BizTrends 2018


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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...

1 day ago

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of an economy built from autonomous industries attending to their own clients with their own suppliers is fast becoming outdated...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

FarEye introduces Drop&Pick parcel shop technology
FarEye introduces Drop&Pick parcel shop technology

Drop&Pick is a new parcel shop technology launched by FarEye, a digital logistics platform. Launched in January 2017 the technology facilitates paperless, high-speed, and secure dispatch/delivery of parcels through its parcel shop network...

19 Feb 2018

Jungheinrich has been awarded the IFOY certificate 'Best of Intralogistics' four times
Jungheinrich has been awarded the IFOY certificate 'Best of Intralogistics' four times

Jungheinrich was awarded four times in Hanover, for logistics products and solutions in the categories "Warehouse Truck", "Integrated Warehouse Solutions" and "Special of the Year"...

Issued by Jungheinrich South Africa 9 Feb 2018

The ongoing collision between tech and the transport and logistics sector
The ongoing collision between tech and the transport and logistics sector

Transport and logistics is fast gaining prominence as a sector to watch globally. Increased intercontinental trade has meant increased connection across different size economies...

By Mandisa Maketa 7 Feb 2018

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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

2018 Sapics Conference early bird tickets on sale
2018 Sapics Conference early bird tickets on sale

Early bird registrations are now open for the 2018 Sapics Conference and Exhibition which takes place in Cape Town from 10-13 June...

29 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: What is shaping grocery retail in South Africa - Part 2
#BizTrends2018: What is shaping grocery retail in South Africa - Part 2

In Part 1 of the Trade Intelligence Retail Trends 2018 report, we described how globally and locally, we are in the beginning stages of a game-changing revolution in how products are made and sold...

By Maryla Masojada 25 Jan 2018

Logistics profitability lags due to skills shortage
Logistics profitability lags due to skills shortage

A shortage of specialised skills that operate the technology optimising the distribution of goods to customers is threatening even the best efforts at scaling operational capability...

17 Jan 2018

Supply chain glitches: one of the greatest risks
Supply chain glitches: one of the greatest risks

A glitch in a supply chain can cost an organisation up to 10% of its shareholder value, and even put the company out of business. Supply chain disruptions are therefore widely regarded as one of the greatest risks facing manufacturers...

12 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: 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

Africa's first digital free trade area for rollout in 2018
Africa's first digital free trade area for rollout in 2018

Businesses within the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (Comesa) could save up to $450 million in clearance documentation once the bloc adopts blockchain technology...

By Julius Barigaba 28 Dec 2017

SA's WumDrop acquired by Makro
SA's WumDrop acquired by Makro

Cash and carry chain store Makro has acquired a majority stake in South African last mile delivery startup WumDrop, in a move that will allow it to speed up delivery of orders...

By Tom Jackson 22 Nov 2017

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The future of African ports is also the future of Africa's economic success

If Africa is to play a meaningful role in world trade and benefit from the rapid global growth, its seaports will be key to ensuring that success...

By Gilbert Saggia 20 Nov 2017

Automation is key for distributors to act fast and meet customer demands
Automation is key for distributors to act fast and meet customer demands

Wholesalers and distributors have to constantly look for ways to better manage their stock holding and streamline their processes, from sales to shipping, and purchasing to warehouse management, in order to retain a competitive edge...

By Samantha Proctor-Parker 16 Nov 2017

Imperial Logistics sells Schirm
Imperial Logistics sells Schirm

In line with its strategy to invest only in its core capabilities, Imperial Logistics has entered into an agreement with AECI to dispose of its total interest in and claims against Schirm Gmbh and related assets...

13 Nov 2017

Inside the Lush life of an ethical cosmetics buyer
Inside the Lush life of an ethical cosmetics buyer

Working as a buyer for ethical handmade cosmetics company Lush, your travels could take you sourcing neroli oil in Tunisia, blue chamomile oil in Hungary and shea butter in Ghana...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 31 Oct 2017

New working group explores use of supply chain control towers
New working group explores use of supply chain control towers

Imperial Logistics has launched a working group focused on exploring, understanding and advancing the use of supply chain control towers...

27 Oct 2017

Amazon stretches delivery arm inside houses
Amazon stretches delivery arm inside houses

SAN FRANCISCO, US: Amazon stretched its delivery arm inside homes on Wednesday with a smart lock and camera combination that also signalled a move into home security...

27 Oct 2017

Marko Salic
Argility announces new technology group, company acquisitions

Enterprise retail software solutions company, Argility, has formed the Argility Technology Group and announced the acquisition Cquential Solutions and Fleet Domain, from Capital Eye Investments...

27 Oct 2017

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