5 Reasons to Consider Refillable PET Bottles in Africa

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

Doing Business in Africa Dumisani Siziba Refillable PETResponsible Beverage makers are always looking for sustainable packaging solutions that are not only cost-effective but environmentally friendly.

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3 Ways to Fast Track Distributor Performance in Africa

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

Michael Thompson Doing Business in Africa RTMWith little overall growth expected in a number of African markets in 2022, the battle ground will likely be for market share. With this in mind, how do we ensure that we are best placed to win these battles?

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Top 6 Critical Success Factors of S&OP in Africa

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

Michael Thompson S&OP Forecasting & Demand Planning Doing Business in AfricaI have been talking to a number of FMCG Regional and Market Leaders in the past few months about the supply chain challenges that they face in African and Middle Eastern Markets.

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12 Focus Areas for Supply Chain & Route to Market Transformation in Africa

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

How do we deliver sustained excellence in supply chain and route to market in the challenging markets in Africa? Route to Market Performance Improvement Michael Thompson Supply Chain Doing Business in Africa

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Case Study: DSV Implements a Single-Instance Control Tower with a Global Footprint

This case study illustrates how DVS implemented a Single-Instance Control Tower with a Global Footprint to deal with the challenge of connecting people, systems, and processes.

Out of Africa

Supply Chain Shaman

Most global multinational companies have a solid base now in South America and Asia, but the race is on for Africa. I spent this week at SAPICS in South Africa. South Africa is uniquely positioned to gain benefit in the race for supply chain modernization of Africa. The presence of large South African manufacturers was limited at the conference (as was the thought leadership of global multinationals with operations in Africa).

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Doing Business in South Africa

QAD

Judging by the fossils found there, South Africa was home to some of the earliest of modern humans, many years ago. Dutch traders established the coastal city of Cape Town as a stopping point for the spice trade on South Africa’s southern tip. Manufacturing in South Africa.

Doing Business in South Africa

QAD

Judging by the fossils found there, South Africa was home to some of the earliest of modern humans, many years ago. Dutch traders established the coastal city of Cape Town as a stopping point for the spice trade on South Africa’s southern tip. Manufacturing in South Africa.

How do FMCG Companies Increase Sales Volume in Africa?

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

Enchange has been helping clients in Africa for over 25 years. Brewing & Beverages FMCG Route to Market Traditional Trade Sales Distribution RTM Assessment Tool Doing Business in Africa Transportation Retail 3PL RTM 4PL Promotions Ross Marie RtM Strategy 20 Steps to RtM ExcellenceIt’s a good question and one that Enchange is often asked. Whilst many things have changed in that time, for example, the use and availability of technology , many things remain the same.

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Manage Your FMCG Distributors Better to Grow Sales in Africa

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

Brewing & Beverages FMCG Route to Market Traditional Trade Sales Distribution RTM Assessment Tool Doing Business in Africa Retail RTM Promotions Ross Marie RtM Strategy 20 Steps to RtM ExcellenceOver the last few months I have been writing a blog series on Route to Market Success (RtM) in emerging markets, describing how Enchange has been using the 20 Steps to RtM Excellence to win in these markets for our clients.

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Africa Logistics Initiative

SCM Research

The Kühne Foundation invited me to support its Africa Logistics Initiative. Teaching Africa Humanitarian Logistics Image Supply Chain Management Consequently, I have spent the last weeks teaching in logistics and supply chain management at the National Institute of Transport in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. It has been a great experience.

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Logistics and Supply Chain Management in Africa

SCM Research

As you might know, I had the great opportunity to travel to East Africa several times, where I gave logistics and supply chain management lectures ( see my previous post ). Indeed, although Africa – a continent with more than one billion people – certainly faces huge challenges, the situation is changing rapidly. In a new pwc report, Africa Gearing Up , future prospects in Africa for logistics and supply chain management are described.

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Africa: Emerging Markets’ Final Frontier

Enterra Insights

In a review of a book entitled Emerging Africa: How the Global Economy’s Last Frontier Can Prosper and Matter, Katrina … Continued The post Africa: Emerging Markets’ Final Frontier appeared first on Enterra Solutions. Business Current Affairs Globalization Risk Management Supply Chain

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How Can We Increase Trade Coverage Through Our Distributors in Africa?

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

Brewing & Beverages FMCG Route to Market Performance Improvement Traditional Trade Sales Distribution RTM Assessment Tool Doing Business in Africa Information Retail 3PL RTM 3PLP 4PL Promotions Ross Marie RtM Strategy 20 Steps to RtM ExcellenceThis is a challenging question and one that we need to break down.

