Covid-19: Impact of lockdown on transport, distribution and warehousing

Four weeks into lockdown, road freight, warehousing and distribution companies are reporting varying levels of impact on their businesses.“The effects of the economic decay...

How supply chain logistics can improve with vehicle tracking

For companies operating a supply chain, making sure their logistics are as up to date as possible is crucial to optimising performance. The process of...

SA to re-open agriculture sector, allow more manufacturing, retail

South Africa plans to reopen its agriculture sector and allow some manufacturing and retail to resume as the country balances the need to restart...

Sainsbury’s turns to AI for supply chain management

Sainsbury’s is handing its supply chain management to an artificial intelligence (AI) platform that aims to help improve its response to changing consumer demands.The...

Mitigating impact of COVID-19 on Africa regional trade

There has been a slight uptick in trade on the African continent as some restrictions on the movement of food products have been lifted.This...

Uber Direct here to support businesses and organisations

The current lockdown has resulted in essential movement only, affecting retailers and businesses and limiting access to essentials like medication and food, especially for...

Lockdowns must not disrupt food supply chains – FAO, AU

With statistics prior to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic suggesting that one in five people in Africa suffers from hunger, it is important that...

Share to watch: Spar has a simple and robust recipe for...

There is a meme going around that says 2020 is a unique leap year: February has 29 days, March has 300 days, and April...

SAPICS postpones the leading event in Africa for supply chain professionals...

In light of the Covid-19 pandemic, SAPICS, The Professional Body for Supply Chain Management, has announced the postponement of the 2020 SAPICS Conference, Africa’s...

Global trends: Managing operational efficiency in food retail

If you work in facilities or energy management for a food retailer, change is something you handle every day. When the way we live,...

Necessity: The mother of innovation

The world has been turned on its head and businesses are reconfiguring what they do, either to survive or to help to provide critical...

Cocoa faces slump as virus lessens chocolate demand

Cocoa processing probably declined in the first quarter on falling chocolate demand from retail outlets shuttered across the globe because of the coronavirus outbreak,...

Coca-Cola supply chain firm expands blockchain effort to 70 partners

The IT agency behind Coca-Cola’s bottle manufacturing provide chain processes appears to be like to be getting a style for blockchain expertise.Coke One North...

Supply chains functioning, but farmers face lower prices

Agricultural commodities have, for the most part, come off lightly amid worldwide supply chain disruptions as a result of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) global...

Supply chain problems brought to the fore

With the apparent levelling off of Covid-19 infections in SA, at least a manageable situation seems possible, and perhaps relatively normal conditions will return...

South African food supply to normalise after unprecedented demand

In the past 15 days, Tiger Brands experienced a 60% spike in its pasta volumes, says CEO Noel Doyle.But “people haven’t eaten 60% more...

Supply chain under pressure as pandemic creates manufacturing deserts

According to a new report from Baker McKenzie and Oxford Economics, Beyond COVID 19: Supply Chain Resilience Holds Key to Recovery, the pandemic has...

COVID-19 ripples into the container industry: The impact of a pandemic...

Whilst South Africa is a week into a 21-day lockdown, most of the world has been shaken to its core. An estimated 20% of...