As the festive season approaches, businesses should put an emphasis on proactively managing their supply chains to meet customer demand.
By Adam Orlin 20 Nov 2013 08:40
Uncontrollable factors such as strike action and port delays plague SA's automotive industry, and these factors highlight the crucial need for effective supply chain management within the sector.
By Rob Williams 8 Nov 2013 13:13
The transaction between Foodcorp and Oceana was approved this week‚ subject to a divestiture condition imposed on the firms by the Competition Commission.
By Amanda Visser 1 Nov 2013 16:49
DuPont Nutrition & Health has introduced a new protective dairy cultures, which controls the contamination of fermented dairy products by yeast and mould.
30 Oct 2013 15:08
The foodservice sector can now access rich, informative content and resources, latest industry-related news, views, trends and useful business tools from the McCain Foods (SA) Foodservice Division's new website.
29 Oct 2013 11:17
The annual supplychainforesight survey, conceptualised by Barloworld Logistics and based on independent study by international research firm Frost & Sullivan, has released its 2013 results.
By Kate Stubbs 23 Oct 2013 10:01
In an age of consumerism and globalisation, whoever can deliver, wins the contract. Product attributes are becoming increasingly equal, as information flows faster. Consequently, demand cycles are increasingly volatile, driven less by product advantage than by logistics advantage. Goods need to go from research and development to the shelf in record time in order for companies to compete for a slice of rapidly evolving markets. Logistically, the goalposts are continually shifting.
By Ken Light 4 Oct 2013 14:49
FNB Commercial Agriculture, together with the Cane Growers Association recently held a Farmers Day programme in Eston and Noodsberg in KwaZulu-Natal to engage with cane farmers on economic and agricultural prospects, which show signs of improving in 2014.
3 Dec 2013 10:19
Hisense has won a first-of-its-kind award at the Africa Movers and Makers event, it being heralded as Africa's Top SCM-Driven company. In total, ten companies were nominated from all the applicants and Hisense South Africa won because of its contribution to invest in SA for the supply chain operations.
20 Nov 2013 10:09
South African bulk-haulage company Cargo Carriers is increasingly active through sub-Saharan Africa, as African economies continue to grow apace despite a global recession.
8 Nov 2013 11:03
Woolworths is pioneering a new method of farming that sets out to help the farmers grow quality produce while protecting the environment‚ preserving natural resources and reducing dependence on synthetic fertilisers‚ herbicides and pesticides - all without adding anything to the price that the consumer pays.
By Zeenat Moorad 1 Nov 2013 14:16
The focus on growing black-owned small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and introducing them into Massmart's supply chain is starting to pay off, as its supplier development programme gains traction.
28 Oct 2013 13:28
The rise in e-commerce and its associated challenges and opportunities is spurring the need for innovation in the way businesses and their supply chains need to operate, with the emergence of digitally empowered consumers.
By Kate Stubbs 10 Oct 2013 10:30
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