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Spar Distribution Centre Site Visit - SAPICS Members only - DUR

Spar Distribution Centre Dry Produce Site Visit

When: Thursday, 15 August 2019
14:00 pm - 17:00 pm
Where: Spar Distribution Centre
Durban, Kwazulu Natal 
South Africa
Presenter: Mervin Govender - Logistics Executive & Justin McLuckie - Group Supply Chain Manager
Contact: Caidan Makin

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 Spar Distribution Centre Dry Produce Site Visit




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The supply chain, an intricate system that ensures the efficient movement of products from suppliers to customers, is at the heart of the retail industry. A well functioning supply chain is essential, maximising on-shelf availability and ensuring the cost-effective delivery of the right quantity of products at the right time. The supply chain also plays an important role in tracking of products.

SPAR will share some of our operational challenges across this fast-moving facility including managing the following;

  • 55,000m² of warehouse
  • 6,400m² of satellite warehouse in Mthatha
  • 12,600 SKU’s across multiple categories, including bulk and break-bulk movement
  • Work flow management system
  • Vehicle routing
  • Case volumes - Inbound 950,000 /outbound 960,000 cases per week
  • 438 Retail outlets across our various store categories
  • 24/7 operation
  • 12,24 and 36-hour lead times
  • SRE - scan to load
  • Voice picking - unique confirm command
  • Delivery platforms – Dollies, RT’s, pallets, crates
  • Variable RTM options -  DSD’s, SODS, DC etc.
  • Asset management - RF controls
  • Reverse logistics
  • Sustainability – multiple projects on water, Bio Fuel, corrugate and plastic waste  


Order of Events :

14:00     Registration & Welcome

14:15     Health & Safety Debrief

14:30     Presentation by SPAR

15:00     Tour of Distribution Centre

16:00     Networking & refreshments

17:00     Session close


SAPICS members only 


Event Terms and Conditions:

  1. SAPICS and the host company reserve the right of admission. 
  2. Space is limited on the event. Should you be unable to attend for any reason, please notify us in writing at least 48 hours in advance.
  3. Neither the Company, The Client nor any other party associated with the Event (nor any of their agents and/or representatives) will, under any circumstances, be liable for any injury, loss and/or damages, suffered by the Delegate, arising directly and/or indirectly from the Event. 


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