2020 has seen the occurrence of a series of events that have exposed organisational supply chains to risks, this has resulted in disruptions to operations and thus jeopardizing their ability in performing effectively and efficiently. Key among these has been the COVID-19 epidemic and also equipment failures, labour disputes, supplier defaults, political stability, and terrorist attacks. Each has had a fair amount of devastation to both operational and financial performance which has resulted in either sizing down of operations or abrupt closures. With these challenges in mind many organisations have been under pressure to design supply chains that will actively respond to the supply chain disruptions through the development of resilient supply chain systems. A resilient supply chain is considered as one that possesses the ability to resist disruptions and that also has the operational capability of recovery after any disruptions. Supply chain resilience is achieved by design and not by accident and can be viewed as one the of the measures in which firms are considered proactive in preparing for disruptions or surviving through the harsh occurrences. While many consultants, researchers, and managers agree on the importance of supply chain resilience, there is less agreement on what it is, how it operates, and how and where to invest to mitigate risk and recover from disruptions – to shape and influence resiliency. In ensuring that organisations can navigate through the year 2021 this programme will provide insights on how the organisations can tailor make their supply chains to be resilient.
Mr Kenneth Ngwenya (M. Com Supply Chain Management) | Strategic Planning Specialist | Tsangoni Training & Consulting Agents
- Read Speaker BioKenneth holds a Bachelor of Commerce Honours degree in Finance and Supply Chain Management (summa cum laude) and a Master of Commerce degree in Supply Chain Management from the University of KwaZuluNatal. He is currently in the process of completing his PhD studies in logistics and supply chain with a specific interest in smart logistics among aerotropolis developments. He has successfully completed internship stints with Unilever South Africa, through which he gained experience in various areas of supply chain management including warehousing, demand planning, logistics and strategy development. In addition to his exposure in designing supply best practices he successfully completed an innovation and strategy masterclass with Chemnitz University of Technology, Germany in which he was exposed to effective strategies that can be successfully applied in designing winning supply chains. He is currently employed at Tsangoni Training & Consulting Agents as the lead strategist a role that he has occupied for the past 3 years. He also has a vast experience in lecturing and has previously been attached to the College of Management and the College of Finance and Economics at the University of KwaZulu-Natal. Furthermore, he has conducted multiple inhouse trainings for various organisations.
Supplychain Management Best Practices Program
R 5,738.50 Including VAT