Green is Good

April 24, 2018

Consumers, corporate citizenry and regulation drive the demand for sustainable business practices

The last couple of years have undoubtedly been both extremely hopeful for sustainable business practices. The Paris Agreement was ratified faster than any other similar pact in history, and globally more and more organisations have taken real strides towards their goals of renewable and sustainable business practices. Locally, South African businesses and consumers alike are anticipating the introduction of the long-promised Carbon Tax Bill, which will see penalties levied against excessive carbon emissions.

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Technology is a means to an end, not an end in itself

April 20, 2018

Since the mid-90s, with the advent of accessible and exponential technology development, thought leaders within every field have touted the need for digitisation as the antidote to all ills.

Arguably, this race to adopt the latest technology has left a battleground scattered with failed organisations, who lost sight of their core value creating levers in their pursuit of digitisation, and suffered the ultimate price.

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Fall in love with your Supply Chain

February 08, 2018

It keeps you awake at night, it is on your mind always, your phone buzzes at all hours of the day, it is temperamental, tricky to handle and everyone has advice on how to do it better. A relationship? No…it’s your supply chain. As a supply chain professional you likely eat, breathe and sleep every detail of your operation and obsess over every transaction, load and shipment. Here are some ways to keep the passion for supply chain alive within your organisation.

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Insights Into The World Economic Forum

January 29, 2018

Ideas that linger

“The global context has changed dramatically: geostrategic fissures have re-emerged on multiple fronts with wide-ranging political, economic and social consequences. Realpolitik is no longer just a relic of the Cold War. Economic prosperity and social cohesion are not one and the same. The global commons cannot protect or heal itself. Politically, new and divisive narratives are transforming governance. Economically, policies are being formulated to preserve the benefits of global integration while limiting shared obligations such as sustainable development, inclusive growth and managing the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Socially, citizens yearn for responsive leadership; yet, a collective purpose remains elusive despite ever-expanding social networks. All the while, the social contract between states and their citizens continues to erode”. WEF 2018

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Connecting Today’s Reality to Tomorrow’s Possibility: Launch of SupplyChainForesight 2017 Changes Format and Embraces Technology.

April 04, 2017

Barloworld Logistics launched its benchmark supplychainforesight 2017 with a positive message that conveyed both optimism and excitement in the face of a rapidly changing world.  

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