The Remarkable Supply Chain of the Coffee Bean


Coffee retailers Campos Coffee source their beans from Kenya to Columbia to Brazil. Find out how they manage their complex supply chain with the help of inventory management software. The inventory stock from the roasting and distributing centres must be passed onwards to retailers. Planning for demand and ensuring the business has good inventory management practices in place makes it so much easier to cope with the increased demand.

Checklist for working capital management

Supply Chain Movement

Working capital management revolves around inventory, debtors and creditors. Kenya. Visuals cash checklist earn x turn finance inventory inventory days raw material risk Slimstock suppliers working capital10 questions to assess working capital management. Some companies generate cash so quickly that they can even achieve negative working capital. Supply Chain Media and software vendor Slimstock have developed this checklist for working capital management. >>Please

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E-Commerce Takes Off in Developing Countries


Smartphone use in countries like India and Kenya is growing rapidly as companies like Xiaomi offer more affordable models aimed at users in developing countries. Investors and research groups are optimistic about countries like Nigeria and Kenya, whose burgeoning middle classes have the capital to spend on foreign-made goods. Platforms usually hire companies that will handle their logistics and product delivery, but they risk losing control over their inventory.

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


They were saying that their inventory is through the roof, demand is up, but that they were not tracking inventory properly, and production runs were running out of room— but it’s all exacerbated by the current situation.

Supply Chain Secrets Going Global – But Where Should we Share Them?

Logistics Bureau

Inventory management and optimisation. Kenya. Sharing Supply Chain Secrets Globally My Goal for 2020. Anybody who knows me well is aware that in addition to working with my wonderful colleagues at the Logistics Bureau, I run several spin-off businesses.

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Updated IT Subway Map: Major acquisitions in SC software

Supply Chain Movement

Kenya. Such a system enables those companies to fulfil orders flexibly by dispatching the goods from various inventory points (e.g. 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.

Complex costs of transportation

Supply Chain Movement

To anticipate and respond to high customer demand, a modern Transportation Management System (TMS) needs to optimize inventory allocation. A TMS with inventory allocation enables shippers to monitor shipments down to the package level. Kenya. 10 questions about Freight Spend Management. There are numerous ways a shipper can reduce freight spend. They can renegotiate contracts, find other carriers, and do a better job of maximizing their truck utilization.

Supply Chains have always shaped the World

Enterra Insights

Paul Simpson reports, “Excavations of the dry bed of the ancient Lake Olorgesailie, in southern Kenya, led by American paleoanthropologist Rick Potts, suggest that our ancestors created the first supply chain between 305,000 and 320,000 years ago, at least 80,000 years older than we previously thought.”[1] The term “supply chain” has an industrial feel to it; but, supply chains were around before the Industrial Age and probably predate recorded history.

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Mindmap for Global Logistics Integration

Supply Chain Movement

Kenya. Finally, the system should enable intelligent inventory location management to ensure optimal on-shelf availability for the end customers. The world is becoming smaller and larger at the same time through globalization and the internet. Goods have to be transported across the globe and across the neighbourhood. To manage this logistics complexity while adhering to customer service standards and incurring reasonable costs, companies need Global Logistics Integration.

KPI Key Performance Indicators in Supply Chain & Logistics

Logistics Bureau

Inventory stock turns in Days. Inventory management. Inventory levels. Supply Chain KPIs are Essential – The Right Ones! The information on this page WILL help you get it right. Many people get really confused about KPIs or Key Performance Indicators in Logistics and Supply Chain operations. Which ones to use?… … How many to use? Sadly it’s not such an easy question to answer. Of course they need to be SMART.

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10 questions about the benefits of S&OP for your organisation

Supply Chain Movement

For one company the added value will lie in avoiding running below capacity and in reducing inventory while for another it will be the controlled scaling up of new products and services, but it always revolves around being able to anticipate and adapt the chain to developments in a timely and integral manner in order to achieve the strategic objectives. Kenya. Management at the helm.

3PL Subway 2015: Strategic movements among logistics providers

Supply Chain Movement

Kenya. The 2015 Annual Third Party Logistics Study also reveals that both sides regard themselves as being successful, and shippers are seeing positive results again this year: an average logistics cost reduction of 9%, an average inventory cost reduction of 5% and an average fixed logistics cost reduction of 15%. After years of declining revenues in European logistics services, the business started to stabilise in 2013/2014.

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Richard Markoff: “Don’t be too rigid in what we define”

Supply Chain Movement

Consumer products place priority on margin and inventory and that requires close collaboration with our customers to squeeze out as much efficiency as possible. We have already opened business affiliates in Saudi Arabia and Kenya. For example in the luxury division we have to ensure that batches are not too large, so we don’t generate large inventories, and that our supply chain can react easily around launches.

Automation Hero April 2020: Shamil Patel from Allparts


Shamil Patel , Director at Allparts , has driven the change from using “paper and pen” to now using an automated tool for inventory optimization. It’s a family-run business that my father started over 30 years ago in Kenya, wholesaling vehicle service items in our own brand name “Allparts” ?Until It was time to look for software that specialized in inventory management and EazyStock ticked all the right boxes. .

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May 2019 Automation Hero: Elsante Mnzava of Mkenga Group


I founded Mkenga Group Limited in 2014, a company domiciled in Tanzania and through a subsidiary called BiasharaWorks , we drive the implementations of 3 mission-critical, enterprise-level productivity platforms for medium and large sized businesses in Africa (we have or currently serve customers in Kenya, Uganda, Nigeria, Ghana, South Africa, Guinea, and Morocco), and unexpectedly, in the Middle East (the UAE).

May 2019 Automation Hero: Elsante Mnzava of Mkenga Group


I founded Mkenga Group Limited in 2014, a company located in Tanzania and, through a subsidiary called BiasharaWorks , we drive the implementations of three mission-critical, enterprise-level productivity platforms for medium and large-sized businesses in Africa (we have or currently serve customers in Kenya, Uganda, Nigeria, Ghana, South Africa, Guinea, and Morocco, and unexpectedly, in the UAE).