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 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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MASTERCLASS: IMPROVING WAREHOUSE PERFORMANCE
22 - 23 October 2019
Premier Hotel, OR Tambo, Jhb

Facilitated by three experienced practitioners and led 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 measure and improve operational performance within their own distribution centres.

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 that are presented.

In order to maintain the interactive nature of this workshop, attendance is limited, so please reserve your seat early to avoid disappointment.

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MASTERCLASS: INCOTERMS ® 2020 RULES
5 November 2019
Protea Hotel Tyger Valley, Cape Town

IT’S OFFICIAL… Incoterms ® 2020 has been released!

To accommodate changes as the global trade environment has evolved, a revised version of the Incoterms® rules [Incoterms® 2020] has been released by the ICC which will take effect from 1 January 2020.

Incoterms ® are fundamental to international trade, providing a set of contract terms for international trade and delivery of freight. The Incoterms ® 2020 is a must know for all parties involved in any form of international trade and need to be clearly understood in order to ensure compliancy and clearly define the seller & buyers' responsibilities, risks and costs. This one-day programme will include:

·         The current Incoterms ® 2020 rules in detail

·         What are the key changes in the latest Incoterms ® revision?

·         How to implement these rules into every contract of sale

·         Which Incoterms ® 2020 to quote in order to zero rate VAT on exports

·         Understanding the delivery of every Incoterm from EXW – DDP

·         Why traders would choose one set of Incoterm rules over another

·         How to insert Incoterms ® 2020 into your import and export costings

·         Commonly misused terms and how to avoid the consequences

·         Practical exercises

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MASTERCLASS: INCOTERMS ® 2020 RULES
6 November 2019
Premier Hotel, OR Tambo, Jhb

IT’S OFFICIAL… Incoterms ® 2020 has been released!

To accommodate changes as the global trade environment has evolved, a revised version of the Incoterms® rules [Incoterms® 2020] has been released by the ICC which will take effect from 1 January 2020.

Incoterms ® are fundamental to international trade, providing a set of contract terms for international trade and delivery of freight. The Incoterms ® 2020 is a must know for all parties involved in any form of international trade and need to be clearly understood in order to ensure compliancy and clearly define the seller & buyers' responsibilities, risks and costs. This one-day programme will include:

·         The current Incoterms ® 2020 rules in detail

·         What are the key changes in the latest Incoterms ® revision?

·         How to implement these rules into every contract of sale

·         Which Incoterms ® 2020 to quote in order to zero rate VAT on exports

·         Understanding the delivery of every Incoterm from EXW – DDP

·         Why traders would choose one set of Incoterm rules over another

·         How to insert Incoterms ® 2020 into your import and export costings

·         Commonly misused terms and how to avoid the consequences

·         Practical exercises

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INCOTERMS ® 2020 RULES & SARS COMPLIANCE FOR EXPORTERS
13 November 2019
Premier Hotel, OR Tambo, Jhb

To accommodate changes as the global trade environment has evolved, a revised version of the Incoterms® rules [Incoterms® 2020] has been released by the ICC which will take effect from 1 January 2020. The Incoterms® 2020 is a must know for all parties involved in any form of international trade and need to be clearly understood in order to ensure compliancy and clearly define the seller & buyers' responsibilities, risks and costs.

From a local perspective, Customs and Excise have implemented the latest R316 revision which holds considerable benefits for exporters. This revision has already been implemented yet most exporters are unaware not only of the latest legislation relating to over border exports and the relevant benefits to exporters but also the penalties for non-compliance.

Delivered by Linda Bird, regarded as the South African expert on all aspects of international trade, education and training, this one-day workshop will provide delegates with the current Incoterms® 2020 rules in detail, the most current rulings, what documentation needs to be in place in order to benefit from these rules and how to ensure compliancy.

Practical exercises have been specifically developed for this workshop to ensure that delegates are provided with the necessary information and understanding to work with the revised Incoterms® 2020.

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INCOTERMS ® 2020 RULES & SARS COMPLIANCE FOR EXPORTERS
14 November 2019
Protea Hotel Tyger Valley, Cape Town

To accommodate changes as the global trade environment has evolved, a revised version of the Incoterms® rules [Incoterms® 2020] has been released by the ICC which will take effect from 1 January 2020. The Incoterms® 2020 is a must know for all parties involved in any form of international trade and need to be clearly understood in order to ensure compliancy and clearly define the seller & buyers' responsibilities, risks and costs.

From a local perspective, Customs and Excise have implemented the latest R316 revision which holds considerable benefits for exporters. This revision has already been implemented yet most exporters are unaware not only of the latest legislation relating to over border exports and the relevant benefits to exporters but also the penalties for non-compliance.

Delivered by Linda Bird, regarded as the South African expert on all aspects of international trade, education and training, this one-day workshop will provide delegates with the current Incoterms® 2020 rules in detail, the most current rulings, what documentation needs to be in place in order to benefit from these rules and how to ensure compliancy.

Practical exercises have been specifically developed for this workshop to ensure that delegates are provided with the necessary information and understanding to work with the revised Incoterms® 2020.

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MASTERCLASS: INCOTERMS ® 2020 RULES
21 November 2019
Premier Hotel, OR Tambo, Jhb

IT’S OFFICIAL… Incoterms ® 2020 has been released!

To accommodate changes as the global trade environment has evolved, a revised version of the Incoterms® rules [Incoterms® 2020] has been released by the ICC which will take effect from 1 January 2020.

Incoterms ® are fundamental to international trade, providing a set of contract terms for international trade and delivery of freight. The Incoterms ® 2020 is a must know for all parties involved in any form of international trade and need to be clearly understood in order to ensure compliancy and clearly define the seller & buyers' responsibilities, risks and costs. This one-day programme will include:

·         The current Incoterms ® 2020 rules in detail

·         What are the key changes in the latest Incoterms ® revision?

·         How to implement these rules into every contract of sale

·         Which Incoterms ® 2020 to quote in order to zero rate VAT on exports

·         Understanding the delivery of every Incoterm from EXW – DDP

·         Why traders would choose one set of Incoterm rules over another

·         How to insert Incoterms ® 2020 into your import and export costings

·         Commonly misused terms and how to avoid the consequences

·         Practical exercises

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