One of the key elements that gave rise to this year's supplychainforesight theme, 'The Rise and Fall of Customers and Companies', was that the need to improve customer service had been ranked as a top objective by respondents for the past three years.
By Kate Stubbs 9 Apr 2014 15:00
In South Africa, up to 25% of total costs may be hidden in the distribution chain transporting goods and services to customers. Yet a recent survey has shown that 51% of all companies surveyed have identified the increase of service levels to customers as one of their supply chain goals.
7 Apr 2014 14:02
Astral Foods (ARL) has entered into a long-term supply agreement with Quantum Foods whereby Quantum will supply Astral with about 550,000 broilers a week.
3 Apr 2014 14:32
Indicative of the pressures facing the poultry industry - especially its smaller producers - Astral Foods (ARL) has added to its operations through two liquidation auctions this month.
By Nick Hedley 31 Mar 2014 15:52
Sophisticated cyber 'gangs' are gaining traction, and they have not only the motivation, but the ability and techniques to carry out these attacks, which are happening more and more through a business' supply chain.
By Jayson O'Reilly 31 Mar 2014 11:58
Today marks the release of Barloworld Logistics' 11th annual supplychainforesight survey, which tracks key trends across South African businesses and supply chains.
12 Mar 2014 16:30
The consequences of the shutdown were felt as far afield from the U.S. as here in South Africa, as was demonstrated by several of the reseller channels.
By Simon Campbell-Young 5 Mar 2014 14:30
Late last week, Clover officially opened its expanded production and distribution facility in Queensburgh, Durban, a R171 million investment. This forms part of the recently completed Project Cielo Blu, which was the primary capital expenditure programme following the company's listing on the JSE and successful capital raise of R500 million in December 2010.
24 Feb 2014 11:49
One of the purposes of the Consumer Protection Act, No 68 of 2008 (CPA), is to "promote and advance the social and economic welfare of consumers" by "improving consumer awareness and information, and encouraging responsible and informed consumer choice and behaviour".
By Justine Krige 14 Feb 2014 14:35
For a long time, first world countries have been the powerhouses of mega trade-fairs with the UK, Europe and the US producing enormous exhibitions that in some sectors have become the premier 'buying' exercises through the supply chain.
By Brad Hook 23 Jan 2014 08:23
The Competition Commission on Tuesday, 21 January 2014, argued before the Competition Tribunal that South Africa's biggest fishing firm‚ Oceana‚ should not become the owner of Foodcorp's small pelagic fishing rights in its takeover of Foodcorp's fishing business.
By Amanda Visser 22 Jan 2014 12:52
Pioneer Food Group officially opened its new R470m Sasko bakery at Shakaskraal, north of Durban, yesterday, 5 December 2013, giving it better access to the KwaZulu-Natal market.
By Nick Hedley 6 Dec 2013 15:09
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
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