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.

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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.

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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.

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Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2017

Material Handling & Logistics

With all the natural disasters, political posturings and sexual harassment revelations dominating the news cycle of the past year, we sure could use some good news, and that’s exactly what we’ve got for you—the 2017 MH&L Innovation Awards.

Is Google the most innovative supply chain company in the world?

Freightos

The secret behind the innovation is Google X , a lab whose boss has the job title “Captain of Moonshot”, focused on looking at what everyone thinks is impossible and flipping it on its head. The post Is Google the most innovative supply chain company in the world?

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. Particularly, it demonstrates how WFP (1) deliver goods, how they (2) assist the humanitarian community, (3) innovate supply chain management, (4) develop capacity, and (5) partner with other organizations. Practice Africa Humanitarian Logistics Supply Chain Management

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Everything You Need to Know About Blockchain Right Now

JDA software

I also shared some good news, an innovation called blockchain that’s about to start a revolution. With blockchain, a blended oil from North Africa (a common originator of these imposter virgin oils) would find it nearly impossible to masquerade as an authentic Italian Extra Virgin Olive Oil.

Logipharma 2014

Supply Chain Movement

It caters to professionals from across the spectrum of innovative pharma, generics, animal health as well as bio tech companies, tackling the most relevant, pressing challenges and opportunities present in the industry. Tobi Krige, Head of Distribution, Africa, Addcock South Africa. Download the agenda and you will: Get to know the speakers who will be addressing the challenge of supporting customer centric innovations: placing the customer at the heart of everything.

Cross-border e-commerce a launchpad for retailers: Q&A with Charles Brewer

DELMIA Quintiq

With over 32 years of industry experience, covering multiple global regions and disciplines across Europe, Asia Pacific, the Americas and Africa, Charles is a proven expert in supply chain, international shipping and e-commerce.

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The History of the Shipping Container

Freightos

Asia, South Africa, Australia/NZ, North America and South America are all largely containerized. By 1983, container ships are carrying 12 million TEUs , with trade routes extending to the Middle East, South Asia and Africa. Innovating: The 2000s.

Procurement Terminology is a Mess!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Under apartheid, and the first few years of his life, in South Africa, his existence was literally a crime. He takes the naive reader (myself) on a wonderfully descriptive journey through the uniqueness and bizarreness of South Africa under apartheid. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

Seven Supply Chain Lessons from a Former Walmart CEO

Kinaxis

Coming from a logistics and distribution background, he helped the company enter Africa and grow in China, Latin America, and other markets. Allow your team to rise to the challenge and find innovative new ways to reach those stretch goals. by Alexa Cheater.

The power of Piggybacking in Supply Chain Logistics

The UCLA Anderson Global Supply Chain Blog

  Despite inadequate infrastructure in East Africa, Coca-Cola bottlers deliver over $500 million worth of product to 1800 “manual” distribution centers operated by 7500 micro-entrepreneurs. Christopher Tang.   In 1985, Ms.

Compelling Use Cases for Drones in Today’s Supply Chain

Techgistics

Last week, however, the FAA acknowledged that the rapid pace of technological innovation necessitates that the FAA needs to move faster than the traditional speed of government in developing drone regulations. Although the U.S.

Freight Rates News December 2015

Freightos

In just one day (30 November) there were at least 13 articles breaking down what it means for for Serbia , Africa , North East Asia , and the whole world , with a variety of perspectives from the railway , maritime , political affairs , financial , capital and gadget press. Freight Rates News.

It Should Not Be This Way…

Supply Chain Shaman

I recently attended SAPICS in South Africa. The protection of maintenance revenues is a deterrent for technology innovation. In my decade of serving the industry as an analyst, each time that a company attempts to innovate on a new platform, they are pulled back by user enhancements and the need to protect license revenues. 1) Encourage innovation. Work with small and innovative solutions and open up the world of opportunities.

The Digital Supply Chain: Making The Leap With A Ball and Chain

Supply Chain Shaman

Leaders will work with technology innovators to build the network of networks ensuring interoperability between networks. I also believe that growth in Asia and Africa will spur new thinking in supply chain processes for the use of mobility and sensor data.

E-Commerce Takes Off in Developing Countries

Elementum

We examine the benefits and obstacles to e-commerce in Southeast Asia, South America, and Africa. In 2011, Nigerian startup Mall for Africa, which ships American brands to Nigerian consumers, took in $17 million in 2014. E-commerce is expanding at lightning speed.

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Arkieva Customer Spotlight: AkzoNobel Strengthens Position as The Leading Global Supplier in Coil Coatings

Arkieva

The transaction includes relevant technologies, patents, and trademarks, as well as two manufacturing plants in the United Kingdom and South Africa.

Strategic moves among logistics providers

Supply Chain Movement

they want logistics service providers to offer full service on a global scale and are demanding more technological innovation. South Africa. When asked where their LSPs fall short most often, customers responded with ‘innovation’. Fourth release of 3PL Subway Map Europe.

How to boost relationships between shippers and 3PLs

DELMIA Quintiq

Let’s talk about 3PL operators’ initiative to leverage on technology innovation. This is where technology innovation comes into play. 3PLs need to embrace innovation – big data and resource analytics – to remain competitive Click To Tweet - Powered By CoSchedule.

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Through the Hype Cycle: Exploring the Many Applications of AIMMS Technology in Supply Chain Planning

AIMMS

Nampak , Africa’s leading packaging company, traded Excel for an AIMMS-based planning and optimization tool. As the array of examples demonstrate, you can apply AIMMS as your innovation technology throughout most of the Hype Cycle stages.

