AFRICA’S BIGGEST EVER ONLINE EVENT FOR THE SUPPLY CHAIN AND PROCUREMENT PROFESSION

AFRICA’S BIGGEST EVER ONLINE EVENT FOR THE SUPPLY CHAIN AND PROCUREMENT PROFESSION

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THE POWER OF SUPPLY CHAINS AND THE CIRCULAR ECONOMY

With the Covid-19 crisis having highlighted the interdependence and fragility of global supply chains, the circular economy offers a far-reaching solution to improving supply chain resilience. Supply chain integration is also critical for the success of any organisation’s circular business model, according to internationally acclaimed supply chain specialist Deborah Dull. United States based Dull is a member of the SAPICS supply chain community and one of the international subject matter experts working with SAPICS, The Professional Body for Supply Chain Management, on its Covid-19 support programme for Southern African supply…

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LEVEL 3 LIQUOR LET-DOWN LOOMS, WARNS SUPPLY CHAIN PROFESSIONAL BODY

LEVEL 3 LIQUOR LET-DOWN LOOMS, WARNS SUPPLY CHAIN PROFESSIONAL BODY

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INTERNATIONAL RECOGNITION FOR SAPICS

INTERNATIONAL RECOGNITION FOR SAPICS

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SA SUPPLY CHAINS GEAR UP FOR LEVEL 4 AND DEMAND FOR WINTER GOODS

As South Africa enters the second phase of the country’s Covid-19 lockdown – Level 4, which includes some easing of the initial restrictions on business and movement – the supply chain industry faces new challenges, according to SAPICS, The Professional Body for Supply Chain Management. These may impact the availability of winter clothing and homeware, SAPICS notes. “Businesses not supplying essential goods have had to find short-term storage solutions for their products during the lockdown. Some were able to move their products to bonded storage facilities to delay the payment…

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SAPICS POSTPONES THE LEADING EVENT IN AFRICA FOR SUPPLY CHAIN PROFESSIONALS AMID COVID-19 CRISIS

The Professional Body for Supply Chain Management,In light of the Covid-19 pandemic, SAPICS, The Professional Body for Supply Chain Management, has announced the postponement of the 2020 SAPICS Conference, Africa’s leading knowledge sharing and networking event for supply chain professionals. New dates for the conference, which was scheduled for the end of June, have been secured from 22 to 25 November 2020 at the Century City Conference Centre in Cape Town. “This is the first time in the annual conference’s 42-year history that a decision like this has had to…

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Namdock brings ballast water treatment systems on board for international shipping sector

The Ballast water treatment system from Namdock

Namdock, an established ship repair company strategically located on the west coast of Africa in Walvis Bay, Namibia, is leading the industry with the provision of a ballast water treatment system installation service. This ensures that offshore support and other vessels docking for repairs by Namdock are also able to comply with the International Maritime Organisation’s (IMO) requirements for ballast water management and treatment. This is according to Claus Zeilinger, Assistant Technical Superintendent of Carpentry and Electrical at Namdock. “We have led the ship repair market on the West coast…

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DEMAND DRIVEN WORLD AFRICA AT SAPICS 2020

Data from the Harvard Business Review reveals that businesses are disappearing faster than ever before, and that companies are dying younger because they are failing to adapt to the growing complexity of their environment. Today’s supply chains are more complex and volatile than ever before; despite this, however, many organisations are using material requirements planning (MRP) systems that still plan the same way that they did 50 years ago, according to Kea Mpane, president of SAPICS, The Professional Body for Supply Chain Management in Southern Africa. To enable African supply…

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GLOBAL SUPPLY CHAIN THOUGHT LEADER JOHN GATTORNA AT SAPICS 2020

One of the world’s pre-eminent supply chain thought leaders, Dr John Gattorna, will be a keynote speaker at the 2020 SAPICS Conference, The Professional Body for Supply Chain Management has announced. Based in Sydney, Australia, Gattorna has helped to shape the thinking, understanding and practice of logistics and supply chain management globally for more than 40 years. His belief that the supply chain is “all about the people” has influenced many of today’s leading multi-national corporations. “We are thrilled to give SAPICS delegates the opportunity to learn from a supply…

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Managing complex supply chains with automation and innovation

The world has drastically changed for discrete manufacturing, and only now are many organisations realising that they haven’t driven sufficient innovation in their supply chains to respond to these challenges. If asked “what do you feel is the biggest threat to manufacturing organisations in 2019?”, you might suggest any of the following: The increased need for product customisations More pressure than ever to get to market faster than the competition The logistics challenge of global supply chains It’s becoming very real for a lot of manufacturers, with rising prices for…

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