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 ). In a new pwc report, Africa Gearing Up , future prospects in Africa for logistics and supply chain management are described. Practice Africa Globalization Logistics Report Supply Chain Management

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Aramex in talks to build logistics parks in Egypt

Logistics Middle East

OTMT, an Egyptian telecommunications company, reportedly said it plans to build five logistics parks with Aramex worth $127.7 million over five years

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Overcoming complex logistics in building better cities

DELMIA Quintiq

We talked about production planning in building better cities , but what about logistics? Whether it is shipping pipes to Egypt for irrigation projects or support trusses to build bridges in Italy, the logistics puzzles of the materials industry are varied and complex. Resorting to alternative modes of transportation like air transport can raise logistics costs and sea transport can cause delays to your delivery time. Transport & Logistics

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This Week in Logistics News (November 4-8, 2013)

Talking Logistics

As was confirmed for me yet again this week at a conference, the most utilized supply chain and logistics application, the reigning champ of them all, is the Excel spreadsheet. XPO Logistics Announces Third Quarter Earnings 2013. Choice Logistics Opens Service Parts Distribution Center in Dubai Free Trade Zone. Robinson and XPO Logistics both announced Q3 2013 financial results this week. XPO Logistics continued its rapid growth, reporting a 173.3

Strategic moves among logistics providers

Supply Chain Movement

Manufacturers and retailers welcome the ongoing consolidation in the fragmented logistics industry. they want logistics service providers to offer full service on a global scale and are demanding more technological innovation. these are the main conclusions from Supply Chain Movement’s annual study as the basis for the 3pl subway map europe 2016, which shows the specific services of the most important logistics service providers. Egypt.

Most desirable logistics location of Europe in 2018

Supply Chain Movement

The Netherlands is the best region for a logistics base according to the ‘VerkehrsRundschau Markenstudie ImageRanking’. The market study by VerkehrsRundschau (a leading German magazine with a website about transport and logistics) assessed the attractiveness of the countries close to Germany as a base for logistics activities. It ranked the Dutch city of Venlo as Europe’s most attractive location for a logistics base. Venlo Logistics Map Europe 2016. Egypt.

Logistics Execs Split on Outcome of NAFTA Talks

Material Handling and Logistics

Executives in a new survey, 2018 Agility Emerging Markets Logistics Index, are divided about whether a new pact would help Mexico (24.3%); hurt Mexico (21.8%); or leave trade unchanged (25.7%). Executives in a new survey, “ 2018 Agility Emerging Markets Logistics Index ”, are divided about whether a new pact would help Mexico (24.3%); hurt Mexico (21.8%); or leave trade unchanged (25.7%). 25, second largest increase after Egypt, which climbs six spots.

3PL Subway 2015: Strategic movements among logistics providers

Supply Chain Movement

After years of declining revenues in European logistics services, the business started to stabilise in 2013/2014. Europe has seen plenty of activity in terms of mergers and acquisitions, including the take-over of the major French family-owned company Norbert Dentressangle by America’s XPO Logistics. Egypt. The logistics business in Europe is finally improving again. Acquisitions dominated the logistics headlines in 2014 and that trend is continuing this year.

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Mindmap for Global Logistics Integration

Supply Chain Movement

To manage this logistics complexity while adhering to customer service standards and incurring reasonable costs, companies need Global Logistics Integration. Supply Chain Movement and software vendor Eyefreight have therefore developed this mindmap for Global Logistics Integration, outlining the route to achievement and providing road signs to flag potential hazards along the way. >>Please Mindmap for Global Logistics Integration. Egypt.

Is Logistics Outsourcing Right for Your Company?

Supply Chain Movement

More shippers today appear to be outsourcing some or all of their logistics. How does a company decide that outsourcing logistics is the right choice? Is logistics outsourcing right for your company? Egypt. Robinson logistics outsourcing whitepaperThis C.H.

