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Accelerating product to market and reducing transport costs

Bridgewater Logistics, a leading South African third-party logistics provider, is helping its clients accelerate product to market, reduce transport and logistics costs, as well as significantly improve their service levels. Quinton de Villiers, managing director of Bridgewater Logistics, says that the company’s cross-docking services are a critical component of its comprehensive transport and logistics service… Continue Reading

High demand for specialist 3PL services

Shippers continue to increase their reliance on third-party logistics (3PLs) service providers considering the value that these transport and logistics specialists add to their supply-chain management strategies. However, Quinton de Villiers, managing director of Bridgewater Logistics, notes that a stand-out feature of the 2017 Third-Party Logistics Study and other surveys is the fact that more shippers… Continue Reading

Driving behavioural changes

By Quinton De Villiers   While an organisation’s values and principles go a long way in creating a competitive edge, they also play a large part in driving important behavioural changes that promote a culture of safety within an organisation.   This is critical in an industry that has its roots in South Africa’s large… Continue Reading

It’s all about the right fit

The benefits of outsourcing logistics to a specialist have been widely documented. However, many businesses still grapple with deciding who to appoint to provide critical transport logistics services. “Complicating this process is the fiercely competitive nature of the industry,” Quinton de Villiers, managing director of Bridgewater Logistics, says. “It comprises large third-party logistics (3PL) providers… Continue Reading

Project Management in a Warehouse

When it comes to project management, we might be thinking of a person who oversees the progress of a project, be it construction of a building, party planning, design, or whatever, there is just that guy who does what a manager does, manages. And we all know a warehouse is a large place where things… Continue Reading

When measurement matters

Warehousing is all about providing the correct product at the right place and time without damaging the goods, and reputable third-party logistics providers (3PLs) continuously measure these capabilities to ensure optimal and sustainable operations. “Warehousing remains a vital component of the supply-chain, and service providers who continue to excel in this specialist field ensure optimal… Continue Reading

Focus turns to local manufacture to grow SA’s economy

By Quinton de Villiers While they say proof of the pudding is in the eating, at least there is some hope for our ailing economy considering very recent developments in South Africa. Certainly, the election of Cyril Ramaphosa as the new president of the republic and commitments made by the ruling party in his inaugural… Continue Reading

SMEs partner a reputable 3PL to navigate challenging economic environment

While Bridgewater Logistics is associated with many large companies and corporates, a large part of its client base also comprises small and medium enterprises (SMEs) that want to achieve the shortest possible cycle times and constantly develop and improve their supply chains.   “I am proud to say that Bridgewater Logistics has become part of… Continue Reading

Cross-docking – the devil is in the detail

There has been a marked growth in demand for cross-docking capabilities in the country, considering the many benefits this service offers businesses by being able to move products directly to a customer or retail chain with marginal to no handling, or storage time. However, there is more than meets the eye to running a successful… Continue Reading

Releasing the brakes on skills development

By Quinton de Villiers   I have often referred to limitations to hard infrastructure as a major risk to South African transport and logistics. However, there is another “softer” threat that has been looming in the shadows for a long time, and is now starting to make its presence known in our specialist industry.  … Continue Reading

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