Full Programme Day 1

Day 1 - Conference, 19 AUGUST 2020

09h30

OPENING | Remarks from Co-Hosts: Smart Procurement and SAPICS

09h45

OPENING KEYNOTE | Changing the Dialogue Together – Africa Beyond COVID

Extraordinary times call for extraordinary measures: now more than ever it is critical to have solidarity throughout supply chains. The recovery of the economy in countries all over Africa is imperative and efficient and effective procurement processes and supply chain management will be critical to this recovery. What has Africa learned from the COVID-19 pandemic? How can we change the dialogue together in response to the new tomorrow and ensure that we act now to enable organisations to reposition themselves?

Prof. PLO Lumumba, Professor of Law, Advocate, High Courts of Kenya and Tanganyika, Founder, PLO Lumumba Foundation, Kenya

10h15

PRESENTATION | COVID-19 PANDEMIC: A Pressure Test of Agility in Global & Local Supply Chains

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, supply chains experienced major disruptions (to costs, service, lead times and capacity) and significant changes in consumer/customer preferences and demand. The first half of 2020 therefore heralded the emergence of different supply chains as either ‘winners’ or ‘losers’ driven by their Agility and Resilience (or the lack of it). What winning strategies and tactics (what worked and what didn’t) did these emergent “winners” deploy to attain Agility and Resilience as a competitive advantage? What hard lessons and key insights can we deduce from COVID-19 in order to anticipate risks, create and/or re-design Agile and Resilient end-to-end (E2E) Supply Chains of the future?

Kay Odepe, Supply Chain Manager, Bayer, United States of America

10h35

PRESENTATION | New World of Risk: Getting Global Procurement & Supply Right

  • The shifting risk-context for global procurement and supply
  • Key lessons from the past 6 months – does a new world require new thinking?
  • Strategic imperatives now – for boardrooms across Africa
  • Practical pointers for success – the ‘right things right’ for procurement and supply practitioners

Kobus van der Wath, Founder & CEO, Axis Group International

10h55

PANEL DISCUSSION | Management – Leading Through Black Swan Events

Leading the charge in ensuring your company learns to pivot, builds agility and resilience, and becomes adept at dealing with the black swans of 2020 and beyond. Learn to spot opportunities and foresee risks, change your
course, and remain viable in today’s ever-changing landscape by leading with strength and values.

Moderator:

Adebayo Adeleke, Principal and Senior Supply Chain Consultant, Epot, Nigeria

Panelists:

Azuka Okeke, Regional Director, Africa Resource Centre, Nigeria

Ramatu Abdulkadir, Executive Secretary/CEO, Kaduna State Health Supplies Management Agency, Nigeria

Kobus van der Wath, Founder & CEO, Axis Group International

Zeinab Awad, Strategic Planning & Operations Coordinator, CILT International, Egypt

11h35

BREAK

12h00

BREAKAWAY 1 GENERAL

PRESENTATION | Transforming Public Health and Humanitarian Supply Chains

Ramatu will share with the audience her journey as she and her team work to transform the public health supply chain with visibility, change leadership, and technology. Learn from Ramatu about the importance of visibility in humanitarian supply chains and how to ensure sustainable development, inventory and waste management as well as strong leadership.

Ramatu Abdulkadir, Executive Secretary/CEO, Kaduna State Health Supplies Management Agency, Nigeria

BREAKAWAY 2 TECHNOLOGY

PRESENTATION | The Brave New ‘Digital’ World

What new intelligent technologies can be deployed to better support cost-related visibility?

Mwawi Phiri, Senior Manager Procurement & Logistics, MTN, Zambia

BREAKAWAY 3
CASE STUDIES

CASE STUDY | The Journey to Become Demand Driven – A Case Study

This presentation will explore the key steps of the Protea Chemicals’ journey to become Demand Driven.

Ruben Lawrenz, Planning Manager, Protea Chemicals, South Africa

BREAKAWAY 4 PEOPLE

PRESENTATION | Crossing Supply Chain Barriers During the COVID-19 Pandemic Through Innovative Redesign and Partnerships: The Angola Public Health Supply Chain Experience

Representing GHSC-PSM’s Angola office, Ladi will share how the USAID’s Global Health Supply Chain – Procurement and Supply Management (GHSC-PSM) Project is collaboratively and innovatively ensuring uninterrupted commodity delivery services and supply chain technical assistance while safeguarding personnel during the pandemic.

Ladi Stephen, Angola Country Director, USAID Global Health Supply Chain – Procurement and Supply Management Project, Chemonics International

BREAKAWAY 5 FRANCOPHONE SESSIONS

Co-présentation : Nécessité d’une Industrie Inclusive Pour les Africains par les Africains, Dans la Perspective d’un Processus de Transformation Efficient.

Une industrie Inclusive c’est à dire: Intégrée et au contenu locale prédominant. Durant cette session Christian et Steven présenteront les points clés sur la Transformation du continent Africain par la création d’une Industrie Inclusive.