KPI Key Performance Indicators in Supply Chain & Logistics

Logistics Bureau

Many people get really confused about KPIs or Key Performance Indicators in Logistics and Supply Chain operations. Cost as a percentage of sales (Logistics or Supply Chain). Total logistics cost. Here at Logistics Bureau we have 20 years of experience in assisting clients with Supply Chain Benchmarking, and the development of suitable KPIs. Benchmarking Performance Measurement - KPIs key performance indicator KPI logistics kpi supply chain kpi

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[INFOGRAPHIC] Interesting Facts & Financial Breakdown of the Global Logistics Market

Cerasis

Editor’s Note: Almost 14 months ago we wrote one of our most popular posts entitled, “ The History of Supply Chain and Logistics Management ” contained a bit of history, definitions, and a great infographic visually going through the history of supply chain and logistics management. In this infographic you will learn, for example, that the global market value for logistics has surpassed $4trillion. You will also learn: Interesting global logistics facts.

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

Supply Chain Nation

A brief look at the China-Africa trade suggests that while Chinese imports from Africa are focused on resource-rich countries (such as South Africa, Nigeria, Egypt, Sudan, Algeria and Liberia), Chinese exports, in the form of cheap manufactured goods are more widespread across the continent, with machinery making up the biggest chunk at roughly 30 percent. Any impartial observer will agree that the logistics infrastructure needed to capitalize on this increased trade does not exist.

Middle East eCommerce Reimagined

Vinculum

Countries like Iraq, Egypt, Oman, Lebanon, Morocco, Jordan, Algeria, and Saudi Arabia have the fastest growing young generation, with a median age of 22 years old. They also spoke about the analytics and technological logistics importance in an eCommerce business.

BDP International opens Cairo office

Logistics Middle East

BDP International, a leading privately held global logistics and transportation services company, is opening an office in Cairo, Egypt this month

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Download now: 3PL Subway Map Europe 2016

Supply Chain Movement

Manufacturers and retailers welcome the ongoing consolidation in the fragmented logistics industry. they want logistics service providers to offer full service on a global scale and are demanding more technological innovation. these are the main conclusions from Supply Chain Movement’s annual study as the basis for the 3pl subway map europe 2016, which shows the specific services of the most important logistics service providers. Egypt.

Mindmap for Supply Chain Execution 24/7

Supply Chain Movement

Together with Consafe Logistics, a supplier of supply chain execution software, Supply Chain Movement has created this Supply Chain Execution Mindmap to outline the route, including road signs indicating potential hazards along the way. >>Please Egypt. Logistics operations and supply chains are increasingly complex due to the number of delivery options offered, and business systems such as webshops and order management have become businesscritical.

Complex costs of transportation

Supply Chain Movement

By consolidating at the source, several shipments can be combined into one, thereby reducing the number of shipments even before the shipments arrive at the Logistics Service Provider (LSP). Especially in the case of cost-related deviations, the shippers’ approval should be required before the Logistics Service Provider can invoice the shipper for extra costs. Egypt. 10 questions about Freight Spend Management. There are numerous ways a shipper can reduce freight spend.

Gradual changes in the European supply chain consulting market

Supply Chain Movement

Following on from its other two highly popular subway maps of supply chain software vendors and logistics service providers, the quarterly magazine Supply Chain Movement has now published the third edition of the Consulting Subway Map Europe showing the European supply chain consultancy sector. Egypt. Secondly, in August 2015, it took over Total Logistics, based in the UK and the Netherlands and specialised in supply chain network design.

SCM Map Europe: European location decisions remain complex

Supply Chain Movement

According to logistics real-estate specialists, the Netherlands – and in particular the southern part of the country – is a favoured location and will remain so for the coming years. A second important feature to have been added in this version of the SCM Map of Europe is the World Bank’s Logistics Performance Index (LPI). Egypt. Visuals Aon blue banana distribution GDP Logistics Performance Index production risks sales SCM Map Europe taxation urbanisation

Podcast: Rob O’Byrne on Digital Transformation, Sustainability, and Diversification in Sourcing

Requis

Supply chain and logistics consultant, educator, and podcast host Rob O’Byrne has over 40 years of supply chain experience. He has been helping companies design more profitable supply chains for over 25 years, most of them as founder and CEO of Logistics Bureau.

