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.

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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Where’s the harmony in your supply chain? Why logistics providers play a key role

The Network Effect

This is the latest installment in a series of posts where I discuss the current landscape for logistics service providers (LSPs). For another example from One Network (my company), one of our partners, a logistics provider in South Africa, developed a fuel tracking application as a client-requested service offering that leveraged a platform service extension to receive, clean, and process the vehicle positioning data that was available in that region.

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.

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. South Africa.

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. South Africa. South Georgia and The South Sandwich Islands. The logistics business in Europe is finally improving again.

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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. South Africa.

Aramex boosts profits in Q2 2015

Logistics Middle East

Aramex's logistics activities recorded a particularly strong performance, mostly driven by growth in core GCC markets and South Africa

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. At the end of my talk on the first day, I was asked by the audience to share what I would recommend as action steps for South African supply chains. South Africa is uniquely positioned to gain benefit in the race for supply chain modernization of Africa.

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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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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.

Accelerate Digitisation in the Supply Chain – Leveraging a Data-driven Approach to Optimisation – LogiSYM August 2020

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

The acquisition was key to opening doors to expansion in Asia, Africa, Europe, and the Middle East. Looking at the broader logistics industry, we know that digital transformation remains a key priority.

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The need to know

EFT

South Korea’s Hyundai Motor Co started construction on a research and development centre in Singapore on Tuesday that will house a small-scale electric vehicle production facility. Uber launches medicines delivery service in South Africa. Logistics giant GLP plans $1.5

Logipharma 2014

Supply Chain Movement

Manel Luis, Director Global Logistics and Supply Business Solutions EMEA, Pfizer. Tobi Krige, Head of Distribution, Africa, Addcock South Africa. Logipharma 2014. Date: 07-10 April 2014. Venue: Congress Center Basel (CH). Organiser: WBResearch. URL: www.logipharmauk.wbresearch.com. The Leading End-To-End Supply Chain Management Event For The Life Science Industry.

It Should Not Be This Way…

Supply Chain Shaman

I recently attended SAPICS in South Africa. A speaker on robotics spoke on the potential impact of robotics and manless vehicles to reduce logistics costs by 40%. Last week on my way to Frankfurt, I uploaded software files while over the Atlantic ocean using Lufthansa’s WI-FI service. I was able to work, and be effectively connected to my office, all the way to Europe. As I uploaded a 5 meg file to Slide Share somewhere over England, I smiled.

Modeling brewing capacity to drive cost savings at HEINEKEN

AIMMS

Most people in my division work in capability development or centers of excellence designed to help operations centers improve their performance in logistics, customer service or production. A typical question we deal with could be: “should we invest in brewing capacity in South Africa or can we postpone that investment and save costs by importing beer from the Netherlands instead?” Heineken is one of the world’s best-known beers.

Embracing the Digital Supply Chain

Supply Chain Shaman

I will be speaking and working with clients in wonderful locations in Brussels, China, Germany, London, Mexico, Peru, and South Africa. Digital logistics? The use of GPS, telematics, and cognitive learning to build logistics systems that sense and adapt.) This week I am busy packing. It is the same feeling that I had as a child getting ready for camp. For the next 18 weeks I will be in the air.

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. South Africa.

MIT Scalers win global final The Fresh Connection

Supply Chain Movement

Important elements adding to the complexity of the simulation dynamics at the finals were new assortments and a new customer base, Logistic Service Provider selection and collaboration between the competing teams. South Africa. The themes for 2014 will be: Supply Chain strategy segmentation and optimization of the logistic footprint.

Top 25 3PL warehousing companies in 2020 (by revenue)

6 River Systems

Third-party logistics companies ( 3PLs ) specialize in distribution, warehousing and fulfillment services. The core competency of these companies is logistics , and they do it well. FedEx set out to become a global logistics player as a full-service freight operator.

