In our modern world, every aspect of life relies heavily on telecommunications and connectivity. From entertainment to transport and business, connectivity is the engine of society. Despite local ICT adoption rates being slightly behind the curve when compared to global trends, the South African information and communications technology (ICT) industry has seen exponential growth leading it to eclipse agriculture as a contributor to economic production, delivering upwards of 2.7% to local GDP.
Traditionally the local ICT industry is highly competitive, with a few major players dominating the connectivity market. This competitive landscape, combined with various unique supply chain challenges leaves little room for inefficiencies and has led the industry to place an ever-increasing dependence on their supply chain partners to create and hold onto market share. An efficient supply chain simplifies and optimises business processes, thereby enabling clearer visibility, allowing for more control over inventory and reduction of costs resulting in a future focused competitive advantage.
When a leading information and communications technology service provider sought out a partner to assist them in achieving their objective of an exceptional customer experience, they required someone with a firm understanding of the importance of co-creating innovative, intelligent solutions that guarantee better connections. Barloworld Logistics created smart solutions enabling this strategic objective thus unlocking value throughout their supply chain.
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