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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 for South Africa’s state-run medicine depots.

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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. Potential for further growth is substantial, but it relies on efficient and innovative supply […]

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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 Africa. Are these programmes designed for their own advanced economies? Or can they address conditions outside their borders?

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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 Unusual”.

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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 Hanjin Shipping, filed for bankruptcy earlier this month, leaving as much as $14 billion worth of […]

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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.