Transportation Management Systems are game changers in the fast-paced world of logistics

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In today’s fast-paced global economy, the efficient movement of goods is crucial for businesses to thrive. At the heart of this intricate web of logistics lies the Transportation Management System (TMS). What is a Transportation Management System (TMS)? A Transportation Management System (TMS) is a software solution designed to streamline and optimize the process of…

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Unlocking the Power of Supply Chain Management with VSC Solutions

In today’s globalized world, businesses are constantly seeking ways to enhance efficiency, reduce costs, and mitigate risks within their operations. One critical aspect that plays a pivotal role in achieving these objectives is supply chain management (SCM). From procurement to distribution, SCM encompasses a series of interconnected processes aimed at optimizing the flow of goods…

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Maximizing Efficiency and Safety: The Crucial Role of Fleet Management in Logistics

In the bustling world of logistics and transportation, fleet management serves as the linchpin that ensures the seamless movement of goods. Whether it’s delivering essential supplies to remote communities or transporting merchandise across international borders, the effective management of fleets is paramount for the success of any logistics enterprise. But why exactly is fleet management…

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A Route To Market Strategy for Traditional Trade – Van Sales or Pre-sell

The Traditional Trade market in Africa is huge and cannot be overlooked (see Reaching Africa’s Traditional Trade).  It does, however, come with its own nuances and these need to be understood and managed (see Characteristics Of Traditional Trade That Require Special Consideration). Andreas Maritz, Strategic Growth Executive at VSC says, “In the fast-moving consumer goods…

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Characteristics Of Traditional Trade That Require Special Consideration

In our previous article we identified the size and importance of Traditional Trade and that many of these outlets have been geo-mapped. Geo-mapping is essential for planning accurately, understanding impact of delivery changes, building sales rep routes and measuring planned vs. actual routes. Knowing where an outlet is located is essential to distribution but what…

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Africa – A Breeding Ground For Complex Logistical System

When viewing the infrastructure development index of countries around the world, of the 30 least developed countries, 22 of them are African and included in these are the economic power houses of Nigeria and Ethiopia. Africa’s vast infrastructure deficit is a major constraint on its growth and development.  This dearth of infrastructure is most visible…

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VSC Smart Supply Chains are geared to make a significant contribution to ESG.

Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) is becoming increasingly important for businesses, not least because of current and forthcoming legislation. Andreas Maritz, Strategic Growth Executive at VSC Smart Supply Chains, says, “Environmental criteria considers how a company safeguards the environment, inclusive of corporate policies that address for example, carbon emissions and climate change. Social criteria examine…

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The VSC Network – An Ecosystem Of Partners

VSC Smart Supply Chains are leaders in identifying the optimal supply chain configuration for companies with distribution networks. The management of this optimal supply chain is conducted through the VSC Portal which provides a single sign-on modular web portal for each component of the supply chain, underpinned by the Knowledge Integration Network (KIN). The KIN…

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