An article about Concargo and its chairman David Kruyer was recently published on digital magazine Industry SA. The magazine is embedded below for your convenience (see page 56 for details). Open publication – Free publishing – More africa
Logistics and Supply Chain Management is one of the most popular best practices used to reduce costs and improve service to customers. Logistics and scm is full of buzzwords and evolution of this discipline is not pretty clear. For example, who coins the term “Supply Chain Management” or “Lean Manufacturing”. Various literature about logistics and [...]
Greg Tighe, Director of Global Projects for Concargo Group, discusses some of the opportunities and challenges that logistics companies face when conquering the African market.
The findings of our annual study reveal that shippers have not significantly changed how they manage their logistics and transportation activities over the past year. However, we find that the Masters are moving to a more defined organizational structure and are putting more 3PLs to work to help them gain significant cost advantage once the [...]
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Metrics are a crucial tool for effectively managing a facility to match our client’s expectations. Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s) are an important means to measure cost for the value provided by Concargo. Concargo’s comprehensive and real-time Warehouse Management System (WMS) allows us to actively monitor and report on select Key Performance Indicators. There are numerous [...]
Struck by the obvious I was giving a lecture recently to a group of shippers, logistics professionals and carriers. The subject was risk management in the supply chain and how one could minimize risk and optimize supply chain efficiency. Something struck me during the course of my lecture, and it wasn’t something flung at me [...]
What precisely constitutes “lean” has been a challenge for many since the term joined the manufacturing lexicon more than 15 years ago. The term was coined by researchers led by James Womack to describe how Toyota ran its business. On Womack’s Lean Enterprise Institute website, lean’s core idea is described in this way: “to maximize [...]