CONFIRMED 2019 SPRING CONFERENCE SPEAKERS

CHOOSE FROM A VARIETY OF TALKS BY LEADERS IN SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT.

Graeme Codrington

Author, futurist, strategy consultant, founding director, TomorrowToday, South Africa

Tomorrow’s World Today

This presentation overviews a number of key disruptive forces that are shaping the world right now, and highlights the new attitudes and actions required from your people. They need to be able to see beyond the next horizon, anticipating where disruptions will come from. They need to embrace experimentation. They must remove and renovate any systems that will block corporate agility. They have to take time to not work IN their businesses, but also ON their businesses, while at the same time ensuring that they continue to “do the next thing to be done”. And most importantly, they must deal with any orthodoxies – habits of thinking and action – that are holding their organisations hostage to the past.

Graeme is an internationally recognized futurist, specializing in the future of work. He helps organizations understand the forces that will shape our lives in the next ten years, and how we can respond in order to confidently stay ahead of change. For the past two decades Graeme has worked with some of the world’s most recognized brands, travelling to over 80 countries in total, and speaking to around 100,000 people every year. He is the author of 5 best-selling books, and on faculty at 5 top global business schools.

STEVEN MELNYK

Professor of Supply Chain Management, Michigan State University, United Sates

Blockchain is vastly over-rated; supply chain cyber security is vastly under-rated.

Supply Chain Cybersecurity – The Next Frontier of Supply Chain Risk

Today, digital assets are critical. Yet, they are targets for hacking. In this presentation, we explore cyber security; we identify the major obstacles to cyber security. We begin by identifying the impact of a failure to ensure cyber security. We then discuss what cyber security is. Cyber security is shown to consist of three major components: what to protect; against what type of attacks; and, where to invest. We use this framework to show that blockchain, while important, is not enough by itself Next, we explore the obstacles. The presentation concludes with a discussion of possible solutions. The presentation demonstrates that in cybersecurity, we see the future of risk.

Professor Melnyk (Ph.D., Western –1981) is an absolute font of supply chain and business management knowledge.  He has co-authored 21 books, over 100 refereed journal articles and numerous practitioner articles.

His research focus includes supply chain risk and resilience, strategic supply chain management, supply chain cyber security, and certified management standards. From 2014 to 2016, he was a member of the APICS Board of Directors and previously had a joint appointment from the University of Newcastle (Australia) where he was the Newcastle Global Innovation Chair in Supply Chain Management. In 2017, the Academy of Management (Operations and Supply Chain Division) recognised him as a Distinguished Scholar in the field.  Professor Melnyk is one of the most popular speakers to have addressed SAPICS audiences over the last 15 years and SAPICS is delighted that he is returning to South Africa for the 2019 Young Professional & Student Conference.

ANDREW DOS SANTOS, CPIM, SCOR-P, CDDP

Director, Applisential

The Convergence of Supply Chain Best Practices; A Case for SCOR™ and DDMRP.

The Supply Chain Operations Reference (SCOR™) model has been used by hundreds of organisations worldwide in pursuit of Supply Chain Excellence. SCOR™ is used to define supply chain strategies and processes for each of the organisation’s supply chains. Furthermore, it assists in selecting the appropriate practices and metrics to efficiently facilitate the operation of selected processes. Demand Driven Materials Resource Planning (DDMRP) is an emerging practice and provides sensing mechanisms which enable an efficient and reactive supply chain. Combined with the Demand Driven Adaptive System (DDAS), which connects business strategy to actual performance, DDMRP provides key inputs to the metrics specified in the SCOR™ model. SCOR™ and DDAS have a natural synergy; both bridge the gap between operational and strategic levels within an organisation. Join Andrew to discuss this overlap and investigate how the models can be used in concert to achieve supply chain excellence.

Andrew is a Director of AppliSential which renders primarily supply chain management advisory services for the design and implementation of supply chain best practices and technology as well as being the developers of the first DDI compliant software solution in Africa.

Having completed several supply chain qualifications, Andrew understands and advocates the tenet of ‘the right tool for the right job’. To ensure that he can identify the right tool, he has immersed himself in various fields including statistics, software development, Demand Driven Material Requirement Planning and the Supply Chain Operations Reference model, among others. Using this multifaceted approach, he has been successful in assisting organisations in identifying and implementing the tools that will allow them to drastically improve their supply chains’, and businesses’ competitiveness.

