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.
“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
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.
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.
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.’