Challenges and opportunities for procurement profession

While challenges abound, particularly amid the Covid-19 crisis and beyond, the procurement profession is one of the most interesting - and important - places to be right now. This is according to Professor Karsten Machholz, international professor for supply chain...

Truck driver shortage threatens global supply chains

The transportation of goods and products is integral to the functioning of South Africa's economy. As demonstrated during July's unrest, any pause in the movement of essential goods from suppliers could lead to calamitous shortages of vital supplies and food,...

Ransomware attacks can hurt businesses further down the supply chain

Criminal syndicates have put the world on notice, with an increasing number of sophisticated attacks highlighting the need for a robust cybersecurity strategy. By Rick Vanover, senior director product strategy at VeeamĀ  The almost daily headline-grabbing attacks are...

Disrupting the supply chain with better data analysis

According to the SAS Experience 2030 research, 65% of South African consumers have indicated that they will not be returning to traditional shopping practices following the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic, with 37% of those stating they will use even more online and...