A major contributor to the success of projects is the availability of project logistics managers, with high levels of experience both in the industry and with project delivery as well as having them available in the early stages of the project. Large projects need substantive and appropriate resources. Dedicated resource provides time to think it through. Two or more people equal different experiences, professional networks and healthy debate.
This is why getting the right people assigned as dedicated project logistics resource for projects early in the game is a tough challenge and compromise is often unacceptable. A recent global provider agreed, at a high-level, to provide people in full-time assignment to the project. In reality, only few provided dedicated resources were possible; most were made available part-time; this resulted in the project being late in delivering its project logistics obligations by 6 months. Often the business culture and working practice is heavily oriented to ‘business functions’ and is not always conducive to project based work and team working. At XELLZ we are project orientated and result driven to see your projects to the finish line within schedule and budget.
The challenge for XELLZ project logistics managers consists of placing the right resources, forming a cohesive team, keeping the team motivated, meeting individual aspirations and getting the work done – all within scope, cost, time, and customer satisfaction!