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

MASTERCLASS: EXPORTING INTO AFRICA
3 - 4 August 2022
Premier Hotel OR Tambo, Johannesburg

This two-day workshop will cover the real-world application of how to effectively handle the technical aspects relating to exporting into Africa.  It is highly practical and will also highlight potential problems that could arise from incorrectly applying these technical processes and how to evade the pitfalls relating to the unique nature of Exporting into Africa.

This workshop is aimed at providing delegates with an understanding of current best inter-processes, South African government statutory requirements, the benefits offered by trade agreements and how to implement up-to-date export administration processes within every organisation. 

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EFFECTIVE INVENTORY MANAGEMENT
17 - 18 August 2022
Premier Hotel OR Tambo, Johannesburg

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

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

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BEST PRACTICES: DEMAND PLANNING & INVENTORY OPTIMISATION
23 - 24 August 2022
Premier Hotel OR Tambo, Johannesburg

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.

A fundamental understanding of the forecasting process and requirements for an accurate forecast are a necessity for any supply chain professional involved in the demand planning process.

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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MASTERCLASS: IMPROVING WAREHOUSE PERFORMANCE
23 - 24 August 2022
Premier Hotel OR Tambo, Johannesburg

This interactive two-day workshop is designed to provide delegates with the skills and knowledge required to effectively measure and improve operational performance within a modern warehouse or distribution centre.

The practical nature of this workshop ensures that delegates will leave with techniques and methodologies that can immediately be implemented in their operations. In addition, our experienced facilitators will also address some of the more common issues challenging modern organisations and will offer strategic and practical approaches for consideration in transforming your distribution centre into a value-adding link in your supply chain.

Attendees will be encouraged to participate, debate, and discuss the topics presented and their own operational challenges.

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