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#BizTrends2018: Startups shaking up the sector

The logistics industry is in the midst of one of the greatest revolutions in history, thanks to digitisation, technology advancing at such a rapid pace, and business owners adopting new, forward-thinking, collaborative business models...

By Ilse van den Berg 30 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: The king's demand dictates
#BizTrends2018: The king's demand dictates

Throughput is imperative in business. The challenge is to mitigate barriers negatively impacting throughput...

By Harry van Huyssteen 11 Jan 2018

Benji Coetzee
#BizTrends2018: Industry 4.0: A disruptive revolution or simply evolution?

Historic industrial revolutions have led to the "silent generation" (the likes of Warren Buffet and the Beatles) bearing witness to both pre- and post- liberated populations...

By Benji Coetzee 10 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: Upwardly mobile people want to live and work in eco-mobile cities
#BizTrends2018: Upwardly mobile people want to live and work in eco-mobile cities

"A developed country is not a place where the poor have cars. It's where the rich use public transport." These are the paraphrased words uttered by Enrique Penalosa, the former Mayor of Bogotá, Colombia...

By Elaine Jack 9 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: Mobile means more e-commerce opportunity than ever before
#BizTrends2018: Mobile means more e-commerce opportunity than ever before

The proliferation of mobile phone networks in Asia-Pacific and Africa has transformed how people connect, communicate and shop...

By Mark Mahoney 8 Jan 2018

Kamogelo Mmutlana
#BizTrends2018: From the high street to the dusty street - when formal and informal meet

Opportunities for economic growth abound within the exchanges between the formal and informal economies...

By Kamogelo Mmutlana 8 Jan 2018

Greg Cline
#BizTrends2018: The changing face of imports

Logistics and imports are undergoing significant changes amidst an increasing awareness on the importance of being cost conscious and needing to find ways to be more efficient...

By Dr Greg Cline 8 Jan 2018

Mungo Park
#BizTrends2018: Unlock value in supply chain and rise to the challenges

Mungo Park, president of leading Southern African supply chain and operations management association Sapics, shares his insights on supply chain trends in 2018, and offers advice to organisations seeking to unlock value in their supply chains and rise to the challenges in the year ahead.

By Mungo Park 8 Jan 2018

Grant Fraser
#BizTrends2018: Actionable intelligence driving fleet trends into 2018

Ten years ago, analysts predicted that technology would be the greatest catalyst for change in the fleet telematics space and it certainly has been...

By Grant Fraser 8 Jan 2018

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How streets can help bridge social and spatial divides

I recently had a very inspiring conversation with Marcela Guerrero Casas, co-founder and MD of Open Streets Cape Town about the power of streets and its ability to bridge social and spatial divides...

By Ilse van den Berg 26 May 2017

Digitally transformed, integrated public transport vital for Africa's economic growth
Digitally transformed, integrated public transport vital for Africa's economic growth

The use of innovative technology emerges as an ideal solution to help transform the transportation industry, by driving a world class service through real-time collaboration and monitoring...

25 Jan 2017

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Lufthansa Group to make 2017 the year of digitalisation

Lufthansa Group showcased their commitment to making 2017 the year of digitalisation by demonstrating various new digital innovations at their first digital aviation forum...

12 Jan 2017

#BizTrends2017: What does 2017 hold for supply chains?
#BizTrends2017: What does 2017 hold for supply chains?

Supply chain trends will continue to be driven by the need to support business in meeting customer expectations while continuing to better manage and control costs...

By Mungo Park 12 Jan 2017

#BizTrends2017: Smarter decision-making drives telematics development in 2017
#BizTrends2017: Smarter decision-making drives telematics development in 2017

While big data has been the buzzword for the past year within the telematics and fleet management space there is no doubt that, in the year to come, this will be ever more critical...

By Grant Fraser 11 Jan 2017

Serco to capitalise on new technology and innovation in 2017
Serco to capitalise on new technology and innovation in 2017

Staying abreast of global trends and innovations is an important part of how Serco strives to give its customers the edge in a competitive African market...

