Third-party logistics Toolkit: best-practice templates, step-by-step work plans and maturity diagnostics

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Save time, empower your teams and effectively upgrade your processes with access to this practical Third-party logistics Toolkit and guide. Address common challenges with best-practice templates, step-by-step work plans and maturity diagnostics for any Third-party logistics related project.

Download the Toolkit and in Three Steps you will be guided from idea to implementation results.

The Toolkit contains the following practical and powerful enablers with new and updated Third-party logistics specific requirements:


STEP 1: Get your bearings

Start with...

  • The latest quick edition of the Third-party logistics Self Assessment book in PDF containing 49 requirements to perform a quickscan, get an overview and share with stakeholders.

Organized in a data driven improvement cycle RDMAICS (Recognize, Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, Control and Sustain), check the…

  • Example pre-filled Self-Assessment Excel Dashboard to get familiar with results generation

Then find your goals...


STEP 2: Set concrete goals, tasks, dates and numbers you can track

Featuring new and updated case-based questions, organized into seven core areas of process design, this Self-Assessment will help you identify areas in which Third-party logistics improvements can be made.

Examples; 10 of the standard requirements:

  1. What other jobs or tasks affect the performance of the steps in the Third-party logistics process?

  2. Who will determine interim and final deadlines?

  3. Are customers identified and high impact areas defined?

  4. What lessons, if any, from a pilot were incorporated into the design of the full-scale solution?

  5. Will new equipment/products be required to facilitate Third-party logistics delivery for example is new software needed?

  6. Do we monitor the Third-party logistics decisions made and fine tune them as they evolve?

  7. What actually has to improve and by how much?

  8. For your Third-party logistics project, identify and describe the business environment. is there more than one layer to the business environment?

  9. Is the suppliers process defined and controlled?

  10. Is the solution cost-effective?


Complete the self assessment, on your own or with a team in a workshop setting. Use the workbook together with the self assessment requirements spreadsheet:

  • The workbook is the latest in-depth complete edition of the Third-party logistics book in PDF containing requirements, which criteria correspond to the criteria in...

Your Third-party logistics self-assessment dashboard which gives you your dynamically prioritized projects-ready tool and shows your organization exactly what to do next:

  • The Self-Assessment Excel Dashboard; with the Third-party logistics Self-Assessment and Scorecard you will develop a clear picture of which Third-party logistics areas need attention, which requirements you should focus on and who will be responsible for them:

    • Shows your organization instant insight in areas for improvement: Auto generates reports, radar chart for maturity assessment, insights per process and participant and bespoke, ready to use, RACI Matrix
    • Gives you a professional Dashboard to guide and perform a thorough Third-party logistics Self-Assessment
    • Is secure: Ensures offline data protection of your Self-Assessment results
    • Dynamically prioritized projects-ready RACI Matrix shows your organization exactly what to do next:

 

STEP 3: Implement, Track, follow up and revise strategy

The outcomes of STEP 2, the self assessment, are the inputs for STEP 3; Start and manage Third-party logistics projects with the 62 implementation resources:

  • 62 step-by-step Third-party logistics Project Management Form Templates covering over 6000 Third-party logistics project requirements and success criteria:

Examples; 10 of the check box criteria:

  1. Procurement Management Plan: Are Third-party logistics project team roles and responsibilities identified and documented?

  2. Procurement Audit: Did the conditions of contract comply with the detail provided in the procurement documents and with the outcome of the procurement procedure followed?

  3. WBS Dictionary: Can the contractor substantiate work package and planning package budgets?

  4. Quality Audit: How is the Strategic Plan (and other plans) reviewed and revised?

  5. Scope Management Plan: Are measurements and feedback mechanisms incorporated in tracking work effort & refining work estimating techniques?

  6. Process Improvement Plan: Has a process guide to collect the data been developed?

  7. Project Performance Report: To what degree do the goals specify concrete team work products?

  8. Planning Process Group: Product Breakdown Structure (PBS): what is the Third-party logistics project result or product, and how should it look like, what are its parts?

  9. Schedule Management Plan: Are Third-party logistics project leaders committed to this Third-party logistics project full time?

  10. Schedule Management Plan: Are the appropriate IT resources adequate to meet planned commitments?

 
Step-by-step and complete Third-party logistics Project Management Forms and Templates including check box criteria and templates.

1.0 Initiating Process Group:

  • 1.1 Third-party logistics project Charter
  • 1.2 Stakeholder Register
  • 1.3 Stakeholder Analysis Matrix


