Tech Talks 2017

Tech Talk 1 – CANCELLED 

Monday 5 June 2017 – 10:40 – 11:30


Industry 4.0 – Leading manufacturers for products within the sector of mostly automation today speak about the movement towards Industry 4.0, some comparing this trend to the fourth industrial revolution. Interroll, a worldwide leading producer of high-quality key products and services for internal logistics has committed to develop their next generation of products with Industry 4.0 as the driving force behind their innovation process. Hilton Campbell, Managing Director for Interroll SA will present to the interested parties their products, how this fits into today distribution strategies and offer some insight into how their products will evolve into creating “smart warehouses.”

Tech Talk 2 – Meeting Room 7 (1st Floor)

Monday 5 June 2017 – 10:40 – 11:30

Real Telematics

Right now IoT is a jot on the landscape, tomorrow it’s a blot, by next week it may be sweeping the world as we know it. The inevitability of the Internet-of-Things will affect, and indeed fundamentally change how we live. From the toaster that knows how dark you want your bread, to lights that switch on/off when you enter a room…to the cocktail maker that has your G&T waiting…with just the right squeeze of lemon. The network of interconnected technology grows daily…but it’s not all about home pleasures…come and hear Real Telematics talk about how IoT can change, enhance and improve your Supply Chain to become proactive and drive your productivity into further profit levels….the future is Real, join the RIoT now.

 Tech Talk 3 – Meeting Room 4 (1st Floor)

Monday 5 June 2017 – 11:40 – 12:30

DSV Cold

Have you ever stepped off an airplane and collected a broken suitcase?

Now imagine that the insulin taken by a diabetic is handled in exactly the same way as your suitcase…. Scary thought.

Introducing: DSV Cold. A world class GDP (Good Distribution Practice) compliant handling facility situated at OR Tambo International Airport, exclusively for the handling of pharmaceutical and healthcare products. DSV Cold complies with the highest standards to ensure faultless, in-transit handling and temperature controlled storage. Allow us to share how our team of professionals apply their expertise to implement, monitor and deliver consignments according to your unique product requirements. If you would like more information please contact or phone 011 387 4296


 Tech Talk 4 – Meeting Room 7 (1st Floor)

Monday 5 June 2017 – 11:40 – 12:30


CCI-GrowthCon is focused on driving sustainable performance improvement. Learn why companies like ABInBev, DuPont, Anglo American, Illovo, Coca Cola Beverages Africa, Kellogg’s and many more global organisations use TRACC to improve their long-term performance by implementing sustainable best practices. By performance improvement we mean revenue growth, improved service delivery, cost reduction and capital investment reduction or deferral across the Value Chain/ Supply Chain.
This session will provide a brief overview of how global organisation achieve “world-class” levels of sustainable performance by using a standardised “body of knowledge” and empowering people throughout all levels of their organisation to drive a culture of continuous improvement.

 Tech Talk 5 – Meeting Room 4 (1st Floor)

Tuesday 6 June 2017 – 11:30 – 12:20


“Accenture Consulting: Transforming Supply Chains”
In today’s volatile and increasingly digital global business environment, companies need less of a supply chain and more of a supply network. Supply Chain leaders, from sourcing through to enablement, are realising they can’t fly blind, need smart supply chains, have to embrace plug-and-play business networks and value speed as the currency of the future.

Accenture collaborates with clients to architect, transform and run supply networks that are rapid, scalable, intelligent and connected to deliver on these increasingly changing customer demands.

Join our South African Supply Chain & Operations leaders in discovering how Accenture helps organisations transform their supply chains.

Tech Talk 6 – Meeting Room 7 (1st Floor)

Tuesday 6 June 2017 – 11:30 – 12:20

Opsi Systems

Transport companies operate in multi-layered and complex environments, with management, systems and processes overlapping and impacting each other in unexpected ways. This makes the introduction of any solution a complicated and fraught process, particularly if it’s not clear where the benefits will be obtained by its rollout. Using an example of the weekly operational meeting at a hypothetical transport company, OPSI Systems would like to demonstrate how routing optimisation, mobile workforce tracking, dynamic rescheduling/execution management and tariff/haulier management can impact your operations and provide insight into direct operational requirements.

Tech Talk 7 – Meeting Room 4 (1st Floor)

Tuesday 6 June 2017 – 12:30 – 13:00


Technologies and Transformation in Logistics

Bolloré Logistics is a global leader in international transport & logistics. Bolloré Logistics delivers custom-fit solutions with a high added value that draw on an in-depth experience and understanding of different industries, as well as the constant quest for improvement and optimisation that is central to the company’s own culture and values. A highly-diversified industrial and services operator, Bolloré Group covers a broad range of activities, from energy, communications and media to electric vehicles. Founded in 1822, today it is one of the 500 largest companies in the world. With transport and logistics accounting for more than half of the Group’s annual turnover, Bolloré Logistics benefits from both the expertise and strong financial backing of a world leader.

