Supply Chain Management professionals will attend the 3rd Annual Smart Procurement World Western Cape Summit 2016 to be held at Cape Town International Convention Centre from 1 to 3 March 2016.
The event will feature 21st century supply chain management practical tips public sector in what has become SA’s largest and only Procurement and Inbound Supply Chain Indaba.
“Smart Procurement World Western Cape will be a great platform to address the unintended consequences of legislation and compliance,” said Rodney Moolman Director: SCM Education Training and Development, Western Cape Provincial Government. Citing the Annual SmartProcurement Review, he said the WCPG is committed to capacitate SCM teams across WCPG.
This year’s summit theme focuses on the need to adapt to the dynamic SA business environment and capitalise on changes thereof to deliver economic expansion through procurement and SCM strategies.
Commenting on what 2016 will look like, in short term, Shaun Scott, one of the leading public sector SCM specialist in South Africa said, “The current economic climate provides SCM professionals with the opportunity drive SCM success and to stand up and be counted and make a fundamental difference to the health of their government. Since SCM’s strategic role has become increasingly prominent, budget holders are now increasingly putting pressure on SCM teams to ensure that services acquired for the departments are optimised.”
International keynote address by Kate Vitasek will investigate the feasibility of the challenges faced by developing countries as they aim to implementing procurement practices that have real social goals and benefits. Should procurement markets be opened to all? How does procurement benefit the country to enhance competitiveness, leading to the efficient use of public resources? What practical ideas are available to assist in interpreting procurement as a global tool to stabilise economies and drive business growth strategies? This presentation makes recommendations on how developing countries could open procurement markets without losing their social and economic objectives.a