At its heart, supply chain management requires a balancing of operational efficiency, customer satisfaction and quality...
By David Telford 28 Jul 2015 06:30
The concept of Augmented Reality (AR) has existed for many years now and commentators have remained rigidly skeptical about whether it will truly materialise in our everyday lives....
By Saurabh Kumar 25 Jun 2015 07:48
The building blocks for future developments in e-tailing are emerging in sub-Saharan Africa, as a growing middle class and young population create a demand for products that store-based retail simply cannot meet...
By Bernadette Kissane 22 Jun 2015 10:20
The TomTom Start 50 is an entry-level product that is a perfect little travelling companion, especially if you're a new driver...
By Cari Van Wyk 19 Jun 2015 08:30
The World Economic Forum on Africa 2015 conference, held to mark 25 years of economic change in Africa, concluded last week...
By Cari Van Wyk 8 Jun 2015 12:31
Organisations in every sector and every country are currently grappling with the concepts of 'digitalisation' and 'digital transformation'...
By Lionel Moyal 27 May 2015 08:35
People are the most important asset of any organisation, and all employees are entitled to the highest consideration for their safety while in the workplace...
By Rhys Evans 27 May 2015 07:48
The Competition Commission's appeal against South African Breweries Limited (SAB) was dismissed with costs in a judgment handed down on Monday, 2 February 2015 by the Competition Appeal Court (CAC)...
By Leana Engelbrecht 5 Feb 2015 07:42
Africa offers enormous growth potential for e-retailers given that online shopping is in its infancy in the region. The Shop the World! report reveals that emerging markets offer the highest growth potential...
By Sumesh Rahavendra 31 Oct 2014 11:57
Skills shortages continue to bedevil the logistics and supply chain industry, with practitioners reporting shortages of up to 64% in positions that require a bachelor's degree.
By Mario Landman 23 Oct 2014 16:46
The across-the-board, rapid professionalisation of the supply chain and logistics industry has resulted in already highly-skilled professionals being forced to further upskill at an accelerated pace.
By Mario Landman 14 Aug 2014 11:09
Is the Johannesburg Stock Exchange efficient at quickly transforming news into share price adjustments? Possibly, but it was surprising that Comair's share price rose on a day when the news broke that FlySafair had received its licence from the Air Services Licencing Council (ASLC).
By Rob Baker 22 Apr 2014 11:57
The Festive season is almost upon us and while it a time to be happy and relax with friends and family, it is sadly also the one time of the year when many South African motorists are injured or killed in car accidents, many of which could have been avoided.
By Henrie Geyser: motoring editor 14 Nov 2013 13:21
Whilst government has a clear role in delivering essential services to the needy, you won't find many of the millions of suffering South Africans at airports or on flights. Quite the opposite in fact, as once you've become a "jetsetter" you've arrived at a space unavailable to the poor. So, why are government involved in the airline industry?
By Rob Baker 9 Oct 2013 10:56
The most telling bit of information released about SA Express last week, was on page 165 of the Annual Report of the Department of Public Enterprises: "No impairment for the current year for South African Express (SAX) has been provided as the current year net asset value is not available." Impairments are changes in the value of an asset, which are obviously impossible to specify if one does not know what the value of the asset was at the start and end of the period.
By Rob Baker 30 Sep 2013 09:19
Next year Brazil will host the 2014 FIFA World Cup, an extravaganza of epic proportions, in which football players and fans the world over converge to watch and celebrate the beautiful game. In 2010, here in South Africa, we saw more than 310, 000 tourists converge on the country and the eyes of over 3.2 billion people put our country under the microscope.
By Kerry Evans 12 Sep 2013 07:33
Anyone with half a brain and no mathematical training can follow this simple reasoning: it is cheaper to do a job properly the first time without taking shortcuts than to do it badly, using inferior methods and materials in the hope that it will save money. It should be obvious to everyone that this is never the case. Sadly it isn't.
By Paddy Hartdegen 4 Jul 2013 11:23
The Minister of Labour has announced an increase in the minimum remuneration payable to employees engaged in either the taxi or the hospitality sectors. The salary increase is effective from 1 July 2013, and follows hot on the heels of the increase in the general Earnings Threshold communicated by the minister recently.
By Johan Botes 4 Jul 2013 07:24