Antoinette Tebbutt, CPIM

Development Manager, Bizzco, South Africa

Survivor South Africa, STEERS™ and the Supply Chain.

Antoinette is known to the public as “Toni from Survivor”. She was the outspoken castaway on Season 6 Survivor South Africa which was aired on MNET in 2018. Antoinette was chosen as one of 18 castaways out of over 30,000 entrants! She came 7th in the end having lasted 30 of the 39 days on the island.

Antoinette has worked in logistics for over 15 years and is constantly enthralled by how the Supply Chain makes the world go around. As a contestant on Survivor South Africa filmed in the Philippines recently Antoinette was enthralled by the logistics of it all. From moving contestants and crew around, to transporting and building challenges on different islands, to building a set on the sea for the tribal councils. Then sending all that back to South Africa to recreate the set for the live finale show – it is incredible. One memorable moment saw the show bringing Steers to the contestants in the Philippines as a reward merge meal. The Steers team brought all their own equipment (including an ice cream machine), food and even their chef to set up a Steers station in a cove on a stunning uninhabited island for the candidates to enjoy! This really made Antoinette realise how vital the Supply Chain is, but also got her thinking how many people (youngsters especially) are not aware of the possibilities of careers in the Supply Chain. Antoinette will share with the audience the magic and versatility of effective supply chain management in the making of this popular reality show.

Antoinette Tebbutt is currently working as a content developer for Bizzco. Antoinette writes learning material and develops online learning material as well as including doing animations for all lessons. Antoinette is a trainer, mainly on soft skills such as team leadership, motivation, time management, conflict resolution and business communications etc. She is also a certified TEFL teacher. She loves public speaking and motivating people. Antoinette has worked for DHL, Value Logistics, Triton and other organisations in operations and customer management.

Jürgen Tietz

Director, Disruptive Safety (Pty) Ltd + Anda Manufacturing CC T/A eKhuluma, South Africa

Moving from Compliance to Ownership.

We are all looking at the same mountain… but we are seeing something different. We have to do things BETTER, FASTER, CHEAPER and SAFER in order to SURVIVE and THRIVE. Many of us still do the same thing over and over again, yet we expect different results.

It is about systems, equipment and people, but it is people who pick, pack, place, pull and push products, papers and buttons and drive millions of miles. We have to become proactive and move all our people from compliance (Don’t break the egg) to ownership (Make and own your choices / condom). We have to create a climate of engagement and open disclosure of how work actually gets done at the sharp end, so that we SURVIVE and THRIVE.

Jürgen is a professional speaker who has presented and facilitated over 550 presentations and workshops in Southern Africa, using fluency in English, Afrikaans, German and isiZulu, as well as People & Safety Philosophies and unique techniques, to raise safety awareness and shift safety paradigms at all levels of organizations. Prior to this, he worked for an explosives company for 23 years, where he developed and implemented innovative processes and systems for Quality and SHE, some of which were world firsts, and gained a reputation for being an authority on communication and people relationships. His passion for helping people realise their potential and the key role they play in occupational health and safety have led him to write two books (one co-authored) and more than 150 articles.

David Hallett

Principal Consultant, Path to Peak Consulting, South Africa

Making waves in turbulent times.

Having spent most of his career in large multinational corporates, broken up with forays into his own business ventures, David wants to encourage and mentor young entrepreneurs who are thinking of starting or have begun SMEs. He recently started his own consulting company and also set up a BEE level 2, co-packing operation, employing 20 people and delivering excellent customer service to our clients. They have applied the best of corporate world class practices but done it in a simple and practical way.

David believes small enterprises can really have an impact on our economy, create jobs, create value and be innovative in ways that large corporates struggle to do in turbulent times. But SME’s need support, mentoring and motivation to push through tough times and make their mark. David has been encouraged by others and wants to pass it on!

Dave Hallett has a love of people and the purpose they have been given in life. He is driven to deliver and help others achieve their full potential. He completed his BSc Engineering (Hon) degree and joined Unilever, growing his career in business and supply chain career with them both nationally and internationally over a period of almost 14 years. In this time, he worked in the Global Supply Chain function, based out of the UK and travelled extensively. He led a major SAP transformation project for the South African business and assumed executive engineering and operational roles. Highlights of this period of his career were receiving the Chairman’s Award and Global Award for Technology Development.