10 Jan 2017

#BizTrends2017: The three hottest trends in transport and logistics
#BizTrends2017: The three hottest trends in transport and logistics

For businesses and consumers alike, here are the three hottest trends to watch in 2017...

By Harry van Huyssteen 10 Jan 2017

#BizTrends2017: Fleet trends for 2017
#BizTrends2017: Fleet trends for 2017

Dr David Molapo, the head of fleet management at Standard Bank, shares his 2017 fleet trends and offers fleet managers some advice...

By Dr David Molapo 9 Jan 2017

#BizTrends2017: Stepping into the future of global supply chains and logistics
#BizTrends2017: Stepping into the future of global supply chains and logistics

In 2017, supply chains and logistics will be shaped by smart partnerships...

By Kate Stubbs 9 Jan 2017

IT investments for airport security a top priority globally
IT investments for airport security a top priority globally

According to the 2016 Airport IT Trends Survey, airports are placing a higher priority on IT investments for passenger and airport security...

4 Jan 2017

What's trending in BizTrends2017?
What's trending in BizTrends2017?

Not only are Bizcommunity's BizTrends reports a respected resource for local and global audiences on par with leading research organisations, but they also enjoy above-average engagement...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 1 Dec 2016

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Amazon 'Prime' plane takes flight

WASHINGTON - Online giant Amazon unveiled its first branded airplane on Friday, part of what is expected to be a fleet of 'Prime Air' cargo planes...

5 Aug 2016

Amazon delivery via Prime Air drone.
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Amazon to test delivery drones in Britain

Amazon announced plans to test delivery drone technology in Britain, as the US online commerce giant tries to advance the idea safely...

26 Jul 2016

Dozens of people gather to play Pokemon Go in front of the Sydney Opera House, Australia, on Friday.
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Driven to find Pokémon? Go hire a private chauffeur service

Tired of stomping the streets hunting for that elusive Pokémon? Private chauffeur services are offering to drive players around Cape Town and Johannesburg to hunt for the elusive virtual creatures - at R10 a kilometre...

20 Jul 2016

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Mr Delivery preparing for UberEats' arrival

Mr Delivery, a home-grown delivery service that began operating in 1992, says it is ready for the increased competition...

By Bekezela Phakathi 13 Jul 2016

Supply chain trends for 2016
Supply chain trends for 2016

Supply chains - the series of events needed to get goods and services to customers at the right place, time, quality, and price - face a number of impending challenges in 2016...

By Grant Marshbank 18 Jan 2016

[BizTrends 2016] Shifting towards e-mobility
[BizTrends 2016] Shifting towards e-mobility

Global statistics reveal that world populations have grown exponentially, but have the supporting services and infrastructure grown in proportion to cater for this? The answer is no...

By Hiten Parmar 18 Jan 2016

[BizTrends 2016] Fleet management trends with Dr David Molapo
[BizTrends 2016] Fleet management trends with Dr David Molapo

With economic relief unlikely anytime soon, South African fleet managers are set to continue in belt-tightening mode through the coming year...

By Cari Van Wyk 18 Jan 2016

[BizTrends 2016] Logistics trends with Lelanie Prinsloo
[BizTrends 2016] Logistics trends with Lelanie Prinsloo

Logistics itself is my passion. It is the energy of movement, and essential in our economy and everyday existence. - Lelanie Prinsloo.

By Cari Van Wyk 18 Jan 2016

[BizTrends 2016] Mobility trends 2016
[BizTrends 2016] Mobility trends 2016

Inter-modality is what makes any world-class transport system work. An efficient integrated transport system is critical...

By Ntando Kubheka 18 Jan 2016

[BizTrends 2016] A lot of change expected in Freight in 2016
[BizTrends 2016] A lot of change expected in Freight in 2016

It's never easy to predict what is going to happen in the world of freight, and predicting for 2016 is even more difficult than before as exchange rates and regulations change...

By Stephen Segal 18 Jan 2016

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