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"The Leading event in Africa for Supply Chain Professionals"
SAPICS will NOT let COVID-19 deprive you of our annual get together and all the learnings taken from the the most established event in Africa for .. Read more Supply Chain Professionals. SAPICS is inviting you to a virtual feast of supply chain knowledge sharing and networking opportunities. From virtual booths to VIP meeting rooms we will provide you with the chance to get to meet fellow supply chain professionals from across industry and the world. The Annual SAPICS Conference offers world-class events to give you added opportunities to grow your networks, find solutions to problems, and advance your career. Sharp vision, foresight, and focus are essential to achieve complete Supply Chain Mastery, which in turn has an undeniable impact on the financial success of an organization and indeed on its potential survival!


  • Networking with supply chain professionals from all over the world. Learn from some of the best!
  • Global supply chain thought leaders will share their thoughts and advice on the future
  • Supply Chain Practitioners will share lessons learned from a turbulent 2020
  • Connect to the global community of supply chain practitioners
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WELCOME to SAPICS 2020.  Please use this time to update your profile and network with exhibitors and fellow attendees.  Grab a seat in the

Welcome and Keynote - Smart Peacekeeping
As the world’s technological revolution proceeds, the United Nations can benefit immensely from a plethora of technologies to
Kea Mpane CSCP
Kea Mpane CSCP SAPICS President
Herbert Pechek CSCP, CLTD, SCOR-P
Herbert Pechek CSCP, CLTD, SCOR-P Chief of Supply Chain Management, United Nati..

The Mouse is to the Computer what AI is to the Mind
Artificial Intelligence is a tool, not a solution. But it can be an amazing tool working for you, working on your processes. It’s not perfe
Lloyd Keays
Lloyd Keays Global Senior Director Strategy-Solutions Eng..

Morning Networking Break
Enjoy this time to familiarise yourself with the platform and plan your time at the event.  Network with the exhibitors and learn about the

The Twiga Story - A Story of African Ingenuity
Twiga has revolutionised food supply to the informal, independent and small traders in Kenya. The organisation has created a more transpare
Gary Benatar
Gary Benatar CEO, Relog, South Africa
Peter Njonjo
Peter Njonjo CEO and Co-Founder, Twiga Foods, Kenya

Unlocking Value from Digitising Logistics
There is little doubt that digitalisation will fundamentally change supply chain management. But how do we distinguish between hot air and
Cobus Rossouw
Cobus Rossouw Group Chief Digital Officer

Activating MRO/Spare Parts Management – understanding the basics
Does continuous confusion and miscommunication between Supply Chain and Asset Management sound familiar to you? Poor MRO/SPM basics leads
Henrico Swanepoel
Henrico Swanepoel Business Area Manager at Gordian Logistic Exp..

Global health Maturity Model Assessment Tool v8
This session will focus on the ASCM Global Health Supply Chain (GHSC) Initiative’s cloud-based supply chain Maturity Model (MM), which was
Bolu Awesu
Bolu Awesu Associate Director - Global Health Supply Cha..
Lerato Thabede CPIM
Lerato Thabede CPIM Managing Consultant - Logistics & Supply Chai..

Panel : Taking Stock of Developing your SC Leaders
The aim of this panel discussion with executives from diverse backgrounds, is to make an overall assessment of our supply chain leadership
Buyani Zwane
Buyani Zwane CEO of Breakthrough Development in collaborat..
Ramatu Abdulkadir
Ramatu Abdulkadir Executive Secretary/CEO, Kaduna State Health ..

Intelligence - Not so Artificial - is Becoming Essential
Doug starts with a summary of typical business benefits of Artificial Intelligence, fuelled by Machine Learning and data. He uncovers how t
Doug Hunter
Doug Hunter Manager : Professional Services, SYSPRO Afric..

Replenishment & Promotion - an instore Solution
This presentationwill look at how instore store solutions have evolved in Europe and where gainshave been realized.   The speakers willthen
Conor Powell
Conor Powell Manager - Instore Solutions at CHEP South Afr..
Joao Nogueira
Joao Nogueira Last Mile Solution Manager, CHEP Europe

Lunch and Networking
Take the opportunity to visit the booths and network! Grab a seat at a table in the Lounge and enjoy lunch virtually!  You never know who y

Supply Chain as a Driver for Industrialisation focused on SMMEs
Logistics in Nigeria is fraught with challenges. The lack of infrastructure is one of the biggest factors hampering supply chain efficiency
Kabir Shagaya
Kabir Shagaya CEO, Zippy Logistics, Nigeria

Panel Discussion - Driving Professionalisation in SCM
The ongoing disruption caused by COVID-19 and new market realities are changing the supply chain landscape and increasing yet furthe
Dominique Zwinkels
Dominique Zwinkels Executive Manager, People that Deliver, Denma..
Tonya Lamb
Tonya Lamb Stakeholder Engagement and Relationship Manag..

