Guest Contributor | Jun 11, 2018 | 0
Annual Logistics forum draws near
The logistics and transportation sector is the backbone to the development of all areas of the economy and it is against this background that the Annual Logistics and Transport Workshop will be hosted from 23 to 26 of September, in Windhoek.
This year’s theme is, “Managing supply chain risk and turbulence: A Southern African Perspective”.
The workshop will be hosted by the Polytechnic of Namibia through the Namibian German Centre for Logistics (NGCL) and the National Road Safety Council. According to Neville Mbai, Director of the NGCL, “This Logistics and Transport Workshop is a forum for discussing progress and future developments based on international and regional experiences.”
Following the success of last year’s event that attracted over 100 participants, the NGCL have teamed up with the National Road Safety Council (NRSC) to develop this year’s conference, which will be on the theme of supply chain risk. Namibian specialists like Prof. Chris Savage and Eugene Tendekule will cover a range of topics to enhance delegates’ knowledge of the Southern African Logistics and Transportation sector.
Through discussions, case studies, best practises and benchmarking all the tools and expertise will be available to improve an organisation’s Logistics and Transportation proposition.
To address risk and evolve more stable supply chains there is a need for clear understanding of operating models among companies as well as their external influences. It is for this reason that the theme for this year’s workshop is “Managing supply chain risk and turbulence: A southern African Perspective”.
Topics that will be discussed during the four day event cover all areas of logistics with specialists from the transportation sector sharing their knowledge and expertise.
These workshops and many others will allow the industry to improve its performance through better service, professional management, target and client-oriented development, and further education of professionals in the industry and relevant authorities.