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We have a number of logistics and supply chain tools and examples that can be downloaded for free. All you need to do is register on our site first. Once you’ve done this, the files are yours to download.

Ballou's Inventory-Throughput Curve

Example of how to construct a graph of inventory versus turnover and how to use it to determine the level of inventory required to support a given level of business.

CategoryDecision Making Tools
FunctionInventory Management
Document TypeExcel

Example of ABC Pareto Analysis for Inventory Management

Example calculation of ABC analysis for inventory management based on usage value.

CategoryAnalysis Tools
FunctionInventory Management
Document TypeExcel

Example of ABC Pareto Analysis for Warehouse Management

Example calculation of ABC analysis for warehouse management using pick frequency.

CategoryAnalysis Tools
FunctionWarehouse Management
Document TypeExcel

Example of Critical Path Analysis

This example shows the precedence network, forwards and backwards time analysis and identification of critical path for a small project.

CategoryAnalysis Tools
FunctionGeneral Management
Document TypeExcel

Example of Decision Matrix Analysis

Example of use of decision matrix analysis used for choosing a 3PL.

CategoryDecision Making Tools
FunctionGeneral Management
Document TypeExcel

Example of Demand Variation Measurement

Example of how MAD and SD are used to measure demand variation.

CategoryAnalysis Tools
FunctionInventory Management
Document TypeExcel

Example of Gantt Chart for a Small Project

This example shows how a Gantt chart has been created following forward and backwards time analysis of the activities in a small project.

CategoryDecision Making Tools
FunctionGeneral Management
Document TypePowerPoint

Example of Safety Stock Calculation

Example of 3 ways of setting safety stock.

CategoryAnalysis Tools
FunctionInventory Management
Document TypeExcel

Glossary of Terms

A really useful collection of common acronyms and logistics and supply chain terms used in business today.

CategoryReference Tools
FunctionGeneral Management
Document TypeWord

How To Calculate Ordering Cost

Use this template to calculate the cost and effectiveness of your procurement department as a first step to calculating ordering cost. Understanding the true logistic-related costs is the first step to improved logistics management.

CategoryAnalysis Tools
FunctionSupply Chain Management
Document TypeExcel

How To Calculate Stockholding Cost

Use this template to calculate the cost of holding stock in your business. Understanding the true logistics-related costs is the first step to improved logistics management.

CategoryAnalysis Tools
FunctionSupply Chain Management
Document TypeExcel

How To Decide Whether or Not You Should Consider Outsourcing

Assess your current situation and the feasibility of outsourcing using this 2-page table of 28 critical questions.

CategoryDecision Making Tools
FunctionOutsourcing
Document TypeWord

How To Decide Whether to 4PL or Not to 4PL

List of key questions that you need to ask in your business to decide whether or not it would be useful to consider a 4PL.

CategoryDecision Making Tools
FunctionOutsourcing
Document TypeWord

Logistics Acronyms

Over 850 logistics-related acronyms covering 33 pages.

CategoryReference Tools
FunctionGeneral Management
Document TypeWord

Mind Map Example

Comprehensive example of a mind map for inventory management.

CategoryAnalysis Tools
FunctionsGeneral Management, Inventory Management
Document TypePDF

Simplex Method Example

Example of simplex method being used to minimise the total cost of deliveries from 4 suppliers to 6 customers.

CategoryDecision Making Tools
FunctionTransport Management
Document TypeExcel