Logistics Trends 2020

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SAPICS 2020 to explore demand-driven supply chain strategies
SAPICS 2020 to explore demand-driven supply chain strategies

Data from the Harvard Business Review reveals that businesses are disappearing faster than ever before and that companies are dying younger because they are failing to adapt to the growing complexity of their environment...

20 Feb 2020

The legal importance of telematics
The legal importance of telematics

There has been much furore around the soon to be implemented Administrative Adjudication of Road Traffic Offences (AARTO) bill with much resistance to this implementation...

17 Feb 2020

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4 important steps for delivering an Industry 4.0 factory and supply chain

In Africa, several developments are presenting opportunities for organisations that adopt Industry 4.0 technologies to capture significant market share and gain global relevance...

By Baljeet Nagi 17 Feb 2020

Danone reveals traceability technology for infant formula
Danone reveals traceability technology for infant formula

Danone is launching a digitally-enabled service that allows greater transparency on the farm-to-fork journey of the company's baby formula...

17 Feb 2020

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Global air freight demand drops by 3.3% in 2019

The International Air Transport Association has released its 2019 data for global air freight markets...

6 Feb 2020

Using technology to plug wastage in Africa's agri value chain
Using technology to plug wastage in Africa's agri value chain

"Technology is a critical enabler to solve many of the challenges experienced in the agriculture sector."

6 Feb 2020

Prasa announces team to improve performance
Prasa announces team to improve performance

The Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa administrator, Bongisizwe Mpondo has appointed a panel of technical advisors to assist in turning the company's fortunes around...

5 Feb 2020

Smart peacekeeping to be explored at 2020 Sapics Conference
Smart peacekeeping to be explored at 2020 Sapics Conference

If the term "smart peacekeeping" conjures up scenes from the blockbuster science fiction movies RoboCop, in which a cyborg policeman wages war on criminals, you should think again...

27 Jan 2020

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Aviation industry highlights dangers of rogue lithium battery shipments

The International Air Transport Association, in partnership with the Global Shippers Forum, the International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations and the International Air Cargo Association, are amplifying their efforts to ensure the safe air transport of lithium batteries...

12 Dec 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

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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

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

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Warehousing: A foundation for economic growth

Warehouses tend to be one of the most ignored elements of infrastructure and logistics, but are a fundamental part of the supply chain...

By Geoffrey White 1 Nov 2019

Logistics industry turns to innovation to create supply chain sustainability
Logistics industry turns to innovation to create supply chain sustainability

Bidvest Panalpina Logistics (BLP), in a quest to face down market volatility, skills shortage and crumbling road infrastructure, is increasing its competitive edge by using its business-implementation service offering...

23 Oct 2019

On-demand delivery now possible through a reliable crowdsourced network
On-demand delivery now possible through a reliable crowdsourced network

The on-demand economy is changing customer expectations, they now require a faster, more personalised and cost-efficient delivery service. Crowdsourcing is the answer to these expectations...

By Ashley Arendse 21 Oct 2019

Guide to surviving the supply chain of the future
Guide to surviving the supply chain of the future

Over the past decade, all around the world, corporations have been taking a long, hard look at their supply chains. Negative economic conditions, hyper-competition, rapidly changing consumer preferences and disruptive technologies have changed the business landscape...

By Johan van Zyl 9 Oct 2019

SMEs are the weakest link in supply chain cybersecurity
SMEs are the weakest link in supply chain cybersecurity

Small to medium enterprises are at greatest risk from cybersecurity threats, and their vulnerability in turn poses a danger to the major corporations that they do business with...

7 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

Sapics annual conference inspires aspiring young supply chain professionals
Sapics annual conference inspires aspiring young supply chain professionals

"Events like these are vital to informing graduates and students of the opportunities that exist in this exciting and dynamic field, which is constantly evolving and leveraging new technologies."

19 Sep 2019

Africa Logistics Properties tackles East African supply chain challenges
Africa Logistics Properties tackles East African supply chain challenges

Africa Logistics Properties recently hosted a Supply Chain Networking Breakfast Forum in celebration of its second anniversary since the completion of phase one - ALP North at Tatu City's Industrial Park. The event brought together key stakeholders in the logistics and supply chain sector with the aim of generating industry solutions...

18 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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Automating supply chain innovation

Refining the last mile journey with the potential of technology...

By David Slotow 16 Sep 2019

#StartupStory: Closing the gap between SMEs and corporates
#StartupStory: Closing the gap between SMEs and corporates

Finvex is a cloud-based platform that connects corporate clients, their growing SME suppliers and financial agents...

By Evan-Lee Courie 11 Sep 2019

Syngenta, Chep cultivate seeds of success in Zambia
Syngenta, Chep cultivate seeds of success in Zambia

Innovative supply-chain solutions have helped a global agribusiness boost efficiency and safety, cut costs and provide a better solution for its customers - the farmers of Zambia...

4 Sep 2019

Bidvest Panalpina's road-freight approach pays off despite challenges
Bidvest Panalpina's road-freight approach pays off despite challenges

South Africa's economy shrank by 3.2% in the first quarter of this year, and the road-freight industry, linked directly as it is to manufacturing and consumer spending, was no exception...

4 Sep 2019

Pain at the petrol pumps for September
Pain at the petrol pumps for September

As per the latest petrol price adjustment for September 2019 by the Department of Energy, motorists are in for a hefty petrol and diesel price increase from Wednesday, 4 September 2019...

3 Sep 2019

Supply chain mistakes SMEs should avoid
Supply chain mistakes SMEs should avoid

Considering the tough economic environment, it has never been more important for small businesses in the logistics sector to keep their supply chains healthy and eliminate costly mistakes...

29 Aug 2019

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Connecting the dots between yard visibility and supply chain control

The yard is a critical yet invisible stage, significantly impacting both inbound and outbound execution efficiency...

23 Aug 2019

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