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New report: Setting realistic targets for biofuel production in sub-Saharan Africa

New report: Setting realistic targets for biofuel production in sub-Saharan Africa

According to a new report from WWF, while there is a small but not insignificant potential for the production of sustainable biofuels in sub-Saharan Africa, this should be prioritised for the aviation industry.


Meet Scout, Amazon's new delivery robot

Meet Scout, Amazon's new delivery robot

Amazon is field testing a new delivery robot called Scout, which the company describes as a "fully-electric delivery system" designed to safely get packages to customers using autonomous delivery devices.


Automation could power manufacturing progress

Automation could power manufacturing progress

Foreign investors and South African industry players seem to be taking a 'wait and see' approach to industrial and manufacturing growth, putting the country at risk of falling behind its neighbours. However, investment in automation now could help boost the manufacturing sector, with benefits for the country's overall economic growth


Brambles makes progress towards 2020 Sustainability Goals

Brambles makes progress towards 2020 Sustainability Goals

Brambles, the global supply chain logistics company operating in more than 60 countries, primarily through the CHEP and IFCO brands, has published its 'Sustainability Review for the 2018 Financial Year (FY18)'.


SaFleet - Designed by a Fleet Manager for Fleet Managers - LAUNCHING MAY 2019

SaFleet - Designed by a Fleet Manager for Fleet Managers - LAUNCHING MAY 2019

SaFleet will be launching a full fleet management and safety management software programme in May 2019. The programme will be available online and accompanied by a multi-platform app for multiple fleet management functions on the go to ensure up to date information real time and minimise paperwork and time.


Hino South Africa reveal future plans

Hino South Africa reveal future plans

Hino South Africa, which enjoyed a very successful 2018 in terms of vehicle and parts sales as well as customer and dealer satisfaction ratings, laid out ambitious plans for 2019 and beyond at a recent media briefing in Johannesburg. The company has identified a number of focus areas as it gears up to expand its operations and market share in a rapidly changing environment in the local and international truck markets.


Driving value in Africa's e-commerce landscape

Driving value in Africa's e-commerce landscape

Seven of the top ten fastest growing internet populations in the world are in Africa, and there is an 81% mobile penetration rate on the continent. This indicates a healthy appetite for transacting online.


Warehousing in South Africa today – and the near future

Warehousing in South Africa today – and the near future

Worldwide, in the warehousing business, when future operations are discussed, the conversation is likely to be about more automation, greater variety, better systems, more integration, more efficiency and greater flexibility. The dreams, discussions and plans focus on issues such as robotics, the ‘Internet of Things’, tomorrow’s deliveries by drones, 3D printing, multi-channel fulfilment, ecommerce growth, rapid fulfilment and the need to individualise operations.
Warehousing 2018: from cost centre to growth centre

Warehousing 2018: from cost centre to growth centre

Warehousing operations and IT professionals need to respond positively to the significant changes and challenges that will be influencing the industry over the next five years – or face disaster.
Raising productivity and morale in the warehouse

Raising productivity and morale in the warehouse

It’s a well-known fact that happy and motivated workers produce better results. A recent study found that happier workers were 12% more productive than their counterparts. It underlines staff morale and wellbeing is not just an HR goal: it’s fundamental to business performance levels.
  • Warehousing in South Africa today – and the near future Warehousing in South Africa today – and the near future Worldwide, in the warehousing business, when future operations are discussed, the conversation is likely to be about more automation, greater variety, better systems, more integration, more efficiency and greater flexibility. The dreams, discussions and plans focus on issues such as robotics, the ‘Internet of Things’, tomorrow’s deliveries by drones, 3D printing, multi-channel fulfilment, ecommerce growth, rapid fulfilment and the need to individualise operations.
  • Warehousing 2018: from cost centre to growth centre Warehousing 2018: from cost centre to growth centre Warehousing operations and IT professionals need to respond positively to the significant changes and challenges that will be influencing the industry over the next five years – or face disaster.
  • Social supply chains: trend or threat? Social supply chains: trend or threat? Buzzwords like social sharing, interconnectedness, engagement, immediacy and transparency have left the confines of social media discussions dominated by marketers and have started scaring professionals across all levels and functions of organisations.
  • Raising productivity and morale in the warehouse Raising productivity and morale in the warehouse It’s a well-known fact that happy and motivated workers produce better results. A recent study found that happier workers were 12% more productive than their counterparts. It underlines staff morale and wellbeing is not just an HR goal: it’s fundamental to business performance levels.
  • Horses for courses – hub and spoke in rural Africa Horses for courses – hub and spoke in rural Africa

    Moving goods from source to destination through Africa is a multidimensional challenge and one where first-world thinking still trumps appropriate. A change in game needs to happen.

  • CHEP ‘Blue Motion’: gaining instant control of the SC CHEP ‘Blue Motion’: gaining instant control of the SC CHEP South Africa’s newly launched ‘Blue Motion’ mobile application will allow wholesalers and retailers greater control over their supply chains. Named for the company’s distinctive blue pallet range, the application provides its customers with a mobile asset management system utilising real-time data, which can be formatted to suit customers’ specific needs.
  • New report: Setting realistic targets for biofuel production in sub-Saharan Africa New report: Setting realistic targets for biofuel production in sub-Saharan Africa

    According to a new report from WWF, while there is a small but not insignificant potential for the production of sustainable biofuels in sub-Saharan Africa, this should be prioritised for the aviation industry.

  • Meet Scout, Amazon's new delivery robot Meet Scout, Amazon's new delivery robot

    Amazon is field testing a new delivery robot called Scout, which the company describes as a "fully-electric delivery system" designed to safely get packages to customers using autonomous delivery devices.

  • Automation could power manufacturing progress Automation could power manufacturing progress

    Foreign investors and South African industry players seem to be taking a 'wait and see' approach to industrial and manufacturing growth, putting the country at risk of falling behind its neighbours. However, investment in automation now could help boost the manufacturing sector, with benefits for the country's overall economic growth

  • Brambles makes progress towards 2020 Sustainability Goals Brambles makes progress towards 2020 Sustainability Goals

    Brambles, the global supply chain logistics company operating in more than 60 countries, primarily through the CHEP and IFCO brands, has published its 'Sustainability Review for the 2018 Financial Year (FY18)'.

  • SaFleet - Designed by a Fleet Manager for Fleet Managers - LAUNCHING MAY 2019 SaFleet - Designed by a Fleet Manager for Fleet Managers - LAUNCHING MAY 2019

    SaFleet will be launching a full fleet management and safety management software programme in May 2019. The programme will be available online and accompanied by a multi-platform app for multiple fleet management functions on the go to ensure up to date information real time and minimise paperwork and time.

  • Hino South Africa reveal future plans Hino South Africa reveal future plans

    Hino South Africa, which enjoyed a very successful 2018 in terms of vehicle and parts sales as well as customer and dealer satisfaction ratings, laid out ambitious plans for 2019 and beyond at a recent media briefing in Johannesburg. The company has identified a number of focus areas as it gears up to expand its operations and market share in a rapidly changing environment in the local and international truck markets.

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