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Courier and Freight Services

Business solutions for logistics providers

By: Olivia Soraya Spadavecchia     17th November 2006 Business solutions service provider Pebbletree Consulting provides supply-chain solutions, not only to traditional businesses, but also to logistics service providers. Pebbletree’s solutions are based on SAP’s mySAP Business Suite technology and, together with the new SAP All-in-One... 

Port congestion threatens logistics ‘equilibrium’

By: Olivia Soraya Spadavecchia     17th November 2006 The supply chain and logistics industry has been experiencing a relative balance between demand and the capacity supplied, comments Maersk Line national sales director Mark Cairns. 

Learn from international best practice, South African firms urged

By: Olivia Soraya Spadavecchia     17th November 2006 South Africa has the need, urge and willingness to modernise its supply chain operations, Accenture’s global supply-chain specialist Andrew Leon argues, while noting a real enthusiasm for greater supply-chain efficiencies in the country, including from government. 

The quest for zero defects

17th November 2006 In a first in the materials-handling industry, Barloworld Equipment Handling is applying its 6 Sigma process-improvement approach on the service side, with significant benefits for customers. 

Improved supply-chain management to raise GDP

By: Laura Tyrer     18th November 2005 If estimates of the value of the supply-chain management (SCM) industry are accurate, the industry holds unrealised potential as a keystone of the South African economy. 

Supply-chain management is the key to success

By: Laura Tyrer     18th November 2005 South African supply-chain and logistics-management company Barloworld Logistics is attaining benchmark success with its flexible and integration-focused business strategy. 

New distribution facility brings logistics consolidation

By: Laura Tyrer     18th November 2005 The listed transport, distribution and logistics group Value Logistics is consolidating its breakbulk logistics division and warehousing capacity into a new facility that will offer the South African logistics industry a world-class logistics solution. 

JV project benefits emerging sugarcane growers

By: Laura Tyrer     18th November 2005 The 2005 Logistics Achiever Platinum award was recently awarded to the successful empowerment company, Buhle Betfu, which is the inspiration of listed South African transport and logistics company, Cargo Carriers. 

Car manufacturer installs RFID for real-time vehicle tracking

18th November 2005 The contract for the supply of a comprehensive vehicle-tracking solution to a leading local vehicle manufacturer has been awarded to Reunert Group company SACO Systems. 

Joint venture enhances seamless logistics offering

18th November 2005 The recent opening of Safcor Panalpina’s ?10 000 m2 logistics facility at Johannesburg International Airport (JIA), jointly developed with Siemens Southern Africa, is the latest step in providing the most complex supply-chain offering to its customers. 

The pros and cons of outsourcing

18th November 2005 Outsourcing can be a strategic tool for making any business more productive and profitable if used appropriately. 

Empowering African supply chains

18th November 2005 The supply-chain and logistics industry is one of the fastest-growing in the world, and is becoming more of a strategic necessity for businesses that now compete on a global scale. 

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