Pan Emirates, a retail brand has partnered with Barloworld Logistics to offer greater value to its customers across the GCC through the optimisation of their inbound and outbound distribution. Abdul Rehman Al Shamsi, Chairman of Pan Emirates and Steve Ford, Group CEO of Barloworld Logistics, signed and exchanged agreements to this effect.
Mohammed Katawala, Group Finance Director of Pan Emirates said, “We are in the process of an aggressive growth strategy in the GCC and recognised the need to align our supply chain strategy to our business strategy. Supply chain costs form a big part of the final product cost, and if not managed properly, could prevent us from achieving our goals and ultimately put the business at risk. We wanted to have an expert look at our supply chain holistically to optimise it and align it to our business needs”.
Frank Courtney, CEO of Barloworld Logistics’ Middle East and Asia said, “Long-term partnerships with blue chip clients not only highlight our capabilities but also our commitment to delivering smart supply chain solutions that work well into the future. The first six months of our engagement with Pan Emirates will be used to map, design and implement the solution; the second six months will be for the deployment and entrenchment of best practices in the business.”
Over 70% of potential savings and service enhancements in a supply chain come from the re-engineering and integration of logistics processes. Only small savings can be extracted by pushing suppliers harder. Barloworld Logistics is based in South Africa’s and creates strategic advantage for their clients by optimising and integrating client’s logistics processes and information flows.