12th April 2017




Notice is hereby given of the Annual General Meeting of the members of the Association of Operations Management of Southern Africa(NPC), otherwise known as SAPICS, to be held at Ambrosia Hall, 97 Allan Road, Glen Austin, Midrand 1685 at 09:00 on Friday 5th May 2017 to transact the following business:

  1. to receive and consider the annual financial statements and auditor’s report thereon for the year ended 31 December 2016. The full and audited financial statements will be available to members at the Annual General Meeting and will be circulated to all members together with the minutes of the AGM. The summarised and un-audited accounts are attached to this notice.
  2. to elect 2 directors. In accordance with the terms of the Memorandum of Incorporation, Mr Jacobus Rossouw, and Mrs Keabetswe Mpane retire at the Annual General Meeting. Mrs Mpane offers herself for re-election.
  3. Additional nominee details will be available at the Annual General Meeting. Details of the nominees will be posted on the SAPICS Website prior to the Annual General Meeting or will be available by request from the SAPICS office.
  4. to transact such other business as may be transacted at an Annual General Meeting

A member entitled to attend and vote is entitled to appoint a proxy to attend the meeting and speak, and, on a poll, vote in his/her stead, and such proxy need not also be a member of SAPICS. Forms of proxy must be deposited latest 48 hours prior to the meeting at the SAPICS registered office, 23 Allan Road, Glen Austin, Midrand 1685 before 09:00 on Wednesday 3rd May 2017.

By order of the board

Download the proxy form here

The Audited Financial Statements are available on request from jenny@sapics.org.za to all members and will be tabled at the AGM.

SAPICS Annual General Meeting 2017

Two directors retire by rotation at the Annual General Meeting which is to take place on 5th June 2017.  Cobus Rossouw and Kea Mpane.  Cobus will not stand for re-election but Kea has made herself available for re-election.  There are 2 vacancies for elected board members for a 3 year term and 3 available for appointed to be invited for one year.  Four other nominations have also been received – the details of all 5 nominees are outlined below:

Download the nominee copy here

Tracy Cheetham

CPIM, CSCP, SCOR-P, CDDP, PLS, Director, ParadoxSolve LLC, USA

As a past director and past president of SAPICS, while there have been many developments and the business of SAPICS has evolved, I am acutely aware of the responsibilities and type of contributions that board members might make that are beneficial to the organisation.  I am based outside of South Africa in Florida, USA and travel to South Africa two or three times a year.  Specifically my experience with international organisations, including several years on the APIS board of directors as a staff person could be of benefit to SAPICS in forging collaborative relationships of mutual benefit

Mike Johnston

Mike has a B.Sc (UCT) an MBA (Wits) as well as a Certificate and Advanced Certificate in Transportation (RAIE) and SCOR-P (SCC).  He has also completed Train the Trainer, Assessor and Moderator programme and is currently due to finish his CSCP (APICS).  He has been involved in the Transport, Distribution, Logistics and Supply Chain Industries since 1974 as a student, practitioner, manager, consultant and trainer.  The last thirty years have been spent as a self-employed consultant and trainer for Transport Concepts CC and Logistics Management cc.  He is a founding member of the Southern African Roundtable of the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP formerly CLM).  He was a SAPICS board member from 2014 – 2016 inclusive.  He has been a judge’s panel member for the annual Logistics Achiever Awards since 2996.  Mike has been involved in attempts to bring the various supply chain institutes and associations together under a Federation of Supply Chain Associations which is still a work-in-progress.  After a slow start, some progress is now being made.  He has made it his mission to try to get people to work together more effectively and appreciate the real benefits of systems approach.  Being self-employed allows him to make time available for industry related projects and activities.

Ralton Moses

I am currently employed in the capacity of Operations Director at DSV Healthcare, an organization I have been with for the last 20 ears.  I hold a Masters Degree in Business Administration and also studied for a second Master’s Degree in Supply Chain Management at the University of Johannesburg.  I am currently completing my PhD qualification in the pharmaceutical distribution space.  I provide assistance to postgraduate supply chain students from the University of Johannesburg with their research studies.  I am passionate about supply chain management with my area of expertise being warehousing operations, automation and continuous improvement (Lean/Six Sigma).  As part of DSV Healthcare’s CSR projects, I work closely with the Department of Health in providing basic training on Total Quality Management at the State Provincial Pharmaceutical Depots.  I have spent a year as a director of SAPICS and believe I possess the attributed to add value to the SAPICS community.

Kea Mpane

Kea has served on several Board of Trustees as a Chairperson in SAIIE Tshwane Branch, Wonderpark Estates, Delia Park and other property management associations, this experience has been vital in ensuring that SAPICS progresses as a body.  Kea is currently appointed as Head of Long Term Plant Development and Logistics, strategic leadership of logistics across 145 plants and overseeing 933 employees, and management of Transnet Rail Engineering R2.2 billion of inventory.  Kea also serves on the South African Industrial board as the head of the Tshwane Branch and is the Chairperson of the biggest Body corporate in Pretoria, Wonder Park Estates, where under her leadership the financial position of the BC turned around where levy collection increased and investments increased, Kea has also been the Chairperson of Delia Park Body Corporate for the past 5 years where a healthy financial position is maintained.  Having been a director for 3 years of SAPICS Kea believes she has gained the experience to drive the association forwards.

Sorab Mullan

I represent Fortna in a leadership role for the EMEA region. At Fortna, we encourage our associates to not limit our contributions only to the organization but to the supply chain profession at large. Promoting the profession by adding value helps not just our respective organizations to grow but also us as individuals through collective learning and sharing.   From an experience perspective, I have been fortunate to work across multiple regions that include but not limited to South Africa, United Kingdom, Europe, India and some of the African countries, coupled with exposure of having worked across different industries.   For those who may be interested in my academic background, it includes Masters in Marketing Management with South African Qualifications Authority certifying it at NQF Level 9. Also completed the Mobile Academy Professional Development from the University College London.   I have been an active member of SAPICS and believe I have a contribution to make to the supply chain community.