An Introduction to Demand Driven Materials Requirement Planning (DDMRP)
In what is becoming to be known as our ‘New Normal’ VUCA World, many manufacturing and distribution companies are experiencing problems wit
Ken Titmuss CPIM-F, CSCP, CLTD, CPF, CSSC, CDDP, Consultant and Educator, Kent Outsourcing, So..

Circularity: The Strategy you have been waiting for
Supply chains arealways asked to go faster and be cheaper. How many more options do we reallyhave to go any faster and be any cheaper than
Deborah Dull
Deborah Dull Principal Manufacturing Product Management, G..

Supply Chain Excellence using SCOR
The Supply Chain Operation Reference Model SCOR is widely recognized as the industry standard used by Supply Chain Professionals at large t
Samer AlMadhoun
Samer AlMadhoun Managing Partner, Muhakat Institute, Jordan

Panel : Increasing Youth Engagement in the supply chain workforce with a focus on Public Health
In 2011, the world population reached seven billion, with half of its inhabitants being under the age of 30. Young people are today and to
Yukabeth Otieno
Yukabeth Otieno Project Officer, Pamela Steele Associates, Ke..
Ricardo Missihoun
Ricardo Missihoun African Logistician Associations Federation (..

Creating Sustainable Supply Chains with Blockchain
Known as the trust machine, organizations in both the public and private sectors around the world are assessing the use of blockchain to in
Justin Goldston
Justin Goldston Professor of Project and Supply Chain Managem..

Managing the Supply Chain Under Risks of a Disruption: How to Prepare and Execute a Business Continuity Plan
How do you proactively prepare for a possible catastrophic event that could disrupt your supply chain? During this session you will hear ho
Fabio Roncoroni
Fabio Roncoroni Director of Supply Chain, Artworks and Labell..

Future-Proofing Supply Chains for Risk and Resilience
Recent and ongoing global events such as the Covid-19 crisis has highlighted the fragility of our existing supply chains when they are sudd
Dr John Gattorna
Dr John Gattorna Executive Chairman, Gattorna Alignment, Austr..

Maintaining a Balance in your Life
Most employee surveys reveal that people are continually feeling overworked and overloaded, and that they do not have the right balance bet
Temitope Ogunfayo
Temitope Ogunfayo Associate Director, Supply Network Operations..

Green Lights on Sustainable Supply Chains
The responsibility to look after our environment has advanced from big corporates and government, to smaller contributors and the consumer.
Anton Coetzee
Anton Coetzee Senior Engineer, Relog, South Africa

Modern Day Slavery
Shocking as it may be modern slavery still exists in this day and age and it exists in modern global supply chains. It might often be well
Rachel Wu
Rachel Wu Managing Director : Asia, Axis Group Internat..

Making an Impact : Key Insights from ASCM's GHSC Initiative in Africa Year 2
The ASCM Global Health Supply Chain Initiative has been the recipient a number grants (The Global Fund, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, PE
Judith Kariuki
Judith Kariuki Associate Country Director Kenya, ASCM Global..
Clement Ngombo
Clement Ngombo Associate Director, Senegal, ASCM Global Heal..

Strategic and tactical tools to embed resilience
Supply chain operations are inevitably complex, and becoming more so as customer expectations rise, risks increase, and our tools advance.
Deborah Ellis
Deborah Ellis Partner, Gattorna Alignment, Australia

Panel : Re-thinking your Supply Chain
The events of 2020 have accelerated the interest in cloud-based solutions and in parallel, companies all over the world are re-evaluating o
Justin Goldston
Justin Goldston Professor of Project and Supply Chain Managem..
Kim Winter
Kim Winter Founder and Global CEO, Logistics Executive G..

Automating Replenishment Planning of Medicine in the South African Public Health Supply Chain
Stocking out of medicine could be life threatening, therefore appropriate levels of medicine availability are necessary to meet patient nee
David Crewe-Brown
David Crewe-Brown Managing Consultant, Guide House, South Afric..

