Logistics Trends 2020

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Overview of the African fertiliser market

The international fertiliser market had a slow start in 2020 and the upcoming Lunar New Year in February might result in a quieter month. Higher freight rates will also have a possible impact on global producer netbacks...

21 Jan 2020

Blockchain, driven by IoT, can save food industry $31bn by 2024
Blockchain, driven by IoT, can save food industry $31bn by 2024

According to a new study by Juniper Research, blockchain will enable $31 billion in food fraud savings globally by 2024 by immutably tracking food across the supply chain...

28 Nov 2019

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Digitisation critical to long-term growth of SA's logistics industry

The benefits of digitisation have already seen a vast improvement in operational efficiencies within the logistics market. Going forward, digital solutions will play an even greater role as an absolute business essential...

26 Nov 2019

#EntrepreneurMonth: Mielie Mailer aims to change e-commerce delivery in SA
#EntrepreneurMonth: Mielie Mailer aims to change e-commerce delivery in SA

Mielie Mailer is a lifestyle-driven enterprise that seeks to help humans make better choices for themselves and for the planet...

By Evan-Lee Courie 25 Nov 2019

Checkers pilots 60-minute grocery delivery service
Checkers pilots 60-minute grocery delivery service

In response to customers' growing desire for hyper-convenience, Checkers has introduced an exclusive one-hour grocery delivery service...

25 Nov 2019

What SA's FMCG space can learn from Kenya
What SA's FMCG space can learn from Kenya

The simplest way of optimising route to market is through pre-sales, which then creates a predictable order and allows for the best delivery routes to be calculated...

By Andrew Dawson 25 Nov 2019

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DHL Express launches live chat to enhance customer experience

"Customers benefit from quicker response times and by interacting with the company with the channels that are most convenient to them. "The deployment of MCT is a great step towards our goal of continuously improving our customers' experience."

20 Nov 2019

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Creating added value with efficient logistics solutions, strategic acquisitions

As recessionary market forces put increased pressure on already complex value chains, the logistics industry faces major consolidation...

14 Nov 2019

How FMCG companies can prepare for the red season spike
How FMCG companies can prepare for the red season spike

As we enter the festive season, demand for fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) increases rapidly, often leaving manufacturers scrambling to fulfil orders from their distribution channel...

By Andrew Dawson 14 Nov 2019

Enhancing logistics performance to drive SA's economic growth: Lessons from Saudi Arabia
Enhancing logistics performance to drive SA's economic growth: Lessons from Saudi Arabia

South Africa has long enjoyed a relatively strong logistics and supply chain standing amongst its international peers, but in recent years, the country has been slipping, albeit slowly...

By Zak Sivalingum 13 Nov 2019

Kenya's Twiga Foods raises $30m in Series B round
Kenya's Twiga Foods raises $30m in Series B round

Kenyan B2B food distribution company, Twiga Foods, has raised $23.75 million in a Series B equity round led by Goldman Sachs...

28 Oct 2019

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Uber Eats SA celebrates third birthday with new features

Food delivery service Uber Eats is celebrating its third birthday in South Africa. In conjunction with the milestone, the app will see two new key features introduced this month...

15 Oct 2019

A walk through the warehouse of a thriving fashion e-tailer
A walk through the warehouse of a thriving fashion e-tailer

When you think about South Africa's most successful online fashion retailers, it may not immediately occur to you that RunwaySale is one of them. The platform boasts over 1 million members...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 4 Oct 2019

Know your business inside out with a Biz Office
Know your business inside out with a Biz Office

New expectations of transparency and authenticity in business means things like organisational purpose, brand stories, how your company does things, what it believes in and what it stands for, can all play a part in how your company sees itself and how it is seen by others...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 2 Oct 2019

Top ratings for Biz Rate Card 2019
Top ratings for Biz Rate Card 2019

Bizcommunity is excited to announce the relaunch of our Biz Product and Rate Card, featuring all-new product infographics, descriptors and more...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 27 Sep 2019

African Ports and Rail Evolution Forum to focus on economic growth acceleration
African Ports and Rail Evolution Forum to focus on economic growth acceleration

All aboard for the eighth annual African Ports and Rail Evolution Forum - a two-day trade exhibition and conference taking place on from 15-16 October 2019 at the Durban International Convention Centre in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa...

