e-Logics acquires TIDASA, extending value add from system solutions
Application solution and service provider, e-Logics has acquired a majority stake in The Training and Instructional Design Academy of South Africa (TIDASA), a private Further Education and Training (FET) college.
The acquisition gives e-Logics customisation capabilities in training development and delivery, as well as policy and procedure development. It enhances e-Logics’ ability to optimise systems effectiveness through change management and people enablement.
Cobus Rossouw, Chief Integration Officer of IMPERIAL Logistics says, “The acquisition provides essential skills development capabilities which are a critical part of our Integration Services, which we utilise to enable integrated supply chain solutions for our clients.”
“An estimated 80% of systems fail due to lack of proper implementation and training. There is a strong relationship between system enablement and people enablement,” says e-Logics Managing Director, Johann van der Westhuizen.
TIDASA’s greatest strength, he says lies in development of customised learning programmes. The college has also been very successful in establishing Standard Operating Procedures before presenting job-specific training.
TIDASA delivers training on a large-scale, having trained for example more than 2,000 traffic officials on AARTO. It has been a training partner to the Department of Education (DOE), Department of Trade and Industry (Dti), Department of Transport (DoT) and SA Military Health Services.
Principal of TIDASA, Dr Nicky Kruger sees many synergies between the college and e-Logics. “e-Logics’ efficiency enablement and innovation enhancement is a perfect fit for our skills enrichment,” she says.
Speaking of the need for closer collaboration between FET colleges, Kruger notes that TIDASA recently partnered with public FET College, Westcol. “The collaboration, which is in its early stages, has significant potential to improve skills in government, particularly municipalities,” concludes Kruger.
e-Logics is a member company of IMPERIAL Logistics that operates within the IMPERIAL Logistics Integration Services Division.
e-Logics is a South African based provider of customised technology-based process planning, optimisation, automation and analysis solutions. The company, a Microsoft Gold Certified ISV Partner as well as Oracle Partner has a ten year track record, having maintained long-term partnerships with companies in the retail, transportation, media and communications, manufacturing, mining, property and services sectors. Clients include Pick ‘n Pay, the South African, Media24, Anglo Platinum, AngloGold Ashanti, Traffic Management Technologies (TMT), Transnet, and Metrorail. e-Logics’ customisation approach not only avoids the pitfall of “one solution fits all” but enhances the integration of logistics service delivery, with the company continuing to deliver dynamic solutions aligned to the specific needs of each client. For further information, please visit www.e-logics.co.za.
The Training and Instructional Design Academy of South Africa (TIDASA) is a registered Further Education and Training (FET) college, based in South Africa. TIDASA, in which e-Logics owns a majority stake offers comprehensive, nationally recognised qualifications. It recently joined hands with public FET College, Westcol, to further the call for private / public sector collaboration by the Minister of the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) to improve the quality of training and development in South Africa. In addition to its provisional registration with the DHET, TIDASA has obtained approval for full qualifications and programme approval for a number of skills programmes from TETA, MICT SETA, LG SETA and ETDP SETA to the Services SETA and merSETA. For further information, please visit www.tidasa.co.za.
About IMPERIAL Logistics
IMPERIAL Logistics is a global logistics and supply chain leader that moves business and industry through innovation, inspiration and foresight. Through its established Southern African and International divisions, IMPERIAL Logistics’ service delivery comprises fundamental logistics and end-to-end supply chain management solutions to blue chip customers in almost every industry. As a preferred logistics outsource provider, IMPERIAL Logistics positions itself as an extension of its customer’s business, building its customer’s brand alongside its own. IMPERIAL Logistics Southern Africa is a multi-branded business, categorised into five key divisions, namely Transport and Warehousing, Consumer Products, Specialised Freight, Integration Services and Africa. IMPERIAL Logistics International comprises four operating units, namely Panopa Logistik, neska, IMPERIAL Reederei and Brouwer Shipping. For further information, please visit www.imperiallogistics.co.za.
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