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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Sourcing in Africa: Trends, Opportunities and Challenges

Icecorp

Countries on the African continent have not typically been viewed as places to source manufactured goods, with the exception of South Africa. Trade outsourcing

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.

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.

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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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.

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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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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’.

KPI Key Performance Indicators in Supply Chain & Logistics

Logistics Bureau

Supply Chain KPIs are Essential – The Right Ones! The information on this page WILL help you get it right. Many people get really confused about KPIs or Key Performance Indicators in Logistics and Supply Chain operations. Which ones to use?… … How many to use?

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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.

Retail in EMEA: The Perfect Storm

Supply Chain Nation

I find myself amazed at how a simple acronym like EMEA (Europe, the Middle East and Africa) so easily encapsulates such a potpourri of countries with vastly differing economic performance, retail maturity, and of course culture.

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.

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.

How Can We Heal the Global Supply Chain?

Supply Chain Shaman

In the last six months, in my travels, I have presented to supply chain teams in China, Belgium, France, Germany, Peru, Mexico, Netherlands, South Africa, Singapore, and the United Kingdom. Today, I unpacked my bags.

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Building Outside-In Processes

Supply Chain Shaman

I am half-way through a spring speaking tour that will wrap-up in June with a speech in South Africa and Peru. This weekend, I decompressed and turned off my cell phone. The concept of being on and available all the time– 24/7– wears on me.

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.

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

Supply Chain Shaman

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. I was not sure what the discussion was going to be, but I was hoping to be wide-awake by the time that I got to the corner of 18 th Street to meet my client.

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.

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.

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.

Is Logistics Outsourcing Right for Your Company?

Supply Chain Movement

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

How to Plan for Common Disruptors in Ocean Freight

Transportfolio

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.

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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.

How to Thwart the Growing Menace of Cargo Theft

Kewill

The problem is even worse in Mexico, Brazil, South Africa, Russia and parts of Europe. While piracy on the high seas regularly makes headlines, the inland version – cargo theft – has quietly been on the rise for years. One needs to look no further than the FBI, which began tracking cargo theft statistics a few years ago after recognizing its impact on the economy – and realizing it also posed a threat to national security.

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Checklist Regelkonforme Lieferketten/Global Trade Management

Supply Chain Movement

South Africa. South Georgia and The South Sandwich Islands. 11 Fragen zum Global Trade Management / 11 questions about Global Trade Management. Der globale Handel wächst – und mit ihm die Regulierung.

[INFOGRAPHIC] The History of Shipping Containers

Cerasis

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. Editor's Note: This is a guest blog from Freightos , is a SaaS-enabled marketplace for the logistics industry. The Freightos System is SaaS for freight contract management, automatic price quotations, and business intelligence.