Shippers get serious about cyber threats
Shippers get serious about cyber threats

Major attacks like the NotPetya malware incident have been a wake-up call for the shipping sector...

19 hours ago

Sustainability beyond the "factory door"
Sustainability beyond the "factory door"

Barloworld Logistics enables sustainable business practices through smart supply chains...

Issued by Barloworld Logistics 10 Aug 2018

The new load securing system.
Serco to help Spar with load securing

Serco, in conjunction with Loadlok has developed a shoring system for Spar in the Western Cape...

6 Aug 2018

Engen to increase automated parcel lockers points
Engen to increase automated parcel lockers points

Engen, with its 24-hour automated parcel lockers, is set to treble the number of collection and drop-off points across its network...

3 Aug 2018

12 steps to expanding your business globally
12 steps to expanding your business globally

Mike Higley, vice president of operations at FedEx Express sub-Saharan Africa, provides some tips for expanding your business globally...

3 Aug 2018

Supplychainforesight goes green
Supplychainforesight goes green

Barloworld Logistics presents local businesses' opinions on sustainable supply chains...

Issued by Barloworld Logistics 30 Jul 2018

DHL Global, Ethiopian Airlines maximise growth through joint venture
DHL Global, Ethiopian Airlines maximise growth through joint venture

DHL Global Forwarding and Ethiopian Airlines have signed a new agreement to form DHL-Ethiopian Airlines Logistics Services Ltd, a cargo logistics provider joint venture company in Africa...

27 Jul 2018

Photo: Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Solving Africa's healthcare logistics problems with AI

AI, in the form of IBM Watson, is being used to aid decision making in public health supply chains and improve patients' access to medicines...

20 Jul 2018

ID Logistics honours its supply chain at a gala event
ID Logistics honours its supply chain at a gala event

ID Logistics South Africa, part of the international contract logistics group, honoured its supply chain at a recent gala event for clients, suppliers and staff at Randlords in Johannesburg...

Issued by ID Logistics South Africa 16 Jul 2018

Africa's first professional body for supply chain management launched
Africa's first professional body for supply chain management launched

At the recent Sapics Conference which took place in Cape Town, the organisation launched Africa's first professional body for supply chain management...

21 Jun 2018

Photo by mrigendra chauhan on Unsplash
Regional Connectivity Conference: Making inter-state transport work in Africa

A two-day conference themed "Regional Connectivity: Making inter-state transport work in Africa" will take place from 11-12 July 2018 at Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit...

11 Jun 2018

How the fuel hike will put more pressure on SA agriculture
How the fuel hike will put more pressure on SA agriculture

It is estimated that a R1/litre increase in fuel costs equates to a R1bn increase in input costs per year to the agriculture sector. These costs manifest differently across the various industries from planting, harvesting, distribution and packaging...

By Paul Makube 5 Jun 2018

Why Tanzania asked a Kenyan firm to build BRT buses
Why Tanzania asked a Kenyan firm to build BRT buses

Bus body builder Labh Singh Harnam Singh (LSHS) has been hired to build high-capacity buses for Tanzania government's bus rapid transit (BRT) services...

By James Kariuki 30 May 2018

BMW has built five prototypes of its Personal Mover Concept so far.
BMW's 'personal mover concept' takes factory workers for a ride

Automotive factories can be big spaces requiring workers to cover serious miles as they go about their business. In the case of BMW, some employees can walk up to 12km a day, often carting around parts with them...

By Nick Lavars 30 May 2018

Sahmeer Alli
#AfricaMonth: The need for value chain transparency

Sahmeer Alli is SAP Africa's industry advisor and value engineer for travel and logistics in Africa. He has over 15 years' experience in the software and management consulting industry. We chat to Alli in light of #AfricaMonth...

By Ilse van den Berg 22 May 2018

Image: Supplied
Supply chain lab opens in Cape Town

Imperial Logistics has opened a second supply chain lab, this time in Cape Town. This is said to follow the success of its first supply chain lab in Berlin...

21 May 2018

Infrastructure maintenance and the digital method
Infrastructure maintenance and the digital method

Condition assessment allows public sector agencies to guarantee the delivery of safe, reliable, and efficient service to their constituents...

Issued by Perfect Word 18 May 2018

Samad Osman
#AfricaMonth: Growing market in Africa

Hapag-Lloyd recently opened a new office in Tema, Ghana as it continues its expansion across the continent. We interviewed Samad Osman, the Africa managing director for Hapag-Lloyd, and found out more about the current state of business for a logistics company in Africa...

By Ilse van den Berg 14 May 2018

Dustin Homer
How we can build a better supply chain in Africa

It's well known in the logistics and supply chain game that the last mile of a shipment's journey is inevitably the most expensive - possibly accounting for over 50% of total delivery costs...

By Dustin Homer 10 May 2018

How Industry 4.0 can address logistics challenges, opportunities
How Industry 4.0 can address logistics challenges, opportunities

Supply chain executives from several diverse industries recently gathered at the 7th Annual Eurasian Supply Chain Congress to listen to a broad range of topics, all with a common theme...

9 May 2018

Deteriorating fuel prices to hit consumers, farmers' profit margins
Deteriorating fuel prices to hit consumers, farmers' profit margins

The cost of distributing produce across the country is still highly depended on road transport - for example, about 80% of grain is transported by road...

By Paul Makube 2 May 2018

UKZN launches the Trade, Investment Promotions and Economic Development Programme in Durban and Johannesburg!
UKZN launches the Trade, Investment Promotions and Economic Development Programme in Durban and Johannesburg!

The Trade, Investment Promotion and Economic Development Programme (TIPED) is designed to provide a seamless pipeline to build South Africa's capacity to lead and manage strategic and sustainable investment...

Issued by UKZN Extended Learning 26 Apr 2018

VAT hike should encourage importers to rethink traditional ways of doing business
VAT hike should encourage importers to rethink traditional ways of doing business

Given the challenging economic environment, many have dreaded the recent one percentage point increase of VAT in South Africa...

24 Apr 2018

Craig Johnston
How SA's electronics industry can stay current

The global marketplace is dominated by constant innovations in technology, business processes, and business management systems...

By Craig Johnston 23 Apr 2018

The value of open, collaborative business ecosystems
The value of open, collaborative business ecosystems

In the era of innovation and connectivity the idea of an economy built from autonomous industries attending to their own clients with their own suppliers is fast becoming outdated...

Issued by Barloworld Logistics 18 Apr 2018

Dylan Govender
Face lift for SA custom regulations

According to current statistics produced by SARS' manifest processing system (MPR), the country's road modality is at 76% when it comes to electronic submission compliance with sea and air lagging at 50% and 24% respectively...

By Dylan Govender 13 Apr 2018

Parcels delivered within two hours could be the norm by 2028
Parcels delivered within two hours could be the norm by 2028

In response to today's online-buying, smartphone-wielding consumer that expects a seamless, faster purchasing journey, 78% of logistics companies expect to provide same-day delivery by 2023...

12 Apr 2018

One Sapics Conference delegate to win a Renault Kwid
One Sapics Conference delegate to win a Renault Kwid

One lucky delegate at the 40th Annual Sapics Conference, taking place from 10-13 June 2018, will walk away with a brand new Renault Kwid...

10 Apr 2018

Speaker: Dr Rutendo Hwindingwi, associate director at Deloitte South Africa.
Saaff Congress 2018 to put spotlight on innovation, technology

The SA Association of Freight Forwarders (Saaff) has announced details of its 2018 two-day congress for the freight forwarding and customs clearing industry in South Africa, scheduled for 29-30 August 2018...

23 Mar 2018

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