Third-Party Logistics 101: Your Complete 3PL Guide

Third-Party Logistics, commonly known as 3PL or TPL, is a term used in logistics and supply chain management and refers to the outsourcing of a company’s distribution and fulfillment elements. “3PL” was a term first used in the early 1970s in order to identify intermodal marketing companies in transportation contracts. Contracts for transportation at that […]

Read more

What Is Logistics? All You Need To Know About Logistics Management

Logistics is widely known as the process of coordinating and moving resources such as equipment, food, liquids, inventory, materials and people from one location to the storage of the desired destination. It was originally a military-based term that was used to describe how the military force obtained, stored and moved equipment and supplies. In the […]

Read more

Driving Supply Chain Successes

    Dovetail is a niche software provider to the transport and warehousing industry, and has, since inception, been selling transport and warehouse management software (WMS and TMS) to companies in South Africa and various other African states. Its services also extend to implementation and after-sales support. It has been doing all this for the […]

Read more

What You Need To Know Before Implementing An ERP System

Utilizing an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system can significantly enhance supply chain management performance by improving purchasing, inventory control and information exchange between internal departments and external partners. Manager of professional services at Cincom Systems, Mark Butler, outlines these insights on what takes place as you implement an ERP system. Let’s visit each of these […]

Read more

Five Common Warehouse Safety Hazards & How To Avoid Them

The rate of fatal injuries for warehouse work has been increasing majorly in the past few years and that has sent alarming waves through the supply chain & logistics field. Warehouses are filled with potential safety hazards; however, employers and workers can lessen these risks by taking the necessary precautions & safety measures. Knowing about the […]

Read more

Deal With Counterfeiting In The Supply Chain Using These 4 Strategies

The trend of counterfeits in the supply chain has become a big problem and only gets worse with time. The expansion of markets and opportunities has unfortunately encouraged the growth of counterfeit goods and the theft of companies’ intellectual property too. False labelling of products, fake materials and components used to make products, and the […]

Read more

Five Crucial Competences All Supply Chain Managers Need To Have

Logistics professionals are continually developing new skills and aim to enhance existing ones in order to be able to handle the high volumes of challenges and global supply chain demands that come up. Let’s discuss the five core competencies that supply chain professionals ought to perfect and continuously improve on. Global business leadership If your […]

Read more

10 Ways To Optimize Your Distribution Centre Site

In order to maximize the efficiency of a distribution centre site, strategic planning and ongoing analysis is needed. Here are ways that can get you started presented by Stan Krawitz, executive vice president, founder and head of real estate advisory firm Savills Studley. Select a site location with labour pool availability in mind When picking […]

Read more

The 5 Important Steps Of Supply Chain Cybersecurity

Technology influences commerce in such a major way and this is why emphasis is placed on the importance of cybersecurity. It’s specifically crucial in the supply chain industry as it’s a field that consists of networks of providers, vendors, transporters and managers. Potential threat from just one weak link is enough to put the entire […]

Read more

6 Ways To Implement Seamless eCommerce Warehousing

Although eCommerce continuously grows at an astonishing rate, the number of warehouses has not yet grown enough to accommodate the surge in order fulfilment and processing. To tend to this, shippers today need to work more efficiently and productively so to have competitive advantage and give consumers solutions that work. The good news is that […]

Read more

Dovetail to implement the HighJump Enterprise 3PL WMS solution for SGX Logistics.

SGX Logistics provides a complete 3PL supply chain management experience, related to storage and delivery solutions for the fast moving consumer goods industry. They have a strong footprint of warehouses across South Africa, that serves their various principals. With their growing service offering and expanding client base, SGX Logistics embarked on a process to find […]

Read more

AMAZING NEWS! Dovetail Has Been Awarded The Namibian Nampost Courier Tender

Dovetail is proud to announce that we have been awarded the Namibian Nampost Courier tender for the implementation of the FreightWare TMS, MobileControl ePOD and eDocs software solutions. Nampost Courier has a network with over 140 postal centres across Namibia and are looking to streamline and improve efficiencies in the courier operations. Dovetail’s leading innovation […]

Read more

Guideline: Establish A Successful Business Intelligence Strategy In 5 Simple Steps

Naturally, supply chain companies are always overloaded with data. In order to run smoothly, there needs to be processing of huge volumes of financial, customer, logistical and operational information that happens daily. It’s a given that this can sometimes place an administrative burden on a business instead of being a valuable business process. However, data […]

Read more

The Role And Importance Of Digital Transformation In Transportation

Digital technology is transforming a lot of industries and the transportation and logistics industry feature in this too. Role players in this field – from traffic coordinators at carriers, shipping clerks for manufacturers, to invoice processing analysists at 3PL firms – have all experienced the benefits of this digital evolution both in personal and professional […]

Read more

Leading 6 Online Logistics Courses For Aspiring Logistics Professionals

Aspiring logistics professionals now have numerous outstanding Online Logistics Courses available to them that offer international professional qualifications in Logistics. These courses afford one unique advantage with standards that only international organizations can give and are delivered by accredited training providers. Some of these Online Logistics Courses have full details of membership benefits that are […]

Read more

How To Maximize Profits With These 7 Inventory Reduction Tips

Inventory reduction has been known and proven to be one of the key goals for most businesses. Dr. Muddassir Ahmed, a researcher, strategist and speaker in Supply Chain Management, Procurement and Operations Management, has outlined 7 tried and tested tips that he has used in his career and believes has returned effective results. Here they […]

Read more