Wrapping up our first Xero Roadshow in South Africa

Unleashed

We got to meet Xero’s South Africa team, our partners and customers: Kyle met Gary Turner from Xero. Kyle and the NZTE South Africa team. It was a jam-packed 2 days but it was all worth it — we hope to see our South African customers and partners again.

Unleashed is joining the Xero Roadshow in South Africa

Unleashed

This is your chance to meet industry experts and leaders in the South African accounting industry to learn what’s on the horizon for accountants! The Unleashed team will be making their way to both Johannesburg and Cape Town for the Xero Roadshow — this marks our first time to South Africa! Aside from attending the Xero Roadshow, we’re also hosting a pop-up event; this will be our first time in South Africa!

Dubai's Aramex buys South Africa's PostNet franchise

Logistics Middle East

Stores will still be owned & operated by their respective franchisees

Manhattan Associates: Gartner's top-ranked WMS provider

SCJunction

Supply Chain Junction is a proud Geo-Partner of Manhattan Associates, a firm that enables us to deliver the top-ranked WMS solution according to Gartner to businesses both in the Middle East and South Africa.

Saudia Cargo appoints ACP Worldwide as South Africa GSA

Logistics Middle East

In response to this appointment, ACP?s s Johannesburg based-team has deployed additional reservations and operations staff who will be dedicated to the Saudia Cargo portfolio

SCJ & Manhattan 2019 User Conference: 6 Key Takeaways

SCJunction

This event was well attended by both existing and potential customers from many of South Africa’s largest retail, wholesale and 3PL companies. The Supply Chain Junction (SCJ) and Manhattan Associates 6 th Annual User Conference took place mid-March at the Wanderers Club, Johannesburg.

Ship masters get Ebola warning

Logistics Middle East

South Africa asks ship masters to look out for stowaways

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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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. South Africa is uniquely positioned to gain benefit in the race for supply chain modernization of Africa.

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Optimizing the food industry: a conversation with UniSoma’s Luis Pinto

AIMMS

It depends where you look, but for instance, in smaller markets like South Africa, food companies are hard-pressed to compete in the globalized market. Feed costs are much cheaper in Brazil than in South Africa. The food supply chain is complex and challenging.

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How to manage warehouse employees: The simple solution

SCJunction

Managing employees in your warehouse, whether you are in the Middle East, South Africa, or any other location worldwide, can be a challenge for warehouse managers and HR alike.

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

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

The Network Effect

Emily Stanchfield/Flickr. This is the latest installment in a series of posts where I discuss the current landscape for logistics service providers (LSPs). In the first post, I discussed some of the top challenges that they face.

What Is Old Is New Again. Maybe, Just Maybe, the Emperor Is Getting Some Clothes.

Supply Chain Shaman

Until then, I am traveling to South Africa to speak at SAPICS 2013 on the book Bricks Matter. On the trip to and from South Africa (16 hours door-to-door), I started writing the new book that I will be publishing in 2014. I have never been in Africa.

7 Guidelines to Achieving Growth Through Globalization

The Network Effect

Mall for Africa helps retailers reach Africans who are thirsty for Western goods. Key e-commerce emerging markets include: Malaysia, UAE, Thailand, Chile, Peru, Columbia, and South Africa. Nicolas A. Tonelli/Flickr.

Is it time to finally retire your spreadsheets?

AIMMS

Nampak, a leading packaging company based in South Africa, traded spreadsheets for a customized production scheduling and optimization tool built in AIMMS.

Procurement Terminology is a Mess!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Under apartheid, and the first few years of his life, in South Africa, his existence was literally a crime. He takes the naive reader (myself) on a wonderfully descriptive journey through the uniqueness and bizarreness of South Africa under apartheid. Subscribe Here!

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

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

You may recall the inventory chaos of the vuvuzelas in team colours at the previous competition in South Africa. The 2014 Football World Cup in Brazil is fast approaching, yes it is football not soccer.

