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

ESSENTIALS OF EXPORT MANAGEMENT
5 - 6 October 2016
Premier Hotel OR Tambo, Johannesburg

This two-day workshop is aimed at providing delegates with an understanding of best inter-processes, South African government statutory requirements and how to implement important export administration processes within every organisation.

The content covers the real-world application of how to effectively handle the technical aspects relating to exports.  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 Exports. Practical exercises are included in this workshop which will provide delegates with the necessary information and practical skills which can be easily implemented in the work-place.

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EFFECTIVE WAREHOUSE MANAGEMENT
11 - 12 October 2016
Premier Hotel OR Tambo, Johannesburg

Facilitated by Clayton Thomas, one of the leading warehouse experts in SA, this interactive two-day workshop is designed to provide delegates with the skills and knowledge required to effectively manage operations 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 facilitator 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 that are presented. This workshop is aimed at an intermediary level. 

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THE BEER DISTRIBUTION GAME
24 October 2016
Premier Hotel OR Tambo, Johannesburg

Developed by professors at MIT Sloan School of Management in the 1960’s, the Beer Distribution Game is a business simulation used to effectively illustrate the challenges of managing demand & supply within a traditional supply chain – without the advantage of information sharing or collaboration. The Beer Distribution Game is experiential learning at its best! For individuals or teams – beginners or veterans, this is a truly worthwhile experience for anyone involved in supply chain management.

More commonly known as just “The Beer Game”, it’s the ideal simulation game for your supply chain team however it’s also an excellent learning experience to ensure that people from different functional areas within your business (distribution, sales & marketing, finance, customer service, procurement, manufacturing, etc.) gain a shared understanding of what is required to address the challenges of managing demand & supply. This event caters for individuals or teams of any size. Although each team in the game consists of 8 participants, the majority of attendees will be individuals or a few representatives from each company that we will then integrate into teams of 8. This is a half-day (afternoon) event.

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SALES & OPERATIONS PLANNING
25 October 2016
Premier Hotel OR Tambo, Johannesburg

Effective planning is critical to business success and in the current economic climate, companies are under additional pressure to be more responsive to challenging market conditions. To cope successfully with these challenges, cross-functional collaboration between operations, sales and finance is a necessity in order to effectively synchronise demand and supply-side imbalances in an enterprise.

If you’re looking to implement Sales & Operations Planning in your company or to improve your current planning process, this Masterclass offers a practical guide to designing, implementing and maintaining an effective S&OP process in your own organisation. This Masterclass provides a unique opportunity to gain insight from an experienced practitioner directly responsible for implementing and leading a world-class Sales & Operations Planning process implementation together with years of cross-industry supply chain management experience. 

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