Welcome to Stellenbosch University

Webinar series 2021

Enquiries:       Linke Potgieter

Telephone:    021 808 2492

e-mail:            lpotgieter@sun.ac.za

DateTimeSpeaker(s)​Title of talk
23 Apr

21 May
Prof Jan Havenga (SU/Logistics)
Macrologistics and the meat industry of Mongolia: The case for National Value Chain optimisation
18 Jun
DJ Human (Datarobot)
Automated machine learning in industry
20 Aug

17 Sept
Ulrike Kussing and Heinri Freiboth (SU/Logistics)
Preparing Logistics Honours students for the workplace: Are we equipping them with the right skills?
22 Oct

3 Des


2019 seminars

25 Jan - Panel discussion by Magda Barnard, with Heinri Freiboth, Dr Sharon Malan and Alwyn Visser: Tips for teaching

8 Feb - Panel discussion by Dr Jaco Franken, with Prof Stephan Visagie, Prof Tertius de Wet, Prof Ronel du Preez and Prof Johan Fourie: Strategies for supervision

22 Feb - Noé Fouotsa Manfouo (SU/Logistics): Time series forecasting with machine learning

12 Apr - James Azam (SACEMA): Measles outbreak response vaccination: the role of the vaccine supply chain in low-income settings

10 May - Patuxolo Nodada (CEO: Busmark): Future technologies in public transport and unfriendly ecosystem

2 Aug - Prof Leila Goedhals-Gerber (SU/Logistics): Identifying temperature breaks along South African export cold chains​​

16 Aug - ​Pieter de Wet (Business modelling associates): End-to-end supply chain optimisation for a forestry company

27 Sept - Dr Alewyn Burger (SU/Logistics): Exploring the edge between mathematics and art

11 Oct - Johan Van Rensburg (SU/Logistics): Vehicle speeding reduction in South Africa: A voluntary travel behaviour change experiment

29 Oct - Prof Stanislav Kraft (University of South Behemia, Czech Republic): Daily rhythms in the city - what can we learn from intelligent transport systems?

2018 seminars

24 Jan - Susan Lotz & colleagues (Language Centre) : Language services in support of effective supervision

31 Jan - Dr Jacques du Toit (Data scientist - Spatial Edge): Big data analytics in practice

16 Feb - Prof Fredrik Nilsson (Lund University): Towards a dynamic shelf-life for minimized food waste

2 Mrt - Jacomien van der Merwe (SU/Logistics): The financial burden when getting employed: Investigating the impact of transport cost on the employee churn rate within the lower skilled labour market

14 Mrt - Prof Henrik Palsson (Lund University): Environmental efficiency in e-commerce: Effects of packaging, the last mile, unsold products and product returns

20 Apr - Dr McElory Hoffman (CEO - Praelexis): Crafting machine learning algorithms

26 Apr - Prof Tom de Jongh (Utrecht University ): Transport network based accessibility: some recent applications and developments

18 May - Prof Johan Louw (SU/Logistics) : Visual data analytics

25 May - Prof Juliet Pulliam (Director - SACEMA): Assessing designs for vaccine efficacy trials during epidemics of severe disease

1 Jun - Prof Jan Havenga (SU/Logistics): The case for macrologistics

24 Aug - Prof Stephan Visagie (SU/Logistics): Distribution centre optimisation

7 Sept - Francois Meyer (CEO - Golden Arrow Bus Services) : Bus and bus rapid transport in Cape Town: views from the operator

5 Oct - Prof Wim Delva (Deputy Director -  SACEMA): Recasting model calibration as a missing data problem: Approximate Bayesian Computation with MICE

9 Nov - Siphamandla Gumbi (Senior Manager - Road Accident Fund): Increasing road crashes as a consequence of poor management of road safety in SA

2017 seminars

12 May - John FD Muller (Stellenbosch Municipality): Stellenbosch traffic demand management strategy

9 Jun - Prof Hannelie Nel (SU/Logistics): Analysis of StatsSA Census Data - Stellenbosch as an example

28 Jul - Mosa Mkhize (Uber SA): The future of urban mobility

2016 seminars

29 Feb - AGM van den Hanenberg (Rotterdam University) : Chinese investments in infrastructure and the effect on transport flows

18 Mrt - Ulrike Kussing (SU/Logistics): Development of a performance measurement framework for public sector supply chain management

18 Mrt - Lieschen Venter (SU/Logistics): A hybrid simulation model of the South African education system

20 Jun - Dr Ian Durbach (UCT): Stochastic multi-criteria acceptability analysis

2014 seminars

14 Feb - Prof Paulo Toth (University of Bologna, Italy) : A reduced-cost iterated local search heuristic for the fixed charge transportation problem

25 Apr - Prof Jan Havenga (SU/Logistics): Role of freight demand modelling in logistics systems and infrastructure and perspectives on the long term future of the discipline

18 Sept - Prof Harry Timmermans (Eindhoven University): Beyond rational utility-maximising models of travel choice behaviour

21 Nov - Dr Alewyn Burger (SU/Logistics): The wrapslide puzzle

2013 seminars

7 Aug - Prof James Stock (University of South Florida): Reverse logistics and sustainability

27 Sept - Prof Tom de Jong (Utrecht University): Sense making of GPS data - exploring the use of GIS to visualise, analyse and enhance GPS measurements in order to reconstruct travel diaries

21 Okt - Prof Dag Ericsson (University of Boras, Sweden): Theory and practice of demand chain management - a symbiotic concept development