Brooke Anderson Info
Brooke Anderson is the Managing Director of XM Developments, NZ’s largest supplier of Integrated Commerce software. Users of their software include Coke, Nestlé, Pfizer, Shell, Cerebos Greggs, Mobil, Pernod Ricard and leading NZ based Third Party Logistics companies.
Brooke started the company with business partner and head developer Blair Watkins in 2003 after Brooke was an account manager at DDB Advertising and successfully implementing new logistics software for his client at the time, McDonald’s.
17/02/2012 Ecommerce in South Africa – an outsider looking in
I vividly remember the panic attack bought on by the Captain’s announcement “We are now descending into Johannesburg”.
12/07/2011 3PL, 4PL, 5PL and… C3PO? “These are not the Droids you are looking for.”
My beef is that Logistics is an area already fraught with difficult terminology. Many businesses could - and moreover should be utilising 3PL, but they just don’t know what it is, or how it can benefit them. Adding 4PL and now terms like 5PL only serves to alienate these vital customers further.
12/04/2011 3PL vs. 4PL and why everyone’s getting all confused about it.
There are many people willing to put their hand up and offer the ‘final word’ on a definition for 4P
09/07/2010 Top 10 Reasons for Too Much Inventory
Padded lead times – Everyone in your supply chain process from suppliers to manufacturing, engineering, and purchasing adds a safety factor to their lead time
09/07/2010 WMS vs. IMS – what’s the difference?
Many ERP and Accounting systems will have Inventory Management; what it is, how much you have and (maybe) what the bin number is.
09/07/2010 Lean Supply Chains– keeping stock levels low, customers happy and money in the bank
On a recent trip to Osaka I was privileged to tour a Toyota Assembly factory and along with other delegates, had face time with some management there
09/07/2010 3PL what is it and is it right for your business?
At the most basic level Third Party Logistics Providers (3PL’s) will look after your stock, receive it, put it away, store it and when orders come in they pick, pack and dispatch on your behalf.
04/07/2010 Do I need a Warehouse Management System
If you are looking for figures and pie charts there are plenty on the internet for this subject. Google “WMS Case Study” and you’ll see more percentages than an ASB front window
04/07/2010 Cheeper than China, bigger that Texas
Brooke Anderson, a director of XM Software, thinks one of the biggest opportunities for better New Zealand business is in supply chain technology. But he would say that, wouldn’t he?