NESTLE EMBRACES BLOCKCHAIN TO GIVE CONSUMERS SUPPLY CHAIN VISIBILITY

The world’s largest food manufacturer Nestle is investing in supply chain transparency through a collaboration with OpenSC, a blockchain platform that allows consumers to track their food back to its source. The company, also Australia’s largest food manufacturer with six factories, is the first major food and beverage company to pilot open blockchain technology. Founded by WWF-Australia and The Boston Consulting Group Digital Ventures, the OpenSC platform provides access to independently verifiable sustainability and supply chain data. The pilot program will trace milk from farms in New Zealand to Nestle…

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First Cut ‘cuts’ a vibrant new profile in Mpumalanga

First Cut is developing an exciting new profile in the Lowveld at Mbombela (formerly Nelspruit). Their presence builds on the foundation of an existing company, Bremsaw, which is a well-known local saw doctor business, explains Director of First Cut, Gary Willis. Dave and Anna Bremner owned the company for some 20 years. While the company had been a customer of First Cut for many years buying various sawing-related products, a change came about when Dave and Anna decided to sell their business. Willis has had a long and successful relationship…

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Clear visibility into supply chain complexity

In January 2019, the MSC Zoe lost more than 375 cargo containers in the North Sea, some of which contained organic peroxides, hazardous materials with explosive capability. The cost of locating and retrieving the cargo, some of which had sunk to the depths of the ocean, was born by MSC. The hunt was costly and time-consuming. In February 2019, the Safety and Shipping Reviewreleased its 2019 report that revealed the cost of the around 230,000 insurance industry claims over the past five years had almost reached $10 billion. The international shipping…

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World’s first all-inclusive Supply Chain Compendium to be officially launched in Ghana

Africa’s first ever appointed professor extraordinaire for supply and value chain management, Prof. Douglas Boateng, is set to launch the world’s most-sought-after Supply Chain Management (SCM) compendium on Tuesday, September 11, 2018, at Labadi Beach Hotel. The Second Edition of the book titled “Executive Insight Series: Compendium of Supply Chain Management Terms” contains thousands of definitions to help the public and private sector officials understand and apply aspects of the supply chain management thinking to their respective value chains, support industrialisation and competitiveness, and improve service delivery quality. Commenting ahead…

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SOUTHERN AFRICAN SUPPLY CHAIN ASSOCIATION JOINS GLOBAL INITIATIVE TO TRANSFORM PUBLIC HEALTH SUPPLY CHAINS

Leading Southern African supply chain association SAPICS has been appointed a board member of “People that Deliver”, a global initiative that aims to improve health outcomes by promoting sustainable workforce excellence in health supply chain management.   “We are very proud to have this opportunity to contribute to the global drive to develop and professionalise public health supply chains in order to improve access to critical medicines and save lives,” comments SAPICS president Mungo Park. “More than half the world’s population lacks access to the most basic health services, and…

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STAND A CHANCE TO WIN A CAR AT 40TH SAPICS CONFERENCE

To mark four decades of bringing supply chain professionals from around the world together to network and share knowledge in supply chain management, SAPICS says that its 40th annual conference in June will be a milestone event. In addition to an exceptional line up of dynamic presenters, the leading supply chain association has announced that delegates will stand a chance to win a car.   “In honour of the conference’s anniversary, and to celebrate 40 years of promoting supply chain excellence and professionalism, long-time supporter of SAPICS and conference Gold…

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