When last did you talk to Marketing?

January 18, 2018

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A brand is a promise to consumers, building an image of one's organisation of credibility, quality and satisfaction. As the world moves further away from traditional bricks-and-mortar retail and more towards digitised transactions, in both business-to-business and business-to-consumer sales, the reality is that more often than not, an organisations supply chain is the only tangible brand experience a client has. Despite this, marketers and supply chain professionals do not seem to realise how closely intertwined their functions are.

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New Year’s Resolutions every Supply Chain Executive should make

January 11, 2018

As we return to our desks after the festive season, many of us have a list of resolutions made in a flurry of celebration on New Year’s Eve. Ranging from financial goals to fitness or relationship aspirations, we make ourselves promises of how we plan to better ourselves during the coming 12 months. While much as been written about how resolutions fail, reflection and goal setting is important, be it in one's personal life, or indeed in the realm of work.  As the January picks up speed, here are six goals every Supply Chain Executive should put on their to-do-list in 2018.

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Our best INSIGHTS from 2017

January 04, 2018

Welcome to 2018! 2017 was a big year for Barloworld Logistics, with the opening of the Elandsfontein Terminal, through to winning big at the Logistics Achiever Awards. We've put together a list of our most popular INSIGHTS posts in 2017 - we hope you enjoy this wrap up.

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Form follows Function - Expert tips to consider when selecting a warehouse site

December 14, 2017

Setting up a new warehouse seems relatively straightforward. Average stock holding equates to a specific square meterage, perhaps increased to accommodate for peak demand, and a location in proximity to your head office – simple! There is no doubt that this type of matchbox calculation touches on essential aspects of a warehouse such as space and location, but there are many more factors to consider. A fundamental question to ask when considering a new warehouse space is not how much cost can my business save per square meter, but instead, how can our inventory be stored and distributed most efficiently to meet your client expectations and demands.

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11 Shipping Days left – is your Peak planning holding up?

December 07, 2017

In December 2016, South African consumers spent roughly R100 billion in retail buying. Despite low levels of consumer confidence, the festive season remains a peak spending time within the country, and this increase in shopping translates directly into increased demand on supply chains.

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