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Keeping the trucks moving’

Keeping the trucks moving’

Trucking and logistics businesses are facing severe challenges. Input costs like diesel and labour are steadily creeping up, and poor economic conditions mean that volumes are down. ‘ “The end result is that there is overcapacity in the market, while at the same time...
Customer-centricity hits the tyre industry

Customer-centricity hits the tyre industry

By Dries Lottering, Manufacturing Renewal Executive, Bridgestone South Africa “Digital transformation” is one of the most used buzzwords in business today—quite rightly, in my view, though its exact significance changes from industry to industry, and even from company...
The Productivity/ Technology trap

The Productivity/ Technology trap

By Jacques Rikhotso, Manufacturing Director, Bridgestone Many of South Africa’s industries have been built on the back of abundant cheap labour. Mining is the obvious example, but the manufacturing sector has also been shaped by the fact of cheap labour. For many...
Bridgestone announces resignation of CEO

Bridgestone announces resignation of CEO

Bridgestone announces that its CEO, Gavin Young, will be leaving the company on 07 June 2019 to pursue other interests. Mr Young was appointed CEO in June 2016, and during his three-year tenure led a number of important initiatives to drive growth and profitability in...