Christian Nkana, Global Supply Chain & Lean Six-Sigma Professional, Luxembourg

Steven Okang, End to End International Supply Chain & Logistics Operations Specialist, UK

BREAKAWAY 6 PUBLIC PROCUREMENT

PRESENTATION | The Role of Circular Economy for Public Procurement

Public sector is the largest stakeholder in the supply chain of production and consumption in developing nations. Hence, embedding circular economy principles and strategies in the procurement process can be used to show case lessons learned for other sectors and stakeholder engagements.

Bezawit Gizaw, Ethiopia Chapter Lead, African Circular Economy Network, Ethiopia

12h20

SELECT YOUR NEXT SESSION

12h25

BREAKAWAY 1 GENERAL

PRESENTATION | Supply Chain Risk Mapping

The twelve areas of supply chain risks, which are the most under fire, and the tool that may just be your competitive advantage. Mitigating the risks of today’s intricate global supply chains through supply chain mapping is an offensive action that strengthens your gameplay, and increases your organizational resiliency. Learn where your risks may lay and how to combat them.

Adebayo Adeleke, Principal and Senior Supply Chain Consultant, Epot, Nigeria

BREAKAWAY 2 TECHNOLOGY

PRESENTATION |AI, IoT, Advanced Analytics and Blockchain

The new realities in the agricultural supply chain through the adoption of emerging technologies Food retailing and production are changing around the globe. From the genetic profile of agricultural products to how it is grown, to how it’s consumed and who is consuming it, the food and textile industry will soon look nothing like its former self. The presentation by Jaco Maass will cover the journey of one of South Africa’s oldest agricultural organisations in making use of emerging technology to stay relevant in a changing economy.

Jaco Maass, General Manager, SHIFT DX, South Africa

BREAKAWAY 3
CASE STUDIES

CASE STUDY | Unlocking the Trade Secret: Circular (CE) Economy in the Hospitality and Retail Sector

Sally-Anne Kasner (Circular Vision) and Susanne Karcher (EnviroSense) will share with some unique CE based client experiences in both the hospitality and retail industry. Learn how Hotel Verde realized many aspects of its ambitious vision of becoming the “greenest hotel in Africa” and what a sustainability roadmap can do for an online clothing retailer to set priorities and define in-house policies. They will unpack avenues and opportunities that can be found in optimizing product design, pro-long material use or yield an increased value recovery from secondary resources.

Sally-Anne Kasner, Co-founder, African Circular Economy Network, South Africa

Susanne Karcher, Co-founder, African Circular Economy Network

BREAKAWAY 4 PEOPLE

PRESENTATION | Pro-silience: a Reinvention of Crisis Recovery

The DNA of a crisis

The limitations of resilience

The origins of reinvention

Towards a workable model for transcending the recovery mindset

Dr Morne Mostert, Director: Institute for Futures Research, University of Stellenbosch, South Africa

BREAKAWAY 5 FRANCOPHONE SESSIONS

Livraison par Drone – Une Spour Surmonter des Obstacles Géographiques en RDC

Les délégués devraient s’attendre à découvrir la toute première expérience de la manière dont les drones surmontent les barrières géographiques pour accéder dans certaines communautés très difficiles à atteindre avec des vaccins et d’autres produits de santé essentiels en RDC. La présentation décrira les principales réalisations du projet; la rationalité et l’approche, les résultats, les leçons apprises et les prochaines étapes.

Freddy Nkosi, DRC Country Director, VillageReach, Congo (DRC) 

BREAKAWAY 6 PUBLIC PROCUREMENT

PANEL DISCUSSION | How To Future Proof Yourself And Your Procurement Function Amidst Political and Economic Uncertainty

More than ever, Procurement leaders are under threat from forces that want to benefit from the organisation’s expenditure. When exposed, the finger is often pointed to the procurement leaders. How to safeguard yourself and your staff.

Moderator:

Kwame Prempeh, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Public Procurement Authority, Ghana

Panelists:

Dr Tett Walters, International Consultant – Competition Law & Public-Private Partnerships Arrangements, UN, Ghana

Brian Chongo Kambole, Senior Manager Procurement, and Stores, ZESCO, Zambia

John Mannino, Procurement Officer – TTL CBA PC, IFC, World Bank Group, USA

12h45

SELECT YOUR NEXT SESSION

12h50

BREAKAWAY 1 GENERAL

PRESENTATION | The Healthcare Industry and its Ability to Respond to Crisis

Reflections of supply chain collaboration between smaller hospital groups and pharmaceutical wholesalers.

Kefilwe Nameng, Group Procurement Manager, Clinix Health Group, South Africa

BREAKAWAY 2 TECHNOLOGY

PRESENTATION | Unlocking the Practical Value of the SCOR Framework

This session aims to educate the audience on the fundamentals of SCOR and explore the value created through the implementation of the framework within supply chains. The session will incorporate real life examples of successful projects and discuss options that exist to use SCOR within your own business.

Grant Swanepoel, Senior Advisor, CHAINovation, South Africa

BREAKAWAY 3
CASE STUDIES

CASE STUDY | Improving Access to Products for Women Through an e-Commerce Platform

This presentation will highlight how Kasha is improving access to health products for women in Kenya and Rwanda.

