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What COVID-19 Will Cost Supply Chain Operations in Africa

Supply chains tend to be interconnected and complex that events like natural disasters or disease outbreaks lead to supply chain disruptions. With that said, COVID-19’s effects have been felt on an economic level. COVID-19 is a new type of coronavirus that has quickly...

5 Methods of Measuring Transportation Performance

If you are in the transportation business, you know that measuring performance is one of the most important ways of ensuring your business success. Knowing that you need to measure the performance of your transportation is one thing, knowing how to measure...

COVID-19 SA Lockdown: What It Means for Local Businesses in Logistics

The recent outbreak of the COVID-19 or the coronavirus has severely impacted lives all over the globe. South Africa has currently imposed a nationwide lockdown that is being carried out from 26th of March to the 30th of April. This COVID-19 lockdown could mean that...

How to Protect Warehouse Employees Amidst Coronavirus Pandemic

The recent coronavirus outbreak has caused a lot of chaos around the world. The COVID-19 outbreak is not only dangerous but also life-threatening if not dealt with carefully. For this reason, several companies have taken up coronavirus and employee precautions so that...

How 3PL Partners Add Value to Your Bottom Line

What is 3PL?   Third-party logistics (3PL) is a specialized service which allows companies to outsource different operational logistics tasks—starting from warehousing to delivery. 3PL partners are focused on simplifying the supply chain by taking over and...

8 Warehouse Automation Strategies to Carry Out

Warehouses around the world are, on average, 16722 sqm in size today. This is an increase from the 11798 sqm facilities in 2016. With increased space comes more challenges. For example, did you know that walking and manually selecting items from the warehouse accounts...

6 Green Warehouse Practices to Implement

A warehouse is a building that is designated for the storage of goods and other materials. Warehouses are often used by businesses, or independent manufacturers, retailers, importers, exporters, and wholesalers. They are not usually the representative unit for a...

5 Ways to Cut Costs with Transport Management Systems

What is a transport management system? Transport management systems, or TMS, is a transport logistics solution that overlooks the dispatching of trucks and carriers, and also manages fleet maintenance, including billing, driver pay, driver records and more. The main...

5 Strategies for Break Bulk Transportation Success

What are the strategies for a successful break bulk? To a layman, the term break bulk may be vague and confusing. However, break bulk meaning is far easier to understand. Break bulk is derived from the term breaking bulk. It refers to the extraction of a portion of a...

The State of the Road & Break Bulk Industry in Africa

The African continent has been one of the fastest developing economies in the world. Increase in trade has led to the development of more transportation routes to carry the cargo from one place to the other. Currently, road transport accounts for 80% of all of...

5 Mobile ePOD Software Benefits to Take Advantage Of

With all kinds of business processes being completed online today, it has become essential to track and document each activity for future reference. This is all the more important in the logistics industry. As everything from order placement to delivery is handled...

7 Inventory Optimization Techniques Essential for Improvement

    The crucial role of inventory management Inventory management is the process of keeping a tab on an organization’s stocked goods and monitoring their location, weight, dimensions, and quantity. The aim of inventory management is to make sure that a...

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