SAPICS Conference

SAPICS Conference


The 46th annual South African Production and Inventory Control Society (SAPICS) conference takes place June 9 – 12 in Cape Town, South Africa. One of the leading conferences for supply chain professionals on the continent, this year’s event focuses on the theme, “Supply chain metamorphosis.”

USP participation
The promise of AI for predicting drug shortages and designing solutions to mitigate supply chain risk
Tuesday, June 11, 8:40 – 9:40 am SAST
Hall A

This session will explore how artificial intelligence (AI) can help identify and mitigate disruptions in the medicine supply chain, including predicting and responding to shortages of active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) and finished drug products. The panel will also highlight the potential for AI to shape responsive and proactive solutions to supply chain disruptions such as enhancing the efficiency of regulatory review processes and optimizing manufacturing processes.


  • Skhumbuzo Ngozwana, CEO, Kiara Health
  • Matthew Christian, Director of Supply Chain Insights, USP
  • Daniel Rosen, Managing Director of New Business, Maisha Meds
  • Glaudina Loots, Director of Health Innovation, South Africa Department of Science and Technology
  • Chimwemwe Chamdimba, Programme Head, African Medicines Regulation Harmonization (AMRH), AUDA-NEPAD

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