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The evolving world of Supply Chain - Classic FM Interview

Following the highly successful SAPICS 2017 Business Unusual conference, David Crewe-Brown, previously Planning Manager: Africa, ABInBev (previously SAB Miller), Karl Thorington Supply Chain Director at McCain Foods SA and Paul Dickson, Business…
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Supply chain training to boost state healthcare delivery

06 April 2017 – Johannesburg, South Africa: State health departments could soon improve their service delivery, as global healthcare supply chain leaders DSV partner with integrated healthcare experts Sanofi to roll out training workshops…
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Food, beverage supply chain under focus at SAPICS 2017 conference

06 April 2017 – Johannesburg, South Africa: Food production is the world’s largest manufacturing sector, and in Africa it is second only to the oil and gas industry – based on the combined revenue of the 111 largest African agro-food companies.…
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Can international certifications stimulate local success?

By: Mungo Park, President of SAPICS – representing the SA supply chain community Developed countries are usually the source of globally recognised certifications, yet local industry professionals face challenges typically unique to South…
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Business Unusual

In a break from tradition the venue for the 2017 SAPICS Conference and Exhibition for Supply Chain Professionals has been selected as Century City Conference Centre in Cape Town. The change is in line with the conference theme of “Business…
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Lost at Sea

By APICS CEO Abe Eshkenazi, CSCP, CPA, CAE The title of this week’s Supply Chain Management Now isn’t from a new Hollywood thriller; this situation is real, and it’s serious. One of the world’s biggest shipping companies, South Korea-based…
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Educating today's supply chain professionals

A different set of professional qualifications is needed in response to the changes in the global marketplace. The traditional MBA is challenged by the need for more practical oversight and management of a variety of business areas. “As…
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Why is Outsourcing Still a Dirty Word?

By Kate Stubbs, Head of Marketing at Barloworld Logistics Amongst South African business leaders, outsourcing is still something of a dirty word. For many, it denotes weakness and an inability to properly grow and manage all the traditional…
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50 years of supply chain excellence celebrated at SAPICS Conference

The 38th Annual SAPICS Conference and Exhibition for supply chain professionals coincided with the 50th anniversary of the organisation. “It is remarkable to reflect on how supply chain management has evolved,” said Mungo Park, new president…
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Manufacturing: Cost-cutting energy options far from exhausted

Even though new levies and rising tariffs peck at what little fat remains of business resources, cost-cutting options related to energy use are far from exhausted. Producing energy efficient buildings and operations, and replicating the supply…