University of Johannesburg (UJ) Honours graduate Ms Chené Scholtz received the Higher Education Student of the Year award at the Supply Chain Management Education Excellence Awards held in Johannesburg in August 2016.
The annual awards recognise achievers in supply chain management education. The event is hosted by SAPICS, a Southern African professional membership-based association for individuals and organisations in the supply chain field.
Scholtz focused on “Supply Chain of the Future” in her entry for the awards.
“Disruptive technologies and business models drive a global paradigm shift in the opportunities that the digital format holds for supply chains,” says Scholtz. “The future supply chain will be a digital network of resources and capabilities, spread between different participants in the external environment.”
According to Scholtz, technologies such as artificial intelligence, augmented reality, simulation, and 4D printing may in the near future plan, organise, and process supply chain activities and form an automated, unified machine that orchestrates its network to satisfy local trends and demand patterns.
“I am delighted and proud to be recognised by SAPICS. This award will drive me to even greater heights in my pursuit of a career in Supply Chain Management,” says Scholtz.
The UJ Department of Transport and Supply Management is part of the Faculty of Management.