Flexibility enables small companies to scale-up their distribution models

Many smaller companies are partnering Bridgewater Logistics to provide them with the flexibility they need to establish and scale-up their distribution models, as well as grow into new markets with diverse customers.   “Partnering an experienced warehousing and distribution specialist provides flexibility in the supply chain and transportation network, as well as within the warehouse.…

Bespoke transport logistics solutions for industry

Bridgewater Logistics’ project-management arm is known for the high quality of its bespoke warehousing and distribution strategies. Quinton de Villiers, managing director of Bridgewater Logistics, says that there are a number of factors to consider when planning a transport logistics strategy. “It transcends storage facilities and deliveries to the exact location,” De Villiers says. “A…

A holistic approach to logistics drives efficiencies

Businesses continue to benefit from Bridgewater Logistics’ state-of-the-art supply-chain solution that integrates warehousing, cross-docking, as well as distribution and line-haul transportation solutions. “Transportation and warehousing is now viewed as a critical component of supply chains. The responsibility of third-party logistics providers (3PLs) has, therefore, evolved from merely transporting, or maintaining and looking after goods and…

Are we prepared for a carbon tax?

By Quinton de Villiers   South Africa will soon be taking its first tentative steps towards honouring international commitments to reducing green-house gasses (GHG). This will be done by taxing businesses that emit carbon from industrial processes and through the combustion of fossil fuels. While an important and commendable move by government that is in…

Small tweaks make all the difference in warehousing

Bridgewater Logistics, a leading South African third-party logistics provider (3PL), is constantly benchmarking its operations to drive further improvements in warehousing efficiencies.   Warehousing is an essential pillar of the company’s comprehensive supply-chain management solution. It is complemented by cross-docking, logistics project management services, as well as both line-haul and distribution transportation solutions.   “Warehousing…

Bridgewater Logistics is an extension of its clients’ customer-service teams

Bridgewater Logistics’ robust team of skilled employees and technology capabilities are being harnessed by South African businesses to provide them with a strategic competitive edge.   “Our skilled and experienced staff members have become a direct extension of our customers’ teams,” Quinton de Villiers, managing director of this leading South African third-party logistics provider (3PL),…

Crossing the continent

By Quinton de Villiers The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) is a major development that promises to grow intra-African trade from between 10% to 16% to about 52% by 2022. To date, African states have mainly been trading with countries in other parts of the world and their exports predominantly comprise unfinished minerals and…

Entering the New Year with solid foundations for further growth

Bridgewater Logistics, one of South Africa’s foremost road-transport logistics specialists, enters 2019 with solid foundations in place to continue on its growth path.   First and foremost, the company’s team comprises talented people with the skills and experience required to ensure high levels of efficiency and productivity in this fast-paced industry where there is very…