Panasonic South Africa, a local subsidiary of Panasonic Corporation, unveiled its new Cape Town offices last week. It was decided to move its headquarters to the Western Cape from Johannesburg because of the growth in its customer base in the region as well as to have access to other large companies located in the Cape, according to Hiroyuki Shibutani, Panasonic's head of the Africa region. The strong skills pipeline in the province was another positive factor.
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Future trends in food consumption in Europe, China and the Indian sub-continent could impact on food producing nations such as South Africa.
21 Nov 2007
More than 300 transport industry captains attended the 2007 “FOCUS on Excellence” awards banquet that took place recently in Midrand. BP Castrol for the second year in a row, was named the Best Supplier of Fuels and Lubricants.
16 Nov 2007
Philip Morris International Inc. and British American Tobacco South Africa has terminated their Chesterfield licence agreement.
12 Oct 2007
Knowledge is power, and as businesses come to realise the value of business intelligence (BI) and seek to grow the amount and scope of the information they require, so the BI technology market will be driven by commoditization and ubiquity of digital data.
11 Oct 2007
South African company Douglasdale Dairy, has conceptualised a software program that is claimed will revolutionise processing and distribution businesses – in a variety of sectors.
4 Oct 2007
TNT has announced the launch of its new service portfolio to offer customers an extended range of standardised international and domestic services across the globe. Placing a strong emphasis on morning deliveries, TNT has added two new time-guaranteed services - '10:00 Express' and '12:00 Economy Express' - to the existing ‘9:00 Express' and '12:00 Express'.
12 Sep 2007
The effectiveness and reliability of the C-track vehicle tracking and fleet management system had been emphasised with the marked reduction of vehicle abuse and the recovery of 12 stolen vehicles of the eThekwini Municipality recently.
6 Sep 2007
The Reverse Logistics Conference and Expo in Singapore will feature two leading authorities on Supply Chain Solutions and Reverse Logistics. John Mehrmann, author and industry expert, will present "Evolve or Become Extinct, A Reverse Logistics Model to Deliver Expanded Shareholder Value". Ron Kula, Vice President of Supply Chain Solutions at DEX, will participate in the panel discussion, "Methods of Outsourcing".
4 Sep 2007
Telogis has released OnTrack 5, its latest real-time GPS Fleet Tracking solution. The new features in this release include Routing, Find Nearest, Giant Maps, and Quicklinks.
28 Aug 2007
Navtrak has announced it will be launching a free online resource for fleet owners, managers and dispatchers researching the benefits of GPS fleet tracking.
10 Aug 2007
Transnet has launched its new corporate brand identity, signaling the culmination of a three-year transformation from a diversified conglomerate into a focused and integrated bulk freight transport company.
27 Jul 2007
More environmentally friendly logistics strategies and operations will come - but this will be as a result of consumer pressure and will require collaboration between supply chain partners and a culture of trust. This was the key message which emerged from the SCALA Consulting Annual Logistics Debate. The debate, "Will environmental issues force logisticians to think the unthinkable?" was held on 12 July 2007 in association with the West midlands CILT (UK).
24 Jul 2007