About Vicenda

In an environment as dynamic and complex as supply chain management, it is imperative for supply chain professionals to keep in touch with industry trends, best practices and technological advancements in order to maintain an optimal and competitive supply chain.

Vicenda is an innovative services company delivering business information services to the logistics and supply chain industry. Our focus is to provide executives with tailored business platforms that allow them to keep informed and up-to-date with the latest industry trends. Our workshops, conferences and roundtables bring together industry experts and seasoned practitioners to share their knowledge, experience and insight in interactive learning environments.

Although content is always based on sound academic principles, we have a strong focus on sharing fresh perspectives and practical solutions to the business challenges that supply chain executives encounter daily.

Supply Chain Update is our online industry publication. Now in its fifth year, it continues to provide a valuable platform for industry news, articles, perspectives, multimedia, events and supply chain jobs. Visit the site here.

UPCOMING EVENTS

EFFECTIVE INVENTORY MANAGEMENT
17 - 18 September 2019
Premier Hotel, OR Tambo, Jhb

This two-day workshop will provide delegates with a comprehensive understanding of current best practices in inventory management and importantly, how to apply them effectively in their current environment. Specifically, the workshop will cover:

   -  The role & functions of inventory within the supply chain
   -  Best practices for the management of inventory
   -  Performance measurement & improvement
   -  Solutions to inventory management challenges
   -  Understanding the real cost of inventory
   -  Supply chain principles & management issues
   -  Implementation action plans


The content of this workshop is practical and delegates will leave with tools, ideas and proven methodologies that can immediately be implemented in their supply chain.

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EFFECTIVE DISTRIBUTION MANAGEMENT
8 - 9 October 2019
Protea Hotel OR Tambo, Jhb

For any company that offers goods or services, it is vital to conduct efficient and cost-effective distribution in order to reduce operating costs, maintain customer service levels and sustain growth in today’s highly competitive marketplace.

This workshop will provide delegates with an understanding of the components required to create and maintain an effective distribution network and will also take into account some of the changing dynamics of our South African landscape. The content is a combination of proven methodologies and valuable perspectives. On completion of this workshop, delegates will be able to better understand:


  • how to improve and maintain a high level of customer service
  • the costs associated with servicing customers
  • proven techniques to improve distribution strategy and execution
  • how to reduce distribution costs through improved efficiencies
  • how to apply processes and technology to optimise the efficiency of your operation
  • effective tools for problem solving distribution issues
  • how to measure performance effectively and create an environment of continuous improvement

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BEST PRACTICES: DEMAND PLANNING & INVENTORY OPTIMISATION
15 - 16 October 2019
Premier Hotel, OR Tambo, Jhb

The volatility of sales in today’s highly competitive marketplace lends itself to less reliable sales forecasts and the consequent necessity of higher inventory levels to maintain reasonable customer service levels. Accurate demand forecasts are a necessity in order to maintain service levels and optimize inventory levels in a lean operating supply chain.

The content of this workshop is practical and delegates will leave with proven methodologies that can immediately be implemented in their supply chain. Attendees will be encouraged to participate, debate, and discuss the topics that are presented. The presenter will also address the fundamental issues challenging modern organisations and will offer strategic and practical approaches for consideration to consistently improve forecast accuracy and optimise inventory performance in your organisation.

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BEST PRACTICES: DEMAND PLANNING & INVENTORY OPTIMISATION
15 - 16 October 2019
Premier Hotel, OR Tambo, Jhb

The volatility of sales in today’s highly competitive marketplace lends itself to less reliable sales forecasts and the consequent necessity of higher inventory levels to maintain reasonable customer service levels. Accurate demand forecasts are a necessity in order to maintain service levels and optimize inventory levels in a lean operating supply chain.

The content of this workshop is practical and delegates will leave with proven methodologies that can immediately be implemented in their supply chain. Attendees will be encouraged to participate, debate, and discuss the topics that are presented. The presenter will also address the fundamental issues challenging modern organisations and will offer strategic and practical approaches for consideration to consistently improve forecast accuracy and optimise inventory performance in your organisation.

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