Logistics Management 101: A Beginner’s Guide

ProjectManager.com

Managing that work process is called logistics management. Without logistics management, the many phases of any product will quickly fall into a chaotic mess. If you’re not familiar with logistics management, don’t panic. What Is Logistics Management?

Quote of the Day

Herding Cats

Frank Kendall Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics. The first responsibility of the key leaders in the acquisition workforce is to think. Quotes

Professions in Project Management (#3) – The Supply Chain Manager

Inloox

In general, though, it is a matter of coordinating and optimizing logistics chains. The supply chain manager is a consultant and strategic planner who develops and manages all logistical goods flows across companies and must be able to react quickly and flexibly. This is what a Supply Chain Manager needs: It is best to start by earning a Bachelor’s degree in either Business, Finance, Engineering, or Logistics and Supply Chain.

Critical Soft Skills for Project Managers

ProjectManager.com

Being able to deal with the logistics and technical aspects of a project are but two of three pillars that support a well-rounded project manager. What are soft skills and why do project managers need them to lead a project to a successful end?

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An Introduction to Supply Chain Management (SCM)

ProjectManager.com

Then there’s the logistics of taking the finished product from one place to another. It is made up of bits and pieces of industrial engineering, systems engineering, logistics management , operations management, procurement , information technology and marketing.

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Project Management Career Q&A – Sharing Sensitive Information

Arras People

In your resume you start with the company name and then make it clear that the project was of a sensitive nature but you should be able to share the headline of what the project nature was – was it IT, logistics, defence, justice etc. I’m working in a security sensitive organisation and the projects I manage also require security clearance to work on them. I’m looking for a new position and want to update my resume but I’m unsure how I can do that without sharing sensitive information.

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Backlog Review (Nulab – 2019)

Girl's Guide to PM

If you work in a different setting, there’s still scope for you to make use of the tool, and the company website has case studies from a number of industries including retail, logistics, financial services and others, so it definitely translates to other industries.

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The Delivery Conference 2018 Highlights & Presentations

DigitalPM

The Delivery Conference, by MetaPack, is an eComm conference that took place on Tuesday 30th Jan, 2018 with talks on delivery, customer experience, cross border trade, logistics and supply chain strategy. Check out the highlights from The Delivery Conference 2018 below, and the presentations from the event here. The post The Delivery Conference 2018 Highlights & Presentations appeared first on The eComm Manager. General

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Scrum Master Responsibilities: What Does a Scrum Master Do?

Project Bliss

She’ll handle the logistics for the Sprint Planning session. She sets up all the meetings for the sprint and handles the meeting logistics. The activities the Scrum Master might help with include scheduling the meeting and handling logistics.

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Best Strategies for Virtual Team Management

Brad Egeland

First off, let me state that I really, really believe that remote project management I is a great solution for most projects. It has worked extremely well for me for the past 10 years or so. But I know it’s not for everyone.

Preparing for a Project Management Interview

Arras People

Think about the logistical questions – location, client sites, when are they looking to get people onboard etc. So you have perfected your CV and secured yourself an interview.

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How Tough Conversations Can Create Better Client Relationships

ProjectManager.com

Logistics for Tough Conversations. When you work with clients, sometimes you find yourself facing a tough conversation you’d really rather not have. You can feel your muscles tensing and sweat beads rising on your forehead and palms. This won’t be pleasant.

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Seven Future Trends in Project Management

LiquidPlanner

This brings many benefits, not least an end to the traveling, logistic and other administrative costs.

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What Is a Project Analyst?

ProjectManager.com

They often have many moving parts that need to work together, and the logistics can be like a knot. Projects can be complex endeavors. That’s why distinct project management roles are adopted, so everyone isn’t pulling in different directions at once.

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7 Great Ways to Measure Career Success – or Signal it’s Time to Make a Change

Project Bliss

Project managers work in industries such as healthcare, logistics, music and entertainment, hospitality, and too many others to list. I was talking with my niece one day and commented on all the buzz about Millennials in the workplace.

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Six Common Project Management Milestone Mistakes – and How to Avoid Them

Clarizen

In addition to being a logistical headache, this error often makes smaller projects — or phases within projects — seem larger than they truly are, which triggers procrastination (i.e. Milestones have been a basic staple on the project management landscape for, well, forever.

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Innovation in project management: Inspiration from Dubai

Susanne Madsen

Not only that, Dubai’s goal is to consistently be ranked amongst the top 5 global centres for trade, logistics, tourism and finance. I recently spoke at Dubai International Project Management Forum ( DIPMF ) and was struck by the innovative theme of the conference.

9 Inspirational Teamwork Examples

ProjectManager.com

There’s the logistics management of aligning so many troops and equipment, while keeping the whole operation a secret. It seems that people have been spelling team with an “i” for a long time. We live in a culture that promotes the roughed individual, the self-made person, the entrepreneur.

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Inverted Classrooms

Leading Answers

Trying or organize group work outside of class when people are busy can be a logistical nightmare, now everyone should be available to take part in group work during the regularly scheduled class times.

Scrum Master vs Project Manager: What’s the Difference?

Project Bliss

And the Scrum Master will handle many administrative activities such as planning and arranging logistics for ceremonies as part of supporting the team. . Are you considering a career move? . Perhaps you’re considering Project Management because it uses many skills you already have.

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SCRUM Project Management Methodology Explained

Azendoo

Amazon has adapted Scrum to be used on a variety of projects ranging from the site’s operation to physical applications such as logistics. Projects succeed or fail by the way they are managed and lead. Success requires more than good leadership.

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How to Get More Customers with Email Marketing Automation

ProjectManager.com

Utilizing the ideology behind SMART goals will help you breakdown what content to include and other important logistics for setting up an effective drip campaign. Setting up an automated email campaign is just step one in achieving more conversions.

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Learning and Development

Lynne Cazaly

Sure, a calendar works for availability, logistics and managing budget). L&D: does it stand for learning and development or long and drawn-out. Is it time for L&D to be more responsive, to lead the way in agility, experiments and lean solutions? I was speaking with an L&D team about running my ‘ish' workshop for the organisation - where people learn to challenge perfectionist tendencies and work until it's 'good enough', working in increments and iterations.

How to Handle Digital Transformation Pain Points

Epicflow Blog

At the very heart of the factory, they installed cutting-edge technology that drives logistics and production. Gartner suggests that focusing on digital transformation is the best way to retain a competitive advantage and increase opportunities for growth.

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Behind The Scenes: Conferences From An Exhibitor’s Perspective

Girl's Guide to PM

Logistics-wise, our smartest decision was to print all the materials in the UK, so we didn’t have to carry the heavy packages. I’ve always known the APM Conference is quite a draw.

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Top 10 Variables of a Simple Project Management Software

nTask

Logistics Management: Logistics management essentially deals with the flow and storage of goods, both during and after manufacturing. It is important to understand here that when it comes to manufacturing business, logistics management is one of the most critical aspects which need to be dealt with utmost accuracy. Expecting to nail logistics without going for a project management software is a mistake you don’t want to make.

How to Get the Most Out of Every Employee on a New Project

Workamajig

Let’s face it: the beginning of a new project can be a logistical nightmare. This is a guest post by Scott Miraglia of Elevation Marketing. Starting a new project always comes with a mixture of excitement and nerves.

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Project Schedule Overruns: How to Prevent Delays from Becoming Disasters

Clarizen

If it’s financially and logistically feasible, adding resources can also accelerate productivity, but without triggering critical path risks. If you’re at the helm of a project that has fallen behind schedule, then be assured that you aren’t alone.

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Inverted Classrooms

Leading Answers

Trying or organize group work outside of class when people are busy can be a logistical nightmare, now everyone should be available to take part in group work during the regularly scheduled class times. It combines Goldilocks pace (not too slow, not too fast) along with engaging group activities without the logistics issue of scheduling busy learners. My last article on why We Should All be Learners explained how today’s knowledge worker projects are all about learning effectively.

Project Management – Where to Find the Jobs

Arras People

The logistical problems of multiple resources is not impossible, but does require managing to avoid inconsistency. Everyday dozens of new project management jobs are created and filled.

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Managing Uncertainty, Risk, Threat, and Opportunity

Herding Cats

Nature of alternatives available (scope, timing, and logistics), what is possible, level of detail required, time available to identify alternatives.

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18 Critical Success Factors for All Project Work

Herding Cats

From "Key Success Drivers for Large High-Technology Projects: Prediction and Practice," Phil Crosby (CSIRO, Australia) in Management Science, Logistics, and Operations Research , John Wang. Their rankings and percentage impact on project success. Project management (PM) control & execution systems in place, with robust policies, planning, procedures, document control, audit, etc - 23.87%.

Using Video for Project Communications [Case Study]

Girl's Guide to PM

We worked out the logistics. I like doing the communication bits of projects, and when I worked on a large software rollout there was plenty of opportunity to create buy in and engagement through communication. The project was going to fundamentally change the way people did their jobs.

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4 Trends That Will Transform Project Management

LiquidPlanner

Chatbots , for example, are being used to remind team members to update and share progress on projects, while other AI tools are being leveraged for mundane tasks like data merging, logistics, etc. In the world of project management, change is constant.

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Agile Release Train (ART)

Digite

The RTE is responsible for ensuring the required stakeholders attend the two-day event and that all the logistics for the successful completion of the event are in place. The concept of Agile Release Train is central to understanding the constructs of SAFe and to implement them.

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20 Team Building Activities That Your Team Won’t Sigh At

Paymo App

Some of them require little logistics and time. The majority of them can be played indoors, in your office, so logistics are kept at a minimum. Teams that bond together, succeed together. Easier said than done. That’s because in reality, team-building activities are hard to swallow.

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How to Get Your Next Lessons Learned Meeting Right

Online PM Courses

Logistics, so you can be sure to create the best starting conditions for your meeting. Logistics. There’s one Project technique that has the capacity to transform your skillset and raise your Project Management to the next level: the Lessons Learned review.

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3 Design Studio Management Challenges (and How to Solve Them)

Wrike

If you’re being honest, you’re more interested in the creative design work than the logistics of running a team or the ins and outs of design agency software. There are plenty of logistics that you need to coordinate and oversee.

Creating a New Hire Packet in Priority Matrix

Appfluence

Logistics – Information about employee training, important passwords, or their new email address will go here. Introduction. Creating and managing new hire packets for each new employee can take up a lot of time for HR professionals.

Socio political complexity and project management

Susanne Madsen

They have a high level of technical complexity and many moving parts that make them challenging to manage, not least logistically. ​I recently heard Stephen Carver speak about complexity.

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