Agriculture, Logistics, and Advance Technologies

Enterra Insights

As such, it needs to become a central component of the conversation about agricultural innovation and sustainability.”[3]. Bananas can come from Philippines, Africa, South/Latin America. Current projections have the global population surpassing 9 billion people by mid-century.

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Looking at the sustainable supply chains behind some classic Valentine’s Day favorites

Kinaxis

Hershey Company is also a founding member of CocoaAction, which helps build educational and community resources, and improve labor practices in West Africa, where improving cocoa sustainability is critical. by Teresa Chiykowski Chocolates, wine, flowers, jewelry?

Cold Chain – Why Is It Growing So Fast?

The Logistics of Logistics

Innovation. This proportion will soon change as the cold chain companies seize new opportunities in Asia, Latin American and Africa. The Cold Chain is Booming. Between now and 2020, the cold chain is predicted to grow 15% CAGR according to industry analysts. It is growing much faster than the world’s economy and the rest of the logistics sector. So what exactly is the cold chain and why is it growing so fast? Cold Chain – A Brief Overview.

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Paving the Way for Sustainable Public Procurement

EcoVadis

Directing this spending toward more sustainable goods and services can have a huge impact on sustainability performance across the world, helping drive innovation and transition toward a green economy. Public spending is big business.

Globalization? Or Globaloney?

Supply Chain Insights

Back then I read books like The Tipping Point , The World Is Flat , and The Innovator’s Dilemma. I studied strategy and international management during my MBA program because I like to look forward.

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The Ecommerce Revolution: How Alibaba, JD.Com and Jumia are Changing How People Shop

Elementum

Jumia, one of Africa’s largest online retailers, is another example of adaptability in ecommerce. To win the trust and business of consumers in this hesitant but growing market, online retailers must be willing to offer them the same standard of efficiency and innovation that companies like Amazon strive to provide to U.S. With $1 trillion in revenue in 2017 alone, China’s ecommerce market is now the largest in the world, propelling Asia-Pacific’s ascent as a digital powerhouse.

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SCRC Executive Roundtable: Combating Counterfeit in the Supply Chain

NC State SCRC

It has been estimated that 80-90% of the pharmaceuticals in Africa, for instance, are counterfeit. The obvious approach to combat counterfeiting is to move towards innovative security labeling technologies that permit track and trace.

Cold Chain – Why Is It Growing So Fast?

The Logistics of Logistics

Innovation. This proportion will soon change as the cold chain companies seize new opportunities in Asia, Latin American and Africa. The Cold Chain is Booming. Between now and 2020, the cold chain is predicted to grow 15% CAGR according to industry analysts. It is growing much faster than the world’s economy and the rest of the logistics sector. So what exactly is the cold chain and why is it growing so fast? Cold Chain – A Brief Overview.

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[INFOGRAPHIC] The History of Shipping Containers

Cerasis

Asia, South Africa, Australia/NZ, North America and South America are all largely containerized. By 1983, container ships are carrying 12 million TEUs , with trade routes extending to the Middle East, South Asia and Africa. Innovating: The 2000s. Editor's Note: This is a guest blog from Freightos , is a SaaS-enabled marketplace for the logistics industry. The Freightos System is SaaS for freight contract management, automatic price quotations, and business intelligence.

Download now: 3PL Subway Map Europe 2016

Supply Chain Movement

they want logistics service providers to offer full service on a global scale and are demanding more technological innovation. South Africa. When asked where their LSPs fall short most often, customers responded with ‘innovation’. Fourth release of 3PL Subway Map Europe.

Mind Map for Order Management 2.0

Supply Chain Movement

Together with MP Objects, supplier of supply chain software, Supply Chain Movement has created a mindmap for innovative order management, including a handy description of the route and with road signs indicating potential hazards along the way. >>Please South Africa.

Growing differentiation among logistics service providers

Supply Chain Movement

Shippers agree that 3PLs provide new and innovative ways to improve logistics effectiveness, and that they are sufficiently agile and flexible to accommodate future business needs and challenges. Those based in the Middle East and Africa seem to opt for shorter contracts of just 1 to 2 years.

The 2016 Techgistics Year in Review

Techgistics

Amazon, FedEx, and Adjacent Innovation - Amazon’s previous forays into adjacent businesses (Marketplace, AWS, Fulfillment by Amazon) explain why they may get into the Logistics business. Photo by Oakozhan/iStock / Getty Images.

Cold Chain – Why Is It Growing So Fast?

The Logistics of Logistics

Innovation. This proportion will soon change as the cold chain companies seize new opportunities in Asia, Latin American and Africa. The Cold Chain is Booming. Between now and 2020, the cold chain is predicted to grow 15% CAGR according to industry analysts. It is growing much faster than the world’s economy and the rest of the logistics sector. So what exactly is the cold chain and why is it growing so fast? Cold Chain – A Brief Overview.

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How Alibaba, JD.Com and Jumia are Revolutionizing the Ecommerce Supply Chain

Elementum

Jumia, one of Africa’s largest online retailers, is another example of adaptability in ecommerce. To win the trust and business of consumers in this hesitant but growing market, online retailers must be willing to offer them the same standard of efficiency and innovation that companies like Amazon strive to provide to U.S. With $1 trillion in revenue in 2017 alone, China’s ecommerce market is now the largest in the world, propelling Asia-Pacific’s ascent as a digital powerhouse.

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