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CONFIRMED SUPPLY CHAIN SPEAKERS.
Please see below a first glimpse at some of the exciting Supply Chain Speakers who will be at SAPICS 2021. Keep updated on the speaker line up by checking back regularly or look out for our interesting news updates and social media posts on news!
Daniel Stanton is the well-known author of “Supply Chain Management for Dummies”. He is a supply chain executive, entrepreneur and educator popularly known as “Mr. Supply Chain”. Stanton will share his insights with African supply chain professionals at the annual SAPICS Conference, Africa’s leading event for the profession, which takes place from 24 to 26 August 2021. Since his book was published in 2017, Stanton has received numerous commendations for helping people to grasp a complex field. Supply and Demand Chain Executive honoured him as a “Pro to Know” in 2020. It was the third consecutive year that he won this award. Stanton is a professor at Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois, in the United States, and the creator of several courses. He says that his focus in recent years has been on educating the whole world about supply chain management. “Part of that is explaining what supply chains are to people that don’t know. Another aspect of it is helping supply chain professionals pick up the skills and the insights that they need to do their jobs better and to advance their careers” he explained in an article in Supply and Demand Executive after his recognition as a Pro to Know. In the recently published second edition of his bestselling book, Supply Chain for Dummies, Stanton has included technology advances and changes in trends in supply chain, and there is a greater focus on education around risk management. “There has never been a time in history when supply chain management is more important for society than right now. Professionals in the supply chain industry do great work every single day to help make modern life possible, and this has never been more apparent than during the Covid-19 crisis” he asserts.
Bruce Whitfield is a published author on the political economy and the critical role business plays in keeping the country afloat. He is an accomplished speaker, multi-award-winning broadcaster and writer. His current keynote: Rebels, Renegades & Problem Solvers encourages audiences to think out of the box on South Africa’s future – a future few dare imagine is possible. Bruce absolutely wowed the audience at SAPICS 2019 and SAPICS was inundated with requests to bring Bruce back for 2020. It is with great excitement that we look forward to a whole new updated presentation and perspective from Bruce Whitfield.
“Leadership Development Process Maturity – Learnings from Recent PhD Research as to What makes Leadership Development Successful”
Hekkie van der Westhuizen has worked across the supply chain in Services, Manufacturing and Retail during his career, which included various executive assignments. He is a Certified Supply Chain Professional (ASCM), holds two Finance degrees from the University of Pretoria, an MBA from Wits Business School and completed a PhD in Leadership Development at the University of Johannesburg in 2020. Throughout his career he was involved in various leadership development programmes and projects, ranging from lecturing, speaking at conferences, guest lecturing to MBA classes, developing corporate business school curricula, as well as acting as accredited facilitator, assessor and moderator. He is now heading up SALDaTI, the Southern African Leadership Development and Training Institute, partnering with organisations to help grow their leaders to have a positive impact on their personal lives and organisational results. He is a passionate family man, enjoys spending time in the African bush, is an open water swimmer and a keen motorcyclist.
This research identified 55 Eurocentric and 70 Afrocentric areas through secondary and primary research, which were deemed as important for successful leadership development. From this comprehensive list specific areas per level of leadership were highlighted as critical to the success of the leadership development process in organisations and within a Southern Africa geographical context. The results from this research allow organisations that have operations in this region, to include these areas in a structured leadership development process to increase the return on their learning investment, as opposed to implementing ad hoc interventions without noticeable returns.
Differences between Eurocentric and Afrocentric leadership development process maturity areas.
Areas that are more critical versus less critical to include in the leadership development process per level of leadership.
Access to the Leadership Development Process Maturity Index that will allow organisations to measure its current maturity from a leadership development process point of view.