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Pernod Ricard Drinks to Better Demand Forecasts

Supply Chain Movement

Spain is set to soon go fully live, and South Africa will be live at the end of 2016. Pernod Ricard, owner of brands such as Absolut, Campo Viejo, Malibu and Jameson, has made substantial improvements in demand forecast accuracy using Infor Demand Planning.

Modeling brewing capacity to drive cost savings at HEINEKEN

AIMMS

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.

Managing Efficiently an Extended Supply Chain – An Electrium Story

DynaSys

Electrium have recently acquired a business unit in South Africa, formerly part of the Crabtree family. Electrium is one of the UK’s leading electrical groups and since January 2006, has been a wholly owned subsidiary of Siemens Holdings plc. The company offers a wide range of low voltage products from a simple light switch to industrial installation.

Artificial Intelligence and Omnichannel Operations

Enterra Insights

David Cosgrave, Customer Intelligence Lead at SAS South Africa, predicts, “AI will eventually be embraced by everyone. Many analysts believe the future of retail rests on the shoulders of omnichannel operations powered by artificial intelligence (AI). James D’Arezzo, CEO of Condusiv Technologies, writes, “Any retailer that wants to be competitive knows it must offer a seamless omnichannel experience to its customers.”[1]

Supply Chain Management in a VUCA World

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.’ Anyone who has served in the armed forces knows the military loves its acronyms.

Most desirable logistics location of Europe in 2018

Supply Chain Movement

South Africa. South Georgia and The South Sandwich Islands. The Netherlands is the best region for a logistics base according to the ‘VerkehrsRundschau Markenstudie ImageRanking’.

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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. 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.

Arkieva Customer Spotlight: AkzoNobel Strengthens Position as The Leading Global Supplier in Coil Coatings

Arkieva

The transaction includes relevant technologies, patents, and trademarks, as well as two manufacturing plants in the United Kingdom and South Africa.

Takealot.com: Optimized stock assortment for extensive product range

RELEX Solutions

Takealot.com, South Africa’s largest online retailer, chose RELEX to support their demand forecasting, replenishment, inventory management, and reporting. Watch Rozanne Truter, Retail Divisions Manager, explain how RELEX has provided a dynamic framework for the work of category managers, and clearly reduced the time spent on routine ordering, allowing more focus on value-adding tasks instead. Related videos.

Logipharma 2014

Supply Chain Movement

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. LogiPharma is the ONLY VP-level, end-to-end supply chain event for life science professionals, focusing on strategic and tactical improvements for Europe & the rest of the world.

How to Plan for Common Disruptors in Ocean Freight

Talking Logistics

The 9 th annual BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa) summit is being held in Xiamen September 3-5, 2017 (the summit location rotates between its member countries). Peak season for ocean freight shipping is underway.

Embrace Opportunity

JDA software

She has a rich upbringing, born in Israel, moving to the UK and then spending a few years in South Africa, just at the time Apartheid ended. At the age of 16, we moved to South Africa.

It Should Not Be This Way…

Supply Chain Shaman

I recently attended SAPICS in South Africa. 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. Similarly, tonight, as I write this blog post, country music is blaring from my iPhone. It is based on MP3 files.

Checklist for working capital management

Supply Chain Movement

South Africa. South Georgia and The South Sandwich Islands. 10 questions to assess working capital management. Working capital management revolves around inventory, debtors and creditors.

Rethinking your optimum

Supply Chain Movement

South Africa. South Georgia and The South Sandwich Islands. Rethink your optimum: Prepare your supply chain for the challenges of 2017 and beyond.

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.

Taking the Hill

Supply Chain Shaman

I will be writing the first draft of the manuscript on my way to South Africa on May 30th. For most companies, growth has slowed. Profits are sluggish. Complexity reigns and cycles are longer. The challenges and opportunities of business are greater.