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The world's best supply chain - Santa's supply chain!

While most people spend days, or even weeks, planning for this event, there is one person who prepares months in advance; 12 months to be exact. This person is a true global supply chain manager, and some could even say the very best! Producing toys for 2.5 billion children across the globe,...

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Become a superhero

A superhero? The person with superhuman powers that runs around in tights and a cape? Well, yes. However, choosing to wear the tights and a cape is purely optional. A superhero is not only defined as a person who possesses supernatural or superhuman powers, or those who are dedicated to...

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Don't be like Gollum

I’ll never forget my first interview as a newbie. I probably looked like a nervous Chihuahua staring wide-eyed at my possible employers. I was first shoved into a dingy office room where I had to complete a data analysis of a bunch of complex graphs and figures and convert it into excel. My...

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To study or not to study?

Often, once a person has pursed into a career line they stay there and do not leave! They feel that this is what they studied and must stay there. Truth be told, at 18 years old you are still growing up and trying to find out who you are. Now you have to decide what you want to do for the rest...

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Be like Charlie

Meet Charlie. Charlie is the Logistics Manager for ABC Logistics, and has worked within the domestic logistics environment for more than 10 years. He is a calculated risk-taker, an avid supply chain enthusiast and maintains great relationships with his clients. The company he works for has been...

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Level up - build, maintain and improve your skillset

You’re walking through a forest along a dirt path. With each step, your sword and shield knocking against one another; a constant reminder that you’re in need of better equipment. You listen to the sound of the birds chirping in the trees and the slow trickle of the nearby river. You take in a...

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One day when I grow up…

Aaaa, we all remember career day at school. Where all the kids came to school dressed up as what they want to be when they grow up. Doctors, lawyers, farmers, vets, teachers and even pirates! These are all occupations we are exposed to on the telly and radio. Fast forward to a few years later...

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How Now Brown Cow?

Daisy the cow lives on a 500-hectare dairy farm in South Africa. Her typical day starts off being walked to the sheds to be milked early in the morning (otherwise her milk spoils) and spends the rest of her day grazing in the fields. Farmer Brown then hops in his truck and takes his milk to be...

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International trade makes the world go round

We’ve all heard of the phrase “love makes the world go round”, right? This may be true for some things, however when it comes to international trade, the only place where the ‘sugar, spice and everything nice’ exists is in a tangible manner. International trade has been around for centuries and...

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Breaking down silo departments

There are two types of working environments. Both function on how correctly they are managed. The first type of working environment is the silo-run environment. These employees function within defined boundaries, keeping information on a need-to-know basis. Having this work ethic leads to a silo...

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