Temitope Ogunfayo studied Mechanical Engineering at Obafemi Awolowo University in Nigeria and recently obtained his MBA from Warwick University in UK. Upon graduating, Temitope joined Procter and Gamble in Nigeria and has worked with the firm for the last 17 years, in what he describes as an interesting career. He currently leads the supply chain for the Babycare business of P&G in India, Middle East and Africa, having risen through the ranks across different disciplines and departments including Manufacturing, Supply Planning, Demand Planning, Initiatives Planning, Warehousing, Sales and Operations Planning, End to End Integrated planning, amongst others. Temitope also has international work experience in Middle East and Africa, having led the end-to-end Supply Chain for the Laundry business of P&G in that region for 3 years. He is a certified member of the Association of Production and Inventory Control Society, APICS. Excellent people management skills have been the hallmark of his career – always empowering people to DARE and to challenge what is possible. He also brings to the table strong analytical skills and proficiency in use of qualitative and quantitative problem-solving tools. Training and imparting knowledge are great passions both in and out of the workplace. Temitope is married to his beautiful friend, Olubukola, and together, they are privileged to care for and nurture 3 angels under their roof.
Jaco Maass is the General Manager of BKB SHIFT, a next-generation business services division, which forms part of his responsibility to lead the digital transformation of the BKB Group. BKB has been viewed as a leader in the incorporation of industry 4.0 technologies in its business, which includes the Internet of Things, Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain. Mr Maass will give us a view on the significant market trends in the agricultural industry and how a 100-year-old business is dealing with the modern challenges of the business world. Jaco Maass grew up in the Western Cape. He has a degree in B.Agric. Admin and MBA from Stellenbosch University and has worked in the citrus industry, Absa Business Bank and BKB AgriFin. BKB saw potential in his love for data analytics and appointed him as the CIO in 2013. Under his leadership, the ICT Department of BKB became a world leader as a business enabler and industry disruptor.
BanQu is a groundbreaking for-profit / for-purpose blockchain-as-a-service software company solving the toughest global problem – Extreme Poverty. As the world’s first and only non-cryptocurrency blockchain platform—we help lift people out of extreme poverty by connecting them to the global supply chains they participate in and the brands, organizations, and governments that power them.
“Adaptive S&OP – Surviving, Adapting, and Thriving in the VUCA World”
Carol Ptak is currently a partner with the Demand Driven Institute and was most recently at Pacific Lutheran University as Visiting Professor and Distinguished Executive in Residence. Previously, she was vice president and global industry executive for manufacturing and distribution industries at PeopleSoft where she developed the concept of demand driven manufacturing (DDM). She spent four years at IBM Corporation culminating in the position of global SMB segment executive. A leading authority in the use of ERP and Supply Chain tools to drive improved bottom line performance, her expertise is well grounded in four decades of practical experience as a successful practitioner, consultant and educator in manufacturing operations. Her pragmatic approach to complex issues and dynamic presentation style has her in high demand worldwide on the subject of how to leverage these tools and achieve sustainable success. She holds an MBA from Rochester Institute of Technology and completed the EMPO program at Stanford University. She is a frequent educator at the university level and presents at many key technical conferences around the world including South Africa, France, Israel, Australia, Ireland, the Netherlands and fourteen APICS International conferences. She is the author of numerous articles and the books Orlicky’s Material Requirements Planning 3/E with Chad Smith, MRP and Beyond ERP, Tools, Techniques and Applications for Integrating the Supply Chain, Theory H.O.W. with Harold Cavallaro, Necessary but not Sufficient with Dr. Eli Goldratt and Eli Schragenheim. Together with Dean Gilliam she updated Quantum Leap, originally written by John Constanza. She has lent her name to the internationally coveted Ptak Prize for Supply Chain Excellence that is awarded annually by ISCEA (International Supply Chain Education Alliance.) She is certified through APICS at the fellow level (CFPIM) and was certified in Integrated Resource Management (CIRM) with the first group internationally. She was the President and CEO of APICS, The Educational Society for Resource Management for the year 2000. Prior to her election as APICS President, she served on the Society in a variety of positions.
Dick Ling is recognized as the creator of Sales and Operations Planning and well regarded as an educator, speaker and consultant. He co-authored the first book on Sales and Operations Planning. After graduating from the University of Rochester, Dick joined IBM where he gained valuable experience helping manufacturing companies utilize the computer. The most notable of these was Wilmot Castle Co., in the early sixties when Dick helped them implement time phased, level by level requirements planning before it was called MRP. Dick’s interest in manufacturing applications led him to Arista Information Systems in North Carolina where he implemented MRP systems for companies such as Ingersoll Rand and Warner & Swasey in the early seventies. He and his staff developed MRP software with the first Master Scheduling capability in the industry. This software also had the first planning bill capability. Ollie Wight recognized what Dick was accomplishing at Arista and he asked him to conduct “Hands on MRP” class for the Oliver Wight companies in 1974. Dick ran that class with Walt Goddard and in later years with Al Stevens and John Sari. Ollie decided to expand his education offering and asked several people to join him to conduct education classes and consult with clients. Dick became an Education Associate in 1979 and worked with the Oliver Wight organization until 1992. He conducted classes in the US, the UK and Australia, helping to grow the business and groom other instructors. Dick’s specialties were the Master Scheduling class and The Sales and Operation Planning class which he authored.
