Supply Chain

What is category management in procurement?

Organizations that are reactive in their purchasing activities and have no clear procurement goals are now realizing that they are not getting the best value out of their third party controllable spend.  By processing day-to-day [...]

Fast Fashion logistics – which road to success?

The fashion industry is fast-paced and highly globalized, with clothing designed in one country, raw materials sourced from another, manufactured in yet another, and despatched to customers in any number of other countries. This is [...]

Under-banked and under-insured

The banking sector in Africa is poised for take-off and is providing great growth opportunities to those organizations that are bold enough to climb aboard.  Up until recently, global major banks like Barclays and Standard [...]

The new foodie: aware and concerned about logistics

Gone are the days when a customer bought a food item blindly without considering its source, ingredients or how long it took to get into the store.  The thinking customer is a fairly new phenomenon; [...]

Hazardous and high risk – the chemical supply chain

Storing and transporting packaged and bulk chemicals is both a high risk and complex process. Complex because the sector is highly regulated and there are many raw materials and manufactured products that need to be [...]

White Paper : Reduce Order Cycle Time

Fast Response : Winning Through Reduced Order Cycle Times Today, customers expect companies to provide fast fulfilment of orders, and this puts greater emphasis on reducing order cycle times from weeks to days, from days [...]