Logistics News October 2020

Logistics News October 2020

  • Warehouse on demand Warehouse on demand

    Run out of space? Looking for a new warehouse facility? Should you build a new facility or should you develop your own world-class infrastructure?

  • Warehousing: A foundation for economic growth Warehousing: A foundation for economic growth

    Warehouses tend to be one of the most ignored elements of infrastructure and logistics, but are a fundamental part of the supply chain.

  • Logistics downside at its worst..with a small but Logistics downside at its worst..with a small but

    South Africa’s logistics industry experienced its worst monthly volumes since records began, according to the latest Ctrack Freight & Transport Index

  • 6 warehouse management trends to watch 6 warehouse management trends to watch

    As the complexity of filling smaller orders faster continues to mount, our analysts expect more operations to embrace the value that WMS brings to the table. Here’s what they believe is on tap this year in the world of WMS and the systems that support it.

  • ‘Chaining’ the warehouse

    By using the body as a metaphor, we can analogise a warehouse as the heart and inventory as the blood within a business’s supply chain network.

  • WES 2.0 WES 2.0

    The first generation of warehouse execution systems brought a new level of orchestration to automated warehouses. The next generation promises to bring a new level of optimisation and productivity to the conventional warehouse.

  • The best warehouse may be no warehouse

    A full warehouse is a buffer between production throughput efficiency and customer service, or is it an excuse and a costly monument to supply chain ineffectiveness?

  • Only the adaptable will survive Only the adaptable will survive

    Companies are thinking way outside of the box to survive the COVID-19 pandemic.

    THE PANDEMIC has suddenly made ‘agility’ a key survival skill, rather than just an aspiration for businesses. Here is a look at how some companies have swiftly adjusted, pivoted (sometimes radically) and improvised on the fly.

  • Demand for space  has never been stronger Demand for space has never been stronger

    The need to meet same-day and next-day expectations has had a major impact on how warehouse and DC space is sought, secured and managed.

  • Online businesses weather COVID-19 Online businesses weather COVID-19

    Based in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA, Datascope is seeing firsthand which businesses are being most affected by COVID-19 and which businesses are weathering the storm fairly well.

  • Access to critical healthcare hinges on logistics support in the age of COVID-19 Access to critical healthcare hinges on logistics support in the age of COVID-19

    Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, the global healthcare industry has seen significant demand for medtech products. To keep global trade moving, express logistics providers with network strength and flexibility, are continuing to play a critical role in moving pharmaceutical supplies, personal protective equipment, and other essential products to communities in need.

  • Imperial enters strategic partnership with MiX Telematics Imperial enters strategic partnership with MiX Telematics

    MiX Telematics (JSE: MIX), a leading global SaaS provider of connected fleet management solutions, today announced an agreement to be the preferred telematics provider for Imperial (JSE: IPL), a leading African focused provider of integrated market access and logistics solutions. This strategic business partnership allows for the alignment of data and reporting across Imperial.

  • Ctrack Freight & Transport Index returns best quarter yet Ctrack Freight & Transport Index returns best quarter yet

    The South African Logistics sector has just completed its strongest ever quarter of growth to date.

  • Reflecting on COVID-19’s impact as we positively move forwards Reflecting on COVID-19’s impact as we positively move forwards The COVID-19 crisis affected us all on multiple levels – as businesses, as families, as individuals.

    2020 HAS been one of the strangest years in our lives. A small virus originating in China has become a massive Black Swan, whose ominous wings have spread across the world, and temporarily or even permanently paralysed many business operations, supply chain processes and even strained sociopolitical relationships across the globe – especially between China and the USA. The relatively calm global economic seas have experienced unsettling churn and uneasiness prevails.

  • Supply chains full of woe

    Old habits die hard, but good Samaritans still help communities recover while others chance a sneaky profit – for the shareholders you understand!

  • Managing global sourcing is risky business

    A study conducted at the University of Pretoria investigated the reasons behind South African clothing and textile retailers’ decisions to source globally, what risks these firms are exposed to and how these risks are identified and managed.

  • Why your mobile strategy should be top-of-mind

    Mobile app usage increased by 40 percent year-on-year in the second quarter of 2020 and in-app spending hit a record high of $27bn.

  • Demanding better demand planning

    Some thoughts on the difference between ordinary demand planning and AI/ML-enabled demand understanding.

  • Bringing B2C digital capabilities into your B2B manufacturing supply chain

    Complex supply chains have struggled to keep pace with the demands placed on them in 2020.

  • AI – debunking the myths AI – debunking the myths

    Here are some myths and facts about AI and machine learning, and what they can do for your supply chain.