Lunch and Networking
Take the opportunity to visit the booths and network! Grab a seat at a table in the Lounge and enjoy lunch virtually! You never know who y

Enabling E2E Supply Chain Visibility
Supply Chains are moving from lean-oriented, cost-optimised processes towards high customer and consumer-centric processes. Digitisation, i
Himanshu Mehrotra
Himanshu Mehrotra Director, Industry Strategy, Blue Yonder, UK
Peter van Merode
Peter van Merode Vice President Industry Strategy, Blue Yonder

Panel : Mapping the Vision into 2022 : Diversity - Walking the Talk in Supply Chain Management
Time to break the glass ceiling.How do we walk the talk on diversity in procurement and supply chain? Taking a deeper look into who
Azuka Okeke
Azuka Okeke CEO, Africa Resource Centre, Nigeria
Sheri Hinish
Sheri Hinish Supply Chain Queen and co-founder of the Supp..

Applying the Kaizen Change Model for Continuous Improvement in Supply Chain Management
The Kaizen Institute is working with partners in 15 African countries to strengthen health supply chains. Across countries and various lev
Vincent Nguimbi
Vincent Nguimbi Business Leader, Kaizen Institute, Kenya
Piyush Sood
Piyush Sood Business Excellence Leader, Kaizen Institute,..

Panel: Circular Economy for a Sustainable Future
Supply chains around the world are disrupted by many factors. Taking a sustainable approach can future-proof our supply chains so that disr
Anton Coetzee
Anton Coetzee Senior Engineer, Relog, South Africa
Sheri Hinish
Sheri Hinish Supply Chain Queen and co-founder of the Supp..

Adapt or Die - Surviving, Adapting and Thriving in the VUCA World
Companies are failing at an unprecedented rate. The rise of volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity (VUCA) in today’s operationa
Carol Ptak
Carol Ptak Demand Driven Though Leader, the Demand Drive..

Ethical Leadership - the Path to attaining inclusive and sustainable Growth for the African Continent and Beyond
“All things stand and fall on leadership – ethical leadership!” African Union’s Agenda 2063 is becoming more elusive. Not for lack of compe
Buyani Zwane
Buyani Zwane CEO of Breakthrough Development in collaborat..

Panel : Private Sector Engagement : Opportunities and Best Practices in Africa
As governments in Africa continue to navigate and engage with the private sector in their health supply systems strengthening, it is import
Bronwyn Timm
Bronwyn Timm Strategy & Partnerships Lead, Africa Resource..
Bonface Fundafunda
Bonface Fundafunda Director, East Africa, Africa Resource Centre..

Supply Chains of the Future
The SAPICS Annual Conference would not be complete without an update on the activities at the Association for Supply Chain Management (ASCM
Abe Eshkenazi
Abe Eshkenazi CEO, The Association for Supply Chain Managem..

Cross-dock Operations - The Ultimate Warehouse with NO Stock
This presentation examines Cross-docking verses conventional warehousing and includes 3 South African case studies where operations have be
Aldi Steenkamp
Aldi Steenkamp Consultant, Industrial Logistic Systems (ILS)..

Mapping a Career Pathway for Health Supply Chain Professionals
Many low- to middle-income countries lack a professionalized supply chain occupational category. This professionalization is critical to em
Dominique Zwinkels
Dominique Zwinkels Executive Manager, People that Deliver, Denma..
Andrew dos Santos BSc (Hons), MPhil, CPIM, SCOR-P,
Andrew dos Santos BSc (Hons), MPhil, CPIM, SCOR-P, Director, CLX, South Africa

The Clinical Drug Supply Chain - a SCOR Transformation Journey
This session will showcase the journey that the Roche Pharmaceuticals Clinical Drug Supply Chain team went on using the SCOR-based “Racetra
Douglas Kent
Douglas Kent Managing Partner, CHAINovation LLC, USA
Grant Swanepoel
Grant Swanepoel Supply Chain Consultant, CHAINovation Africa,..

Utilising Supply Chain Simulators to Increase Performance and Productivity in the Workplace
The aim of the session is to explain the benefits of utilizing workplace simulators in the Supply Chain Environment. The focus of this sess
Juliette Fourie
Juliette Fourie CEO, Metro Minds, South Africa

The Brain of ASCA Nation Quiz
THERE WILL BE A SEPARATE LINK TO ZOOM FOR THIS EVENT This is a quiz with a difference! Join Scott Luton, Greg White and
Scott Luton
Scott Luton Supply Chain Now, USA
Greg White
Greg White Supply Chain Now, USA

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