The Business Binnacle - ship's binnacle

The Business Binnacle is a knowledge-driven consultancy specialising in operations, global supply chains and business analytics.

Allan Rodrigues, the principal of The Business Binnacle, is semi-retired and no longer undertakes consulting projects. Allan is, however, available for mentoring or short-term training projects.

We have relocated from Auckland to the Waikato and work with clients throughout New Zealand.

Our preferred clients are companies that…

  • Seek to optimise their local and global supply chains and value chains
  • Operate large infrastructure assets in competitive markets

We specialise in…

  • Aligning strategy, operations and finance.
  • The global and local optimisation of supply chains across international and ownership boundaries, and the de-aggregation of value chains.
  • The incubation and commercialisation of innovation and emerging technologies.
  • Crafting strategic alliances and joint ventures including coopetition (cooperating and competing) alliances particularly between small innovative organisations that seek alliances with large organisations.
  • Managing performance and designing 3rd and 4th generation balanced scorecards.
  • Business process optimisation, requirements analysis and business analytics (a stand-alone separate service by Sharon Rodrigues).


  • To create innovative management advice and solutions that provide our clients with competitive advantages that are both profitable and sustainable, in conditions that push the envelope for risk and uncertainty.
  • To align vision, strategy, operations and all tangible and intangible resources to manage performance and create shareholder wealth.
  • To allow companies to create and operate strategic alliances and joint ventures that create value for themselves and their stakeholders.
  • To impart knowledge and experience to managers in the area of supply chain optimisation.
  • To craft and manage new ways for mid-sized SMEs to compete and cooperate in alliances with large players, whilst retaining their innovative edge and value.