Adapting the supply chain to the ‘new normal’

  By Andrew Dawson, MD at MACmobile Issued by Evolution PR for MACmobile Johannesburg, 23 Sep 202 Andrew Dawson, MD, MACmobile The supply chain, particularly in the fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) industry and especially in South Africa’s main or informal market, has traditionally relied heavily on interpersonal contact for ordering and fulfilment. When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, the industry was literally turned on its head. Physical distance has become paramount when it comes to keeping staff safe and healthy, and the model of sales reps visiting stores simply for the…

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KZN launches first bulk buying and warehousing programme

DURBAN – A province-wide launch of a groundbreaking bulk buying facility has made prospects of generational wealth creation and grassroots investment an achievable reality for thousands of KwaZulu-Natal entrepreneurs. That was the assessment by the MEC for Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs, Sihle Zikalala following the official launch of KZN’s Bulk Buying and Warehousing Programme in Mandeni today. The launch marks a huge milestone by the KZN Provincial Government and the people of KwaZulu-Natal and comes hot on the heels of a number of roadshows in various districts to familiarise…

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