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Relinking the chain in supply chain management

Globalisation, effected through high speech technological advancement, has put paid to 'business as usual'. In most industries, these changes have been so dramatic that business models have virtually been made redundant...

By Dr Frances Wright 20 May 2015 10:50

Birth of e-commerce is revolutionising logistics practices

A recent report by McKinsey & Company revealed that e-commerce could account for 10% of retail sales in the African continent's largest economies by 2025. The birth of e-commerce is revolutionising local logistics practices and physical distribution networks...

5 May 2015 06:41

SA, Zim talk trade

The South Africa-Zimbabwe Business Forum has emphasised the importance of intra-Africa trade to drive stronger economies that benefit the citizens of the continent...

10 Apr 2015 10:26

Swedish efficiency goes big

Sweden and SA have a long history of working together and this includes collaboration when it comes to the automotive industry. One of the major names in the game is, of course, Volvo, but in this case it's not the car company, but rather Volvo Group trucks, which also owns Renault Trucks and UD Trucks...

By Mark Smyth 10 Apr 2015 07:59

Nedbank, IFC provide $50m finance and warehouse scheme

Nedbank (through its Capital Division) together with the International Finance Corporation (IFC) have launched a $50-million facility to help commodity traders and processors in sub-Saharan Africa import agricultural commodities and export cash crops...

10 Apr 2015 07:00

Intensification of security measures for trading internationally

Oliver Facey, vice-president of Operations for DHL Express sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), says the increased concern about public safety has resulted in the intensification of security measures for transportation of goods internationally...

9 Apr 2015 12:02

Dual distribution arrangements - lining up with international practice

Dual distribution is potentially a very effective method for manufacturers to get their products to market. It can allow them to take advantage of efficiencies offered by third-party distributors...

By Aidan Scallan and Schalk van Rensburg 7 Apr 2015 13:24

Post Office pays SAA account

The SA Post Office (Sapo) says it has paid money that it owed to South African Airways (SAA) following the suspension of its account...

7 Apr 2015 10:20

E-toll Alli gets tagged

The SA National Roads Agency Limited's head allegedly flouted regulations regarding proposed toll roads in Western Cape. There are also allegations of forgery of court documents in another legal battle...

31 Mar 2015 08:00

Fuel tax not so high after all

Even after finance minister Nhlanhla Nene slapped motorists with a huge tax bill, filling up at local petrol stations is cheaper here than in most other countries...

23 Mar 2015 06:13

Two-a-Day invests in new packaging, packing lines and DCA storage

Two-a-Day's recent infrastructure investment includes a Flow Wrap machine that does not limit packing only to the traditional tray and bag packing...

18 Mar 2015 15:20

SAAFF congress will focus on paradigm shift in industry

The South African Association of Freight Forwarders (SAAFF)'s annual congress, themed New Frontiers, will take place from 14-16 October at the Durban International Convention Centre in KwaZulu-Natal...

13 Mar 2015 10:57

Port Ngqura creates jobs

The Port of Ngqura has managed to create over 800 permanent jobs in the Eastern Cape, Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown said on Monday...

10 Mar 2015 09:24

Budget 2015: Read the fine print

Although Budget 2015 has delivered some good news for small business, the South African Institute for Professional Accountants (SAIPA) says it's not all good news...

26 Feb 2015 11:16

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