May 17, 2020

Barloworld Supply Chain Software chosen by Siemens

Freddie Pierce
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Barloworld Supply Chain Software to work with Siemens

Barloworld Supply Chain Software will provide supply chain modeling, network design and optimization.

With over 500 distribution centers globally, in...

Barloworld Supply Chain Software will provide supply chain modeling, network design and optimization.

With over 500 distribution centers globally, in the past, Siemens has optimized its supply chain on a regional or national basis.

An implementation process will enable the electronics and electrical engineering company to further optimize planning of the supply chain on a global scale, reducing complexity and cost and improving service.

Barloworld Supply Chain Software will implement its CAST software for Siemens Industry globally.

CAST is a desktop-based application that evaluates and identifies different supply chain strategies, leading to cost savings and service improvements.


Karl-Heinz Butz, Head of Network Development (Global Warehouse Network), said: “The Siemens supply chain is multi-layered and complex. Following a discovery project last year, we took the decision to invest in a system which would help us to simplify our supply chain, carry out feasibility checks and model new parts of the network we were proposing.

“We believe that CAST will enable us to harmonize our processes by centralizing the design of our supply chain and providing us with a roadmap to reduce cost and improve our service.”

Ewan French, Chief Operating Officer at Barloworld Supply Chain Software, added: “The ability for Siemens to model its supply chain centrally will offer the opportunity to simplify what is an extremely complex network – and in doing so reduce cost. Businesses using CAST typically achieve a 10-15 percent saving on their supply chain costs through the application of network optimization.”

Edited by Jennifer Denby

Read our interview with Barloworld Logistics Europe’s CEO, John van Wyk.

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Jul 30, 2021

The Ultimate Procurement & Supply Chain Event

3 min
Take a look at our agenda for Procurement & Supply Chain Live, where innovation meets implementation, coming to you live from London

From September 28th-30th, network with C-level executives, gain insight from industry pioneers and walk away with actionable insights that accelerate your career. By the end of the week, we promise you’ll have the skills to solve the world’s most pressing supply chain and procurement challenges. 

The three-day show is an essential deep dive into the industry, with influential speakers sharing insights and strategies from their organisations, group roundtable discussions, and fireside chats. Whether you attend virtually or in person, you’ll strategise how to cope with global disruption, learn from industry leaders, and walk away with tips, tactics, and tangible connections. 


How to Attend


In a COVID-disrupted era, we know that the majority of people would rather avoid travelling for events─why take the risk, right? In response to the continued disruption, BizClik Media Group has decided that Procurement & Supply Chain LIVE will offer the best of both worlds through hybrid accessibility. 

That means you and your peers can attend the event in person or virtually ─ with no disadvantages for people who choose not to make the trip to the Tobacco Dock venue. 




Procurement & Supply Chain LIVE will be held at the Tobacco Dock in London, an industry-leading venue that is renowned for delivering world-class events. For attendees’ peace of mind, the venue is working to the government-endorsed AEV All Secure Framework, alongside mia’s AIM Secure and ‘Good to Go’ accreditation, they will ensure that we achieve a COVID-secure environment to facilitate all of your networking needs. 




Our physical venue is both historic and stunning, but it has no bearing on the information that you and your peers can gain from the event. You can still absorb it all, interact with other attendees, and enjoy the conference experience on your alternative, virtual platform. 

The platform will feature live feeds from all of the stages, as well as virtual networking areas. So, if you want to avoid travel, it’s not a problem! You can still get involved and enjoy the entire experience from the comfort of your own home. 


What’s on the agenda?


With keynote addresses from global leaders, dynamic roundtable discussions, and extensive networking opportunities, Procurement & Supply Chain 2021 will expand your network, deliver insight, and enhance your organisation’s reach. 

Across the three-day event, a number of relevant topics and trends surrounding procurement and supply chain will be discussed. 


  • Tuesday 28 September - Digital supply chain
  • Procurement strategy (11:30 am)
  • Supply chain leaders forum (12:00 pm)
  • Women in supply chain (14:00 pm)
  • Procurement technology (14:30 pm) 
  • Wednesday 29 September - Procurement consulting
  • Sustainability (11:30 am) 
  • Supply chain management (12:00 pm) 
  • Digitalisation (14:00 pm)
  • Risk & Resilience (14:30 pm)
  • Thursday 30 September - APAC sessions (04:00 am)


Influential executives from around the world will give their insights and professional experiences surrounding these topics, allowing you and your company to leave with valuable information. 

The past year has shown how important supply chains are and the importance of managing them correctly. With increasing digitalisation across all industries, you won’t want to miss out on our great speakers and information surrounding this topic. Preparing your company for the future is key, and we are sure you will gain great insights at our three-day event. 

Order now to make the most of our early-bird offer. Ticket prices increase over 50% soon! For tickets and information, head over to our event site.

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