Managing a warehouse holding large quantities of inventory, worth millions of Rands day after day, is no easy feat. A warehouse manager’s job is riddled with daily challenges that can make life a little tricky. Weighing high on the scale of challenges is damaged warehouse inventory, a problem which is difficult to avoid, taking into account all the movement required within the warehouse process. This can have a negative effect on order fulfilment and achieving service level agreements.
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On 27 February 2019, Barloworld Group announced a strategic decision to merge their Automotive and Logistics Divisions, a move that will leverage the assets and capabilities of the two divisions. The new change brings about the opportunity to strengthen the Group's core capabilities while optimising their existing portfolio to ensure sustained value creation.
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.
Topics: Case studies
In the era of innovation and connectivity the idea of an economy built from autonomous industries attending to their own clients with their own suppliers is fast becoming outdated. More and more, savvy organisations understand that operating in isolation is no longer viable, and that by partnering across, or indeed within industries, higher efficiencies, cost reductions and improved customer service can be achieved. A good example of such collaboration is the symbiotic relationship between two competing technology giants Samsung and Apple Inc, where the electronics manufacturer is a key supplier of iphone micro chips and the like. Such symbiosis is a true case of how the seemingly direct competitors in fact can benefit from collaboration in order to function at their full potential.