MTN business takes Green supply Chain award

MTN Business takes home award for ‘Best Project’ at the 3rd Annual Green Supply Chain Awards

September 12, 2011

MTN Business is proud to announce that its Corporate Transport and Logistics Solution won the Best Project, over R10 million category, announced at the 3rd Annual Green Supply Chain Awards (GSCA) award ceremony held on 18th August 2011.

These awards, which are a collaborative effort between the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport in South Africa (CILTSA), the Consumer Goods Council of South Africa (CGCSA) and Supply Chain Today magazine, are designed to recognise excellence, reward companies that are making a genuine and sustained effort towards minimising the environmental impact of their supply chain processes.

MTN is honoured and thrilled at this recognition which reaffirms its sustainability initiatives. MTN believes that business can no longer afford to relegate environmental issues to the back burner. The challenges posed by greenhouse gas emissions cannot simply be the sole preserve of NGOs and governments. Says Nomalanga Nkosi GM, MTN Business Marketing; “we are making a concerted effort to ensure that all our business practices are aligned to a sustainable model that will reduce our carbon footprint.”

The MTN Business Corporate Transport and Logistics Solution enables logistics based businesses across the country to increase efficiencies and productivity, reduce costs and wastage through a live field data platform that links customers and staff to always stay connected. “Our cost effective solution is a first for Africa. It enables totally paperless processes by providing an enterprise mobility platform – bundled with cellular data contract, providing all businesses requirements in terms of software, hardware, data, support and services. This state of the art system will literally save businesses millions in upfront hardware and software costs while increasing efficiency and productivity, creating paperless processes and reducing waste,” adds Nkosi.

Some of the key benefits to this solution include:

  • Improved asset & resource utilisation
  • Improved field visibility:
    • Real time, electronic field data
    • More proactive customer service & service recovery
    • Improved risk and incident management
    • Efficiency and productivity improvements:
      • Field worker management, tracking, communication and radio costs
      • Data capture, document scanning/imaging/storage
      • Improved call centre operations and service
      • Minimising goods lost in transit
      • Risk management, claims, credit notes, reducing debtor payment delays
      • Fuel consumption
      • No paper trail required

“For us, this award doesn’t just recognise our own capabilities and corporate solution, but represents a much more significant nationwide opportunity. Certainly we are proud that our solutions and their clear demonstration of environmental performance improvements and supply chain value have been recognised by such a sought after professional accolade, but what excites us more is the major impact that mass implementations of this nature, across various industries, can have on our environment and in turn, our economy,” continues Nkosi.

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