Nigeria’s Erratic Power Supply Dims Its E-Commerce Potential

Supply Chain Brain

As one of the world’s largest emerging markets, Nigeria stands at a crossroad. Its rapidly expanding economy and growing disposable income will propel its e-commerce market to reach $75 billion per year by 2025. A large unbanked population and erratic power supply, however, threaten to limit growth

Kwik Launches Delivery Plugin for Shopify

Supply Chain Brain

The new plugin will enable Nigeria-based Shopify merchants of all sizes to utilize Kwik’s last-mile delivery service Kwik Delivery, an African last-mile delivery platform, has recently announced the launch of its Kwik Delivery plugin for Shopify.

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Logistics and Supply Chain Management in Africa

SCM Research

Herein, the authors focus their discussion on ten selected economies: Algeria, Angola, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Egypt, Ghana, Kenya, Mozambique, Nigeria, South Africa and Tanzania. 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 spite of a lot of desperation, I was somewhat heartened by many developments I observed.

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Agility to invest $100m in Africa this year

Logistics Middle East

The company is looking to expand its footprint in Ghana, Mozambique, Angola and Nigeria this year

Solving The Cold Chain Challenges

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

For example, the One Network platform for supply chain planning and execution is used by the Ministries of Health in Nigeria, Ghana, and Rwanda, providing comprehensive inventory visibility across all health facilities for real time supply demand matching and collaborative decision making.

Selling E-Commerce in Africa

APICS

In Lagos, Nigeria, curbside salespeople used to offer anything from plantain chips to mobile phones. In fact, street trading and street hawkers are a cultural tradition in this largest city in Nigeria. In a June 30, 2016, New Yorker article, Jake Bright describes these merchants and Jumia, the company that might change commerce as Nigeria, and perhaps even Africa, knows it.

World Cup in Brazil: Did it make it into your S&OP planning process?

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

Leftover stocks will be discounted and sink markets will be drinking Brazil beer and eating Nigeria nuts all the way to Christmas. The 2014 Football World Cup in Brazil is fast approaching, yes it is football not soccer. As a kid you played “footy” where I grew up and if you said anything like “soccy” you would need to be a fast runner. The England team has completed missing penalties practice, donned smart new suits and headed off to Miami to miss some more penalties.

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Vlisco takes optimization to the catwalk

DELMIA Quintiq

Today, Vlisco is an undisputed market leader in Benin, Nigeria, Togo, Ghana, Ivory Coast and the Congo. For over 160 years, African fashion titan Vlisco, has been designing and producing the most spectacular fashion fabrics. The textile manufacturer initially focused on the Dutch and Dutch-Indonesian markets, but by the end of the 19th century, it had expanded to the West-African market. For a long time, production planning for their colorful fabrics was performed manually at Vlisco.

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Zipline’s drone delivery of pharmaceuticals earns $2.75B valuation

The Supply Chain Journal

The supply chain fantasy is the ability to deliver directly to every person anywhere in the world.

Integrated Supply Chain Planning – 1 Reason Why It Is Difficult

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

If you want to integrate your business with that of your distributor in, for example, Nigeria, you may need the approval of the Group CEO. In my previous two blogs on the subject, I outlined how producers (manufacturers) can achieve very significant improvements in the financial performance of their supply chains by a process of integration between the primary and secondary supply chains (Integrated Supply Chain Planning – The Number 1 Opportunity).

Sustainable Supply Chain Management.

ModusLink Corporation

RL is a process where a manufacturer accepts previously shipped products from the customers point for potential recycling and/or re-manufacturing” Kobo360 from Nigeria is a leader in the practice stated.

Logistics Execs Split on Outcome of NAFTA Talks

Material Handling and Logistics

Nigeria, Africa’s largest economy, tumbled to No. In spite of its potential, Nigeria ranks next-to-last in infrastructure and transport connections, or Market Connectedness, and 46th in business climate. 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%).

