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Headquartered in Johannesburg, South Africa, with a fleet of the latest trailers and straight trucks, The Springbok Group of Companies delivers the best products from South Africa, as well as international products from North America & Europe, to over 12 500 unique locations in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region. 


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The Springbok Group is focusing on various forward-thinking fulfilment strategies to keep up with the growth of the on-demand economy. Our IT and Operations have both current and planned strategies for modernising our warehouses, distribution centres and fulfilment centres.

​Our leaders have shifted their focus to the integration of more holistic solutions to build data-powered environments that balance labour and automation in the warehouse, ultimately empowering front-line workers to ‘lead the way’; The Springbok Group believes human interaction is part of their optimal operational balance.

We identified IT/technology utilisation as the most anticipated operational challenge of the next five years, with its desired long-term outcomes of increased asset visibility, real-time guidance and data-driven performance.

As warehouses expand, so will the volume of stock keeping units (SKUs) and the speed at which items need to be shipped. The Group’s decision makers will seek increased visibility and productivity by implementing more robust returns management operations, task interleaving, value-added services and third-party logistics.


We anticipate that modernisation will be driven by Android-based mobile computing solutions, real-time location systems (RTLS) and full-featured warehouse management systems (WMS).


Mobile bar-code labels or thermal printers are a key area of investment in our plans to add, expand and upgrade devices in the next five years. Implementing or refreshing mobile computers, tablets and bar-code scanners is a must.



The Springbok Group's areas of coverage and warehouse locations in South Africa.​




With the ‘Internet of Things’ (IoT), nearly everyone is now connected, giving rise to the ‘on-demand’ economy which, has helped accelerate globalisation.


Goods and services can be sourced and shipped across a variety of applications and platforms – at any time, to almost anywhere.

The digitisation of economies and businesses has advanced innovation, leading to improved management of planning and execution processes and improving

customer experiences.


Outsourcing is the new name of the game. Modern business best-practice is dictating that any activity or execution that is not core to the business, should be outsourced. 

Given today’s digital technology, integrated solutions connecting multiple service providers with suppliers is a relatively easy solution to implement.


Supply-chain systems have morphed into digital ecosystems that exist to serve each other, both co-dependently and independently, depending on the structure of the arrangement between the parties.


The concept of ‘just in time’ (JIT) logistics, was based on the premise of delivering a resource, component or product to a manufacturer, supplier or customer just before it was required.

‘Just in time’ inventory and stock management has given way to the concept of ‘elastic logistics’. This is where a customer can expand or reduce their inventories whenever required to manage and control costs and efficiencies without compromising the expectations of the end customer.


Digital is making ‘elastic' logistics possible.

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