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. Then, European immigrants swarmed to South Africa after the discovery of diamonds in 1867 and gold in 1886. Manufacturing in South Africa. of South Africa’s GDP. South Africa’s workforce is 22.19

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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. Then, European immigrants swarmed to South Africa after the discovery of diamonds in 1867 and gold in 1886. Manufacturing in South Africa. of South Africa’s GDP. South Africa’s workforce is 22.19

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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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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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".

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

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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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

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

Supply Chain @ MIT

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 […].

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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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. For modern-day entrepreneurs looking for shipping and warehousing options, the following list of the top 3PL companies in South Africa showcases those firms that are in the business of ensuring prompt delivery.

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!

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.

Workforce Management Technology in South Africa’s Rainbow Nation

Repl Group

Nowhere is this more true than in South Africa. . Having worked in the UK and US, Doug Robertson is REPL’s South Africa Senior Principal. In this article, Doug shares his insights on the state of workforce management (WFM) technology in South Africa, the unique challenges that WFM systems must accommodate and what this means for the future of WFM. . In 2017, the wholesale and retail sector was the second largest employer of people in South Africa.

DHL delivers rugby to Africa

Logistics Middle East

The DHL Africa as One journey formed part of the build-up to Rugby World Cup 2015 in England

Unleashed is joining the Xero Roadshow in South Africa

Unleashed

The Unleashed team will be making their way to both Johannesburg and Cape Town for the Xero Roadshow — this marks our first time to South Africa! Aside from attending the Xero Roadshow, we’re also hosting a pop-up event; this will be our first time in South Africa! The post Unleashed is joining the Xero Roadshow in South Africa appeared first on Unleashed Software. This year, the Xero Roadshow is making their way to Johannesburg and Cape Town on 14th and 16th May.

The Rise of China-Africa Trade: Why Transportation and Logistics Should be Front and Center

Supply Chain Nation

President Barack Obama’s trip to Africa in early July had many media outlets lamenting about the U.S. being late in recognizing the trade potential with Africa, and that the States had ceded the trade supremacy to China. Perhaps these are premature obituaries, but there is no doubt that the China-Africa trade is a significant phenomenon to reckon with and will have global economic implications in the years to come. And everyone knows this is a big challenge in Africa.

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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The Dark Secret of the Chocolate Supply Chain

SCM Research

Practice Theory Africa Corporate Social Responsibility Report Supply Chain Management Supply Chain SustainabilityWe cannot spare our students the dark secrets of supply chain management. As future decision makers, they need to understand the social and ecological consequences their decisions might have somewhere else on this planet.

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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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Vanilla Sourcing in Madagascar

SCM Research

Practice Africa Corporate Social Responsibility Procurement Relationship Supply Chain Management Supply Chain Sustainability Video In a previous post, I demonstrated how Symrise creates added value beyond corporate boundaries by closely collaborating with vanilla farmers in Madagascar. Watch the following video, which highlights this approach from the perspective of Unilever, a buyer of Symrise’s aromatic compounds.

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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Africa major growth market says DP World

Logistics Middle East

DP World has reported a 22% increase in profits in the first half of 2015, with the greatest profit growth coming from Africa

What If You Could Take The Guesswork Out Of Forecast Planning? Guest Post from Osgood Vogler

Kinaxis

Demand management General News Products Sales and operations planning (S&OP) Supply chain collaboration Supply chain management Academic publishing Africa Airline Animation Aviation Week & Space Technology BASIC Inventory MBA Supply chain by Melissa Clow Our partner Celestica recently published the following article, ‘What If You Could Take The Guesswork Out Of Forecast Planning?’.

Dubai gears up to be ‘Africa’s staging post’

Logistics Middle East

Knight Frank report says it is more cost-effective for African FMCG firms to operate from Dubai than in Africa

Lean versus EOQ? What’s best for your organization?

Kinaxis

Best practices General News Lean manufacturing Products Sales and operations planning (S&OP) Supply chain management Accounts payable Africa Application software Asia Australia Cloud computing Enterprise resource planning (ERP) Information technology PricewaterhouseCoopers Software as a service by Andrew Dunbar A colleague and I started our morning off with a coffee and a conversation about integrating EOQ (Economic Order Quantity) into MPS ( Master Production Scheduling ).

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Etihad Cargo increases freighter services to Africa

Logistics Middle East

Etihad Cargo now operates to 11 freighter-only destinations, with Brazzaville in Africa being the latest addition

World Food Programme’s Humanitarian Supply Chains

SCM Research

As part of the Kühne Foundation’s certificate program on humanitarian logistics, I have, again, been teaching logistics and supply chain management modules in East Africa during the last couple of weeks. Practice Africa Humanitarian Logistics Supply Chain Management This year, the program was held at the University of Dar es Salaam and the National Institute of Transport in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, as well as at Makerere University Business School in Kampala, Uganda.

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UASC adds two new rotations to West Africa loop

Logistics Middle East

UASC expands services to West Africa with two new service rotations, taking total scheduled rotations to three

Supply Chain Remedies Can Help to Combat Malaria

Supply Chain @ MIT

Featured Humanitarian Africa supply chains delivering medicines in Africa fighting malaria humanitarian supply chain MIT malaria supply chain studyThe World Health Organization estimates that nearly half of the world’s population is at risk for malaria, a life-threatening, but ultimately curable and preventable disease spread by mosquitos.

Africa is 'the place to be', says DHL

Logistics Middle East

DHL will continue its aggressive expansion strategy in Africa, with a number of upgrades this year