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Posts Tagged ‘supply chain’

  • Blockchain can enhance F&B industry’s traceability

    Blockchain can enhance F&B industry’s traceability

    January 27, 2019 • FeaturesComments Off on Blockchain can enhance F&B industry’s traceability

    Advances in blockchain technology could enable the food and beverage industry (F&B) to enhance traceability. In the US alone, food recalls and foodborne illnesses cost $77 billion per annum, including discarded products, loss of revenue, damage to...

  • Why blockchain needs to be part of your supply chain strategy

    Why blockchain needs to be part of your supply chain strategy

    January 10, 2019 • FeaturesComments Off on Why blockchain needs to be part of your supply chain strategy

    One technology with enormous promise is blockchain. Surprised? Don’t be – there’s much more to blockchain than the world of cryptocurrency and finance. Blockchain has the ability to transform the supply chain discipline and the businesses that rely on...

  • Supply chain networks evolve as mobility apps challenge traditional architecture

    November 28, 2018 • General, IndustriesComments Off on Supply chain networks evolve as mobility apps challenge traditional architecture

    The impact of digitisation is rapidly disrupting business models across organisations. This is becoming more prevalent in the manufacturing sector, in particular, supply chain where automation and data exchange are key. Cassie Lessing, managing director of...

  • Supply chain faces automation disruption

    Supply chain faces automation disruption

    October 7, 2018 • FeaturesComments Off on Supply chain faces automation disruption

    Even though automation can enable warehouses to support the same-day and next-day delivery expectations of customers, companies first need to have complete visibility of how their existing supply chain is structured. After all, they cannot embrace future...

  • Artificial intelligence to enhance patient care

    Artificial Intelligence is solving African healthcare challenges

    July 21, 2018 • Artificial Intelligence, East Africa, Healthcare, Top StoriesComments Off on Artificial Intelligence is solving African healthcare challenges

    Speaking at the recent SAPICS Conference in Cape Town, Dull revealed how AI in the form of IBM Watson is being used to aid decision making in public health supply chains in developing countries and improve patients’ access to life-saving medicines. She...

  • IT News Africa: Top Stories of The Week

    IT News Africa: Top Stories of The Week

    June 24, 2018 • General, Top StoriesComments Off on IT News Africa: Top Stories of The Week

    We’re well into the second quarter of the year, and with that being said this week there has been much activity within the IT space. From new innovations and digital transformation, growing economies to emerging startups, here is a round up of some of...

  • IoT: Driving innovation in supply chain and logistics

    IoT: Driving innovation in supply chain and logistics

    June 18, 2018 • Internet of ThingsComments Off on IoT: Driving innovation in supply chain and logistics

    It has become widely respected that when technology is used to aid innovation, it can deliver significant value to the business bottom line. Not only do the latest disruptive technologies often aid in reducing operational costs to businesses, but they can...

  • Beware of cybercriminals who prey on holiday shoppers

    Supply Chain is the new weak link in business security

    May 23, 2018 • Top StoriesComments Off on Supply Chain is the new weak link in business security

    2017 saw a worrying increase in ransomware and other cyberattacks targeting the supply chain, with the business and professional services sector receiving a significant increase of attacks, particularly in the EMEA region, which saw 20% of all attacks...

  • Getting to grips with GIS

    Getting to grips with Geographic Information System

    May 10, 2018 • FeaturesComments Off on Getting to grips with Geographic Information System

    A Geographic Information System (GIS) is defined as a system that’s capable of capturing, storing, managing and analysing data related to spatial or geographic coordinates. It is one of many location-based information services and applications that can be...

  • South African startup achieves 8 figure valuation by international investor

    Digitising the supply chain in an exponential world

    January 31, 2018 • General, Southern AfricaComments Off on Digitising the supply chain in an exponential world

    COOs and supply chain management are feeling the brunt of an accelerating business environment further complicated by increasing customer demands for efficiency, personalisation, and convenience. Slow manual processes based on inconsistent information across...

  • Supply Chain Infrastructure Solutions for Africa

    Taking a closer look at Supply Chain infrastructure solutions for Africa

    July 21, 2016 • Company News, East Africa, Healthcare, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Taking a closer look at Supply Chain infrastructure solutions for Africa

    Along with economic growth in Africa comes increased pressure on supply chain infrastructure, creating challenging business conditions and difficulty in matching supply with demand, particularly in the healthcare arena. Many African countries have experienced...

  • Avelacom extends ultra low latency connectivity to South African capital markets

    Making supply chains digital in Africa

    April 14, 2016 • East Africa, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Making supply chains digital in Africa

    Different to the tourism or marketing environments where digital integration has been absorbed organically, supply chain and manufacturing professionals have been sluggish to phase out what is a deeply entrenched traditional mentality. Thinking must change...

  • Video Interview: Simple supply chain into complex supply chain – SYSPRO

    October 24, 2014 • Top Stories, VideoComments Off on Video Interview: Simple supply chain into complex supply chain – SYSPRO

    Meryl Malcomess is the Marketing Director at SYSPRO. She has been with SYSPRO for over 18 years and is involved in determining the strategic direction of its marketing activities. By the age of 21 Meryl became both the first female and the youngest Financial...

  • Sales planning integral to successful strategy

    August 11, 2011 • FeaturesComments Off on Sales planning integral to successful strategy

    The global economy is improving and as a result, organisations are adjusting their operations to address this positive shift in demand.  Adjusting sales and operations quickly and accurately, while providing a profitable return, often poses a significant...

  • Multinationals turn to outsourced FM for better benefits

    July 8, 2011 • FeaturesComments Off on Multinationals turn to outsourced FM for better benefits

    Researchers are suggesting that the emerging markets will increasingly drive the global economic growth. This impacts business in two ways -organisations will look to increase efficiencies and lower spend, and will consider expanding into growth markets. This...