Doing Business in South Africa

QAD

Judging by the fossils found there, South Africa was home to some of the earliest of modern humans, many years ago. Dutch traders established the coastal city of Cape Town as a stopping point for the spice trade on South Africa’s southern tip. Then, European immigrants swarmed to South Africa after the discovery of diamonds in 1867 and gold in 1886. Manufacturing in South Africa. of South Africa’s GDP.

Doing Business in South Africa

QAD

Judging by the fossils found there, South Africa was home to some of the earliest of modern humans, many years ago. Dutch traders established the coastal city of Cape Town as a stopping point for the spice trade on South Africa’s southern tip. Then, European immigrants swarmed to South Africa after the discovery of diamonds in 1867 and gold in 1886. Manufacturing in South Africa. of South Africa’s GDP.

SCJ Offers Manhattan Omni Solutions & WMS in South Africa

SCJunction

You need a partner who has an ear to the ground and their eye on the sky. Supply Chain Junction is a warehousing solutions company with an international pedigree and a local presence, giving a new definition to "best of breed".

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. The post Wrapping up our first Xero Roadshow in South Africa appeared first on Unleashed Software. Company News events ROW south africa xero

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. For modern-day entrepreneurs looking for shipping and warehousing options, the following list of the top 3PL companies in South Africa showcases those firms that are in the business of ensuring prompt delivery.

Workforce Management Technology in South Africa’s Rainbow Nation

Repl Group

Nowhere is this more true than in South Africa. . Having worked in the UK and US, Doug Robertson is REPL’s South Africa Senior Principal. In this article, Doug shares his insights on the state of workforce management (WFM) technology in South Africa, the unique challenges that WFM systems must accommodate and what this means for the future of WFM. . In 2017, the wholesale and retail sector was the second largest employer of people 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

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

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.

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.

The 4 core elements of supply chain management

SCJunction

In our experience, successful supply chain management in South Africa and the Middle East incorporates a consolidated supply chain strategy, instead of one that has been cobbled together as your business grows. Your supply chain efficiency and effectiveness make a massive impact on the overall success of any business. To boost your business productivity and profitability further, you need to improve and optimise your supply chain.

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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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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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. Changing consumer preferences, rising competition and new technologies are compelling food companies to rethink their approach to supply chain management.

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South African ICT Company Connor Data Breach Exposes User Activity and Personal Identifiable Information Data– Including Browsing History of Pornography

Manufacturing & Logistics IT

Led by cybersecurity analysts Noam Rotem and Ran Locar, vpnMentor`s research team discovered a data breach in a database belonging to South Africa ICT company, Conor. The breached database contained daily logs of user activity by customers of ISPs using web filtering software built by Conor

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

The Network Effect

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. Emily Stanchfield/Flickr. This is the latest installment in a series of posts where I discuss the current landscape for logistics service providers (LSPs).

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!

Walmart Bests Whole Foods in Study of Food Supply's Human Toll

Material Handling and Logistics

For example, in South Africa, more than 90% of surveyed women working on on grape farms reported not having enough to eat in the previous month. Oxfam America examined the treatment of the women, farmers and food-sector workers and many big grocers fared poorly.

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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. 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.

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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. Global headlines anticipating growth through globalization are plentiful. Three different positions on achieving growth all point to cross-border e-commerce from a brand, company, and country perspective: BRANDS. Williams-Sonoma and Zara head to Mexico.

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. Over the Memorial Day weekend, I stumbled on an old article that I wrote in 2001. At the time, I was a junior Gartner analyst. The piece, “CPG/Retail E-Marketplaces: The Emperor’s New Clothes?”

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. We discuss the solution that allows you to go about improving job satisfaction, reducing turnover, and thereby optimising warehouse productivity and profitability of the business overall. WMS Implementing a WMS Managing your warehouse

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. We discuss the solution that allows you to go about improving job satisfaction, reducing turnover, and thereby optimising warehouse productivity and profitability of the business overall. WMS Implementing a WMS Managing your warehouse

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. According to a recent Wall Street Journal article , finance chiefs are cutting back on Excel because it hasn’t “kept up with the demands of contemporary corporate finance units.”

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. 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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How Diversity and Adversity Can Challenge and Grow your Career

Supply Chain Nation

ElMarie shares how moving from South Africa to the U.S. I was born, raised and educated in South Africa in the towns of Cape Town, Bloemfontein and Pretoria. It was worth the risk though and resulted in a move to South Carolina in 2014. I took two weeks’ time off and just hiked along the South African east coastline pondering my future. ElMarie scuba diving off the coast of South Africa.

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.

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.

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. Combined with the expertise within the Pernod Ricard supply chain team, the flexibility of the application has helped Pernod Ricard UK achieve an ongoing improvement in demand forecast accuracy and a more optimal inventory level.

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.

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.

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’. 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.

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. But for HEINEKEN International, the famed lager is only one of its products. The company owns more than 165 breweries around the world.