SAPICS

Since 1966 SAPICS has worked to elevate, educate and empower the community of supply chain professionals in South Africa and across the continent.

SAPICS is registered in South Africa as a not-for-profit company. Its mandate is to ensure that any profits made are used towards the continual development and overall benefit of individuals and organisations in the Supply Chain Management profession.

https://www.sapics.org.za

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Clare Fincham

clare@sapics.org.za

Event Details

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We are delighted to invite you to the SAPICS Spring Summit, an event designed for supply chain management experts to explore the latest trends, innovations, and best practices in our industry.


The programme will include elements from the Annual Conference.


Why Attend?

  • Expert Insights: Learn from industry leaders and gain valuable insights into current and future supply chain strategies.
  • Networking Opportunities: Connect with fellow professionals, exchange ideas, and build lasting relationships.
  • Interactive Sessions: Engage in thought-provoking and interactive discussions tailored to enhance your knowledge and skills
  • Easily accessible and affordable as the event is being held in Gauteng.


When

29 August 2024

12:00 – 19:00


Where

Focus Rooms, Modderfontein, Johannesburg, South Africa


Cost

SAPICS Members: R2,000 excl VAT

SAPICS Non-members: R2,750.00 excl VAT

Includes Lunch, afternoon tea, and drinks.


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Agenda

August 29, 2024

Main Schedule

12:00 - 12:40
Registration, Lunch & Networking
Join us for a delicious lunch and networking opportunity. Meet fellow attendees and make new acquaintances and reconnect with existing ones. The SAPICS network is filled with interesting people all passionate about supply chain management.
12:40 - 12:50
Welcome to the SAPICS Spring Conference 2024 by SAPICS President Elect, Thato Moloi
The conference will start promptly at 12:40
Thato Moloi (Area Head of Operations at Maersk)
Thato Moloi
12:50 - 13:50
The 14 year Start Up
For the past 19 years, Tshepo has led his company from a one man, one truck start-up that he started out of the garage of his home and grew it into a multi-million Rands unicorn with branches across South Africa and a staff compliment in excess of 150. Tshepo is a serial entrepreneur who is passionate about empowering entrepreneurs and imparting knowledge on how to lead a multi-decade start-up like he did. He often gets asked this question “How did you start?” Join Tshepo as he shares his enthralling story and believe him when he says “don’t let go of the vision”.
Tshepo Mekoa (CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER & FOUNDER of BRIMA LOGISTICS)
Tshepo Mekoa
13:55 - 14:35
Benefits of Customer experience and Technology infused into Supply Chain
These days, a competitive edge is only achieved if you understand the consumer pulse and build strategies with the customer at the center of focus. To have an in-depth understanding of customer needs and fulfill them better than the competition, you need to gather plenty of customer data and interpret it to extract valuable insights and consumer trends. This is achieved through digitization and have a focused customer experience strategy within an organization. The key focus of the presentation/panel discussion is to unpack the benefits of having an exceptional customer experience integrated with technology within supply chain.
Khuthala Myende (CUSTOMER LOGISTICS at MONDELEZ INTERNATIONAL)
Khuthala Myende
14:40 - 15:20
Leadership style and organisational culture that builds organisational resilient and agile capabilities
Voted BEST SPEAKER at SAPICS 2024

