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.

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

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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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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’.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

10 questions about the benefits of S&OP for your organisation

Supply Chain Movement

South Africa. South Georgia and The South Sandwich Islands. Management at the helm. Some companies have a well-developed sales & operations planning (S&OP) process as a safeguard for structured decision-making.

Complex costs of transportation

Supply Chain Movement

South Africa. South Georgia and The South Sandwich Islands. 10 questions about Freight Spend Management. There are numerous ways a shipper can reduce freight spend.

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.

Mindmap High-Tech Supply Chain 4.0

Supply Chain Movement

South Africa. South Georgia and The South Sandwich Islands. A technology revolution is rapidly changing the way we work, providing threats and opportunities along the way.

Talent development essential for supply chain leaders

Supply Chain Movement

South Africa. South Georgia and The South Sandwich Islands. Recruiting raw talent is ‘extremely challenging’. Supply chain leaders have gained an ever-stronger position in the world of business over recent years.

Mind Map for Order Management 2.0

Supply Chain Movement

South Africa. South Georgia and The South Sandwich Islands. Global competition is forcing companies to optimally manage the orders they have scored.

Gartner’s Women in Supply Chain Survey 2016

Supply Chain Movement

South Africa. South Georgia and The South Sandwich Islands. Gartner’s first Women in Supply Chain Survey, conducted with AWESOME, an executive women’s leadership group, compares the representation of women in supply chain leadership roles.

Updated IT Subway Map: Major acquisitions in SC software

Supply Chain Movement

South Africa. South Georgia and The South Sandwich Islands. The supply chain software industry is in a considerable state of flux. Three large, international take-overs are changing the face of the market.

Mindmap for Global Logistics Integration

Supply Chain Movement

South Africa. South Georgia and The South Sandwich Islands. The world is becoming smaller and larger at the same time through globalization and the internet. Goods have to be transported across the globe and across the neighbourhood.

Gradual changes in the European supply chain consulting market

Supply Chain Movement

South Africa. South Georgia and The South Sandwich Islands. The major consultancy firms are still acquiring smaller niche competitors to intensify their supply chain expertise.

Manufacturing Pulse Report 2016

Supply Chain Movement

South Africa. South Georgia and The South Sandwich Islands. The manufacturing sector is in the midst of a period of great change.

Mindmap for the Supply Chain Director 2020

Supply Chain Movement

South Africa. South Georgia and The South Sandwich Islands. The rapidly changing world is forcing companies to continually adapt.

SCM Map Europe: European location decisions remain complex

Supply Chain Movement

South Africa. South Georgia and The South Sandwich Islands. Supply chains in Europe are facing a wide variety of changes.

[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.

Mindmap for Supply Chain Execution 24/7

Supply Chain Movement

South Africa. South Georgia and The South Sandwich Islands. Customers are becoming more demanding all the time: they increasingly expect personalised offers, available globally and round the clock.

10 questions about supply chain optimisation

Supply Chain Movement

South Africa. South Georgia and The South Sandwich Islands. Better decision-making processes. The business complexity is increasing all the time due to globalisation, big data and dynamic interdependences.

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.

Gartner’s survey analysis: Women in Supply Chain 2016

Supply Chain Movement

South Africa. South Georgia and The South Sandwich Islands.

Index Suggests Growth, But Volatility

EFT

The potential of Nigeria, Africa's largest economy, has come into sharper focus since the government updated the methods it uses to track economic performance; while Egypt's economy and business climate have stabilised under its military government. . .

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New: Global Trade Map 2016

Supply Chain Movement

South Africa. South Georgia and The South Sandwich Islands. Uncovering and mitigating trade risks in international operations. International trade can entail significantly more risk than straightforward domestic business-to-business transactions.

Download now: 3PL Subway Map Europe 2016

Supply Chain Movement

South Africa. South Georgia and The South Sandwich Islands. Fourth release of 3PL Subway Map Europe. Manufacturers and retailers welcome the ongoing consolidation in the fragmented logistics industry.

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.

Mindmap for the Fashion & Luxury Goods Market

Supply Chain Movement

South Africa. South Georgia and The South Sandwich Islands.

3PL Subway 2015: Strategic movements among logistics providers

Supply Chain Movement

South Africa. South Georgia and The South Sandwich Islands. After years of declining revenues in European logistics services, the business started to stabilise in 2013/2014.

Marion Kohlmeier: ‘Expansion in our global footprint has been a big step’

Supply Chain Movement

Two years ago we opened production cooperations in South Africa and China and we are currently building another cooperation in North America. We decided to follow our customers’ needs for local content production which led to the cooperations in South Africa and China.

Dil?at Uyguroglu:“Supply chain plays a huge role in sustainability agenda”

Supply Chain Movement

Unilever’s corporate vision – “to double the size of the business, whilst reducing our environmental footprint and increasing our positive social impact” – is top of mind, bordering on evangelical, for the company’s supply chain in Turkey.