Frank Courtney, CEO for Barloworld Logistics International
Barloworld Logistics is part of a 109 year old South African conglomerate, Barloworld. Ten years ago Barloworld decided to open its capsulated supply chain expertise to the world. Over the last decade Barloworld acquired several regional Logistics leaders in the Middle East, Far East, Europe and the Southern Africa, to offer smart supply chain solutions to leading brands.
On October 3rd 2011, Barloworld Logistics celebrates its 10th anniversary across its international offices. Mr. Frank Courtney, CEO for Barloworld Logistics International business offers a few insights & stated “I am feeling great on having walked through the journey, especially the lows of 2008 and 2009. Like any ambitious journey, ten years ago we started out to expand strategically and within a decade’s span, we are well positioned in strategic locations to offer the smart supply chain solutions to our existing and potential clients”
Barloworld Logistics was incorporated 10 years ago; Mr. Courtney further states “the companies we acquired in the respective markets were regional leaders and had been in the market for several decades. The cumulative experience is far greater and Barloworld Logistic is capable to offer solutions to manage complex supply chains.
Barloworld Logistics comes from a consultancy space with execution capabilities. As a supply chain management professional we design, implement, analyse, integrate and optimise end to end supply chain management solutions.
Our proprietary supply chain management software tools are used by the leaders in the logistics industry and leading brands, which are simply impossible to copy for any freight forwarder or logistics providers. We integrate these tools with our freight forwarding and 3PL solutions so that our clients stay competitive and we grow with them”.
In celebrating its first decade in business, Frank Courtney, reiterates the company’s strategic position: “At Barloworld Logistics we are committed to creating extraordinary solutions that exceed expectations and deliver exceptional results. Our strategy is simple. We align our client’s supply chains to their business strategy. In other words, we ensure that our clients have the right operations, resources and capabilities to implement their strategies and realise their vision. We are focused on creating and implementing smart supply chain solutions for our clients. In looking forward to our next ten years and beyond, it is our ability to integrate the various logistics functions of a supply chain that will continue to set us apart. Our overarching goal, now and in the future, remains smart logistics and supply chain solutions that deliver on our clients’ strategies and objectives.”