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[post_date] => 2018-04-10 09:41:12
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[post_content] => Imperial Holdings Limited has integrated the business operations of its logistics divisions that were previously acting independently under a single Imperial Logistics brand. As a result, the logistics and supply chain activities of the international, South African and African divisions will be amalgamated into a single, global logistics business.
The new ‘one business, one brand’ approach will play a significant part in Imperial’s aspirations to be “the internationally acclaimed Tier One provider of outsourced value-add logistics, route to market and supply chain management solutions”.
“We have a single-minded focus on delivering customised solutions that keep our clients competitive and relevant,” says Marius Swanepoel, CEO of the new global logistics organisation. “A single brand enables this client-centric thinking.”
Imperial says that its clients will benefit greatly from the unification and consolidation of regional activities into one international logistics unit. A uniform IT system alongside consistent quality standards will be implemented around the globe. Furthermore, accelerated business processes and transfer of expertise will be ensured beyond the regional markets. “Strategic priorities such as flawless execution are more effectively enabled by such synergies,” explains Swanepoel.
There will also be a stronger focus on collaboration and customisation, explains Carsten Taucke, CEO of Imperial Logistics International “We’ll be better able to share knowledge and expertise from the traditional business units and transfer this to other countries as we grow together to form one global, clearly structured and integrated logistics and supply chain business.”
In an unrelated but interesting move, Imperial Logistics has established an independent start-up, ShareHouse, to operate a new web-based warehouse forum. Developed in Imperial Logistic’s supply chain laboratory in Berlin, the system allows small and medium-sized companies to digitise the marketing of their warehouse space. “We’re reducing the hurdles for these companies as they take the necessary step of launching a digital, forward-looking business model,” says Jörg Klöpper, managing director of ShareHouse.
Manufacturers and distributors, particularly e-commerce providers, often require buffer storage facilities at short notice. A large number of industrial companies also have to respond to seasonal fluctuations in demand. For companies making enquiries about storage space at short notice, transparency has so far been non-existent. ShareHouse will make information about prices and other value-added services more readily available and allow both sides to benefit from the increased transparency.
A subsidiary of the South African company Imperial Holdings Limited, Imperial Logistics International is responsible for coordinating and managing all the international logistics business for Imperial Holdings Limited outside Africa. Imperial Logistics International is split into two separate divisions: The Imperial Transport Solutions division pools its transport services in the shipping, road and express freight business units. The Imperial Supply Chain Solutions division covers services in the contract logistics and warehousing sectors for the automotive, industrial and chemical business units.
[post_title] => Imperial: Single-minded
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[post_modified] => 2018-04-06 17:46:04
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