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. Rwanda is at a distinct disadvantage. Take Rwanda’s embrace of drones for instance… Zipline Drones Testing in Rwanda. Zipline Drones is using Rwanda as a testing ground for its radically different drone. ” Source: Rwanda’s World-First with Nationwide Pharmaceutical Network.

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This Week in Logistics News (October 10-14, 2016)

Talking Logistics

Rwanda Launches World’s First National Drone Delivery Service Powered By Zipline. According to the Wall Street Journal , the company “aims to build small brick-and-mortar stores that would sell produce, milk, meats and other perishable items that customers can take home, [sources] say. Here are some additional details from the press release: In Rwanda, postpartum hemorrhaging is the leading cause of death for pregnant women.

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Is Logistics Outsourcing Right for Your Company?

Supply Chain Movement

From local truck transportation to global supply chain management systems, from produce sourcing to consulting based on practical experience to outsourcing, C.H. Rwanda. More shippers today appear to be outsourcing some or all of their logistics. How does a company decide that outsourcing logistics is the right choice? This C.H.

How to Manage Risk and Boost Transparency in the Raw Material Supply Chain


The London Metal Exchange just released a positon paper on responsible sourcing with special transitional provision for cobalt. A newcomer to the responsible mining space, Minespider , described its blockchain protocol for responsible mineral sourcing. CISCO’s CHILL has carried out blockchain feasibility studies in Rwanda. ISEAL ALLIANCE has explored how blockchain technology can impact the future of certification.

Mindmap High-Tech Supply Chain 4.0

Supply Chain Movement

Rwanda. The sourcing department is challenged by increasing compliancy issues. A technology revolution is rapidly changing the way we work, providing threats and opportunities along the way. These developments impact Original Equipment Manufacturers, both at strategic level and at operational level within their supply chains.

Mindmap for Supply Chain Execution 24/7

Supply Chain Movement

Rwanda. Sourcing from far-flung countries such as China is leading to growing uncertainty about the actual supply of purchase orders. Customers are becoming more demanding all the time: they increasingly expect personalised offers, available globally and round the clock. Such huge pressure on sales is also dragging the supply chain department(s) towards an ever-higher service level.

10 questions about the benefits of S&OP for your organisation

Supply Chain Movement

However, there must be consensus within the organisation about definitions and the right source of information for important reports. Rwanda. Management at the helm. Some companies have a well-developed sales & operations planning (S&OP) process as a safeguard for structured decision-making. Those companies take an integral view of supply and demand, including the financial impact of mediumterm risks.

New: Global Trade Map 2016

Supply Chain Movement

The benefits of utilising modern-day FTAs include fewer customs duties, less red tape, access to public tenders, sourcing opportunities, investment opportunities and more transparent business conditions. Rwanda. Uncovering and mitigating trade risks in international operations. International trade can entail significantly more risk than straightforward domestic business-to-business transactions.

S.E.C. Approval of Conflict Minerals Rules: a landmark in supply chain disclosure requirements


Countries covered by the new rules in addition to the DRC include South Sudan, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Angola, the Republic of the Congo and the Central African Republic. Issuers using recycled or scrap sources are not automatically required to conduct due diligence of their supply chain and file a conflict minerals report.

Delivery Drones are Taking Off! (Infographic)

Supply Chain Game Changer

The speed of drones is a major selling point for customers, of which 79% say they would be “very likely” or “somewhat likely” to request drone delivery if their package could be delivered within an hour (Source: Walker Sands Future of Retail 2016 Study ). In 2016, Zipline partnered with the vaccine non-profit Gavi to deliver blood samples and other urgent medical supplies to remote locations across Rwanda. Subscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer.