Out of Africa

Supply Chain Shaman

Most global multinational companies have a solid base now in South America and Asia, but the race is on for Africa. I spent this week at SAPICS in South Africa. South Africa is uniquely positioned to gain benefit in the race for supply chain modernization of Africa.

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Africa Logistics Initiative

SCM Research

The Kühne Foundation invited me to support its Africa Logistics Initiative. Teaching Africa Humanitarian Logistics Image Supply Chain Management

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Rwanda Heads Technology Revolution in Africa

The Network Effect

Rwanda is a tiny country in Africa, the fourth smallest to be exact, but one making giant strides in embracing the latest technology. Yet this hasn’t stopped it fast becoming the technophile nation of Africa.

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Logistics and Supply Chain Management in Africa

SCM Research

As you might know, I had the great opportunity to travel to East Africa several times, where I gave logistics and supply chain management lectures ( see my previous post ). Indeed, although Africa – a continent with more than one billion people – certainly faces huge challenges, the situation is changing rapidly. In a new pwc report, Africa Gearing Up , future prospects in Africa for logistics and supply chain management are described.

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Africa: Emerging Markets’ Final Frontier

Enterra Insights

In a review of a book entitled Emerging Africa: How the Global Economy’s Last Frontier Can Prosper and Matter, Katrina … Continued The post Africa: Emerging Markets’ Final Frontier appeared first on Enterra Solutions. Business Current Affairs Globalization Risk Management Supply Chain

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Case study: Halliburton expands in Sub-Saharan Africa

Supply Chain Movement

Halliburton’s sourcing & supply chain team has made a huge contribution to the expansion of the business in Sub-Saharan Africa, where it has expanded from four to fourteen countries in just eighteen months. Working in Africa is definitely challenging. >> Cases Africa cost control crisis expansion Halliburton materials management regional spend single sourcing sourcing spend supply chain supply chain scorecard

Selling E-Commerce in Africa

APICS

In a June 30, 2016, New Yorker article, Jake Bright describes these merchants and Jumia, the company that might change commerce as Nigeria, and perhaps even Africa, knows it. Jumia is branding itself as the “largest e-commerce platform in Africa

Africa Rising: Growth from the Bottom of the Pyramid

Enterra Insights

When westerners read a news story about Africa, the narrative generally involves poverty, disease, conflict and/or bad governance. The post Africa Rising: Growth from the Bottom of the Pyramid appeared first on Enterra Solutions.

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The Rise of China-Africa Trade: Why Transportation and Logistics Should be Front and Center

Supply Chain Nation

President Barack Obama’s trip to Africa in early July had many media outlets lamenting about the U.S. being late in recognizing the trade potential with Africa, and that the States had ceded the trade supremacy to China. Perhaps these are premature obituaries, but there is no doubt that the China-Africa trade is a significant phenomenon to reckon with and will have global economic implications in the years to come. And everyone knows this is a big challenge in Africa.

Supply Chain Remedies Can Help to Combat Malaria

Supply Chain @ MIT

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Supply and demand in Africa - it's a sport relief

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

It culminates in an evening of television entertainment, the purpose of which is to raise as much money as possible for various causes in the UK and overseas including for needy children in Africa. And in Africa, children love their schools.

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Sourcing in Africa: Trends, Opportunities and Challenges

Icecorp

Countries on the African continent have not typically been viewed as places to source manufactured goods, with the exception of South Africa. Trade outsourcing

Vanilla Sourcing in Madagascar

SCM Research

Practice Africa Corporate Social Responsibility Procurement Relationship Supply Chain Management Supply Chain Sustainability Video In a previous post, I demonstrated how Symrise creates added value beyond corporate boundaries by closely collaborating with vanilla farmers in Madagascar.

The Dark Secret of the Chocolate Supply Chain

SCM Research

Practice Theory Africa Corporate Social Responsibility Report Supply Chain Management Supply Chain SustainabilityWe cannot spare our students the dark secrets of supply chain management. As future decision makers, they need to understand the social and ecological consequences their decisions might have somewhere else on this planet.

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What If You Could Take The Guesswork Out Of Forecast Planning? Guest Post from Osgood Vogler

The 21st Century Supply Chain

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Lean versus EOQ? What’s best for your organization?

The 21st Century Supply Chain

Best practices General News Lean manufacturing Products Sales and operations planning (S&OP) Supply chain management Accounts payable Africa Application software Asia Australia Cloud computing Enterprise resource planning (ERP) Information technology PricewaterhouseCoopers Software as a service

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Conflict Minerals Disclosure Deadline is June 1st: How Does Your Supply Chain Measure Up?

Logistics Viewpoints

Procurement/Sourcing Regulations Central Africa conflict mineralsConflict minerals – Tantalum, Tin, Tungsten and Gold (3TG) – and supply chain transparency will be in the news. Monday, June 1, is the deadline for more than 6,000 Public U.S. companies to file reports with the SEC to disclose whether their products contain conflict minerals. The US passed a legislation in 2010, called “Dodd Frank Act Section 1502“, […].

