhance Implementation Planning within Supply Chains

By Michael Carson, Group Commercial Director at Libra Europe To support businesses with complex supply chains in developing their asset management strategy, Libra Change projects often involve the creation of a ‘Supply Chain Digital Twin,’ (SCDT) to provide a foundation for decision making and implementation. Why use a Digital Twin? The SCDT is a digital […]

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Attitudes to Supply Chain Issues and Environmental Challenges

  In the last 18 months, supply chains have been tested by the effect of the Covid-19 pandemic and the challenges around importing and exporting resulting from Brexit.  In parallel with these challenges, the environmental impact of operations is increasingly an area of scrutiny. Libra Consulting has conducted a survey of major food manufacturers and […]

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Crippled by Staff Shortages?

There seems to be no escape from the increasing pressures on businesses and staff shortages, whether they be drivers, pickers or operators. When you add Covid isolations, Brexit, carried over holidays and career changes into the mix, you have the perfect storm. The list of reasons is endless and whilst summer holidays may be drawing […]

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