Due to the many recent disruptive events that have severely impacted the retail sector, executives managing organisations must understand which capabilities are either lacking or which capabilities require further development. When organizations have the correct capabilities entrenched, it will safeguard the business to withstand and absorb disruptions and allow for opportunities to be identified and actioned. organisations that employ the correct leaders and foster a nurturing culture that stimulates resilience and agility have thrived in this volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous (VUCA) environment. The discussion thus aims to focus on the findings of research conducted in this regard and provide practical recommendations and solutions.
Vanya Jansen, CSCP (Managing Director of Optigrow)
Vanya Jansen, CSCP
15:20 - 15:50
Tea, Coffee and Networking
15:50 - 16:20
Saving Africa’s Vultures
Earlier this year, DHL partnered with Vulpro to transport 160 Cape and African White-backed vultures from Hartbeespoort to Shamwari Game Reserve, covering 1,042 km in 18 hours. This 16-month project, Africa’s largest vulture relocation, involved 50 people. DHL managed logistics and security, while WeWild Africa loaded the birds and provided transport crates. Listen to this captivating story of exceptional collaboration and supply chain expertise to relocate these creatures to their new home
Nadia Opperman (DC Controller at DHL Supply Chain)
Nadia Opperman
16:25 - 16:55
Transforming the Supply Chain through the SCOR model
Grant will share with the audience the Supply Chain Operations Reference (SCOR) model's impact on enhancing supply chain efficiency. The session will cover how SCOR's standardized processes, performance metrics, and best practices drive improvements to achieve operational excellence and ultimately lead to a competitive advantage.
Grant Swanepoel (Regional Lead, Global Channels and Alliances at Asscociation for Supply Chain Management)
Grant Swanepoel
17:00 - 18:00
Enhancing Supply Chain Visibility: Overcoming Blind Spots with Command Centres
The panel discussion will focus on the importance of supply chain command centres in identifying and addressing blind spots, ensuring better visibility and efficiency in supply chain operations. The panel will be moderated by Dr Juanita Maree, Chief Executive Officer, Southern African Association of Freight Forwarders (SAAFF) with expert panellists Dr Jacob van Rensburg, Head: Research & Development, Southern African Association of Freight Forwarders (SAAFF), Garry Marshall, Chief Executive Officer, South African Express Parcel Association (SAEPA), Evert de Ruiter, Principal Consultant, Auctoro Advisory and Jayce Lane, Managing Director, Crickmay & Associates
Juanita Maree (CHIEF EXECUTIVE at SAAFF)
Juanita Maree
Jacob Van Rensburg (HEAD: RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT at SAAFF)
Jacob Van Rensburg
Garry Marshall (CEO of South African Express Parcel Association (SAEPA))
Garry Marshall
Evert De Ruiter (PRINCIPAL CONSULTANT at AUCTORO ADVISORY)
Evert De Ruiter
Jayce Lane (MANAGING DIRECTOR of CRICKMAY & ASSOCIATES)
Jayce Lane
18:00 - 19:00
Networking, Drinks and Snacks

Speakers

Evert De Ruiter (PRINCIPAL CONSULTANT at AUCTORO ADVISORY)

Evert De Ruiter

PRINCIPAL CONSULTANT at AUCTORO ADVISORY

Vanya Jansen, CSCP (Managing Director of Optigrow)

Vanya Jansen, CSCP

Managing Director of Optigrow

Jayce Lane (MANAGING DIRECTOR of CRICKMAY & ASSOCIATES)

Jayce Lane

MANAGING DIRECTOR of CRICKMAY & ASSOCIATES

Juanita Maree (CHIEF EXECUTIVE at SAAFF)

Juanita Maree

CHIEF EXECUTIVE at SAAFF

Garry Marshall (CEO of South African Express Parcel Association (SAEPA))

Garry Marshall

CEO of South African Express Parcel Association (SAEPA)

Tshepo Mekoa (CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER & FOUNDER of BRIMA LOGISTICS)

Tshepo Mekoa

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER & FOUNDER of BRIMA LOGISTICS

Thato Moloi (Area Head of Operations at Maersk)

Thato Moloi

Area Head of Operations at Maersk

Khuthala Myende (CUSTOMER LOGISTICS at MONDELEZ INTERNATIONAL)

Khuthala Myende

CUSTOMER LOGISTICS at MONDELEZ INTERNATIONAL

Nadia Opperman (DC Controller at DHL Supply Chain)

Nadia Opperman

DC Controller at DHL Supply Chain

Grant Swanepoel (Regional Lead, Global Channels and Alliances at Asscociation for Supply Chain Management)

Grant Swanepoel

Regional Lead, Global Channels and Alliances at Asscociation for Supply Chain Management

Jacob Van Rensburg (HEAD: RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT at SAAFF)

Jacob Van Rensburg

HEAD: RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT at SAAFF

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