26 Sep 2019

DHL Industrial Projects enhances customer experience in Middle East and Africa
DHL Industrial Projects enhances customer experience in Middle East and Africa

Dubai designated as Center of Excellence, supported by competency centres in Egypt, Ethiopia, Kenya and Turkey to coordinate complex logistics projects across the region...

17 Sep 2019

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GIG Logistics Ghana, Aim Higher Africa launch back-to-school giveaway in Accra

"Education is the cornerstone of every economy in Africa and GIG Logistics Ghana is committed to investing in this sector. We believe education is the bedrock of our society and a requisite for Ghana's development."

13 Sep 2019

DHL Africa eShop platform rolled out to 34 additional countries
DHL Africa eShop platform rolled out to 34 additional countries

DHL's Africa eShop platform has expanded to an additional 14 countries across sub-Saharan Africa...

12 Sep 2019

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FedEx launches new solution for SA's wine industry

The FedEx Express Wine Solution aims to improve the handling of wine for local and international delivery and distribution...

5 Sep 2019

Route optimisation and line of sight are key to maximising van sales in the main market
Route optimisation and line of sight are key to maximising van sales in the main market

Van sales make up a significant proportion of total sales, the success of which is entirely dependent on who gets to the retailer first and how much share of wallet is available at that point...

By Andrew Dawson 21 Aug 2019

Fuel price increase confirmed
Fuel price increase confirmed

It has been confirmed that fuel prices for August are set for changes with petrol up and diesel down...

6 Aug 2019

Key trends across retail channels in Africa
Key trends across retail channels in Africa

With a growing young population coupled with rapid urbanisation and fast-growing consumer expenditure, Africa offers attractive opportunities for entities wishing to expand into new frontier markets...

By Christy Tawii 31 Jul 2019

Hello Paisa launches Malaicha collection, delivery service app for Zimbabweans
Hello Paisa launches Malaicha collection, delivery service app for Zimbabweans

Zimbabweans living in South Africa may now send goods and groceries back home as Hello Paisa launched its Malaicha.com collection and delivery service app...

30 Jul 2019

3 steps towards 'glass boxing' your company with a Biz Press Office
3 steps towards 'glass boxing' your company with a Biz Press Office

Since 2001, Bizcommunity anticipated the role of company culture as intellectual capital. Biz Press Offices are a "glass box" game changer, offering a window into 18 industry communities...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 23 Jul 2019

Is transport and tech the perfect marriage?
Is transport and tech the perfect marriage?

When thinking of moving packages, people, mail and goods, we automatically think of modes of transportation...

By Kehad Snydewe 3 Jul 2019

Immigrant food couriers risk death on South African roads
Immigrant food couriers risk death on South African roads

"When it rains, it's trouble. Guys are falling all the time."

By Kimon de Greef 3 Jul 2019

City encourages local business to get smart about traffic
City encourages local business to get smart about traffic

The City of Cape Town is calling on local business to develop smart solutions that will help Capetonians beat the peak-hour traffic...

27 Jun 2019

The effect of flu medication when driving
The effect of flu medication when driving

If you are one of the people who has been affected by colds or flu this winter, you might want to think again before popping flu medication before your commute to the office or home...

25 Jun 2019

JIT manufacturing at the core of an optimised FMCG supply chain
JIT manufacturing at the core of an optimised FMCG supply chain

The ability to manufacture 'just enough' stock to cover orders and deliver 'just enough' product to every retailer is the optimal supply chain scenario in the fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) industry...

By Andrew Dawson 24 Jun 2019

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