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Deliver Route to Market Excellence in Multi Distributor Markets in Africa

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

Brewing & Beverages FMCG Route to Market Performance Improvement Traditional Trade Sales Distribution RTM Assessment Tool Doing Business in Africa Order to Cash Retail 3PL RTM Ross Marie RtM Strategy 20 Steps to RtM ExcellenceHow do we implement real change to deliver the best possible Route to Market (RtM) in challenging developing markets? Enchange has been in the business of transforming clients Route to Market (RtM) for over 25 years.

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Piracy Surge Off West Africa Draws Maersk Call for Action

Supply Chain Brain

Pirate attacks have pushed up insurance and other costs for shippers operating off West Africa, with some resorting to hiring escort vessels manned by armed navy personnel

Crane Worldwide Logistics Announces Contract Logistics Growth in Europe, Middle East and Africa

Supply Chain Brain

Crane Worldwide Logistics recently announced that it would further extend its contract logistics footprint within Europe, the Middle East and Africa

Rwanda Heads Technology Revolution in Africa

The Network Effect

Rwanda is a tiny country in Africa, the fourth smallest to be exact, but one making giant strides in embracing the latest technology. Yet this hasn’t stopped it fast becoming the technophile nation of Africa. The post Rwanda Heads Technology Revolution in Africa appeared first on The Network Effect. In fact, in some cases it is leapfrogging many first world countries in the race to do business, smarter, cheaper, better. Rwanda is at a distinct disadvantage.

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Blocked Suez Forces Ships to Look at Long Trip Around Africa

Supply Chain Brain

A massive container ship blocking the Suez Canal showed no signs of budging for a third day, forcing container carriers and other vessels to weigh costly and time-consuming voyages around Africa that threaten to destabilize the already fragile underpinnings of global trade

Case study: Halliburton expands in Sub-Saharan Africa

Supply Chain Movement

Halliburton’s sourcing & supply chain team has made a huge contribution to the expansion of the business in Sub-Saharan Africa, where it has expanded from four to fourteen countries in just eighteen months. Working in Africa is definitely challenging. >> Cases Africa cost control crisis expansion Halliburton materials management regional spend single sourcing sourcing spend supply chain supply chain scorecard

Digital transformation for Africa’s manufacturing and distribution CIO and CFO

SYSPRO Smarter ERP

SYSPRO Africa first visited Mombasa Kenya at the main gathering in East Africa of CIOs – CIO 100. The post Digital transformation for Africa’s manufacturing and distribution CIO and CFO appeared first on SYSPRO Blog.

Supply and demand in Africa - it's a sport relief

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

It culminates in an evening of television entertainment, the purpose of which is to raise as much money as possible for various causes in the UK and overseas including for needy children in Africa. The demand is certainly there as anyone who has visited a school in Africa will no doubt testify. And in Africa, children love their schools. If like me, you watched some of Sport Relief last Friday night, you may have been left with a number of emotions.

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China’s COVID-19 Vaccines to Benefit Africa

Logistics Trends and Insights

The vaccines will be distributed to Africa, the Middle East, and Latin America. Growing Africa-Asia Air Trade. In terms of overall air cargo volumes, Africa and the Middle East air cargo carriers are improving. Warming China-Africa Relationship.

Is Online Gambling Possible in Namibia?

Supply Chain Game Changer

With respect to online gambling in Namibia vs South Africa, the African countries have been surprising us with the ever-growing statistics for the gambling market. When you think of Africa, you generally feel about relatively developing nations with recurring social issues.

Miners’ Losses Mount as Ports Strike Drags On in South Africa

Supply Chain Brain

The walkout by workers that began Oct. 6 is costing shippers of iron ore, coal, chrome, ferrochrome and manganese about 815 million rand a day

SCJ Offers Manhattan Omni Solutions & WMS in South Africa

SCJunction

You need a partner who has an ear to the ground and their eye on the sky. Supply Chain Junction is a warehousing solutions company with an international pedigree and a local presence, giving a new definition to "best of breed".

Coca-Cola Beverages Africa collaborates with Flintfox and Microsoft to streamline pricing, promotions, and rebate management

Manufacturing & Logistics IT

As part of an on-going programme of digital transformation at its bottling plants, Coca-Cola Beverages Africa (CCBA) is collaborating with pricing and rebate management solutions provider, Flintfox, and Microsoft to modernise how it uses technology.

