In view of the demand for workshop attendance and the unfortunate rate of no-shows, there is a non-refundable charge of R350.00 (excl VAT) per person per workshop. NB: One workshop can be booked in the morning and One in the afternoon and confirmation is subject to availability.

If you have added the workshop to your agenda on the Whova App this is not a registration and does not confirm your place on the workshop.

Sunday 9 June 2024 | 10:00 – 13:00

Workshop 1

Eric Stellwagen CEO, Business Forecast Systems Inc, USA

Planning to the wrong number is a recipe for failure—particularly for make-to-stock companies. Improving the accuracy of your forecasts is often the easiest way to improve your supply chain’s overall efficiency and increase your bottom line.

This workshop is designed for anyone whose job responsibilities include preparing or analyzing forecasts. It surveys commonly implemented business forecasting methods, explains how they work conceptually, reveals their strengths and limitations, and offers best practices for applying them in a business environment. Numerous real-life examples from a range of industries will be presented to illustrate how the techniques are applied to corporate data.

Workshop 2

Alan van Vuuren – DDPP, DDLP, CEO UK&IMEA – b2wise, South Africa

In this game, we show how to accelerate material flow using DDMRP Buffers and relevant information.

The objectives are as follows:

  • Learn some of the fundamental supply chain principles of DDMRP while having fun.
  • Experience the changes DDMRP will bring to your management of information and material flows in a production and distribution environment.
  • Understand the new organization proposed by DDMRP for planning and prioritizing production and distribution orders.
  • Discover how the DDMRP method can stabilize production/distribution and reduce team stress.
Workshop 2

Tracy CheethamCPIM, CSCP , SCOR-P , PLS, CDDP, Director, Americas Education, Inchainge, The Netherlands

Participants will be grouped in teams of three or four people to assume the functional roles of Sales & Marketing, Supply Chain & Operations, Purchasing and Sustainability executives. They will be confronted with various real-life, real-time dilemmas and be compelled to make decisions that are critical to maintain a fair balance between profitability and sustainability. To add the flair of a real-world experience, The Triple Connection comes with the added element of a limited budget. This is a practical but fun and highly interactive exercise on transforming a supply chain into a sustainable and successful business taking into consideration the triple bottom line.

Workshop 3

Luca Gelsomino – Academic Director, Supply Chain Finance Community, The Netherlands

Join this workshop to delve into the relevance of Supply Chain Finance for today’s supply chain manager. Participants will work on real-world case studies, applying SCF principles to day-to-day operations. This hands-on approach ensures a deeper understanding and application of SCF principles in enhancing cash flow optimisation, supply chain resilience and sustainable performance.

Workshop 3

In public health emergencies, there are unique challenges in the flow of health commodities such as weakened infrastructure, lack of data, and limited skilled workforce. Recent events such as the COVID-19 pandemic have highlighted the importance of strengthening supply chain resiliency, and eventually supply chain sustainability and self-reliance in order to respond to these challenges. This panel will discuss the key ingredients to success in preparing for and responding to health emergencies, with a particular focus on innovative practices at the last mile of the supply chain. Join some of the supply chain team from Chemonics and others as they share the background to some of these unique challenges.

Sunday 9 June 2024 | 15:00 – 18:00

Workshop 1
Michael Ford – CPIM-F, CSCP, CLTD, CTSC, ACPF, Principal, TQM Works Consulting, USA

This 3-hour “playshop” utilizes hands-on exercises to engage participants in role-play simulations that are guaranteed to provide valuable lessons learned. The audience will observe, appreciate, and understand lean benefits. Most importantly, they will REMEMBER these years later, a key to providing attendees with more than theory: they will be able to APPLY the concepts at work.

The following exercises will utilize simple props such as cards, dice, bingo chips, Legos, rope, and blindfolds (YIKES!). The facilitator promises two things: (1) participants will be engaged, and (2) they will have FUN! These two items are the essential elements required for learning to take place.

Workshop 2
Deborah Dull – Founder | VP, Global Supply Chain Sustainability, Circular Supply Chain Network | Genpact, USA
Gerald Jackson – Doctoral Fellow (Digital Supply Chain Transformation), Hult International Business School, USA

Douglas J. Kent – Executive Vice President of Corporate and Strategic Alliances, Association for Supply Chain Management, USA

In this session, participants will experience circular supply chains hands-on, diving into the concepts, exploring case studies, and taking the steps through a transition model to use circularity as an innovation tool for their own supply chains. Join this session and take tangible actions back to your teams!

Workshop 3
Tamara Hafner – Senior Principal Technical Advisor, USAID, USA
Andrew Brown – Senior Principal Technical Advisor, Governance and Capacity Development within MTaPS, MTAPS, Australia

Sustainably ensuring equitable access to and appropriate use of safe and quality-assured medicines demands a comprehensive view that situates health supply chains within strong pharmaceutical systems, as a part of the broader health system. USAID MTaPS and its predecessor programs have developed a pharmaceutical system strengthening (PSS) approach that recognizes health supply chains as one of several elements that work in concert to get safe, quality-assured medicines to the population and ensure that they are used appropriately. Participants will learn about the PSS approach and available tools and resources that they can adapt in their health system context.

Workshop 3
Jorge A. MoralesGlobal COO, ISCEA, Mexico

This workshop is designed to provide learners with a comprehensive understanding of the role of AI and Gen AI in transforming supply chain management. The course will cover machine learning, deep learning, natural language processing, and computer vision and how these technologies improve supply chain management processes like demand forecasting, supply planning, inventory management, sourcing optimization, and logistics management. Attendees will cover the first part of ISCEA’s “AI and Gen AI for Supply Chain Management” Course and can complete the full course online with a 50% discount.

Workshop 3
Mbuso Nkosi – Managing Director, Kaizen Institute, South Africa

Join for an immersive three-hour workshop designed to ignite your passion for organizational transformation and guide you on how to make sure it’s not just another flash-in-the-pan initiative! Through dynamic presentations, engaging discussions, and interactive activities, you’ll explore KAIZEN or Continuous Improvement culture transformation, the journey model, catch-ball process, and the invaluable role of waste elimination within people-centric business systems. Whether you’re a seasoned professional or just starting your journey, this workshop promises to inspire and equip you with actionable insights to drive positive change in your organization.

Sunday 9 June 2024 | 16:00 – 18:00

Workshop 3

Martin Bailey – Executive, Industrial Logistic Systems, South Africa

As the world of logistics rapidly changes with increased automation and new technologies – the largest exhibition of new solutions in the world – especially in the areas of warehousing & distribution took place place in Stuttgart – Germany in March 2024 – Martin was there and will share with attendees what he saw and learnt and what to expect!