Platform driven omni-channel supply chains create a future for retailers

Posted by Barloworld Logistics on 24 May 2018 9:00:00 AM

There is no longer any debate regarding the far-reaching, and disruptive impact that e-commerce has had on retail business models, and the supply chains that support them. As traditional retailers attempt to retain market share by introducing companion e-commerce sites, the approach adopted when doing so can ultimately have a marked impact on the success of such venture down the road.

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Topics: Services, Trends

A Purr-fect global supply chain

Posted by Barloworld Logistics on 17 May 2018 3:41:08 PM

Every product reflects the organisation, and indeed development process, from whence it comes, so maintaining product integrity from source to consumption is integral in building a high-quality brand.

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Topics: Case studies

Control Towers – Buzzword or Game Changing Supply Chain model?

Posted by Barloworld Logistics on 10 May 2018 9:00:00 AM

The latest hot topic within the supply chain lexicon is Control Towers. The name itself evokes images of air traffic controllers keeping a sharp eye over air traffic, and indeed the concept is very similar. Croydon Airport was the first to introduce an Air Traffic Control Tower in the 1920’s so that it had a literal birds-eye view of flights so that the airport could better support pilots and ground crew and mitigate the risk of accidents. The concept quickly caught on and evolved to the highly technical discipline we know today.

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Topics: Trends and Insights, Trends

Global pharmacology is changing. Are supply chains ready?

Posted by Barloworld Logistics on 03 May 2018 9:00:00 AM

Traditional pharmaceuticals are changing – the generics market continues to gain market share and advances in nanotechnology, stem cell research and other medical technologies are beginning to impact the production of mainstream medication. Consumer demand trends, changing legislation and geographic dispersion of patients are all changing the face of the industry, and indeed demanding the supply chain evolve with, if not ahead of,  such market demands.

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Topics: Business, Trends and Insights, Trends

Supply Chain excellence in financial terms

Posted by Tyrone Rennie on 26 Apr 2018 9:00:00 AM

The Oxford Dictionary defines excellence as the quality of being outstanding or extremely good, and John W. Gardner said: “Excellence is doing ordinary things extraordinarily well”. When it comes to supply chain, excellence is an ideal most organisations strive for, but within the supply chain world, the definition of excellence is harder to express. On a very simple level – supply chain excellence is encapsulated in the oft-repeated phrase – “delivering the right product, in the right quantity, to the right people, at the right place, at the right cost, every time”. While this phrase rolls off the tongue quite easily, achieving this utopia of supply chain performance is slightly more difficult.

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Topics: Business, Services, Trends

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