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

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

Today the company has over 230 team members located across the globe including Singapore, India, Pakistan, Indonesia, Sweden, South Africa, Ivory Coast, France, Romania, UAE, Ghana, and Nigeria.

Pacific Drilling Selects Consus & Ivalua to Drive Sourcing Best Practices Globally

ivalua

The company has corporate offices in Houston, Texas, with offices in Brazil, Luxembourg and Nigeria. Offshore ultra-deep water drilling company to deploy eSourcing globally across its purchasing function.

Most desirable logistics location of Europe in 2018

Supply Chain Movement

Nigeria. 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.

Checklist for working capital management

Supply Chain Movement

Nigeria. 10 questions to assess working capital management. Working capital management revolves around inventory, debtors and creditors. 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 >>Please click on the red button and fill in the fields to activate the green download button.

Rethinking your optimum

Supply Chain Movement

Nigeria. Rethink your optimum: Prepare your supply chain for the challenges of 2017 and beyond. Advanced analytics and optimization technology is the game-changing advantage that will push you past the competition – giving your business more agility, higher accuracy and sharper insights to maximize your revenue. Learn more about: How data, advanced analytics and optimization technology combine to give your company the adaptability it needs in challenging markets.

The reality of green energy: “green metal” supply chains won’t be able to keep up

NC State SCRC

Countries such as Nigeria have undergone turmoil after oil was discovered. A recent set of i nvestigations by the Economist provides a realistic view of the likelihood of a smooth transition to a green energy economy.

Checklist for Global Trade Management

Supply Chain Movement

Nigeria. 10 questions about Global Trade Management. Managing the activities comprising a supply chain is becoming more difficult with the growth of trade and increased regulation. Supply Chain Movement and software supplier Amber Road have put together this checklist for Global Trade Management. >>Please >>Please click on the red button and fill in the fields to activate the green download button. Checklist for Global Trade Management.

Trends 2021: Megatrends, Part Two

Enterra Insights

They suggest looking at Mexico, Poland, Turkey, Nigeria, Egypt, South Africa, Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia, and the Philippines. Megatrends, according to Frost & Sullivan analysts, “are transformative, global forces that define the future world with their far reaching impacts on businesses, societies, economies, cultures, and personal lives.”[1]

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

BlueYonder

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. Countries such as South Africa, Egypt and Nigeria can lead the way by tackling corruption and introducing faith in their institutions.

Global Logistics—July 2014

Inbound Logistics

CeMAT 2014 showcases the latest materials handling innovations; Alibaba buys stake in Singapore Post; Paris looks to reduce city speed limits; Canadian rail industry begins phasing out DOT-111 tankers amid crude-by-rail boom; EU and China sign Customs agreement; Chinese food imports continue to grow; Nigeria looks to resurrect defunct national steamship line; Latin America is the world’s fastest growing market for software; Maersk Line voice support for Nicaragua Canal proposal

White paper: Are the weakest link in your supply chain?

Supply Chain Movement

Nigeria. Increasingly, your supply chain is seen as a value-creating process that differentiates your company from the competition. Clearly, this does not change the call for efficiency and productivity. And now, the pressure is on you -as senior executive- to deliver. However, there is a realistic possibility that you are the weakest link in your supply chain. Surprised?

White paper: What if you are the weakest link in your supply chain?

Supply Chain Movement

Nigeria. Increasingly, your supply chain is seen as a value-creating process that differentiates your company from the competition. Clearly, this does not change the call for efficiency and productivity. And now, the pressure is on you -as senior executive- to deliver. However, there is a realistic possibility that you are the weakest link in your supply chain. Surprised?

Is Logistics Outsourcing Right for Your Company?

Supply Chain Movement

Nigeria. 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? This C.H. Robinson whitepaper can help companies decide, set reasonable expectations for what outsourcing can contribute to their organisation, and how much of a role a company will need to play to achieve the successful business outcome they seek. About C.H. Robinson. Robinson help companies simplify their global supply chains.