Mindmap High-Tech Supply Chain 4.0

Supply Chain Movement

Egypt. The omni-channel business contributes greatly to Logistics headaches, even more because of the huge amounts of returns, frauds and claims. Outsourcing logistics and fulfilment to a full-service provider ensures the expected high customer service by the consumer. A technology revolution is rapidly changing the way we work, providing threats and opportunities along the way.

Mind Map for Order Management 2.0

Supply Chain Movement

Egypt. Supply chains are becoming more complex with frequent adaptations, whether temporary or permanent, and increasingly with logistics outsourcing and calls for integrated transport management. The introduction of flexible integrated order management will result in improved performance of the logistics chain: Check. Global competition is forcing companies to optimally manage the orders they have scored.

Talent development essential for supply chain leaders

Supply Chain Movement

In addition to being responsible for manufacturing and logistics, a CSCO also has to ensure alignment with internal departments such as Sales and Marketing, and with external partners such as customers and suppliers. Egypt. Recruiting raw talent is ‘extremely challenging’. Supply chain leaders have gained an ever-stronger position in the world of business over recent years.

Updated IT Subway Map: Major acquisitions in SC software

Supply Chain Movement

Egypt. Because companies are increasingly outsourcing their manufacturing and logistics activities around the world, they are also more exposed to disruptions in the supply chain. The supply chain software industry is in a considerable state of flux. Three large, international take-overs are changing the face of the market. as the advance of e-commerce continues, companies with an omnichannel approach are increasingly implementing specific order management systems.

Index Suggests Growth, But Volatility

EFT

After a year of turbulence, 61 percent of logistics industry executives surveyed said that they are unclear on the direction of the global economy or expect more volatility in 2016. 17) and Egypt (no. The potential of Nigeria, Africa's largest economy, has come into sharper focus since the government updated the methods it uses to track economic performance; while Egypt's economy and business climate have stabilised under its military government. . .

Index Suggests Growth, But Volatility

EFT

After a year of turbulence, 61 percent of logistics industry executives surveyed said that they are unclear on the direction of the global economy or expect more volatility in 2016. 17) and Egypt (no. The potential of Nigeria, Africa's largest economy, has come into sharper focus since the government updated the methods it uses to track economic performance; while Egypt's economy and business climate have stabilised under its military government. . .

Mindmap for the Supply Chain Director 2020

Supply Chain Movement

Egypt. An essential precondition is that he or she is responsible for the planning, purchasing, production, logistics and customer service disciplines. The rapidly changing world is forcing companies to continually adapt. Not only does this demand a new approach, requiring an organisation and its employees to display more agility and responsiveness, but it also creates the need for a supply chain architect in order to meet the changing needs of customers, both now and in the future.

New: Global Trade Map 2016

Supply Chain Movement

Operations, customs, supply chain, legal and/or logistics departments are brought together during the product procurement process to ensure that imported components and finished products meet the terms of the relevant free trade agreement. Egypt. Uncovering and mitigating trade risks in international operations. International trade can entail significantly more risk than straightforward domestic business-to-business transactions.

Is There Room for Another E-Commerce Provider?

Logistics Trends and Insights

Indeed, similar to what China’s Alibaba has done over the years, Jumia has built a platform that consists of a marketplace, a logistics service and a payment service amid an infrastructure and cultural mindset that has not yet entirely embraced e-commerce. According to Jumia’s filing, for the fourth quarter of 2018, 54% of orders placed in Nigeria and Egypt were completed using JumiaPay. In 2018, Jumia Logistics handled 13.4

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This Week in Logistics News (August 22-26, 2016)

Talking Logistics

Words and photos cannot fully capture the sights and sounds and wonders of these parks, but here are a few photos nonetheless: Needless to say, with today being my first day back from vacation, getting back into the swing of things is going very slow, but at least it’s Friday and I have the weekend to get caught up on things — and to get back on the bike saddle and resume my training for our Logistics Leaders for Type 1 Diabetes Cure team ride , which is just a few weeks away.