Barloworld Logistics' Celebrates a Ground-Breaking Road to Rail Initiative.

February 25, 2017

Collaboration is the key to a Landmark Road to Rail Migration of Cargo

Barloworld Logistics, ArcelorMittal South Africa, Transnet Freight Rail, Newlyn Properties and Grindrod Terminals collaborate to launch a ground-breaking initiative to convert road traffic to rail.

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Barloworld Logistics Earns Top Honours at 2016 Logistics Achiever Awards

October 31, 2016

By Kate Stubbs, Executive Business Development, Marketing & Communication, Barloworld Logistics

Highlighting its position as the leader in smart supply chain solutions in southern Africa, Barloworld Logistics took home the Gold Award and was named Overall Winner at the annual Logistics Achiever Awards. The award ceremony was held on 13th October at Montecasino in Johannesburg, and recognises achievements and innovations ‘that have created market advantage today for a strong, sustainable foundation into the future.’

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Why a Resilient Supply Chain will Future-Proof the Organisation

October 12, 2016

By Paul van Nierop, Executive Supply Chain Planning Solutions, Barloworld Logistics

Globally, business is moving into a period of higher market disruption - with economic upheaval, political uncertainty, and industry innovation all challenging the ability to sustain market positions through traditional business models.

As the latest Barloworld Logistics supplychainforesight survey revealed, the majority of local business leaders recognise that their organisations will need to adapt to change. However, they felt that changes implemented in their business model or supply chain only succeeded 25% of the time.

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Optimising the Supply Chain to Achieve Sustainable Business Growth

October 06, 2016

By Kate Stubbs, Executive Business Development, Marketing & Communication, Barloworld Logistics

When looking ahead at the various business challenges facing South African companies, particularly with regards to sustainability, it is useful to look back and briefly chart the most significant changes and trends. In the late eighties and early nineties, we witnessed the emergence of the ‘one world’ economy – which coincided with the arrival of the Internet and rapid digital transformation. The resulting changes triggered quantum leaps in global trade and duly affected national and regional economics, politics and business practices. Moreover, the new era empowered the world’s customers and consumers. On the back of these seismic shifts in the global business ecosystem, the role of supply chain management and logistics came to the fore as a powerful means to creating competitive advantage and sustainable business models to satisfy the needs of the extended markets.

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Peering into the Future of Global Waste & Resource Management

September 23, 2016

By Marilize Worst, Managing Director, SmartMatta

Global population growth is skyrocketing. In 2025, there will be approximately 1.8 billion more middle class consumers. These consumers will be adding to the existing mounds of waste – a problem that will be compounded by an increasing reliance on packaged products.

In 2013, reports indicated that only 25% of 11 billion tons of waste was recycled. Encouragingly, this figure is set to double by 2025 (vs. 2005). This increase is being driven by growth in diversion, recycling, the recovery of valuable secondary raw materials, waste-to-energy activities, and e-waste and sustainable packaging strategies.

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