5 Key Ways To Get Your Route to Market Horses Fit For The Race

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

Furthermore, the take up of mobile money and distance ordering through e-commerce platforms and mobile devices have created many opportunities to tap into accross the markets of Africa. Route to Market Doing Business in Africa RTM RtM Strategy Aristide Kouame

How Can Companies Unlock Africa’s Vast Markets? Four Challenges and How to Address Them

MIT Supply Chain

Africa’s untapped potential as an economic powerhouse is attracting increasing interest. Featured Strategy MIT CTL MIT Humanitarian Response Lab MIT Megacity Logistics Lab supply chains in AfricaBut before they can realize this potential, companies need to build supply chains capable of supporting growth in African markets. It’s a formidable challenge, but much of the required expertise already exists if companies know where to look. To view the complete post go […].

10 Key Focus Areas for Effective FMCG Distributor & Wholesale Management – Part 3

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

Route to Market Performance Improvement Traditional Trade Doing Business in Africa Retail RTM Ross Marie 20 Steps to RtM Excellence

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Focus on Africa: The Continent Brings New Light for Sourcing

Supply Chain 24/7

In recent years, Africa has emerged as a particularly attractive manufacturing option for U.S. apparel and footwear companies

Top warehouse tech trending in the Middle East and Africa in 2020

SCJunction

It’s that time of year again. As we’re about to enter 2020, we’re looking back at how this year’s trends compared to our predictions as well as what we can look forward to in the supply chain industry in the new year. Trends

Can I Build a Winning FMCG Route to Market Strategy on Limited Resources?

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

I am in the middle of writing a blog series on Route to Market (RtM) success in emerging markets, with a specific focus on Africa. Brewing & Beverages FMCG Route to Market Traditional Trade Sales Distribution RTM Assessment Tool Doing Business in Africa Retail 3PL RTM 3PLP 4PL Promotions Ross Marie RtM Strategy 20 Steps to RtM ExcellenceI have been receiving some excellent feedback throughout (many thanks!). One topic has come up several times and I will now address it in this blog.

Localising Global Route to Market Strategy is Essential in Emerging Markets

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

Before we even begin to look at how to develop Route to Market (RtM) strategies and execution plans for Fast Moving Consumer Goods Companies (FMCG) in emerging markets like Africa, we need to understand and remind ourselves of a few basic principles about the emerging marketplace.

Form Lasting Alliances with Key FMCG Customers at Almost Zero Cost, How? - Third Degree Partnerships (3DPs)

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

20 Steps to RtM Excellence RtM Strategy Ross Marie Promotions RTM Retail Communication Doing Business in Africa RTM Assessment Tool Distribution Sales Cost Reduction Performance Improvement Traditional Trade Route to Market FMCG Brewing & BeveragesWelcome to my blog series on the 20 Steps to Route to Market Excellence model. Over the past number of months, we have gone through the detail of the first 15 steps of my model.

The Avocado Supply Chain

SCM Research

This example demonstrated how “a number of supply chain improvements have enabled Kenyan avocados to be profitably exported to high-value markets in the European Union” It illustrates that supply chains “must be able to react to changes in market dynamics in order to maintain a virtuous cycle” Practice Teaching Africa Report Supply Chain ManagementAmong the best ways to teach supply chain management is by discussing different types of real-world supply chains.

Wrapping up our first Xero Roadshow in South Africa

Unleashed

We got to meet Xero’s South Africa team, our partners and customers: Kyle met Gary Turner from Xero. Kyle and the NZTE South Africa team. The post Wrapping up our first Xero Roadshow in South Africa appeared first on Unleashed Software. Company News events ROW south africa xeroOur first Xero Roadshow in Johannesburg and Cape Town were a blast! Huge thanks to Mark from Radical Cloud for helping us out!

Africa Rising: Growth from the Bottom of the Pyramid

Enterra Insights

When westerners read a news story about Africa, the narrative generally involves poverty, disease, conflict and/or bad governance. The post Africa Rising: Growth from the Bottom of the Pyramid appeared first on Enterra Solutions. That constant … Continued. Base of the Pyramid Innovation Enterra Solutions Stephen DeAngelis

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Conflict Minerals Disclosure Deadline is June 1st: How Does Your Supply Chain Measure Up?

Logistics Viewpoints

Procurement/Sourcing Regulations Central Africa conflict mineralsConflict minerals – Tantalum, Tin, Tungsten and Gold (3TG) – and supply chain transparency will be in the news. Monday, June 1, is the deadline for more than 6,000 Public U.S. companies to file reports with the SEC to disclose whether their products contain conflict minerals. The US passed a legislation in 2010, called “Dodd Frank Act Section 1502“, […].

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The top 5 3PL companies in South Africa

TradeGecko

From the moment explorers began inching down the coast of Africa during the Age of Exploration, the Cape of Good Hope and the area eventually to become South Africa, has commanded a strategic commercial presence sitting astride the Atlantic and Indian Oceans.