Barloworld Logistics Partners with Local Non-Profit to Boost Values-Driven Education March 3, 2017 - Supporting expansion of the Love Trust’s Teacher Training Academy in Alexandra On Friday the 10th of February, Barloworld Logistics will commence its partnership with the Love Trust, a local non-profit organisation established in 2009. The Love Trust seeks to bring hope to young children in under-resourced communities by providing and supporting values-driven education. This marks […]
Barloworld Warning about Procurement Scams February 23, 2017 - Barloworld South Africa (Pty) Ltd would like to issue an urgent warning about fraudulent procurement activity being carried out in the company’s name and that of its divisions. Click here to read more detail. Victims are urged to contact the Barloworld Ethics Line on 0800 003 248
Barloworld Logistics Earns Top Honours at 2016 Logistics Achiever Awards October 31, 2016 - Highlighting its position as the leader in smart supply chain solutions in southern Africa, Barloworld Logistics took home the Gold Award and was named Overall Winner at the annual Logistics Achiever Awards. The award ceremony was held on 13th October at Montecasino in Johannesburg, and recognises achievements and innovations ‘that have created market advantage today […]
Why a resilient supply chain will future-proof the organisation October 12, 2016 - Globally, business is moving into a period of higher market disruption – with economic upheaval, political uncertainty, and industry innovation all challenging the ability to sustain market positions through traditional business models. As the latest Barloworld Logistics supplychainforesight survey revealed, the majority of local business leaders recognise that their organisations will need to adapt to […]
Optimising the Supply Chain to Achieve Sustainable Business Growth October 6, 2016 - When looking ahead at the various business challenges facing South African companies, particularly with regards to sustainability, it is useful to look back and briefly chart the most significant changes and trends. In the late eighties and early nineties, we witnessed the emergence of the ‘one world’ economy – which coincided with the arrival of […]
Peering into the Future of Global Waste & Resource Management September 23, 2016 - Global population growth is skyrocketing. In 2025, there will be approximately 1.8 billion more middle class consumers. These consumers will be adding to the existing mounds of waste – a problem that will be compounded by an increasing reliance on packaged products. In 2013, reports indicated that only 25% of 11 billion tons of waste […]
Complex Marketplace Demanding ‘Smart Strategy’ September 9, 2016 - In today’s business environment, one of the major obstacles to long-term success is the belief that a business can generalise – and be all things to all people. Given the disruptive nature and complexity of this marketplace, the generalist approach can be fatal. The business ecosystem is large and constantly evolving. As a result, it […]
Cashing in on the Circular Economy – Why it’s a business imperative August 17, 2016 - Within many companies around the world, there is a growing understanding and awareness of the value of waste. Instead of a mere hassle, waste is being viewed as an important resource – particularly among the larger and more established corporates. Indeed, the shift from considering waste management as a cost saving exercise to a value-add […]
Women in Logistics: Harnessing the Opportunity to Drive Sustainable Growth August 17, 2016 - In recent years, several major studies have demonstrated that having more female leaders, board members, managers and supervisors leads to better business outcomes including higher levels of productivity, safety and improved financial returns. More specifically, research referenced in the 2009 Women in Supply Chain report demonstrated that improving the proportion of women leads to higher […]
supplychainforesight 2016 report reveals the universal alignment of supply chain strategies with business strategy. July 14, 2016 - Without doubt, the complex nature and fast pace of business today is forcing many business leaders to rethink their traditional approach and strategies. Notably, the adoption of new technology tools and platforms has become a business imperative. Closely related to the tech-driven transformation is a marked shift towards outsourcing non-core activities, spurred by the need […]
Why the Supply Chain Has Moved onto the C-Suite Agenda July 14, 2016 - June 2016. Barloworld Logistics’ supplychainforesight 2016 report reveals the universal alignment of supply chain strategies with business strategy. Without doubt, the complex nature and fast pace of business today is forcing many business leaders to rethink their traditional approach and strategies. Notably, the adoption of new technology tools and platforms has become a business […]
Barloworld Logistics Expands into Multi-Temperature Foods Sector March 5, 2016 - February 2016 – Leading supply chain solutions provider Barloworld Logistics has expanded its service offering into multi-temperature foods logistics through acquiring 100% of KLL Distributors, and a controlling share in Aspen Logistic Services. KLL is a multi-temperature secondary storage and distribution provider in South Africa, mainly serving the convenience sector and top-end retailers. Aspen Logistic […]
Barloworld Logistics aligns with global supply chain planning partner November 5, 2015 - JOHANNESBURG (Nov 3, 2015) Barloworld Logistics, an international provider of smart supply chain solutions, announced it had formed a strategic relationship with LLamasoft, the global leader in supply chain design software solutions. In a deal aligned to both companies’ strategic objectives, Barloworld Logistics sold its UK and USA based Supply Chain Software (SCS) division to […]
Barloworld Logistics Wins Silver at Logistics Achiever Awards 2015 October 20, 2015 - On Thursday 8th October, the Logistics Achiever Awards were held in Johannesburg at the Monte Casino Ballroom. Regarded as the ‘Oscars’ for the local supply chain and logistics industry, the annual Logistics Achiever Awards recognise professionalism and excellence in the effective application of strategic, tactical and operational logistics and supply chain management principles, concepts, and […]
Barloworld Logistics Acquires SmartMatta, an Environmental Solutions Leader September 18, 2015 - Click here to download the Press Release Barloworld Logistics, a leading supply chain services and solutions provider, has acquired re-, an environmental solutions company. To reflect its new standing, re- has undergone a brand makeover, and has been renamed ‘SmartMatta’. “The acquisition of SmartMatta demonstrates our commitment to constantly finding innovative ways to drive economic, […]
Logistics Research Survey Points The Way for Companies to Be Serial Innovators March 11, 2014 - Barloworld Logistics, one of southern Africa’s leading logistics and supply chain management experts, released the results of its much anticipated tenth research survey – supplychainforesight 2013 – which provides invaluable insight into the degree of innovation, smart partnerships and sustainable advantages within South Africa’s companies and their supply chains. Announcing the date of the official […]
The impact of globalisation on the supply chain November 19, 2013 - An increasing number of South African companies are engaging in global activities that involve importing and exporting finished products, components and materials across multiple borders and through different trade routes by land, sea and air. At the same time they are faced with growing competition from overseas companies entering the local market. Both sides are being driven by the same challenges of shrinking margins, slowing domestic demand and increasing competition, and by the lure of greener pastures.
Digital boom driving need for radical changes in the supply chain November 19, 2013 - The growth of the internet and online transactions and the emergence of digitally empowered consumers is a disruptive influence that is forcing radical changes in the way businesses and their supply chain need to operate. Online retail grew by 30% last year in South Africa, excluding travel related transactions, and the number of traditional retailers and newcomer entrepreneurs selling their goods and services online is increasing daily. As a result, supply chain managers have to find new ways to deliver large volumes of low value items to customers within much shorter time-frames. This is giving rise to the need for more distribution points that are located closer to stores.
Meeting the challenges of transportation in South Africa November 19, 2013 - Transporting goods by road is becoming increasingly challenging, but there are ways to address some of the issues. The proportion of commercial freight tonnage transported by road in South Africa has steadily increased over the last ten years to approximately 89% today. This increase is mainly due to fluctuating and increasing needs of South Africa’ supply chains and a number of challenges faced by the National rail operator such as low service levels, lack of flexibility and capital investment delays.