Building Resilience: How Unitrans safeguards your Supply Chain against disruptions

Securing the supply chain across Southern Africa is a constant focus for our teams at Unitrans. Across a continent that’s rife with unexpected circumstances and ever-shifting regional characteristics, Unitrans combines technology and localised expertise to ensure supply chain security.

Supply Chain Disruption

Across Africa, supply chain disruption remains a concern for everyone, from industry to individual. Ensuring supply chain stability, in amongst uncertain circumstances, from region to region, is a priority focus area in logistics. Where one region may be facing civil unrest, another may be facing water supply challenges. When one region battles to secure electricity supply, another may be tackling corruption. Combined with infrastructure issues, these unique challenges require a unique, comprehensive response. That’s where the Unitrans approach of combining technology with localised expertise comes to the fore.

On the Road

Securing driver safety and cargo is a primary objective. To cater for this, Unitrans uses real-time technologies to monitor every vehicle along its journey. Real-time monitoring also enables crucial route mapping, to enhance efficiency and ensure the security of cargo in transit. Maintaining exemplary supply chain standards, from cold chain requirements to standardised load management, is a fundamental priority for each Unitrans division, with specialised technologies and real-time monitoring technologies playing their part in securing the supply chain while the cargo is in transit.

In the Depot

Each Unitrans depot is outfitted with cutting-edge security technologies that actively monitor activities, ensuring exceptional security standards. Full coverage camera systems within depots provide monitoring and evaluation, enabling corrective action to take place, and to ensure cargo handling standards are upheld. Matched with on-site supervision and stringent monitoring protocols, Unitrans maintains top-notch supply chain management standards. As each region and depot faces its own unique challenges, Unitrans teams respond in unique ways to security risks and challenges. A recent example was when Durban was suddenly beset by riots, the on-site teams immediately implemented high-level security protocols and deployed additional security resources. The team’s quick response and focus on risk management safeguarded our customers’ stock, and enabled the facility to remain unaffected by the civil unrest.

Cross Border Logistics

As each cross-border point presents differing challenges, Unitrans combines its localized expertise and flexible human resources to ensure stability for cargo processing and ensuring a smooth transit. Moving through border posts across Africa requires a combination of top-notch compliance as well as local knowledge. Highly skilled supervision and a commitment towards continuous improvement, while fostering and maintaining relationships with key personnel ensure that every trip can be a successful trip

Into the Region

Unitrans’ regional teams build robust business continuity frameworks that respond to regional challenges. Through these holistic continuity plans, Unitrans’ teams remain prepared for everything, from security risks to natural disasters. Recent flooding in Malawi is another example of where Unitrans teams stepped up to assist. Coordinating with rescue teams and community organisations, Unitrans deployed drones to aid in locating individuals who were stranded. Further, on-site depot teams secured storage facilities, provided accommodation to stranded workers, and ensured the safety of people affected by the flooding.

Unitrans Safeguards your Supply Chain Against Disruptions

Supply chain disruption can derail even the most resilient plans. Unitrans builds comprehensive supply chain management programmes that respond to local circumstances, and prepare for the unexpected. That’s how Unitrans strives to Make It Happen, even in the toughest of circumstances.A