Malyse Uwase, Director, Health & Partnerships, Kasha, Rwanda

BREAKAWAY 4 PEOPLE

PRESENTATION | Private Sector Engagement with USAID Doing Last Mile Activity in Mozambique

Delegates who attend this session with learn of the benefits of outsourced transportation management for medical commodity delivery to health facilities, sometimes in very remote locations. Lessons learned from 2 years of implementation across the five provinces in Mozambique will be shared, paying particular attention to the start up, stabilisation and scale up phases of the project.

Lucilo Williams, Technical Director, Last Mile Supply Chain Project, VillageReach, Mozambique

BREAKAWAY 5 FRANCOPHONE SESSIONS

Un Monde Meilleur Grâce à la Chaîne d’Approvisionnement

La présente présentation va se focaliser sur Le rôle essentiel du personnel de la chaîne d’approvisionnement en santé dans le contexte de la réponse à la pandémie de COVID-19 pour les pays francophones. La chaîne d’approvisionnement a connu plusieurs discussions sur les processus, la performance, les pratiques. Le Covid-19 est venu replacer le personnel ou la ressource humaine au cœur des systèmes de santé dans la lutte et les relèvements des pays.

Clement NGOMBO, Associate Director-Senegal, Global Health Supply Chain Initiative, Association for Supply Chain Management (ASCM), Senegal

BREAKAWAY 6 PUBLIC PROCUREMENT

PANEL DISCUSSION CONTINUE

13h10

SELECT YOUR NEXT SESSION

13h15

BREAKAWAY 1 GENERAL

PRESENTATION | Covid-19 –Impacts on Healthcare Supply Chains in Africa

As the world continues to battle the global pandemic that has disrupted supply chains on every level we must not lose sight of the fact there are countless opportunities to learn from this and from each other. How far have we come with development from where we were to where we are now? How integrated is our response to this pandemic in Africa? With particular focus on Nigeria, Azuka will share insights gleaned from the work that she and the ARC team are doing in a variety of countries in Africa to combat the disruption on healthcare supply chains.

Azuka Okeke, Regional Director, Africa Resource Centre, Nigeria

BREAKAWAY 2 TECHNOLOGY

PRESENTATION | Driving Digitisation and Innovation

Digitisation enables our people, clients and partners. How to exploit the latest digital technologies to drive flexibility and agility across your global supply chains.

BREAKAWAY 3
CASE STUDIES

CASE STUDY | Drone Delivery Solutions in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Delegates will learn about the first ever experience of how drones, which are being used to deliver critical medical supplies in the Democratic Republic of Congo, overcame geographical barriers to reach some of the very hard-to-reach communities with vaccines and other essential health commodities in the DRC. The presentation will outline key accomplishments; rationale and approach. The results of the implementation as well as lessons learned and next steps will be shared.

Freddy Nkosi, DRC Country Director, VillageReach, Congo (DRC)

BREAKAWAY 4 PEOPLE

CO-PRESENTATION | Supply Chain Professionalisation – The Life Cycle Approach

Health supply chains are a key enabler for increasing the availability of life-saving medicines and other health commodities. A ‘Supply Chain Management Professionalisation Framework’ containing an agreed competency framework core with suggested career designation levels is in the process of being developed by a collaboration of People that Deliver, SAPICS, USAID and the USAID Global Health Supply Chain Program. Join Dominique and Andrew to learn more about this global initiative.

Andrew dos Santos, Director, CLX, South Africa

Dominique Zwinkels, Executive Manager, People That Deliver, UNICEF, Denmark

BREAKAWAY 5 FRANCOPHONE SESSIONS

Présentation de UNICEF sur la Situation en RDC et l’impact de la Réponse de la COVID-19

Cette présentation discute du rôle critique du personnel des chaines d’approvisionnement de santé dans un contexte particulier de Covid 19 en RDC. Nous regarderons spécifiquement aux questions relatives a leurs conditions de travail, la motivation, compétence et effectif.

Emmanuelle Assy, Procurement Services Manager, UNICEF, Congo (DRC)

BREAKAWAY 6 PUBLIC PROCUREMENT

PANEL DISCUSSION CONTINUE

13h35

RETURN TO PLENARY

13h40

CLOSING KEYNOTE | Embracing Procurement & Supply Chain Innovation Post-Coronavirus

How can Africa instill a mind-set for innovation and change to create a responsive, agile, world-class procurement and supply chain landscape?

Eng. Chris Oanda, Director, Global Procurement Academy and Founder Chairman (Rtd.), Kenya Institute of Supplies Management, Kenya

14h00

#ASCA2020 TRIVIA QUIZ

Do you think you know a lot about Supply Chain Management? Are you a trivia knowledge “know-it-all”? If you answered yes to both these questions the time has come to put your confidence to the test! If you answered no – then the time has come for you to learn more! Join us for a fun and slightly frivolous hour where we will pose 20 questions to determine who is the Brain of #ASCA2020!

The ASCA Quiz is facilitated by Super Supply Chain Education Expert Mr Ken Titmuss who has more letters after his name than we can fit on the programme and ably assisted by Tonya Lamb from SAPICS.

14h40

CLOSING AND NETWORKING