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  • 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

  • Only the adaptable will survive Only the adaptable will survive

    Companies are thinking way outside of the box to survive the COVID-19 pandemic.

    THE PANDEMIC has suddenly made ‘agility’ a key survival skill, rather than just an aspiration for businesses. Here is a look at how some companies have swiftly adjusted, pivoted (sometimes radically) and improvised on the fly.

  • National supermarket embraces retail-ready packaging National supermarket embraces retail-ready packaging

    Pick n Pay partnered with global supply-chain solutions company CHEP to trial and launch innovative retail-ready packaging (RRP) platforms in its stores across the country.

  • The Corona opportunity

    Slowly ‘coming out’, but to what Brave New World? Lockdown-learning has fuelled change. But will we wear a blindfold instead of a face mask? What changes and opportunities will last and be grasped?

  • The Corona opportunity

    Slowly ‘coming out’, but to what Brave New World? Lockdown-learning has fuelled change. But will we wear a blindfold instead of a face mask? What changes and opportunities will last and be grasped?

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Webfleet Solutions launches WEBFLEET Video – a fully integrated video telematics solution Webfleet Solutions launches WEBFLEET Video – a fully integrated video telematics solution

    Webfleet Solutions, one of the world’s leading telematics providers and part of Bridgestone, today launched WEBFLEET Video into the market. With the industry leading technology of Webfleet Solutions and Lytx, a leading global provider of video telematics solutions for fleets, integrated on one platform, users can access and manage both their vehicles and their in-vehicle cameras from a single interface.

  • Cargo Heists on the Rise – Counting the Cost of Security

    An unprecedented surge in international freight rates of up to 700 percent is putting many companies under enormous pressure and forcing them to take drastic measures to ensure their sustainability. In some cases, organisations are left with little choice but to find areas where they can cut costs when moving cargo. Many organisations are looking to reduce the expenses on cargo security. With South Africa’s soaring crime rate, this approach could have dangerous and unintended consequences. As a result, service provider Rhenus Logistics South Africa is constantly looking at ways to minimise threats and ensure the integrity of its customers’ shipments, whilst reducing costs.

  • Access to critical healthcare hinges on logistics support in the age of COVID-19 Access to critical healthcare hinges on logistics support in the age of COVID-19

    Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, the global healthcare industry has seen significant demand for medtech products. To keep global trade moving, express logistics providers with network strength and flexibility, are continuing to play a critical role in moving pharmaceutical supplies, personal protective equipment, and other essential products to communities in need.

  • Imperial enters strategic partnership with MiX Telematics Imperial enters strategic partnership with MiX Telematics

    MiX Telematics (JSE: MIX), a leading global SaaS provider of connected fleet management solutions, today announced an agreement to be the preferred telematics provider for Imperial (JSE: IPL), a leading African focused provider of integrated market access and logistics solutions. This strategic business partnership allows for the alignment of data and reporting across Imperial.

  • 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.