How Do You Define a Mature Supply Chain Planning Organization? (Part 1)

Supply Chain Shaman

Most often the focus is on transportation or logistics, but does not take into consideration the trade-offs between make, source and deliver. Tomorrow, I board my long flight from South Africa. It was a sultry day in Philadelphia. Last week, it felt like August not May. I found myself counting the street signs to be sure that I was on track for my 8:00 a.m. client meeting. Not being a morning person, my feet mechanically moved my body forward.

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 South Africa. South Georgia and The South Sandwich Islands. Logistics transparency makes a real contribution within the complex economy.

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. South Africa. South Georgia and The South Sandwich Islands.

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. South Africa. South Georgia and The South Sandwich Islands.

Supply Chain Movement Q4: Cross-border

Supply Chain Movement

Her vision clearly extends beyond logistics alone. Partly thanks to emerging economies such as Russia, Brazil and South Africa, companies will increasingly be trading with partners outside of the European Union, which means that local customs and tax legislation and regulations will have an ever greater influence on business operations. Theme: Cross-border. 6 | News & Background. 8 | Profile Allison Thomas, PepsiCo.

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). South Africa. South Georgia and The South Sandwich Islands. Supply chains in Europe are facing a wide variety of changes.

Mindmap High-Tech Supply Chain 4.0

Supply Chain Movement

South Africa. South Georgia and The South Sandwich Islands. 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.

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. South Africa. South Georgia and The South Sandwich Islands. Recruiting raw talent is ‘extremely challenging’. Supply chain leaders have gained an ever-stronger position in the world of business over recent years.

Supply Chain’s Must Adapt Before Global Conditions Change

Enterra Insights

He explains, “I almost feel that we should be shouting ‘Vuka’ which in Xhosa (one of the South Africa languages) means ‘wake up.’ Steve Martin, a Vice President at Ryder, notes, “Sophisticated technology is just one of the many disruptive forces that are threatening to change the rules of the game for the supply chain and logistics industry over the next decade.”[2]

Mind Map for Order Management 2.0

Supply Chain Movement

South Africa. South Georgia and The South Sandwich Islands. 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.

Modeling brewing capacity to drive cost savings at HEINEKEN

AIMMS

Most people in my division work in capability development or centers of excellence designed to help operations centers improve their performance in logistics, customer service or production. A typical question we deal with could be: “should we invest in brewing capacity in South Africa or can we postpone that investment and save costs by importing beer from the Netherlands instead?” Heineken is one of the world’s best-known beers.

Updated IT Subway Map: Major acquisitions in SC software

Supply Chain Movement

South Africa. South Georgia and The South Sandwich Islands. 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.

Marion Kohlmeier: ‘Expansion in our global footprint has been a big step’

Supply Chain Movement

Weidmann Plastics Technology is part of the Techniplas Group and I am responsible for three teams: Logistics planning; pre-series scheduling; and project purchasing. Our logistics planning team consists of four people and is responsible for creating a supply chain concept for our new products. Before a project begins we go through a calculation phase to cost the logistics processes, packaging and procurement of new parts.

Building Outside-In Processes

Supply Chain Shaman

On Monday, I would speak in Orlando Florida at the Terra Technology event; and on Wednesday, present the keynote at the Logistic Summit & Expo in Mexico City. I am half-way through a spring speaking tour that will wrap-up in June with a speech in South Africa and Peru. Build systems to track inbound logistics and use telematics to better predict and sense estimated time for arrival. This weekend, I decompressed and turned off my cell phone.

DSV agrees to acquire UTi Worldwide Inc.

Supply Chain Network

UTi is a global, supply chain services and logistics company with revenue of USD 3.9 The combined company will be one of the world’s strongest transport and logistics networks. The acquisition of UTi is expected to increase DSV’s annual revenue by approximately 50%, creating one of the world’s strongest transport and logistics networks. Furthermore, DSV will now be truly global within contract logistics and expand into road freight activities outside Europe.