Supply Chain for Everyone: Real world lessons that really make a difference

Applying supply chain management (SCM) principles makes the world a better place. From saving money when stocking the pantry to helping others by regularly passing on the things we don’t need. Once we start benefiting from the application of supply chain principles, it can become addictive. US-based business scientist and supply chain consultant Keith Launchbury […]

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Thai Minister leads successful trade mission to SA        

The Thai Minister of Commerce, General Chatchai Sarikalya, headed a trade mission representing 39 Thai companies to South Africa recently, to seek business partnerships with South African enterprises. The trade mission, hosted by Thailand’s Department of International Trade Promotion, and the office of commercial affairs, Royal Thai Embassy, Pretoria, sought to step up existing ties […]

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Trans-Pacific Partnership Signed: What to Expect?

By Charlie Carre at Coface, the international credit insurer The US, Japan and 10 other Pacific Rim economies (Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore and Vietnam) reached an agreement on the 5th of October in Atlanta on a long-waited trade agreement. Covering 40% of the global economy, the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) […]

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Chinese business confidence brings New Hope to South Africa

The commitment of giants like FAW Trucks boosts local investment   At an initial investment value of just over R200 million, the leading Chinese animal husbandry, animal feed and meat products manufacturer – New Hope Group  – has established its first South African animal feed plant, going into pilot production at the beginning of December, […]

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Overcoming the barriers in Pharmaceutical Logistics

The Logistics Chain is as strong as its weakest link and this stands especially true for “temperature controlled” services. Irresponsible handling can easily destroy a shipment of tremendous value and pharmaceutical companies are depending on a flawless service when it comes to sensitive goods.   New EU Regulations like the “Good Distribution Practices” (GDP) or […]

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