Top 5 Trends in Last Mile Logistics

Top 5 Trends in Last Mile Logistics

Last mile logistics refers to the final step of the delivery process where goods are transported from a distribution centre or facility to the end user. The deliveries can range from a few blocks to 400 or 800 kilometers. Here are the top 4 trends in last mile logistics, with technology playing a huge role. Fulfillment times get faster. Fulfillment …

8 Factors to Consider When Choosing Route Optimization Software for Your Logistics Business

With routing requirements of companies becoming more complex, it is of prime importance that companies choose the Route Optimization software according to save fuel costs, reduce overtime costs, and minimizing human dependency. Route Optimization Software Businesses often think of Route Optimization software as a guide for telling them the shortest distance between point A and B. Even though Route Optimization software does …

The Impact of Technology on Cargo Theft

In February this year, the Safety and Shipping Review released its 2019 report. This report revealed that the cost of around 230 000 insurance industry claims over the past five years had almost reached $10 billion. The international shipping industry is just one part of an entire complex supply chain that is riddled with fraud, theft, human error and loss. Cargo …

Top African Export Countries

Exports from Africa totaled US$497.3 billion in 2018. That dollar amount reflects a -7.4% decrease since 2014 but a 17.8% uptick from 2017 to 2018. In comparison, global exports from all countries equaled $19.347 trillion in 2018, rising 2.4% in value since 2014 and appreciating by 10.2% from 2017 to 2018. Africa’s exports represent an estimated 2.6% of total world …

4 Predictions for Fourth Party Logistics

4 Predictions for Fourth Party Logistics

Over the past 10 years, the landscape of Fourth party logistics (4PL) has changed in major ways, and we can expect it to grow and evolve even more with emerging ‘smart’ working practices and mobile technologies. Competition within the industry is heating up to serve the increasing demand and efficient and accurate 4PL processes geared towards decreasing costs while providing …

A New Dawn for Logistics and Technology

A New Dawn for Logistics and Technology

The logistics and transport industry is currently on the verge of a digital shakeup, which will dramatically transform it. With the evolution of digitisation, platform-based business models will connect new entrants, eliminate inefficient old ones and harness the cloud. According to a recent report by Transparency Market Research, the rising volume of global trade will increase existing supply chain pressure. …

Realistic Tips to Minimize Inventory Damage

Minimize Inventory Damage

Managing a warehouse that holds large quantities of inventory, worth millions of Rands, is no easy feat. A warehouse manager faces daily challenges that can make life a little tricky. One of the top challenges faced is damaged warehouse inventory, and this can have a negative effect on order fulfillment and achieving service level agreements. Here are a few practical …

#Womens Month: Tshidi Morabi creates app to track scholar transport

#WomensMonth: Tshidi Morabi creates app to track scholar transport

You recently developed a mobile app. Could you tell me more about it? Yes, LocTransie mobile app was launched early July 2019. The app was developed to address social issues i.e. safety, environmental issues, comfort and peace of mind. Parents, who use scholar transport, are always worried if their kids arrived safely at school and if they were dropped off …

The Challenges and Solutions of Packaging Management

The Challenges and Solutions of Packaging Management

Packaging management logistics is a critical aspect for any company that creates a product requiring durable packaging, safe distribution, and the ability to track it all securely. Packaging Logistics In fact, packaging management can be one of the biggest headaches within a company. Particularly for manufacturers of delicate, perishable, or sterile goods, there are stringent packaging regulations that are important …

How Start-ups can save Money through 4PL Logistics

How Start-ups can save Money through 4PL Logistics

A must read guide for saving money through 4 PL Logistics If you are starting out a new business or have a high-growth start-up, one of your most immediate needs is to associate with a logistics firm. Why, you may ask. Handling and transporting different types of goods and industrial products can be a challenging task and the way a …