Blockchain, artificial intelligence, automation and 3-D printing are among the technologies that are revolutionising supply chains and supply chain managers aiming for success must expand and improve their traditional skills and knowledge. So says Mungo Park, president of SAPICS, The Professional Body for Supply Chain Management.
Reflecting on the challenges and opportunities that abound for supply chain professionals in today’s increasingly complex, disruptive, digital business arena, SAPICS has announced that the theme of the 2019 SAPICS Conference is “Survive and Thrive”.
“These are turbulent times and the SAPICS Conference aims to equip delegates with everything they need not just to stay afloat but to flourish,” says Park.
Now in its 41st year, the annual SAPICS Conference is Africa’s leading knowledge sharing and networking event for supply chain professionals. It will be taking place in Cape Town from June 9th to 12th, 2019.
Park says that SAPICS has opened the “call for speakers” for the 2019 event, and invites professionals in the supply chain and operations field to share inspiring or educational experiences, enlightening expertise and insights, new technology and concepts, and case studies with the more than 800 delegates expected.
The SAPICS Conference is the ideal platform for supply chain professionals to make a valuable contribution to the annual update of our profession’s body of knowledge,” he states.
“By sharing your supply chain experiences and expertise, fellow professionals from around the globe will be able to benefit from your knowledge. Being a speaker at the annual SAPICS Conference is also a way to give back to the supply chain community and to grow professionally.”
Registration has opened for the 2019 SAPICS Conference and ‘early birds’ who register for the 2019 event before 28 February 2019 can quality for discounted fees.
For further information, speaker submissions or to secure your Early Bird discounted registration for SAPICS 2019, call 011-023 6701 or email info@SAPICS.org.za.