Christelle is a subject matter expert in the field of sustainability and has supported organisations from various sectors in defining and implementing sustainability and Corporate Social Investment (CSI) strategies. She has extensive experience in the development of sustainable procurement practices, protecting human right within supply chains, supplier development and sustainable agriculture.
While employed at SABMiller (now ABInBev) she was responsible for defining and implementing the sustainable development strategies for all procurement categories and developing the first human rights programme within their African supply base (12 countries). Christelle served on a number of national and international sustainable supply chain initiatives and is one of the founding members of the Sustainability Initiative of South Africa (SIZA). She was also a founding member and partner at a niche Sustainability Consulting Practice, specialising in sustainable agricultural supply chains. Building on her undergraduate Bachelors of Science degree in Food Science, Christelle completed her MBA at the University of Stellenbosch Business School.
She is currently leading the sustainability practices at IQbusiness.
Organisations are increasingly holding supply chain functions, specifically procurement, accountable for improving their sustainability performance. Understandably so, as global supply chains contribute between 50 to 70 per cent of the sustainability footprint of companies. This includes global greenhouse gas emissions, water withdrawals, waste, deforestation, and human rights abuses. To address these sustainability risks organisations need to fundamentally change the way in which they source and buy; engage supply chain partners; and measure performance. This sustainable supply chain revolution requires innovation, technology enablement and new skills to build resilience and ensure organizational longevity.
There are four critical success factors to achieving sustainable supply chains:
Understand: It is critical that organisations improve supply chain transparency as well as their understanding of sustainability risks. This ensures that risks can be addressed proactively and to focus sustainability initiatives and resources for the best return on investment (ROI). It also helps organisations to identify opportunities to reduce costs, build resilience and establish a reliable network of suppliers.
Respond: Organisations should respond to supply chain sustainability risks and opportunities through responsible sourcing practices as well as supplier and procurement performance management. This requires that procurement professionals consider social, environmental, and legislative criteria alongside economic criteria when making sourcing and buying decisions.
Develop: Supplier development is a great long-term value driver for an organisation as it supports the development of new (local) product supply chains, thereby reducing costs and improving the service and quality of sourced goods and services.
Measurement: One of the biggest challenges for organisations is to measure the impact and monetize embedded sustainability strategies. This makes it very difficult to justify investment; prioritise sustainability initiatives; and focus resources. As such, organisations need to translate sustainability strategies into Social Return on Investment (SROI) metrics and define the monetary value of sustainability strategies.
“Supply Chain Risk & Resiliency: The “W-like” Recovery & the “3-R’s”, Respond, Recover & Renew”
Gregory L Schlegel, CPIM, CSP, Greg is the Founder of The Supply Chain Risk Management Consortium- (30) companies and 1,500 supply chain risk pros who bring skills, solutions and methodologies that help to Identify, Assess, Mitigate and Manage Supply Chain Risk. He has been a Supply Chain Executive for several Fortune 100’s. He’s been a Supply Chain Executive Consultant for IBM, is Executive-in-Residence at Lehigh University teaching Supply Chain Risk Management, Adjunct Professor teaching Enterprise Risk Management for Villanova University’s EMBA program and VP/Principal at SherTrack LLC. Greg has presented papers on and has managed consulting engagements in supply chain and risk management. Greg was APICS’ 1997 International Society President. He is well published, a frequent speaker at conferences, seminars, webinars and dinner meetings. Greg and Dr. Robert J. Trent, of Lehigh University, have co-authored a new book, “Supply Chain Risk Management: An Emerging Discipline.”