Tech Talk 8 – Meeting Room 7 (1st Floor)

Tuesday 6 June 2017 – 12:30 – 13:00

Pure Light

Budget dilemma – what to choose when looking for luminaries during construction of new or retrofitting an old warehouse? Cheapest possible luminaire? Most economical? Brightest? Or from old and “reputable” supplier we were buying for ages? How to compare luminaires to each other in “Apple-to-Apple“ format? Do we need to dim lights and if yes – why, where and when?

Do we need building management system to control and manage lighting? They are usually quite expensive and to have them “must have” or just fashion of the day? What to choose – pay less now and worry about other costs later? Or paying more actually smart move? All of these questions will be discussed in details during our tech talk.

Tech Talk 9 – Meeting Room 4 (1st Floor)

Tuesday 6 June 2017 – 14:00 – 14:50


SAVOYE Packing Machines

NEPTEK is an international partner and preferred integrator for French company SAVOYE in South Africa. NEPTEK is focused on integrating the INTELiS range of equipment for SAVOYE in South Africa which includes their Packing Machines amongst other automated warehouse equipment and systems.

The SAVOYE packing machines have been designed for every phase of packing process

  • Case Assembly
  • Product protection
  • Case Sealing


  • Reduction of wedge and void filling materials
  • Protection ofon
  • Improved brand image through packaging
  • Reduction in labour costs
  • Reduction in transport costs (less volume as case tailored to product content)

Machines ideally suited for packing of product for e-commerce industry

Tech Talk 10 – Meeting Room 7 (1st Floor)

Tuesday 6 June 2017 – 14:00 – 14:50


Movilizer Enterprise Mobility Platform – The Cloud for Field Operations

Technology and innovation play a key role in differentiating companies in the competitive supply chain arena. MakeMeMobile will showcase the latest developments in enterprise mobility solutions that assist operations to increase productivity and efficiencies while combatting rising costs.

MakeMeMobile will introduce industry-leading Movilizer SAP by Honeywell, a mobile enterprise application platform for SAP, which extends SAP functionality to any mobile device, ensuring connectivity to the enterprise back-end systems.

Experts will present case studies from South Africa and abroad to demonstrate how using an Enterprise Mobility Platform such as Movilizer will reduce your operating costs, while supporting increased workforce productivity and greater worker accuracy.

Tech Talk 11 – Meeting Room 4 (1st Floor)

Tuesday 6 June 2017 – 15:00 – 15:50

Lilac Automation

Goods Movement, Tracking and Traceability
Creating Supply chain visibility

A look at alleviating common challenges within the supply chain industry creating additional costs, management intervention and product losses such as: Data transfer Accuracy and credibility, Despatch to P.O.D Visibility, Credit Notes, Lead Times

Targeting these challenges requires a look at processes, technology and viability in solving these challenges and creating visibility while maintaining the expected accuracy levels required in the chain.

A preview on cloud based despatch to drop-off verification, goods validation and the advantages offering solid ROI within affordable parameters.

Improve processes, gain the edge and differentiate your offer.

 Tech Talk 12 – Meeting Room 7

Tuesday 6 June 2017 – 15:00 – 15:50


Come and see how easy, and cost effective, it is to implement a Demand Driven MRP system within your organisation using Replenishment + (R+), the first DDMRP compliant software developed in line with the Demand Driven Institute’s development of the DDMRP methodology. R+ software is subscription cloud based software that is fast to implement, and will quickly provide you with reduced inventory, greater service levels and shorter lead time. The cost of the software is not user based, but on the value of your inventory after implementation. Like many global customers already, let us help you to make a significant difference in your supply chain performance.

 Tech Talk 13 – Meeting Room 11

Tuesday 6 June 2017 – 15:00 – 15:50

Simulation Engineering Technologies

Warehouse Slotting Optimisation with OptiSlot DC™:
Customers demand the right product, in the right place, at the right time, therefore DC’s must work hard to meet and exceed these expectations. Optimal warehouse slotting is complex and where you place your product affects productivity, profitability and order accuracy.
OptiSlot DC™ optimises the assignment of a pick location for each SKU based on unique product attributes, physical DC characteristics and operational goals. OptiSlot DC™ allows you to compare operational goal achievement and financial return for multiple “what-if” scenarios. Improve warehouse efficiency and ROI by:

  • Increasing picking and putaway efficiency
  • Reducing labour, travel distances and congestion
  • Decreasing product damage and material handling
  • Utilizing space optimally