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Ctrack Freight & Transport Index returns best quarter yet

Ctrack Freight & Transport Index returns best quarter yet

The South African Logistics sector has just completed its strongest ever quarter of growth to date.


Reflecting on COVID-19’s impact as we positively move forwards

Reflecting on COVID-19’s impact as we positively move forwards

The COVID-19 crisis affected us all on multiple levels – as businesses, as families, as individuals.

2020 HAS been one of the strangest years in our lives. A small virus originating in China has become a massive Black Swan, whose ominous wings have spread across the world, and temporarily or even permanently paralysed many business operations, supply chain processes and even strained sociopolitical relationships across the globe – especially between China and the USA. The relatively calm global economic seas have experienced unsettling churn and uneasiness prevails.


Supply chains full of woe

Old habits die hard, but good Samaritans still help communities recover while others chance a sneaky profit – for the shareholders you understand!


Managing global sourcing is risky business

A study conducted at the University of Pretoria investigated the reasons behind South African clothing and textile retailers’ decisions to source globally, what risks these firms are exposed to and how these risks are identified and managed.




Why your mobile strategy should be top-of-mind

Mobile app usage increased by 40 percent year-on-year in the second quarter of 2020 and in-app spending hit a record high of $27bn.


Demanding better demand planning

Some thoughts on the difference between ordinary demand planning and AI/ML-enabled demand understanding.


Bringing B2C digital capabilities into your B2B manufacturing supply chain

Complex supply chains have struggled to keep pace with the demands placed on them in 2020.


AI – debunking the myths

AI – debunking the myths

Here are some myths and facts about AI and machine learning, and what they can do for your supply chain.


Are SMEs strong enough to stimulate economic growth in a post-COVID world?

For as long as we know, SMEs have always been the lifeline in SA’s economy, a strong contributor to GDP and employment. In fact, according to a 2019 report by Small Enterprise Development Agency (Seda), employment provided by SMMEs increased to 10.8 million in 2019 Q1, accounting for 66 percent of economy-wide employment.

 




How to fight the coronavirus pandemic with AI and the IoT

How to fight the coronavirus pandemic with AI and the IoT

With the right use and research, artificial intelligence and the Internet of Things could create a safer world for us all.


  • Warehouse on demand Warehouse on demand

    Run out of space? Looking for a new warehouse facility? Should you build a new facility or should you develop your own world-class infrastructure?

  • Warehousing: A foundation for economic growth Warehousing: A foundation for economic growth

    Warehouses tend to be one of the most ignored elements of infrastructure and logistics, but are a fundamental part of the supply chain.

  • Logistics downside at its worst..with a small but Logistics downside at its worst..with a small but

    South Africa’s logistics industry experienced its worst monthly volumes since records began, according to the latest Ctrack Freight & Transport Index

  • 6 warehouse management trends to watch 6 warehouse management trends to watch

    As the complexity of filling smaller orders faster continues to mount, our analysts expect more operations to embrace the value that WMS brings to the table. Here’s what they believe is on tap this year in the world of WMS and the systems that support it.

  • ‘Chaining’ the warehouse

    By using the body as a metaphor, we can analogise a warehouse as the heart and inventory as the blood within a business’s supply chain network.

  • WES 2.0 WES 2.0

    The first generation of warehouse execution systems brought a new level of orchestration to automated warehouses. The next generation promises to bring a new level of optimisation and productivity to the conventional warehouse.

  • Ctrack Freight & Transport Index returns best quarter yet Ctrack Freight & Transport Index returns best quarter yet

    The South African Logistics sector has just completed its strongest ever quarter of growth to date.

  • Reflecting on COVID-19’s impact as we positively move forwards Reflecting on COVID-19’s impact as we positively move forwards The COVID-19 crisis affected us all on multiple levels – as businesses, as families, as individuals.

    2020 HAS been one of the strangest years in our lives. A small virus originating in China has become a massive Black Swan, whose ominous wings have spread across the world, and temporarily or even permanently paralysed many business operations, supply chain processes and even strained sociopolitical relationships across the globe – especially between China and the USA. The relatively calm global economic seas have experienced unsettling churn and uneasiness prevails.

  • Supply chains full of woe

    Old habits die hard, but good Samaritans still help communities recover while others chance a sneaky profit – for the shareholders you understand!

  • Managing global sourcing is risky business

    A study conducted at the University of Pretoria investigated the reasons behind South African clothing and textile retailers’ decisions to source globally, what risks these firms are exposed to and how these risks are identified and managed.

  • Why your mobile strategy should be top-of-mind

    Mobile app usage increased by 40 percent year-on-year in the second quarter of 2020 and in-app spending hit a record high of $27bn.

  • Demanding better demand planning

    Some thoughts on the difference between ordinary demand planning and AI/ML-enabled demand understanding.

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