Back in mid-March 2020. the SCRM Consortium made a statement to our clients – “We will be looking at a global “W-like” Recovery, which will include 3-R’s, Respond, Recovery & Renew.” Why were we confident about a “W-like” recovery? In April, the CDC, Johns Hopkins and the National Institute of Infectious Diseases were projecting a COVID-19 timeline through June 2021, which included a “Second Wave” in Nov-Dec 2020. With this data, information coming from the US Conference Board, members of the global Consortium and information about lockdowns and government restrictions, we made the call.
Get a visual sense of the “W-like” Recovery
Understand the attributes and impacts of three Phases—-Respond, Recover & Renew
Learn about the action items needed to survive and thrive in the Post-COVID-19 era.
“Women Inspiring Women to Lead in Transport Activities”
Nicci Scott is considered a pioneer and trailblazer, defining new frontiers in the field of Transport and Logistics. As an experienced serial entrepreneur, she boasts six business awards, a MBA and she is a mentor for the Cheri Blair foundation. Nicci is a passionate advocate for Women in Transport and Logistics and seeks to inspire women to engage and work together to drive transformation and inclusion. She is currently the CEO of the Commercial Transport Academy which specializes in the development of women to become professional female commercial drivers and assist entrepreneurs scale their businesses by establishing solid foundations supported by best industry practices. She is also the founder of Zolabix (Pty) Ltd, a business that focuses on compliance and road safety through self-regulation. She has a demonstrated history of working in the Transport and Logistics industry displaying top skills in Leadership, Negotiation, Operations Management, Freight and Road Transportation. As a strong business development professional, she successfully negotiated the sale of two highly successful businesses, of which one was to a JSE listed organisation.
Sneha Kumari’s journey in the supply chain started early and she has spent 9+ years in procurement, demand planning, and managed all things inventory. After she realized how powerful this field can be to save our natural resources she joined Circular Supply Chain Network as Head of Industry Trends. She is passionate about how all the concepts under the supply chain bucket can be instrumental to define a circular strategy.
Eduardo Toledo Jr’s purpose is to make meaningful change in global supply chains by innovating, building, and solving challenges companies face. He is a first-generation college student specialising in supply chain management at Western Washington University. In his current role, he is the lead of research and content at The Circular Supply Chain Network.
The year is 2030 and all supply chains in the world are regenerative and profitable. This is not a farfetched idea! Teams, organizations, and governments around the world are taking steps to have this reality come true. This session explores the building blocks of circular and regenerative supply chain operations, including how all of our roles will change while we support the seven phases of the Transition model.
Inspire to think about ways to steer the current state to a circular model
Develop curiosity to innovate the current linear model
Understanding of the building blocks of the supply chains of the future
Case examples showcasing circular operations around the world
“Project Management for Large Logistics Construction Projects”
Morne Jansen van Rensburg is an experienced General Project Manager with a demonstrated history of working in the logistics and supply chain industry. Skilled in Business Process, Negotiation, Operations Management, Supply Chain Optimization, and Requirements Analysis. Strong operations professional with a Bachelor of Engineering (BEng) focused in Industrial Engineering from University of Pretoria as well as PMP qualification. Started with IHD in 2000 and through acquisitions by Uti 2004 and then DSV in 2016 have been with the same company 21 years. Did multiple roles through the years from Logistics Engineer to General Manager Projects and Engineering. Projects ranged from Automation, DSV Healthcare (old UTI Pharma with SSI), CCMDU (chronic medical dispensary unit), DBE (Department of Basic education, workbooks to all public schools) 58mil books to +/- 24.000 schools and construction projects (UTI Pharma Cape Town, Durban, Meadowview, Longmeadow, DSV Park | Gauteng (400 000sqm), DSV Park | Cape Town (100 000 sqm).
Róan Rossouw is an Industrial Engineer with 18 years of business operations, supply chain management, business development, customer service and retail operations experience. He has experience in a wide range of industries. With a comprehensive technical skillset and leadership skills he successfully delivers business solutions from strategy development to implementation. After 3 years as an analyst and warehouse supervisor in the Automotive industry he turned to Project Management where he managed a number of maintenance, manufacturing and infrastructure projects in the nuclear energy environment. This was followed by 3 years as project manager at Garmin where he formalised the project management processes and successfully delivered various software development, content management and retail product releases. Róan was instrumental in the restructuring and integration of Garmin SA following its acquisition by Garmin International. As Head of Operations he implemented a world class fulfilment and customer service operations for Garmin Southern Africa.
