Events

FORWARD THINKING SUPPLY CHAINS ARE NEEDED TO WITHSTAND DISRUPTIONS AND VOLATILITY

More than two and a half years of disruption and volatility stretched supply chains to breaking point. Traditional and historic processes proved to be insufficient, and cracks in the critical armour of supply chain resilience are showing. For many organisations, business continuity hangs in the balance. According to MJ Schoemaker, president of SAPICS, The Professional […]

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TECHNOLOGY BOOSTS PUBLIC HEALTH SUPPLY CHAINS IN AFRICA

Healthcare in developing African countries is being jeopardised because pharmacists must often take on the job of supply chain planning, including understanding minimum order quantities, demand signals and planning, and inventory management. Having to take on these responsibilities as well as their duties as a pharmacist who must get the right medicines out to patients […]

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SAPICS ANNOUNCES SPRING CONFERENCE AND ANNUAL YOUNG PROFESSIONAL AND STUDENT CONFERENCE

Supply chain professionals who were unable to attend this year’s in-person SAPICS Conference in Cape Town will have the chance to catch up on much of what they missed at the upcoming SAPICS Spring Conference. SAPICS, The Professional Body for Supply Chain Management, has announced that its Spring Conference on 7 September 2022 will showcase […]

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SAPICS PANELISTS EXPLORE SUPPLY CHAIN’S CLIMATE IMPACT AND JOURNEY TO NET-ZERO CARBON EMISSIONS

While sustainability, circularity and the goal of net-zero emissions by 2050 are topping the agendas of organisations around the world, South Africa is caught in a chicken and egg situation that is delaying the roll out of clean energy and alternate fuels. This was a key message from the experts who took part in a […]

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4th Africa Leaders in Transport Logistics & Supply Chain Forum 2022 | 15-16 September 2022 | Accra | Ghana

Africa Trusted business solutions Pty Ltd, known as ATBS Group, a communicationadvisory and events management firm in Johannesburg South Africa. Will be hosting the4 th Annual Africa CEO’s in Transport Logistics & Supply Chain taking place in Accra Ghana. The two days forum under the theme “Creating a sustainable future through investing inthe African logistics […]

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AFRICAN SUPPLY CHAIN COMMUNITY LEARNS HOW TO DO BUSINESS WITH THE UNITED NATIONS

African companies can do business with the United Nations (UN), and the process has been streamlined by the recent merging of the UN’s previously separate procurement and logistics departments into an integrated Office of Supply Chain Management in the Department of Operational Support. This was the message delivered to around 600 African supply chain professionals at […]

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INAUGURAL AFRICA SUPPLY CHAIN EXCELLENCE AWARDS SHOWCASED THE RESILIENT, INNOVATIVE, WORLD-CLASS AFRICAN SUPPLY CHAIN PROFESSION

The inaugural Africa Supply Chain Excellence Awards culminated in a gala event on Tuesday night (19 July 2022) at which the outstanding achievements of organisations and individuals working in the supply chain profession in Africa were recognised and celebrated. The organisers report that the successful competition attracted 67 entries, including 22 from outside South Africa. […]

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PUT PEOPLE FIRST FOR AI SUCCESS, TECHNOLOGY EXPERT ADVISES

Artificial intelligence (AI) is a hot topic and big buzzword in business today. Infoholic Research predicts that AI in the logistics and supply chain markets will grow at a compound annual growth rate of 42.9% until 2023. According to author, AI and automation expert Johan Steyn, everyone wants AI but there are pitfalls to avoid. In his […]

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2022 PROCUREMENT INDABA BACK IN PERSON, OFFERING VITAL NETWORKING AND KNOWLEDGE SHARING FOR THE PROFESSION

This year’s Smart Procurement World Indaba, South Africa’s largest and longest-standing event for procurement and inbound supply chain professionals, will be held in person again for the first time since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. This year marks the 16th annual Smart Procurement World Indaba. The event takes place from 12 to 15 September 2022 […]

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SUPPLY CHAIN COMMUNITY’S FIRST IN-PERSON GATHERING SINCE COVID-19 WAS A HUGE SUCCESS

More than 600 supply chain professionals from Africa and around the world met in Cape Town for the 44th annual SAPICS Conference, hosted by The Professional Body for Supply Chain Management. It was the first in-person gathering of the SAPICS supply chain community since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic more than two years ago […]

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