SAPICS AND ASCM AIM TO IMPROVE AFRICA’S PUBLIC HEALTH SUPPLY CHAINS

SAPICS AND ASCM AIM TO IMPROVE AFRICA’S PUBLIC HEALTH SUPPLY CHAINS

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FIGHTING THE SUPPLY CHAIN SKILLS CRISIS

Reflecting its commitment to tackling the supply chain skills crisis head on, SAPICS, The Professional Body for Supply Chain Management, recently hosted the 11th annual Supply Chain Management Education Excellence Awards. This event recognises individuals, organisations and educators who are going the extra mile to advance and develop the supply chain and operations management profession. In his 2019 State of the Nation address, President Cyril Ramaphosa highlighted the importance of effective supply chain management in Government’s service delivery objectives. “In improving the capabilities of public servants, the National School of…

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How the cargo ship industry is cleaning up its filthy act

Air pollution from cars and factories has been regulated in much of the world since the 1970s. When it comes to the smoke-belching ships that carry global trade, the rules have been a lot looser. Big changes start next January, though, when long-debated standards from the International Maritime Organisation mandate steep cuts of sulfur emissions associated with respiratory disease and acid rain. Much tougher rules are supposed to take effect in 2050, when the IMO will require ships also reduce carbon dioxide emissions by at least half. By itself, next…

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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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