Large logistics construction projects are always challenging, but with the additional challenges posed by COVID19 on the construction of the 400 000 sqm DSV Park | Gauteng, the DSV Project Management team had find innovative ways of adapting. DSV Park | Gauteng consolidates 6 businesses with a staff compliment of 2000 people into a single regional hub. As part of the project various environmental and business sustainability initiatives were implemented. The session will also include more information on the distribution sorter built as part of the project and a digital twin built using simulation modelling.
Insights into the project management approach for large construction projects in the logistics space, particularly how an adaptive approach helped overcome the challenges posed to the construction project by COVID19.
How sustainability contributed to the success of the project, both in terms of environmental sustainability and business sustainability initiatives.
How innovation contributed to project success, with examples including a distribution sorter and a digital twin using simulation modelling.
“Digital Twins and Simulation Modelling for Large Warehousing Operations”
Llewellyn Steyn is a Supply Chain Analyst at DSV Global Transport and Logistics. He is part of the Supply Chain Innovation team in South Africa. Llewellyn specialises in Operations Research, Solutions Algorithms and Simulation Modelling and has a Bachelor’s and an honours Degree in Industrial and Systems Engineering, both from the University of Pretoria. At DSV Llewellyn’s role is to contribute to the service offering provided by Supply Chain Innovation to clients both inside and outside DSV. These services include Inventory Optimisation, Network Design and Optimisation and Inventory and Supply Chain Scans. Through the course of 2020 Llewellyn began expanding DSV’s capability with regards to simulation modelling, with the aim of using simulation to develop and maintain Digital Twins of DSV warehouses in South Africa, to reduce strategic and operational risks and improve operational excellence.
Simulation Modelling is a well understood analytical tool for decision support problems with a high degree of complexity. While simulations have often been used to solve ad-hoc strategic problems they are less frequently used to solve operational problems that occur daily or weekly. To this end Digital Twins are the next step in the evolution of simulation models. Digital Twins are simulations where near live operational data is fed into a simulation which in turn influences operational decisions. This session will share some of our experiences on developing and maintaining a Digital Twin for a large Distribution Warehouse.
How simulation modelling has evolved to allow for fast accurate decisions with real world impact.
The opportunities and challenges that developing a Digital Twin presents and poses.
Insights into the future of simulation modelling and Digital Twins in logistics.
“Leading in the Experience Age: An Executive’s Guide to the New Workforce Paradigm”
Ed is the Talent Transformation Expert for businesses looking to achieve 8 figure growth. He delivers captivating, high-energy keynote presentations that challenge the traditional model of HR and prepare decision makers for motivating their people with a win-win strategy. In his career, Ed has helped over 250 clients, including Fortune 500 companies, achieve talent and culture transformations. As a result, audiences value Ed’s deep understanding of the employee/employer dynamic and his ability create a connection with them right away. On stage, he provides practical approaches, tools and relevant stories to inspire action. “Ed is a very motivational speaker and clearly knows how to influence people.” – S. B. McCord-Farr, VP of HR at AAA Reading-Berks. A speaker, trainer and coach certified by The John Maxwell Team, Ed’s topics bring a refreshing perspective on how to leverage what is commonly viewed as “people problems” and turn negative growth into business success. Ed is a member of the National Speakers Association, the Forbes Coaches Council and a regular contributor to Forbes.com. He is the author of “Strategic HR: Driving Bottom Line Results Through Your People”. When he’s not on stage or helping clients, Ed teaches at Millersville University. His first love is family, with golf vying for a tight second. If you do catch him at home, he’s likely cheering for the Notre Dame or Baltimore Ravens football teams.
Our workforce has entered the Experience Age. Our employees now expect work to help them grow as people and they are no longer focused on information anymore. The lines between work, play and personal growth are blurred. In the Experience Age, organizations must know how to attract, motivate and retain talent that helps people grow and experience more of who they are. Successful organizations in this age build People Strategies that are compatible with Growth Strategies, making rapid growth smooth and sustainable. Organizations still using “churn and burn” Information Age tactics to hire and motivate employees will experience a talent shortage, and the hallmark “people problems” that prevent them from breaking through their revenue ceiling, causing negative growth. This seminar will help you begin to discover the wealth of talent right before your eyes, when you move your People Strategy into the Experience Age. At the end of the session, you will be able to:
Attract the best and brightest talent
Compensate and reward in a way that fits with who your employees are and what they really want
Create and sustain a culture that encourages people to show up as their best selves
Succession plan to always have an abundance of highly skilled and specialized talent
Become the workplace that no one wants to leave
It’s time to re-think your business processes, in order to support the experience you need to deliver smooth and sustainable success.
