Rob O’Byrne Info
Rob O’Byrne is the founder, owner and CEO of Logistics Bureau Group (now 6 businesses) providing a broad range of Supply Chain and Logistics consulting, benchmarking and education services. Rob has over 35 years experience in Supply Chain and Logistics and has an MSc in Logistics from Cranfield University in the UK.
Whilst Rob calls Sydney home, he operates from Logistics Bureau’s offices in Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Bangkok, Singapore and Ho Chi Minh City where Logistics Bureau provides services to many of the world’s leading businesses and organisations.
Rob’s areas of specific interest are in Supply Chain strategy alignment and concepts such as cost to serve which he uses to assist organisations to improve performance and reduce costs.
As well as leading major consulting projects, Rob has two main passions.
Education, through his Supply Chain School which has a thriving and very active membership, Rob's purpose is to help our next crop of industry leaders to succeed. He puts this quite simply as "we share with our members 1,000 years of collective hard won knowledge". This is possible through a wide range of programs from faculty members all over the World.
Helping those less fortunate than ourselves. Rob and the Logistics Bureau team do this by partnering with the Buy One Give One 'Business for Good' Program. Rob's aim in 2014 is to reach 2 million giving impacts. You can check their progress here. Thanks a Million.
One of the more 'diverse' parts of the Logistics Bureau Group, is an Outsourcing Centre in the Philippines. Set up to provide employment and long term careers for bright young people in a poor area of the Philippines; Virtual Done Well provides back office support to Logistics Bureau and a growing number of external SME clients and entrepreneurs.
As Rob enjoys pointing out though, this Outsourcing Centre is 'Really Cool'. Because it is majority owned and managed by the local staff! So it's really more of a Social Enterprise.
Group Managing Director - Logistics Bureau
Mobile: +61 417 417 307
[position]Founder / CEO of Logistics Bureau[/position]
28/05/2013 Major Supply Chain Trends for 2013 and What Many Companies Might Miss
How do those three words “supply chain trend” grab you? Perhaps there’s a sense of something new; issues to be resolved maybe, but also opportunities to be seized, with a notion of change that lets you savour developments as they unfold.
10/12/2012 Logistics Outsourcing Tips – a Practical Guide Part 3
OK, so as I explained in Part One, that in my view logistics outsourcing is like a marriage! And so I’m providing this three part article to help you with these sometimes challenging relationships. Outsourcing that is……I’m certainly no marriage counsellor.
07/11/2012 Logistics Outsourcing Tips – a Practical Guide Part 2
OK, so as I explained in Part One last month, that in my view at least, logistics outsourcing is like a marriage! And so I’m providing this three part article to help you with these sometimes challenging relationships. Outsourcing that is……I’m certainly no marriage counsellor.
02/11/2012 Cost to Serve Part 2 - Rob O’Byrne
So last time in Part 1, we discussed the impact of small orders and cost to serve within the distribution centre and warehouses. You can read Part 1 here.
22/10/2012 Logistics Outsourcing Tips – a Practical Guide
I’ve been involved in well over 100 outsourcing projects (I’ve lost count), from both sides of the fence. Helping customers get the right outsourcing partner in place and also helping 3PLs develop their solutions and cost models. So I’m happy to share these tips with you in the hope that they will help you find the right outsourcing partners:
07/08/2012 Cost to Serve Part 1- Rob O’Byrne
Some of you will know that I have a ‘thing’ about cost to serve and seem to talk about it at the drop of a hat. “Maybe that’s all he knows about” you might be thinking?
22/05/2012 Supply Chain KPI's – The stuff you really need to know
We’ve all seen it. The phone-book like reports full of KPIs. Or the noticeboard 10 metres long, with charts for every aspect of performance. But using KPIs to effectively manage and improve your business is about quality, not quantity.
01/09/2011 Supply Chain Secrets - A must have!
Rob O'Byrne and the Logistics Bureau team have just released the first of a series of books on Supply Chain and Logistics. Advance copies were made available at the Smart 2011 conference in Sydney and were sold for Charity. All proceeds going to 'Youth off the Streets'.
03/09/2010 Location, Location, Location…..Is it really that important?
We are constantly told by Real Estate companies that the three most important elements of any real estate purchase are location, location, location. But does this really hold true for industrial real estate and in particular distribution centres (DCs) and warehouses? I would like to argue….not quite!