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Increase to fuel levy could hit businesses and importers hard says Investec Import Solutions

The anticipated increase in the fuel levy during the Budget Speech later this month, will not only negatively impact consumers and businesses, but also place importers under increased pressure in already challenging market conditions says Adam Orlin, Head of Investec Import Solutions.

Kuehne + Nagel launches KN Packaging to address growing demand in consumer, e-commerce and pharmaceutical markets

With the global contract packaging market growing at more than 12 per cent annually, Kuehne + Nagel has developed an innovative one-stop-shop contract packaging solution combining enhanced capabilities and additional services. KN Packaging aims at meeting the customers’ complex service requirements.

Supply Chain 4.0 - Companies such as Adidas and Amazon re-write the rules on supply chain management

In an amazing twist, technology is rendering the old fundamentals of supply chain management obsolete. In Russia, Adidas increased sales in Moscow by double digits in 24 hours, thanks to a supply chain initiative. At the same time Amazon is now looking at using drones to deliver products, a very expensive move, but one the company says will increase sales.

Ctrack and Highway Heroes campaign to address common misconceptions about truck drivers

With the second annual Highway Heroes driver campaign currently underway, Ctrack wishes to stress the importance of how this initiative can help change common misconceptions motorists may have about truck drivers' behaviour on our roads.

FAW plant produces 2 000th local truck in just two years

It was a proud day last month when FAW Vehicle Manufacturers South Africa (Pty) Ltd produced their 2 000th locally built truck at the Coega plant.

Aspen Logistics unveils new brand from new Barloworld Transport relationship

Refrigerated transport company, Aspen Logistics, recently unveiled its new brand at its Germiston operations. This cements Barloworld Transport’s 51% acquisition of Aspen Logistics, announced in February this year.

How Uber plans to disrupt SA's delivery industry

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.

#InnovationMonth: Technology's crucial role in developing economic transport hubs

Through technology, public transport systems has the potential to become more than just a way for people to get from the proverbial 'A to B'. With innovations like high-speed connectivity, sensors, big data, geolocation and mobile services, transit routes can become the connective tissue that creates stronger communities and flourishing local economic development.

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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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