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 INVITATION
Transport Forum
S p e c i a l   I n t e r e s t   G r o u p
and Workshop

"Systems Thinking in Transport"
Thursday 6 July 2017 in Johannesburg

   Proudly hosted by:

WTCSE June 2017

Many thanks to great sponsors for making this event possible:

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“A ‘system’ is a construct or collection of different elements that together produce results not obtainable by the elements alone. The elements, or parts, can include people, hardware, software, facilities, policies, and documents; that is, all things required to produce system-level results.”

Rechtin, E. (1999)

This event will focus on the importance of Systems Thinking in Transport; specifically addressing:

  • System definition and understanding Systems concepts as well as Super-System capability issues as applied to the Gauteng Transport System
  • Various viewpoints required to be considered when “Thinking” about the System.

The event will be divided into two sessions: 1) Morning tutorial in Systems Thinking and, 2) Afternoon seminar. The morning tutorial, facilitated by the Wits TCSE, will cater for approximately 50 delegates to explore the Gauteng transport system from a Systems Thinking perspective; specifically identifying key problems, decisions and contingency to be planned. Asking the question: “Why?” The afternoon seminar, executives will share experience and knowledge gained from their respective fields of expertise. This session will allow for a maximum of 150 delegates to participate.

It is assumed that not everybody will be participating in the morning tutorial and those that will, will also attend the afternoon seminar.

The day will conclude with a wine tasting sponsored by De Krans Wine Estate (www.dekrans.co.za).

Venue

Wits University:

WITS Senate Room, 2nd floor, Solomon Mahlangu House (Senate House), Wits East Campus, Jorissen street, Braamfontein, Johannesburg

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Attendance is for free, but booking is essential
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Agenda

08h00-

09h00

Registration, refreshments and networking

09h00-

09h15

Arrangements for session

Mr. Harry van Huyssteen

Custodian

Transport Forum

09h15-

09h45

Opening address

Prof Beatrys Lacquet

Director

Wits Transnet Centre of Systems Engineering (TCSE)

09h45-

12h45

Systems Thinking Applied to Transport in Gauteng (Interactive Tutorial)

Facilitated by the Wits TCSE

12h50-

13h40

Lunch and networking

13h40-

14h00

Feedback on Single Window for Freight Workshop & Reflection on Systems Thinking

Mr. Wim van Schalkwyk

Associate

Industrial & Systems Engineer

Aurecon

14h00-

14h20

The Impact of Transport on Gauteng as South Africa’s Economic Heartland

Mr. Jesse Harber

Researcher

Gauteng City-Region Observatory (GCRO)

14h20-

14h40

The Impact of Multiple Modes of Transport to the Gauteng Rail Freight Ring Efficiency

Mr. Francois Meyer

General Manager

Transnet Group Capital

14h40-

15h00

The Human-Centered Transport System

Mrs. Jessica Hutchings

Human Factors & Safety Lead

Wits Transnet Centre of Systems Engineering (TCSE)

15h00-

15h20

Break

15h20-

15h50

Panel Discussion

(Value of Applying Systems Thinking in Transport)

Mr. Nic Cloete-Hopkins

Mr. Wim van Schalkwyk

Mr. Jesse Harber

Mr. Francois Meyer

Mrs. Jessica Hutchings

15h50-

16h00

Lucky draw and closure
(Winner must be present)

16h00-

16h15

International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE) Introduction

Mr. René Oosthuizen

INCOSE SA Chapter Immediate Past President

INCOSE

16h15-

17h30

Networking Event – Wine Tasting

Sponsored by De Krans Wine Estate Mr. René Oosthuizen

Director

De Krans Wines

Cancellation Policy:

Please take note that a penalty fee of R570 (Including VAT) will be charged, should you book and do not attend without cancellation at least 24-hours prior to the event. Substitution is acceptable. Cancellations should be done by email to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or fax at: 086 530 6431.

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