Attract the best and brightest talent
Compensate and reward in a way that fits with who your employees are and what they really want
Succession plan to always have an abundance of highly skilled and specialized talent
Deborah Dull is a supply chain enthusiast who draws her supply chain experience development, consumer goods, global retail, mature and frontier markets, and international passion for global supply chains has taken her to over 40 countries. As the founder Network, she connects a wide network of supply chain professionals who learn circular economy.
Is it possible for industry to be “green”? This session explores the concept of green, regenerative industry. Is it possible? It is today! We’ll investigate current operations, potential operations, and a few breakthroughs which fundamentally change industry. Supply chains and operations are central to the shift with the ways to get started.
Difference between linear and circular, extractive and regenerative.
Business case for building regenerative operations
Examples of what’s already happening around the world.
“Innovations for Healthcare Supply Chains for the Future”
Annette Naude has been with DSV as General Manager Pharmaceutical and Healthcare for nearly 3 years. Prior to this she has gained extensive experience dealing with various regulatory bodies and setting up complex Pharma and Cold Chain Supply Chains during her time at Bidvest Panalpina Logistics. Her passion is finding strategic solutions to resolve the modern-day challenges surrounding not only the current COVID-19 pandemic, but also finding balance in strategically managing supply and demand in various African and Global Pharmaceutical markets. She holds a degree in Marketing and Business Science and is also the GDP (Good Distribution Practice) Specialist within DSV Global PQMS for Africa.
We all experienced turmoil when the COVID-19 Pandemic started, we all knew it was sink or swim. As the Pandemic evolved, we had to find very creative ways to ensure we could supply emergency and lifesaving Cold Chain Pharmaceuticals and other Healthcare items. DSV being a leader in the Cold Chain Supply network very quickly developed strategies around the crisis we were facing, not only in South Africa, but also in Africa. We realised that we had to consider multi-model strategies, incorporate strategic partners and execute at a rapid pace.
Lessons learnt in handling and managing critical time challenging Cold Chain Cargo
Preparedness for another wave or even another Pandemic
Insight will be provided, which could support current challenges faced by delegates attending this event.
Denine (Dina Maria) Smit is an admitted advocate of the High Court and attained the degrees B. Iur, LLB, advanced course in labour law (cum laude) LLM, (cum laude), LLD (Labour Law) at the UFS. She was an advocate for the State for 12 years, and was one of the first female advocates practicing criminal law in the Free State. Thereafter she was the legal adviser and IR specialist for SAB and one of the first females occupying an executive position in the Central South African Region for 8 years, where she specialized in Industrial Relations and Human Resources.
She went into private practice as an advocate, specialising in Labour Law until she took up a full time teaching position with the University of the Free State 9 years ago. She is currently an associate professor at the UFS, specializing in labour law.
Cecily is an executive coach, facilitator, leadership practitioner and advisor who spent more than 18 years consulting with local and international management consulting firms. She has advised executives on strategy development and execution, and more recently on leadership, team effectiveness and bringing out the best in themselves and their teams.
Cecily combines experience in consulting with strong interpersonal skills and background in Occ. Therapy to focus on maximising leaders’ potential, providing thinking partnership and working with individuals and teams to evolve their awareness of themselves. She does this through leadership programme development, facilitation and one on one coaching. She also continues to provide strategic advisory services to clients in the public and private sector.
Cecily’s is also passionate about economic development in Africa and has spent significant time working on projects for development and poverty reduction. She is active in promoting women in business and contributes to thought leadership on the topic including being a contributing author in the book titled “Women Leadership in Emerging Markets” edited by Chengadu and Scheepers.
Cecily is also a Trustee on the Board of the Helen Suzman Foundation and a Fellow of the African Leadership Initiative and the Aspen Global Leadership Network.
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