Supply Chain professionals from across the continent lauded the announcement this week by the Southern Africa Association of Freight Forwarders (SAAFF) of the launch of the SAAFF SMME Desk.

“This timely initiative by SAAFF is pivotal at this juncture, where capacity building, facilitated through technology, easy access to information and skills development programs, among others, stand out as crucial for Small, Medium, Micro Enterprises (SMMEs) to sustain and amplify their significant contributions to the national GDP.  The realisation of the country’s growth objectives hinges, […]

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Bühler celebrates the role of women engineers

International Women in Engineering Day (INWED), an annual event that celebrates the incredible contributions of women engineers worldwide, marks its 11th anniversary in 2024 under the theme of #EnhancedByEngineering. This year, INWED celebrates women engineers who have enhanced lives and livelihoods through their work. These remarkable individuals contribute to building a brighter future for all […]

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Unleashing Africa’s supply chain potential: ERP Intelligence as the game changer

In a recent report by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), Africa’s economies are positioned to emerge as significant players in the global supply chain arena. Released in mid-August, the Economic Development in Africa report emphasises the continent’s strategic positioning to meet the demand of the technology sector, given its abundant resources […]

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How should organisations respond after their cybersecurity has been compromised and the attackers are now holding their information for ransom?

The highest number of data compromises tracked by the Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC) was 1,860, impacting around 300 million people in 2021. Until 2023. The ITRC tracked 3,205 data compromises affecting 353,027,892 individuals at a 72% increase on 2021’s numbers. The hackers are getting in. Which means companies need a strategy to get them […]

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BRAINTREE PARTNERS WITH OLD MUTUAL AFRICA TOWARDS A NEW ERA OF FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT AND OPERATIONAL EFFICIENCY

There is no doubt that the goal of a company’s Chief Financial Officer is to have clean and accurate audits across the business – a single source of truth with a strong focus on compliance. As a diversified financial services company operating in 12 countries across the continent, Old Mutual Africa embarked on an ambitious […]

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Cost of lithium-ion forklift batteries recovered in total uptime and efficiency

The less time it takes to charge a forklift battery, and the longer the charge lasts, the greater the contribution to efficiency and productivity on the warehouse or distribution centre floor. Hence, the lithium-ion battery is stealing the march on its cheaper cousin, the lead-acid battery, according to industry experts. While forklifts are the mainstay […]

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Serco’s New Refrigerated Trailers Lighten Loads and Elevate Image

Serco, a leading manufacturer of truck bodies and trailers, is breaking new ground in terms of vehicle weight reduction with its expanded line of refrigerated trailers. The cutting-edge innovations empower customers to tailor their transport solutions, setting a new standard for efficiency and customisation. “Our injected panel technology which we have offered for several years […]

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Unleashing the power of hyper-personalisation can elevate CX through tailored engagement

Hyper-personalisation has revolutionised customer engagement by tailoring experiences through data analysis and thus enhancing the Customer Experience (CX) – from in-store to in-app – by enabling retailers to create immersive encounters aligned with preferences. However, despite market research showing that well-suited messages can make or break a brand’s image, with more than 60% of surveyed […]

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NewsGPT Launches the World’s First 24/7 AI-Driven News Channel

In a groundbreaking development in the media industry, NewsGPT, pioneers in AI-generated content, has today announced the widely anticipated launch of NewsGPT.ai, the world’s first fully AI-driven 24/7 news channel. This revolutionary platform will leverage advanced machine learning, deep learning, and proprietary algorithms to automate all aspects of the news production process, including story selection, […]

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