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Community Connect
 Community Connect


So you find yourself at home…. Some of you may be working remotely others of you not.  We are all finding ourselves in difficult times surrounded by lots of uncertainty and negativity.

Technology, thank goodness, is at the forefront of most work related activities and meetings, and works exceptionally well.  But, let’s face it, it’s not quite the same as having a chat and a coffee to catch up in the office or a face to face meeting with a client. As much as we’d like to we can’t offer you that right now.  BUT we can offer you the chance to join our weekly community connect sessions where you can chat to the SAPICS team and others working in the supply chain profession who are a part of this vital SAPICS community!

You are more than welcome to invite colleagues, clients and suppliers to join us.

We’re all in this together. Supply Chain Management makes the world go round and now, more than ever before, the public is recognising the value of the profession.   Let’s keep each other strong, motivated, stimulated and happy!



Week 1: 16 April 2020, 15:00 - 16:00 (GMT+2)

Topic: How are you as a supply chain professional managing during COVID-19?


SAPICS had their first Community Connect Session on 16 April 2020 which was full of constructive thinking and positive energy! Lots of great corporate leadership in evidence and strong supply chain processes standing up to the challenge.  Resilient Supply Chains being managed by skilled and educated supply chain professionals is what we like see!  Thank you to everyone who joined!
We are so looking forward to sharing this journey and catching up with supply chain professionals every week.


Week 2: 23 April 2020, 16:00 - 17:00

Topic: Follow on from our webinar with EY


SAPICS had an insightful session where different industry professionals discussed how COVID-19 and the lockdown is affecting their working conditions and business as a whole. Our SAPICS community got to meet and chat to the SAPICS team and other supply chain professionals. Thank you to everyone who joined.



Week 3: 30 April 2020, 15:00 - 16:00

Topic: South Africa's Level 4 Lockdown and your take on the implications on Supply Chains.


The SAPICS Community Connect Session last week Thursday was so much fun! We discussed South Africa's level 4 lockdown and it's implications on Supply Chains. We also discussed what everyone has learnt during this time which is reflection, patience and the power of online community.


Week 4: 7 May 2020, 15:00 - 16:00 (GMT+2)

Topic: What do laptops, medicines and food have in common during a global pandemic?


What an awesome Community Connect Session today. Such great conversation discussing what laptops, medicine and food have in common during a global pandemic. Thank you to everyone who joined. We have realised that at the end of this, we will all work so much better together.


Week 5: 14 May 2020, 15:30 - 16:30 (GMT+2)

Topic: What steps are we, as supply chain professionals, going to need to ensure are in place to ensure a strong and swift recovery from COVID-19?




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