Dealing with extremes - Does your supply chain management strategy cater for climate change?

Posted by Barloworld Logistics on 28 Jun 2018 10:00:00 AM

With the increasing frequency and severity of global weather events and the resulting negative impact on infrastructure, agriculture and the overall wellbeing of humanity, climate volatility effects the entire world, directly and indirectly. Businesses and industries are reliant on logistics networks to maintain market share, but thanks to extreme weather events these networks are at a considerably increased risk. Scientists are progressively cautioning businesses to keep climate change in mind when developing supply chain management strategies.

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Topics: Business, Trends

Data economy - creating connected supply chains

Posted by Barloworld Logistics on 21 Jun 2018 11:00:00 AM

Collaboration and sharing of information are vital to supply chain success. It is well known that information sharing allows companies to make better decisions, leading to improved resource utilisation and ultimately lower supply chain costs. Furthermore, better management of information will enable companies to be more responsive to customer demands.

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Topics: Business, Trends

From the high street to the dusty street - when formal and informal meet

Posted by Kamogelo Mmutlana on 15 Jun 2018 9:00:00 AM
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Topics: News

Delighting your customer through your supply chain

Posted by Barloworld Logistics on 07 Jun 2018 9:00:00 AM

An organisation's supply chain is perhaps it's greatest secret weapon when seeking to enhance customer satisfaction and improve profitability. Customers growing expectations and changing shopping behaviours are the main force behind a demand-driven supply chain. There is mounting pressure from an increasingly impatient customer base demanding products faster and cheaper, while at the same time expecting a decrease in lead times throughout the value chain.

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Topics: Insider, Business

Supplier Development - More than Money

Posted by Barloworld Logistics on 31 May 2018 2:00:00 PM

Paul Kagame, President of the Republic of Rwanda once said: “Development is about more than money, or machines, or good policies – it’s about real people and the lives they lead”.  As our country grapples with economic transformation and growth, this quote is particularly relevant, highlighting the need for sustainable interventions and partnerships between corporate South Africa and other stakeholders. With economic growth forecast at a meagre 1%, unemployment at more than 26% and inflation hovering at the 5% mark, it has never been more important to foster entrepreneurship. With each viable business added to the marketplace, employment is created, and resources are utilised, adding to the national product and per capita income of a country.  

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Topics: Business, News

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