LOGISTICS SOUTH AFRICA
How Uber plans to disrupt SA's delivery industry
03/10/2016 - 11:26
Food delivery app UberEATS launched on Wednesday and the company behind the ride-sharing app is confident the service will disrupt the food industry, and possibly other sectors as well.
Optimising the supply chain for sustainable business growth
06/09/2016 - 15:44
When looking ahead at the various business challenges facing South African companies, particularly with regards to sustainability, it is useful to look back and briefly chart the most significant changes and trends. In the late eighties and early nineties, we witnessed the emergence of the 'one world' economy - which coincided with the arrival of the internet and rapid digital transformation. The resulting changes triggered quantum leaps in global trade and duly affected national and regional economics, politics and business practices.
Retailers scramble to work around Hanjin Shipping bankruptcy
05/09/2016 - 09:31
Retailers are working to minimize the fallout from the bankruptcy of South Korea's Hanjin Shipping, the world’s seventh-largest ocean shipper by capacity, the National Retail Federation said Thursday.
Imperial to grow its logistics business
29/08/2016 - 09:19
Johannesburg - Imperial Holdings, the listed transport and mobility group, plans to significantly increase the size of its logistics business through acquisitions, with the majority of these acquisitions being offshore.
Global e-commerce logistics market rolling toward $781B by 2024
26/08/2016 - 09:40
The global e-commerce logistics market is expected to increase from its 2014 mark of $122.2 billion to more than $781 billion in 2024, maintaining an estimated compound annual growth rate of 20.6% between this year and 2024, according to a new study from Transparency Market Research.
Why Wal-Mart is a retail sustainability leader (but doesn't really want to talk about it)
10/08/2016 - 16:38
The retail giant boasts an impressive sustainability record, but the company is strictly business about its accomplishments — for good reason, experts say.
Imperial acquires 70% of Sasfin Premier Logistics to create trade expert
12/07/2016 - 15:55
The Imperial group said on Tuesday that it had entered into an agreement with Sasfin to acquire 70% of Sasfin Premier Logistics, a wholly owned subsidiary of Sasfin. Sasfin Premier Logistics would be renamed Imperial Sasfin Logistics.
ID Logistics introduces double-decker trailers to improve efficiencies
23/06/2016 - 09:06
22 June 2016 – Johannesburg - The recent logistics survey conducted by KPMG concluded that South Africa’s supply chains have moved beyond ‘survival’ mode to ‘optimised’ mode, where costs, inventories and lead times have been minimised within individual supply chain functions. End-to-end integration of supply chain functions is the next major shift required in South Africa to make business more customer centric and competitive. Affecting this requires radical changes in how supply chain partners collaborate and how information technology is leveraged to provide end-to-end visibility and real-time decision making.
ID Logistics at 2016 SAPICS
22/06/2016 - 14:40
Johannesburg – 19 June 2016 - ID Logistics South Africa, part of the global contract logistics company, will be exhibiting at SAPICS Conference 2016 for the first time to highlight its services, capabilities and innovations.
Amazon expands logistics reach - USA / China
11/02/2016 - 11:52
San Francisco/Shanghai - Amazon.com is aggressively expanding its logistics operations in China as part of a broader effort to control the rising cost of shipping billions of packages.