Strategic sourcing: taking procurement to the next level

Posted by Barloworld Logistics on 19 Sep 2019 1:38:00 PM

It is no secret that for a company to guarantee its sustainability and future proof itself, it has to constantly evolve and innovatively seek ways of meeting the needs of the customer. This requires an effective procurement strategy.

In keeping abreast with the latest trends and understanding the benefits of maximizing efficiency through economies of scale, organisations have to nurture and value strong relationships. Strategic sourcing takes traditional procurement to another level. A level of collaboration with selected suppliers to leverage targeted spend across different locations and multiple companies to get the best price and value.

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Flying your business to greater heights

Posted by Barloworld Logistics on 04 Jul 2019 11:00:00 AM

South Africa falls amongst the five countries that handle 60% of Africa’s intercontinental air cargo. In 2018, South Africa alone exported goods valued over R14 billion via air freight. With this influx of goods being exported through air, it is indeed vital to understand the intricacies of this mode of transport and how it can propel businesses to new heights. 

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Topics: Services

Skilfully moving mountains

Posted by Barloworld Logistics on 10 May 2019 11:00:00 AM

South African ports saw over 3 million tonnes of breakbulk goods in 2018, and reports show that this growth trend is indeed projected to continue increasing well into the future. Moving over-dimensional or heavy-lift cargo is no small feat, whether it is massive earth moving yellow equipment bound for copper mines in Zambia or turbine components for a Northern Cape wind farm, transportation and logistics demands are considerably greater as they are unique to each situation.

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Save money and increase efficiency through bonded warehousing

Posted by Barloworld Logistics on 18 Apr 2019 10:00:00 AM

Cash flow allows an organisation to pursue opportunities that enhance value. This may indeed become tricky when importing the goods required to run a business becomes an expensive and complex process, including costs associated with moving the goods, as well as duties and taxes requiring payment once the goods have arrived and clearing required before collection. These activities can result in tied up cash leading to reduced efficiency.

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Sea Freight 101

Posted by Barloworld Logistics on 05 Apr 2019 10:30:00 AM

From shoes made in China to crude oil from India, the ability for businesses to ship goods by sea has brought about global economic benefit. Every year billions of tonnes of goods are shipped along major trade routes, in South Africa alone over R133 billion worth of goods were shipped around the world in 2018.

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Topics: Services

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