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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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. Nigeria. Fourth release of 3PL Subway Map Europe.

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 Netherlands secured first place based on the results from the large-scale survey among logistics decision-makers within manufacturing and retail companies in Germany.

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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. Nigeria. 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. Mindmap for Global Logistics Integration. Nigeria.

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? Nigeria. Robinson logistics outsourcing whitepaper

Logistics Execs Split on Outcome of NAFTA Talks

Material Handling & 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%). Nigeria, Africa’s largest economy, tumbled to No.

How will logistics chains be affected by China’s Belt and Road projects?

EFT

Abuja–Kaduna Railway, Nigeria. The Abuja–Kaduna Railway, as the first segment of the Lagos–Kano standard gauge project, the first standard gauge railway in Nigeria and West Africa, was officially inaugurated and started commercial operation on July 26, 2016.

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.

Global Logistics—July 2014

Inbound Logistics

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. Nigeria. Fourth release of 3PL Subway Map Europe.

Who said supply chains are boring?: IBM 2011 Corporate.

Supply Chains Rock

In 2011, approximately 90 percent of IBMs global spend in Production and Logistics Procurement (in support of our hardware and logistics business operations) occurred with 50 firms. And we launched assessments for the first time in Turkey, Russia, Nigeria, Kenya and Indonesia. About.com - Martins Logistics Blog. EU Logistics Hub Blog. Latin American Logistics. Who said supply chains are boring?

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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 Nigeria.

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). Nigeria. 10 questions about Freight Spend Management.

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.

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. Nigeria. Supply chains in Europe are facing a wide variety of changes.

How will supply chains be affected by China’s Belt and Road projects?

EFT

Abuja–Kaduna Railway, Nigeria. The Abuja–Kaduna Railway, as the first segment of the Lagos–Kano standard gauge project, the first standard gauge railway in Nigeria and West Africa, was officially inaugurated and started commercial operation on July 26, 2016.

E-Commerce Takes Off in Developing Countries

Elementum

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. A lot of that comes down to supply chain and logistics management. Last-mile logistics get chaotic.

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. Nigeria (no.

Mind Map for Order Management 2.0

Supply Chain Movement

Nigeria. Supply chains are becoming more complex with frequent adaptations, whether temporary or permanent, and increasingly with logistics outsourcing and calls for integrated transport management. 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. Nigeria. Recruiting raw talent is ‘extremely challenging’.

Updated IT Subway Map: Major acquisitions in SC software

Supply Chain Movement

Nigeria. 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.

Mindmap High-Tech Supply Chain 4.0

Supply Chain Movement

Nigeria. 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.

Mindmap for the Supply Chain Director 2020

Supply Chain Movement

Nigeria. 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.

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. In 2018, Jumia Logistics handled 13.4

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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. Nigeria.

Panalpina’s Fate and the M&A Outlook for 2019

Logistics Trends and Insights

Panalpina, along with five oil service companies, were fined for bribing officials in such countries as Angola, Azerbaijan, Brazil, Kazakhstan, Nigeria, Russia and Turkmenistan from 2002-2007. During this time period, the company, as well as the rest of the freight forwarding and the logistics community, were also in the midst of emerging from the global financial crisis of 2007-2008. Like many companies, Panalpina has had its ups and downs. Remember the oil scandal back in 2010?