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Focus on Africa: The Continent Brings New Light for Sourcing

Supply Chain 24/7

In recent years, Africa has emerged as a particularly attractive manufacturing option for U.S. apparel and footwear companies

World Food Programme’s Humanitarian Supply Chains

SCM Research

As part of the Kühne Foundation’s certificate program on humanitarian logistics, I have, again, been teaching logistics and supply chain management modules in East Africa during the last couple of weeks. Practice Africa Humanitarian Logistics Supply Chain Management This year, the program was held at the University of Dar es Salaam and the National Institute of Transport in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, as well as at Makerere University Business School in Kampala, Uganda.

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A Moral Revision of Electronic Supply Chains (Guest Post by Bas van Abel, Fairphone)

SCM Research

He is co-editor of the book “Open Design Now” Practice Africa Closed-Loop System Corporate Social Responsibility Guest Post Procurement Supply chain complexity Supply Chain Management Supply Chain Sustainability To make the supply chain more transparent, Fairphone opens up the entire system to understand what shapes our economy. I am happy to share the following guest post by Bas van Abel, CEO and founder of Fairphone. Thank you for contributing to my blog.

Creating Added Value beyond Corporate Boundaries

SCM Research

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Global Supply Chain News on Western Apparel Companies Increasingly Look to Africa for Sourcing, but Many Challenges Remain for the Continent

Supply Chain Digest

Monthly Wages Average Just 21 Dollars in Ethiopia Versus a Whopping 67 in Bangladesh. Plus, You Can Grow Your Own Cotton

Consumer Goods, Ebola, Boku Haram, and African Logistics

Logistics Viewpoints

Logistics in Africa is tough. Africa just does not have the infrastructure, has an education gap, and does not widely deploy technologies like GPS tracking that are common in the West.

Global Logistics—May 2016

Inbound Logistics

Japan earthquakes impact global supply chain; despite economic slowdown, Africa still offers trade opportunities; climate change affects global supply chains

Your FMCG Supply Chain in 2018: 5 Problematic Predictions

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

Chris Rea has finally found the correct turn off, a lot of people in Africa still don’t know its Christmas and the novelty Santa toilet seat cover is back in the box. Oh, and chocolate Easter eggs are in the shops 4 months in advance. Christmas and the New Year holidays are well and truly over, and the clock is already ticking down on the month of January. FMCG S&OP Forecasting & Demand Planning Sales Inventory Management & Stock Control

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Supply Chain by the Numbers for Week of July 9, 2015

Supply Chain Digest

Walmart Charging Vendors for Inventory, The Panama Canal is Filling Up, Apparel Companies See Africa as Next Source of Low Costs, China Stock Market Tumbling, Impacts to Follow

Doing Business in Frontier Markets

Enterra Insights

“With the Middle East and north Africa now engulfed in multiple wars,” writes Borzou Daragahi (@borzou), “businesses and investors are … Continued.

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U-Freight supports TAPA’s supply chain security efforts

Manufacturing & Logistics IT

The news that cargo thefts at unsecured locations in the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region accounted for 173 or 85.1 percent of incidents reported in November 2017, is further evidence of the need for diligence in supply chain security, says international freight forwarding and logistics company, U-Freight

How the Ebola Outbreak Can Impact Industry and Global Supply Chains

Supply Chain Matters

The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared the ongoing outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus in West Africa to be a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC) and humanitarian organizations such as Doctors Without Borders continue to work on the front lines to control the outbreak. Within close proximity to the current effected region within West Africa is the country of Cote d’Ivoire, which is a major supply source for cocoa.

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The Unlikely Success of Nanostore Retailing

Supply Chain @ MIT

Millions of small, family-operated retailers known as nanostores are the main source of consumer packaged goods (CPG) for many consumers in Africa, Asia and Latin America. These mom-and-pop outlets have thrived by offering affordability as well as the right mix of items and convenience, and by gaining the trust of their customers. At the same […]. Featured Strategy nanostore supply chain nanostores in developing countries retailing in emerging econmies success of small store model

Future of End-to-End Supply Chain Management: 3 Megatrends to Watch For

The 21st Century Supply Chain

Asia and Africa will continue to widen the gap as the most populous regions. Growth in Asia and Africa means shifting logistics and manufacturing locales to make meeting that demand in a speedy and efficient manner possible.

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Optimizing the food industry: a conversation with UniSoma’s Luis Pinto

AIMMS

It depends where you look, but for instance, in smaller markets like South Africa, food companies are hard-pressed to compete in the globalized market. Feed costs are much cheaper in Brazil than in South Africa. The food supply chain is complex and challenging.

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3 companies tell you their success with Quintiq

Quintiq

The partnership started in July 2016 with a pilot project in West Africa, which is a very challenging region from a supply chain perspective. Soon, WFP wants to apply what it’s doing in terms of strategic planning in West Africa to other regions.

The self-learning supply chain: Turning manufacturing into a self-adjusting process

Manufacturing & Logistics IT

By Marcus Malinen, Vice-President of Europe, Middle East, Africa and Russia, Quintiq, a Dassault Systèmes brand. A key challenge for manufacturers is the need to be ready to meet their customers' demands at all times, but without holding stock unnecessarily

The self-learning supply chain: Turning manufacturing into a self-adjusting process

Manufacturing & Logistics IT

By Marcus Malinen, Vice-President of Europe, Middle East, Africa and Russia, Quintiq, a Dassault Systèmes brand. A key challenge for manufacturers is the need to be ready to meet their customers' demands at all times, but without holding stock unnecessarily