Azuka Okeke

Regional Director, Africa Resource Center, Nigeria

Building a community of educated and efficient supply chain professionals in Nigeria.

Join Azuka Okeke, Regional Director of the Africa Resource Centre as she shares with you the massive strides being made in Nigeria to professionalise supply chain management. With particular focus on the work being done to align public health and private sector collaboration, Azuka will share with the audience how a country made up of 36 different states, each with its own governance, cultural differences, infrastructure challenges and supply chain complexities is working with the National Department of Health, with the support at the highest level, to prioritise the elevation of supply chain management as a profession. Education is key. Collaboration is essential. Nigeria is working on getting it right to ensure that the right products are delivered to the right people at the right time and in the right condition. In the public health space this means saving lives.

Azuka oversees supply chain transformation projects in several African countries with a key focus on Nigeria. She is an expert in engaging governments and is currently serving as a thought partner and advisor to national ministries of health in Africa. She is also a leader in facilitating private sector collaborations with public sector. Currently, she has pioneered the setting up of a supply chain membership platform for the private sector in Nigeria that has strengthened private sector spending for public health. She has over 15 years’ experience working on several international and local development projects and has successfully supported the institutionalization of sustainable solutions in public health delivery in Nigeria. She received training from institutes namely Harvard University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cornell University and University of Liverpool School of Public Health. She is currently taking a Financing course at the Edinburgh Business School, UK.

MJ Schoemaker CSCP CPF

Director/Owner, ProscE2E Pty Ltd, South Africa

Modernising Demand Planning with Predictive Analytics.

Is your demand forecast reliable enough and fit for the future? The planning world has changed and continues to evolve at an exponential rate where linear planning is no longer good enough.
Please join MJ and Jeremy to see the latest predictive methods and tools in action, dealing with multiple inputs and cumulative amounts of data in providing reliable demand forecasts.

MJ has extensive End 2 End Supply Chain and Business excellence knowledge through 30 years of international corporate exposure. She has held international Global Executive positions across the pillars of PLAN, SOURCE, MAKE, DELIVER, RETURN. She has stepped out of the corporate world and created her own business called ProSCE2E Pty Ltd where she is focussing on supporting businesses and their people to achieve excellence through maturity assessments, consulting and coaching. Her passion is to drive business excellence through creating synergies between departments and people that contribute to business growth. She has been a speaker and panelist at international and local conferences on End 2 End Supply Chain, career guidance and Business Excellence.

Jeremy Basckin

MD and S&OP Lead, Owner and MD, Neways Ltd.

United Kingdom

Modernising Demand Planning with Predictive Analytics.

Is your demand forecast reliable enough and fit for the future? The planning world has changed and continues to evolve at an exponential rate where linear planning is no longer good enough.
Please join MJ and Jeremy to see the latest predictive methods and tools in action, dealing with multiple inputs and cumulative amounts of data in providing reliable demand forecasts.

Jeremy is a results-focused Business Operations & Transformation Leader who drives transformational change to simplify and unlock commercial value in complex environments. With a track record of scoping, planning and delivering operational transformation programmes involving multiple projects, teams and new ways of working (up to 140 countries). Quickly going into companies, analysing business requirements and leading end-to-end strategy, technical and operational implementation. Strong analytical, problem-solving and leadership skills on complex growth, acquisition, business integration, restructuring, divestment, cultural change and cost reduction initiatives. Jeremy is currently leading a portfolio of consultancy projects for multi-sector clients. Delivering end-to-end strategy, change management, capability building and digital solutions. Jeremy was the recipient of the SAPICS 2018 Best Speaker award.

Doug Hunter

SYSPRO, South Africa

Delivering the Perfect Cocktail: Mix fast-paced retail logistics, complex commercial processes, and first time ERP. The Mixologists – Norman Goodfellows, SYSPRO and passionate people.

Norman Goodfellows has been supplying beverages to South Africa for 40 years – from Coca-Cola to Vintage Champagnes and Malt Whisky. Delivery to hundreds of locations is key, and late delivery is never an option. As this fast-paced supply-chain business grew beyond existing systems, Goodfellows entered the integrated ERP world with SYSPRO ERP. Coincidentally SYSPRO have supplied Business IT to manufacturers and distributors for 40 years. So how did this marriage go?
Our case study shows how implementing business software is a team sport with customers and vendors working together to enable current and new business processes. We present the steps in the journey, lesson learned and solid advice to make a success from a shaky start to serving real business value in a passionately customer-service focused company, and fiercely competitive market.

