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Drones, underwater warehouses and creating an intelligent supply chain fit for the future

Mike Danby, CEO of Advanced Supply Chain Group, discusses Amazon’s commitment to innovation and the importance of creating an intelligent supply chain that is fit for the future.

IBM wants to use the technology that underlies bitcoin to help prevent major foodborne outbreaks like salmonella

IBM is working with large food suppliers like Walmart, Dole, and Nestlé to incorporate blockchain technology, which underlies bitcoin, into the global food supply chain.

IoT is coming to a warehouse near you

It’s beyond debate that the smartphone is profoundly transforming many industries and creating new opportunities such as the Internet of Things (IoT). The impact of mobile technologies goes beyond consumer segments such as wearables, virtual reality or connected cameras.

Volkswagen FAW Engine (Dalian) Co., Ltd and Kuehne + Nagel China expand their logistics partnership

Volkswagen FAW Engine (Dalian) Co., Ltd (VWED), an automotive part manufacturer operating in a joint venture with Volkswagen (China), has signed a two-year agreement with Kuehne + Nagel to manage the inbound logistics operations in the Dalian and Changchun plants from 149 automotive engine part suppliers nationwide.

The Urgency to Transform Global Logistics

Why the Global Shipping Industry Will Continue to Lean on Silicon Valley

Global RFID Forecasts, Players and Opportunities 2005-2017 - Outlook to 2027

The "RFID Forecasts, Players and Opportunities 2017-2027" report has been added to Research and Markets' offering. It has be found that in 2016, the total RFID market is worth $10.52 billion, up from $9.95 billion in 2015 and $9.52 billion in 2014. This includes tags, readers and software/services for RFID cards, labels, fobs and all other form factors, for both passive and active RFID. The author forecast that to rise to $13.96 billion in 2021.

B-BBEE must look beyond regulation to be effective in suppy chain procurement

Black Economic Empowerment (BEE) is one of the most highly regulated aspects of the South African business landscape today. The most recent changes to the regulations have both large corporate businesses and smaller businesses going back to the scorecard drawing board. Louis Coetzee, General Manager of the Ecsponent Development Fund - part of JSE-listed African financial services company Ecsponent Limited - believes this has contributed to inhibiting economic growth and stunting competitiveness in the industry.

Data-Driven Culture Creates Advantages for Global Supply Chain

Big-data analytics and other technologies are dramatically improving productivity in the global supply chain, according to a recent survey by Clear Peak Supply Chain Advisory Council.

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Drones bring benefits – and new risks

The rise of the drones has the potential to become a multi-billion dollar business. However, more drones in the skies also raise a number of new safety concerns.

Warehousing in South Africa today – and the near future

Worldwide, in the warehousing business, when future operations are discussed, the conversation is likely to be about more automation, greater variety, better systems, more integration, more efficiency and greater flexibility. The dreams, discussions and plans focus on issues such as robotics, the ‘Internet of Things’, tomorrow’s deliveries by drones, 3D printing, multi-channel fulfilment, ecommerce growth, rapid fulfilment and the need to individualise operations.

CHEP backs Modulusha poject in the Physical Internet

Logistics sustains our lifestyle and businesses activities. Physical objects are moved in containers, stored, realised, supplied and used throughout the world, allowing the globalisation of world trade. But there is still a harsh fact to be solved due to the inefficiency and unsustainability of the processes from an economic, environmental and social perspective.

Supply chain orchestration – people are needed to play the music

It’s easy to think supply chains consist of co-ordinated processes, enabled by cool IT, through which needed products flow smoothly with occasional storage to the end consumer. Great in theory but it takes the right people doing the right things at the right time to make end customers happy.

Africa: the giant IS awakening – seriously

September saw the respective international conferences of two major supply chain management industry bodies – that of the International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations (FIATA, in Taipei) and that of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT, in Dubai). At both gatherings there was substantial African representation and, at the CILT Convention, Africans were in a clear majority. What does this imply for African businesses?


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