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Who's been tickling the Sleeping Giant?

Are we seeing early signs of economic recovery in the Eastern Cape, asks John Valentine, Director at Real Telematics. Just recently I have been responding to more and more enquiries on the FMX Forklift Management System in Port Elizabeth and East London. Although I can claim that a fantastic product is getting its just dessert, I also know that it appears that most sectors of manufacturing industry in the Eastern Cape appear to be on an upwards curve.

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What the load ....?

“From the amount of print and communication I’m seeing, it’s a safe bet to say that SOLAS (Safety of Life at Sea) has the Maritime Logistics industry in a right froth, and rightly so considering the additional costs implied,” says John Valentine, Director at Real Telematics. “In context however, it’s also fair to say that the industry was warned several years ago that the legislation was coming.”

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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.”

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