La carte du commerce international 2016 / Global Trade Map 2016 in French

Supply Chain Movement

Nigeria. Les accords commerciaux et leurs risques d’un point de vue UE. Amber Road, leader des solutions de gestion du commerce international (GTM), et Supply Chain Movement ont collaboré ensemble pour établir cette carte de commerce international 2016 qui montre les accords commerciaux actuels de l’UE et les risques potentiels pour le commerce. Uncovering and mitigating trade risks in international operations.

Checklist Regelkonforme Lieferketten/Global Trade Management

Supply Chain Movement

Nigeria. 11 Fragen zum Global Trade Management / 11 questions about Global Trade Management. Der globale Handel wächst – und mit ihm die Regulierung. Das effiziente Management von Lieferketten wird dadurch immer weiter erschwert. Gemeinsam mit Supply Chain Movement hat Amber Road eine Checkliste entwickelt: Testen Sie Ihr Global Trade Management! Managing the activities comprising a supply chain is becoming more difficult with the growth of trade and increased regulation.

Reducing Food Waste

Elementum

A software engineer developed a similar app in Nigeria called Chowberry, which enables retailers to sell food items nearing their expiration date to low-income consumers at a cheaper price. Last weekend was one of the country's biggest BBQ blowouts, and you can bet that a lot of that food will go to waste. But it's not just national pig-outs that lead to large amounts of food eventually hitting the landfills. Food waste is a year-round problem.

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Reducing Food Waste

Elementum

A software engineer developed a similar app in Nigeria called Chowberry, which enables retailers to sell food items nearing their expiration date to low-income consumers at a cheaper price. One-third of edible food worldwide goes to waste, amounting to about 1.3 billion tons every year. If food waste were a country, it would be the third largest emitter of greenhouse gases next to China and the U.S. It would also have the second largest land mass behind Russia, with about 5.4

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COVID-19 in 2021: Supply Chain Organizations’ Biggest Concerns

DynaSys

Riots and violent protests connected to the pandemic have occurred diverse places like Serbia, Nigeria, Bolivia and even Berlin. A Three Part Article Series from QAD DynaSys – Supply Chain Organizations Concerns in a Post-Pandemic World. Part Three and final part of our article series.

Talent development essential for supply chain leaders

Supply Chain Movement

Nigeria. Recruiting raw talent is ‘extremely challenging’. Supply chain leaders have gained an ever-stronger position in the world of business over recent years. Talent development can make an important contribution to the execution of their supply chain strategies, but not all leaders pay the same amount of attention to this topic. Here, a number of leading companies show that it is possible to take a structural and creative approach to talent development.

Mindmap High-Tech Supply Chain 4.0

Supply Chain Movement

Nigeria. A technology revolution is rapidly changing the way we work, providing threats and opportunities along the way. These developments impact Original Equipment Manufacturers, both at strategic level and at operational level within their supply chains. Together with service provider Arvato, Supply Chain Movement has created a mindmap outlining the route for high-tech supply chains, including road signs indicating potential hazards along the way. >>Please

Mind Map for Order Management 2.0

Supply Chain Movement

Nigeria. Global competition is forcing companies to optimally manage the orders they have scored. Supply chain execution software can coordinate the necessary alignment process between the various systems within the network. 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

Updated IT Subway Map: Major acquisitions in SC software

Supply Chain Movement

Nigeria. 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. furthermore, because the continuing growth in outsourcing is making global businesses ever-more susceptible to disruptions, supply chain risk management software is also on the rise.

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

Supply Chains Rock

And we launched assessments for the first time in Turkey, Russia, Nigeria, Kenya and Indonesia. Who said supply chains are boring? Whenever I tell a friend, colleague or family member about my job as soon as the words "supply chain" are muttered I immediately see glassy eyes followed by a yawn or two. Little do they realize that every time they discard or recycle a carton of milk they are completing the end of the supply chain cycle.