Doug currently heads up Professional Services for SYSPRO Africa. He has been a Scotsman in Africa for 30 years. He spent 14 of them at SAP through their initial to recent SCM solution growth. His last role there was Head of Africa Pre-Sales. He has worked in SADC, East, West and Francophone Africa. At heart he’s a manufacturing/logistics business professional – rather than an IT techie. His passion is to help companies discover and implement innovation using people, processes and appropriate business IT.

Jason McEvoy

Commercial Director, Norman Goodfellows, South Africa

Delivering the Perfect Cocktail: Mix fast-paced retail logistics, complex commercial processes, and first time ERP. The Mixologists – Norman Goodfellows, SYSPRO and passionate people.

Norman Goodfellows has been supplying beverages to South Africa for 40 years – from Coca-Cola to Vintage Champagnes and Malt Whisky. Delivery to hundreds of locations is key, and late delivery is never an option. As this fast-paced supply-chain business grew beyond existing systems, Goodfellows entered the integrated ERP world with SYSPRO ERP. Coincidentally SYSPRO have supplied Business IT to manufacturers and distributors for 40 years. So how did this marriage go?
Our case study shows how implementing business software is a team sport with customers and vendors working together to enable current and new business processes. We present the steps in the journey, lesson learned and solid advice to make a success from a shaky start to serving real business value in a passionately customer-service focused company, and fiercely competitive market.

Jason McEvoy is the owner and Commercial Director of Norman Goodfellows. AS the owner of the business,hHe is responsible for Finance; IT, Marketing; HR; over 11 years’ as an owner at Norman Goodfellows; whisky lover for more than 15 years; Chartered Accountant and member of SAICA; Jason was the project owner for the Syspro implementation that went live 1 March 2016; our implementation included POS and WMS and now includes B2B sales order integration and a fully integrated retail website.

Ruben Lawrenz, CPIM CSCP CDDP

SAPICS Exco Member, SAPICS Executive Committee, Supply Chain Planning Lead, Protea Chemicals, South Africa

Ok, who stole my stock!?

This presentation will trace the Protea Chemicals journey through four failed planning system implementations before DDMRP was selected as the Planning Tool. The company has embarked on some ground-breaking projects in the light of the financial situation we found ourselves in and we will review some key turning points that helped us achieve a 30% reduction in inventory levels with less than 2% stockouts, with a team half the size it was only 18 months ago. We will share some implementation lessons, including pitfalls, and future plans with the audience.

Ruben has over 30 years’ experience in a wide variety of industry verticals, including industrial and consumer packaging, automotive, food and chemicals, where he worked for several multi-national companies in a number of key roles. Having worked as both practitioner and consultant, Ruben can provide an objective perspective of Supply Chain Management. During his career, Ruben gained extensive experience with MRP and Advanced Planning Systems implementations – with first-hand experience of what works and what doesn’t! Ruben is currently involved in a DDMRP project which has already delivered in excess of 30% reduction in inventory, while improving service levels. He is an APICS certified instructor for CPIM and CSCP, has the CDDP certification and is a DDBRIX instructor.

Candice Liebenberg

Volunteer Executive Committee Member, SAPICS, South Africa

What is professionalisation of Supply Chain Management and why do we need it?

The Supply chain profession is by far one of the largest, it spans across all industries, private and public sector, and it’s global. The Supply chain management profession currently holds no recognition and is unregulated and unrecognised not just in South Africa but globally. As a Supply Chain professional that has been working, practicing and contributing to not only your organisation but in the bigger picture to the economy shouldn’t you be recognised for your professional knowledge, skill, experience and ethical conduct? Through the process of professionalising supply Chain management SAPICS aims is to increase the level of skills and competence in supply chain management but importantly set out a prescribed set of values and ethics. Designation of individuals within the Supply Chain profession will not only legitimise their role but will, raise their career profile and assist in improving the image of the profession. It will assist in succession planning and talent management to ensure the sustainability of the procession and the competitiveness and growth of African businesses.

Candice Liebenberg is passionate about supply chain management and from a foundation of working with customers to deliver robust supply chain solutions has utilised this experience towards empowering customer facing teams with the right knowledge and skills to be as effective in their customer dealings as possible. Candice Liebenberg will be talking about professionalizing SCM in her capacity as a volunteer SAPIC

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