Secure Warehousing in Johannesburg

The ability to provide a secure logistics solution is a critical requirement for any reputable third-party logistics (3PL) provider. This is exactly why Bridgewater Logistics is affiliated to the Transported Asset Protection Association (TAPA), comprising international manufacturers, shippers, carriers, insurers, service providers, law enforcement and government agencies all working together to counter cargo theft. Combined,…

Supplier capability ensures crossdocking success

While crossdocking provides many benefits over conventional warehousing, the success of this supply-chain solution hinges mainly on the capacities and skills of the selected service provider. Quinton de Villiers, managing director of Bridgewater Logistics, says that many businesses simply do not spend enough time assessing the relative risks associated with a specific supplier. “It is…

Time to take a peek inside the box

By Quinton de Villiers   The rise of predictive networks and technologies will have a far-reaching positive impact on the international transport and logistics sector, and South African third-party logistics (3PL) providers will also have to embrace them as our manufacturers strive to remain competitive in a global economy.   In the past, supply-chain information…

It’s a gas!

By Quinton de Villiers   It is encouraging to witness the concerted effort made by the international transport industry to develop a cleaner and more reliant fuel source. While electric-hybrid trucks dominated the international headlines in 2017, hybrid fuel cells have finally come under the spotlight this year. More recently, a large international transporter announced…