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Guest Post: Running a Warehouse? We are here to help you increase efficiency and your Bottom Line

Today we bring you a guest post from the excellent Marcus Lansky from Whether you need help with updating your business plan, help with production planning or support with supply chain management, Plan Potential is here to help you keep your business thriving in an ever-changing world. Reach out today to find out more.…
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Your PC has built in Ransomwear protection

As you may be aware there is an ongoing ransomware attack on the health service in Ireland. But this is just the latest in an increasing number of such attacks. An attack on the Colonial oil pipeline in the US showed how our supply chains and businesses are vunerable to such attacks. In light of…
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Save of the Season

I had the radio on in the background this morning and there was a discussion about Aguero’s missed penalty this weekend in the English Premier League.  The discussion evolved to was it a poorly taken penalty or a well saved penalty.  One panel member said that most top strikers just hit the ball down the…
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Don’t accept “impossible”.

“The odds are never impossible, merely improbable”. That may be a sweeping statement but it is a useful mindset to instill in your organisation. Don’t accept that a problem is impossible to solve or an opportunity is impossible to win. Approach them as improbable but not impossible. Examine the options and if it is found…
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Safely reopen

Re-engage with your customers

Recently I’m finding a big focus of clients is how to make the most of the opportunities that will come as the economy reopens. Many of them are new businesses who have started over the last year and are now chomping at the bit to get really started on their new enterprise. But many others…
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What can business learn from how Google innovate

Google have launched over 600 products. How do they do that and what can we learn from them? At the heart of their innovation are their “8 Pillars”. 1 MISSION THAT MATTERSHave a mission that matters. Google’s mission is to ‘organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful.’ This simple statement to…
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Supply chain working together

Understand your whole supply chain

We have heard a lot recently about supply chain disruption. Covid-19, Brexit, trade wars, semi-conductors, big ships stuck in small canals. And it does not get any better. Here is another potential shortage. Plastics. So, what is the solution. Well, its one we have discussed here and on social media many times in the…
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Covid 19 Vaccine Supply Chain Agreement

EU vs UK approach to Vaccine Supply

You are all no doubt aware of the current row between the EU and AstraZeneca. AstraZeneca have not delivered on the number of doses they promised in the original deal with the EU. Meanwhile the supply to the UK appears to not suffer from the same constraints. And in the US, they are stockpiling AstraZeneca…
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How Toyota really use inventory

Many people mistakenly think the Toyota way is about holding zero inventory. Finance directors in particular love to quote it in meetings. And in a way they are correct. In a perfect world we should not hold inventory. Inventory hides inefficiency. Inventory is comfortable for the planning department who don’t have to pay for it.…
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