Competitive edge is something all companies strive for as part of building a world-class supply chain. To do this requires having effective interdependent relationships between people, processes and technology. To share some of the success stories, the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport: South Africa (CILTSA) will be hosting a webinar on Wednesday 25 August on “Creating a world class supply chain in a rapidly changing world”.
- Martin Bailey FCILT – Chairman of Industrial Logistic Systems and Vice President of CILTSA
- Hennie Joubert – Supply Chain Product Lead for 3rd Party Systems and Stock Management: Takealot.com
- Jean Laubscher – Head of Supply Chain Development: Takealot.com
- Baljeet Nagi – SCM Strategy Leader – ECEMEA: Oracle Corporation
- Sandile Khoza CMILT – General Manager: Access World
“We are delighted to have Takealot.com and Oracle as part of our programme line-up,” says Martin Bailey. “As a global, professional body, CILTSA focuses on best practice and lifelong learning: Takealot.com is a fascinating success story of a company building a world class supply chain, in a rapidly changing world, focusing on the pillars of people, processes and technology”.
Takealot.com was officially launched in June 2011, following the successful acquisition of an existing ecommerce business called Take2 by the US-based investment firm, Tiger Global Management and Kim Reid in October 2010. Today, Takealot.com is the leading ecommerce retailer in South Africa and one of the largest, most innovative ecommerce retailers on the African continent. Today, it is South Africa’s largest, most innovative ecommerce retailer, with over 2 000 employees.
Multi-national computer technology corporation Oracle is a leading database software and technology, cloud engineered systems, and enterprise software products company. Takealot.com uses Oracle’s Warehouse Management System (WMS) product. In 2020, Oracle was the second-largest software company in the world by revenue and market capitalisation. The company also develops and builds tools for database development and systems of middle-tier software. In 2020, it was named a Leader in Gartner’s 2020 Magic Quadrant for Warehouse Management Systems report for the fifth consecutive year.