Piggyback Aches and Pains

There is so much focus on warehousing, retail, agriculture and production materials handling that one area is often neglected in overall planning, and that is truck mounted forklifts. There are a handful of brands catering to this specific niche, like Moffett, Palfinger, and Loadmac to name a few.


Extracting value from the supply chain

Cost sensitivity and mining downturn forces innovation in petrochemical supply chain. Falling oil prices, a crumbling mining sector and local economic uncertainty have created a volatile mix of forces that is putting immense pressure on the petrochemical sector. However, says Noddy Ramroop, Operations Executive: Petrochemical for Unitrans, this is not necessarily bad news for the supply chain.


Reforging the Supply Chain

There’s an old and very apt saying, “You are only as strong as your weakest link,” says John Valentine, Director at Real Telematics.  

“There are just so many links in a typical Supply Chain that maintaining the integrity of the product/process becomes a full time job in itself.  The slightest deviation not picked up early enough can have catastrophic consequences at time of delivery, with the supplier not being paid, the customer not getting stock, the distributor not getting a load and everybody knocking on the insurance company’s door.”


Pick n Pay makes changes to its Group Executive

Paulo Peereboom, formerly Commercial and Supply Chain Director, will become Retail Operations and Supply Chain Director.  Building on his extensive retail operating experience, Paulo will bring these two areas under single leadership, and will be tasked with refining and implementing the company’s new operating model.


SMIT Amandla Marine partners with enterprising women in business

AS a new entrant in the maritime space in South Africa, it takes a combination of commitment, courage and confidence to surge through the high barriers to entry typical of a niche industry. Just ask Gcina (Bagcinele) Nzuza, who together with business partner Belinda Theunissen, started 100% black, female owned, Cape Town-based Eyabakwethu Marine Energy (Pty) Ltd earlier this year.

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