The Top 5 Opportunities for Fourth-Party Logistics

The Top 5 Opportunities for Fourth-Party Logistics

First, what is a 4PL and why does it matter? Fourth-Party Logistics or 4PL, is a concept that many analysts and technology vendors are promoting where logistics providers can offer higher value service that goes beyond physically moving the product to providing comprehensive supply chain solutions. Why is the 4PL concept getting so much attention? Namely, because of supply chain …

As Amazon Ponders Airborne Fulfilment Centers Demand for Vertical Warehousing Grows

As Amazon Ponders Airborne Fulfilment Centers Demand for Vertical Warehousing Grows

With the first U.S. multistory warehouses preparing to open and Amazon contemplating futuristic airborne fulfillment centers, demand is growing for the vertical construction of urban warehouses with smaller real estate footprints. Multistory Vertical Fulfillment Centers As reported by Rob Smith, National Retail Reporter, CoStar Group, Amazon, the online innovator that changed retailing, now has plans for a futuristic airborne fulfillment center where it …

SATAWU demands audience with Minister of Transport

SATAWU demands audience with Minister of Transport

The South African Transport and Allied Workers Union (SATAWU) demanded a meeting with the Minister of Transport earlier in August in order to discuss the rapid speed at which state-owned enterprises are losing corporate management staff members amidst graft scandals. While SATAWU stated that they had no intention of defending particular individuals singled out by President Ramaphosa’s war on SOE …

PRASA’s ageing rail infrastructure to blame says SATAWU

PRASA's ageing rail infrastructure to blame says SATAWU

The South African Transport and Allied Workers’ Union (SATAWU) issued a statement in mid-August that it calls on the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA) to accelerate its modernisation programme in order to improve its service to commuters. According to the union, PRASA wasn’t the lone entity at fault as they went on to say that, “we cannot develop …

Having total control of your logistics can literally save you millions! A TSI Success Story

Having total control of your logistics can literally save you millions! Picture this scenario: LG Electronics (LGE) imported in excess of 6000 containers per annum – this is effectively over 500 containers per month. In effect, that is around 22 to 25 containers per day, meaning they needed to receive 3 containers every hour. If they took 2 hours to …