Dubai's Aramex buys South Africa's PostNet franchise

Logistics Middle East

Stores will still be owned & operated by their respective franchisees

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

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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Ship masters get Ebola warning

Logistics Middle East

South Africa asks ship masters to look out for stowaways

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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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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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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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.

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.

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.

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.

iTrade’s 2019 Trade Show Schedule

ITradeNetwork

PMA South Africa | July 30-31 | Cape Town, South Africa. iTrade attends a large number of industry events and trade shows every year. Check out our schedule below to see where we’ll be in 2019. If you’d like to schedule a 1-on-1 session or product demo, feel free to reach out to inquiries@itradenetwork.com to set up a time to meet. We hope to connect with you in 2019! Tradeshows. Global Organic Produce Expo (GOPEX) | January 31-February 2 | Hollywood, FL.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Global Economic Outlook 1st Quarter 2017

Supply Chain 24/7

In this edition of Deloitte’s Global Economic Outlook, Deloitte's economists across the globe examine the unfolding environment in the United States, Eurozone, China, Japan, India, Mexico, Turkey, and South Africa, as well as the impact on the global shipping industry

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.

Checklist for Global Trade Management

Supply Chain Movement

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

MIT Scalers win global final The Fresh Connection

Supply Chain Movement

South Africa. This year’s final was predetermined to be the biggest and best yet with more than 300 company teams from 25 countries and over 1300 participants entering the 5th annual Global Challenge of The Fresh Connection.

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.

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

Supply Chain Movement

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

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

Supply Chain Movement

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

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

Supply Chain Movement

South Africa. South Georgia and The South Sandwich Islands. Les accords commerciaux et leurs risques d’un point de vue UE.

The History of the Shipping Container

Freightos

Asia, South Africa, Australia/NZ, North America and South America are all largely containerized. By 1983, container ships are carrying 12 million TEUs , with trade routes extending to the Middle East, South Asia and Africa. The History of the Shipping Container.

Supply Chain Movement Q4: Cross-border

Supply Chain Movement

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.