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RESOLVE PARTNERS WITH SOURCEDOGG TO DELIVER AN EFFORTLESS AND EFFECTIVE PROCUREMENT SOLUTION

13 November 2013 Uncategorized

Johannesburg, 13 November 2013   Resolve, an Imperial Logistics group company, is pleased to announce its partnership with SourceDogg, an e-procurement solution company based in Ireland. This partnership will significantly increase the value that Resolve can add to clients’ procurement capabilities. Resolve identified the need in existing procurement functions for a functional and efficient solution for clients who do not…

Seller and buyer beware! Advice for buying and selling a business

13 November 2013 BUSINESS ESSENTIALS

13 November 2013 When buying or selling a business, both buyer and seller need to take into account a range of accounting and tax considerations. Faith Ngwenya, Technical and Standards Executive at the South African Institute of Professional Accountants (SAIPA) advises both buyer and seller to take sound professional advice. “There are just so many variables to consider and weigh…

Marketing must inform supply chain, not the other way around

11 November 2013 BUSINESS ESSENTIALS

11 November 2013 Technology has empowered customers in such a way that they are now in charge of the business relationship – a fact that’s left many businesses playing catch-up. Companies and supply chains that fail to realise this risk losing customers if they fail to respond to their needs. These are some of the insights raised by the Institute…

MEETING TAX DEADLINES REMAINS RESPONSIBILITY OF BUSINESS OWNERS

11 November 2013 BUSINESS ESSENTIALS

11 November 2013 Recording and adhering to dates for meetings is fundamental to running a business. So is satisfying financial and tax deadlines, but too few business owners diarise these dates, according to the South African Institute for Professional Accountants (SAIPA). “The tendency is to delegate the responsibility for meeting submission dates to accounting and tax professionals, but we believe…

Mindful living

8 November 2013 HEALTH AND WELLNESS

08 November 2013 Choose life! by Marga von Rauenstein RD(SA) In this hectic and busy life, we are living as a modern society, it is very important to stay grounded.  It is so easy to lose focus of the important things around us when we are thrown into the rat race. Sometimes we are just swept by the mainstream, not…

TANKER SERVICES TO DELIVER MORE THAN 1 BILLION LITRES OF FUEL A YEAR FOR TOTAL SOUTH AFRICA

7 November 2013 Uncategorized

Johannesburg, 7 November 2013 A fuel distribution contract that entails the delivery of more than one billion litres of petrol and diesel per year – and over three million kilometres of travel annually – has been awarded to Imperial Logistics group company Tanker Services by Total South Africa. This three-year contract is for fuel distribution services in Cape Town, Pretoria,…

Supply chain effectiveness dependent on employee buy-in

4 November 2013 BUSINESS ESSENTIALS

4 November 2013 Making your supply chain a high-performance, ‘bullet proof’ one is more about people and less about systems. According to behavioural safety consultant, Jurgen Tietz*, most supply chain employees know what has to be done, as well as the required procedures and standards for performing tasks. “But, the core, which is missing, is why it has to be…

IMPERIAL REDUCES COSTS AND BOOSTS SERVICE FOR PICK ‘N PAY

31 October 2013 BUSINESS ESSENTIALS

Johannesburg, 31 October 2013 Pick ‘n Pay has awarded a five-year contract for supply chain management and transport management services (TMS) to Imperial Logistics. This partnership is expected to yield a 20% net saving on transport costs over the contract period; largely from the integrated management of demand and supply of transport services. Imperial Logistics chief integration officer Cobus Rossouw…

Latest research reveals that South African CFOs have low optimism about the country’s economies

31 October 2013 BUSINESS ESSENTIALS

Johannesburg, Wednesday 30 October 2013 Astute financial leadership key to enabling strategic growth The outlook for South African businesses is not as gloomy as some pessimists might think, instead, it is a positive one as revealed by the recent Chief Financial Officers (CFO) survey and the IMF World Economic Outlook report - says Kelly Masete, project director of Members in…

AltX commemorates 10th year anniversary

31 October 2013 BUSINESS ESSENTIALS

30 October 2013 This week the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) marks the 10th year anniversary of AltX the exchange’s board for fast-growing small and medium enterprises. Since inception 106 companies have listed while 22 companies have subsequently migrated to the JSE’s Main Board. The top three sectors by market cap are industrials, financials and basic materials which constitute 91% of…

Beyond labour costs: Using technology to increase SA’s competitiveness

31 October 2013 BUSINESS ESSENTIALS

28 October 2013 How to build a world-class business that attracts foreign investment Many South African businesses believe that access to cheap labour is the most important factor when it comes to being competitive in the global arena. That is partly why the business community reacted with such alarm to the recent cancellation of BMW’s plans to expand production over…

IMPERIAL MANAGED LOGISTICS WINS TIGER BRANDS DISTRIBUTION CONTRACT

25 October 2013 BUSINESS ESSENTIALS

Johannesburg, 25 October 2013 Imperial Managed Logistics – part of the Imperial Logistics group - has been awarded a three-year contract for primary distribution services by JSE-listed Tiger Brands. The contract will see the company transporting 46 000 loads per year for the FMCG group. Elaborating on the scope of the contract, Imperial Managed Logistics’ Joint Managing Director, Johan Truter, explains…