2.0 Planning Process Group:

  • 2.1 Third-party logistics project Management Plan
  • 2.2 Scope Management Plan
  • 2.3 Requirements Management Plan
  • 2.4 Requirements Documentation
  • 2.5 Requirements Traceability Matrix
  • 2.6 Third-party logistics project Scope Statement
  • 2.7 Assumption and Constraint Log
  • 2.8 Work Breakdown Structure
  • 2.9 WBS Dictionary
  • 2.10 Schedule Management Plan
  • 2.11 Activity List
  • 2.12 Activity Attributes
  • 2.13 Milestone List
  • 2.14 Network Diagram
  • 2.15 Activity Resource Requirements
  • 2.16 Resource Breakdown Structure
  • 2.17 Activity Duration Estimates
  • 2.18 Duration Estimating Worksheet
  • 2.19 Third-party logistics project Schedule
  • 2.20 Cost Management Plan
  • 2.21 Activity Cost Estimates
  • 2.22 Cost Estimating Worksheet
  • 2.23 Cost Baseline
  • 2.24 Quality Management Plan
  • 2.25 Quality Metrics
  • 2.26 Process Improvement Plan
  • 2.27 Responsibility Assignment Matrix
  • 2.28 Roles and Responsibilities
  • 2.29 Human Resource Management Plan
  • 2.30 Communications Management Plan
  • 2.31 Risk Management Plan
  • 2.32 Risk Register
  • 2.33 Probability and Impact Assessment
  • 2.34 Probability and Impact Matrix
  • 2.35 Risk Data Sheet
  • 2.36 Procurement Management Plan
  • 2.37 Source Selection Criteria
  • 2.38 Stakeholder Management Plan
  • 2.39 Change Management Plan


3.0 Executing Process Group:

  • 3.1 Team Member Status Report
  • 3.2 Change Request
  • 3.3 Change Log
  • 3.4 Decision Log
  • 3.5 Quality Audit
  • 3.6 Team Directory
  • 3.7 Team Operating Agreement
  • 3.8 Team Performance Assessment
  • 3.9 Team Member Performance Assessment
  • 3.10 Issue Log


4.0 Monitoring and Controlling Process Group:

  • 4.1 Third-party logistics project Performance Report
  • 4.2 Variance Analysis
  • 4.3 Earned Value Status
  • 4.4 Risk Audit
  • 4.5 Contractor Status Report
  • 4.6 Formal Acceptance


5.0 Closing Process Group:

  • 5.1 Procurement Audit
  • 5.2 Contract Close-Out
  • 5.3 Third-party logistics project or Phase Close-Out
  • 5.4 Lessons Learned

 

Results

With this Three Step process you will have all the tools you need for any Third-party logistics project with this in-depth Third-party logistics Toolkit.

In using the Toolkit you will be better able to:

  • Diagnose Third-party logistics projects, initiatives, organizations, businesses and processes using accepted diagnostic standards and practices
  • Implement evidence-based best practice strategies aligned with overall goals
  • Integrate recent advances in Third-party logistics and put process design strategies into practice according to best practice guidelines

Defining, designing, creating, and implementing a process to solve a business challenge or meet a business objective is the most valuable role; In EVERY company, organization and department.

Unless you are talking a one-time, single-use project within a business, there should be a process. Whether that process is managed and implemented by humans, AI, or a combination of the two, it needs to be designed by someone with a complex enough perspective to ask the right questions. Someone capable of asking the right questions and step back and say, 'What are we really trying to accomplish here? And is there a different way to look at it?'

This Toolkit empowers people to do just that - whether their title is entrepreneur, manager, consultant, (Vice-)President, CxO etc... - they are the people who rule the future. They are the person who asks the right questions to make Third-party logistics investments work better.

This Third-party logistics All-Inclusive Toolkit enables You to be that person.

 

Includes lifetime updates

Every self assessment comes with Lifetime Updates and Lifetime Free Updated Books. Lifetime Updates is an industry-first feature which allows you to receive verified self assessment updates, ensuring you always have the most accurate information at your fingertips.

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  • 5
    Thank you for the excel dashboard. It is so powerful.

    Posted by TAHAR H. on 5th Sep 2018

    TAHAR H. Researcher at Institute of Economic Analysis and Prospective Studies

  • 5
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    Posted by ctmfile.com on 5th Sep 2018

    This is a structured, in-depth review and how to work out how develop the controls and processes that will begin to solve the problem. Knowing what questions to ask is the starting point. The level of questions and analysis required will surprise, but this level of details is essential.

  • 5
    The Honourable Ralph Goodale, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, Canada

    Posted by The Honourable Ralph Goodale, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, Canada on 4th Sep 2018

    I would like to extend my sincere appreciation. I would also like to thank you for your service in promoting business continuity practices. I wish you every success in your work.

  • 5
    Thank you so much for a great tool!

    Posted by Kristy M. on 2nd Sep 2018

    Kristy M. Project Manager

  • 5
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    Posted by U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE, NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF STANDARDS AND TECHNOLOGY (NIST) on 2nd Sep 2018

    U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE, NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF STANDARDS AND TECHNOLOGY (NIST)

  • 5
    This is great!

    Posted by GREG C, on 4th Aug 2018

    GREG C. CEO Managed Service Provider

  • 5
    DAVID S. Director Organisational performance

    Posted by DAVID S. on 4th Aug 2018

    Honestly - at the extremely low outlay - the capacity to accelerate your journey, increase productivity and be a more informed buyer (when combined with what actual business problems you are trying to solve) I would be extremely hard pressed to not undertake it.

  • 5
    MARIETTA W. Senior Consultant

    Posted by MARIETTA W. on 5th Jul 2018

    Standard Requirements is a straightforward guide. It is a tool to help develop a detailed vision of all areas impacted by an implementation, and a useful tool for scoring readiness and implementation quality.

  • 5
    Congrats! Very cool!

    Posted by Caryn B. on 4th Jul 2018

    Caryn B. Vice President Production