SAPICS REAFFIRMS FOCUS ON PROFESSIONALISING SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT AT AGM

SAPICS REAFFIRMS FOCUS ON PROFESSIONALISING SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT AT AGM

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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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UNCERTAINTY IS THE BIGGEST THREAT TO SOUTH AFRICAN ECONOMY, BUSINESS AND SUPPLY CHAINS

While South Africa’s power crisis is reportedly costing the country up to R80 billion a month, it is not load shedding itself that is currently the biggest threat to the economy. According to Dr Robert Besseling, executive director of risk consultancy EXX Africa, the main business and supply chain disruption in South Africa today is uncertainty – around the power blackouts, as well as industrial action and key pieces of legislation. “When will load shedding end? The real disruption is not actually switching off the power, but the nebulous information…

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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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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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