Now in its 41st successful year, the SAPICS Conference takes place in Cape Town from 9 to 12 June 2019. Mungo Park, SAPICS president, says that the support from leading South African and multinational organisations reflects the significance of this event. “Skills development and the professionalisation of supply chain management has never been more critical than it is today, in our increasingly global, challenging, complex and dynamic business environment. Virtually everything that we use or touch every day has reached us through supply chains, which have the power not just to ensure the smooth flow of goods and services from the point of origin to the point of consumption; but hold the power to save lives, to save the planet and ensure brighter futures for individuals, organisations and communities,” Park stresses.

Barloworld Logistics is a Gold sponsor of the 2019 SAPICS Conference. Established in 2001, the organisation has grown into a significant supply chain solutions business in southern Africa, with complementary operations in the Middle East. Combining a smart approach with innovative thinking and supply chain foresight, Barloworld Logistics designs, implements, manages and operates smart supply chain solutions that grow its clients’ bottom lines.

SAPICS 2019 Gold sponsor SYSPRO has been simplifying business complexity for manufacturers and distributors worldwide for almost 40 years. SYSPRO’s powerful Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system provides an end-to-end business solution for optimised cost control, streamlined business processes, improved productivity, and real-time data analysis for comprehensive reporting and decision-making. More than 15 000 licensed companies use SYSPRO globally.

CHEP, Eazi Access, Fortna, Goscor, Imperial Logistics and Redefine Properties are Silver sponsors of the 2019 SAPICS Conference. JDA and Jungheinrich are Support sponsors.

“We are delighted and honoured to have sponsors of the calibre of these leading organisations for this year’s event,” Park enthuses.

He reveals that Silver sponsor CHEP will ensure that the 2019 SAPICS Conference reflects the growing global drive for greener supply chains. “CHEP will make the event carbon neutral,” he explains. “This will be achieved by calculating the carbon footprint of the event, based on the number of delegates and their travel itineraries. CHEP will then purchase carbon credits to offset this.”

For further information or to register for SAPICS 2019, call 011 023 6701 or email Up-to the-minute information is also posted on the SAPICS Conference website: