World’s first all-inclusive Supply Chain Compendium to be officially launched in Ghana

Africa’s first ever appointed professor extraordinaire for supply and value chain management, Prof. Douglas Boateng, is set to launch the world’s most-sought-after Supply Chain Management (SCM) compendium on Tuesday, September 11, 2018, at Labadi Beach Hotel. The Second Edition of the book titled “Executive Insight Series: Compendium of Supply Chain Management Terms” contains thousands of definitions to help the public and private sector officials understand and apply aspects of the supply chain management thinking to their respective value chains, support industrialisation and competitiveness, and improve service delivery quality. Commenting ahead…

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SOUTHERN AFRICAN SUPPLY CHAIN ASSOCIATION JOINS GLOBAL INITIATIVE TO TRANSFORM PUBLIC HEALTH SUPPLY CHAINS

Leading Southern African supply chain association SAPICS has been appointed a board member of “People that Deliver”, a global initiative that aims to improve health outcomes by promoting sustainable workforce excellence in health supply chain management.   “We are very proud to have this opportunity to contribute to the global drive to develop and professionalise public health supply chains in order to improve access to critical medicines and save lives,” comments SAPICS president Mungo Park. “More than half the world’s population lacks access to the most basic health services, and…

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INTERNATIONALLY CERTIFIED FOR SUPPLY CHAIN SUCCESS

With businesses increasingly recognising the importance of the supply chain to the organisation, the demand for suitably qualified and skilled supply chain professionals is growing, according to Mungo Park, president of leading Southern African supply chain association SAPICS.   “The supply chain is the one function in an organisation that touches all others and supply chain optimisation can drive bottom line improvement. To capitalise on opportunities, however, supply chain roles must be filled by people with the requisite knowledge, skills and qualifications,” he states.   Park notes that supply chain…

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STAND A CHANCE TO WIN A CAR AT 40TH SAPICS CONFERENCE

To mark four decades of bringing supply chain professionals from around the world together to network and share knowledge in supply chain management, SAPICS says that its 40th annual conference in June will be a milestone event. In addition to an exceptional line up of dynamic presenters, the leading supply chain association has announced that delegates will stand a chance to win a car.   “In honour of the conference’s anniversary, and to celebrate 40 years of promoting supply chain excellence and professionalism, long-time supporter of SAPICS and conference Gold…

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FRENCH AND SOUTH AFRICAN RIVALRY MOVES FROM RUGBY FIELD TO THE BOARDROOM

  The fierce competition between South Africa and France will move from the rugby field to the business arena next month. Supply chain professionals from the two nations are set to clash in a business simulation game that demands a flawless strategy and tactics to save a virtual juice company, The Fresh Connection, from financial ruin.   “The Fresh Connection Challenge” is an innovative business simulation that is delivering big benefits for companies around the world. Developed in the Netherlands nine years ago, it was launched in South Africa in…

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UGANDAN REFUGEE TURNED ENTREPRENEUR SAVES LIVES WITH RECYCLED SOAP

UGANDAN REFUGEE TURNED ENTREPRENEUR SAVES LIVES WITH RECYCLED SOAP

Renowned Ugandan refugee turned entrepreneur, human rights activist and CNN Hero, Dr. Derreck Kayongo, will be returning to Africa this year to share his inspiring story and recipe for success at the annual SAPICS Conference in Cape Town. Organisers of Africa’s leading event for supply chain professionals have announced that they are delighted to have confirmed Kayongo’s participation in the 40th annual SAPICS Conference, which takes place from 10 to 13 June. After fleeing civil war torn Uganda in 1979, Kayongo became a refugee in Kenya. He later immigrated to…

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THE HIGH COST OF SUPPLY CHAIN GLITCHES

Supply chain disruptions are widely regarded as one of the greatest risks facing manufacturers, and have become a top concern of global insurance providers.   A glitch in its supply chain can cost an organisation up to 10% of its shareholder value, and even put the company out of business, warns international supply chain risk management specialist, Gregory Schlegel. A professor at Lehigh University in the USA, a renowned author and founder of the global Supply Chain Risk Management Consortium, Schlegel will be sharing his insights with Southern African supply…

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