Full Programme Day 2

Day 2 - Conference, 20 AUGUST 2020

09h30

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

09h45

OPENING KEYNOTE | Blockchain and Supply Chain – A Dynamic Duo

The pandemic has exposed many problems within our supply chains including track and trace, transparency, security, corruption, circular economy, health and safety, payments, frictionless trade and transactions, etc. This crisis of trust facing our sector and brands demands modern 4th industrial revolution technology tools. Like mobile phones, blockchain has the power to transform Africa, leap hopping tired legacy systems that have decimated procurement and supply chains in the world this year. Are we ready for this challenge?

Prof Olinga Ta’eed, Chief Executive Editor, Frontiers in Blockchain, UK

10h05

PRESENTATION | The KasiNomic Revolution – The Rise of the Informal Business Sector in Africa

The informal business sector is the next great frontier of Africa and is undergoing an economic revolution. It is a new world of small people pulling together to do big things and transforming the continent. Join GG as he prepares us for this new generation, the Afripolitan Generation, the rise of the informal sector and the KasiNomic Revolution!

GG Alcock, Author, Kasinomic Revolution

10h25

PRESENTATION | No Longer Autopilot – How Can Supply Chain Managers Meet C-SUITE Recovery Priorities

Never has a non-financial KPI had such an impact on financial outcomes in such a direct way. Our organisations’ and colleagues’ long-term well-being depend on ensuring business continuity.The strength of our businesses depends on our own liquidity and that of our suppliers which crucial in helping us maintain and grow EBITDA. Without a reliable and financially stable supply chain, our businesses cannot provide customers with the products and services on which they depend. What must be done to shift the focus to preserving cash, reducing costs and ensuring supply chain continuity?

Benard Odote, Group Managing Director, House of Procurement, Kenya

10h45

BREAK

10h55

Unpacking Key Enablers That will Drive Professionalisation, Close the Skills Gap and Raise Supply Chain and Procurement in Africa

The ongoing disruption caused by COVID-19 and new market realities are changing the supply chain and procurement landscape and increasing yet further demand for skilled talent. How can professionalisation play a role in enabling these changes and work towards improving the performance of procurement and supply chain professionals across the African continent? Join a distinguished panel of supply chain professionals as they unpack the myriad of international certifications available to individuals today and outline the activities of those who are meeting the challenge to professionalise supply chain management in Africa and around the globe.

Moderator:

Dr Obiora Madu, Director General, African Centre for Supply Chain, Nigeria

Panelists:

Dr. Newton Demba (FCILT, CIPP), CILT International Vice President & Chairman, Africa Forum, Zimbabwe

Gladys Mwale, CEO, MIPS, Malawi

Hady Agina, Founder Member (Chair), CIPS, Egypt

Tonya Lamb, Stakeholder Engagement Relationship Management, SAPICS, South Africa

John Karani, Chairman, KISM, Kenya

11h55

PANEL DISCUSSION | Mapping the Vision Into 2022: Walking the Talk on Diversity in Supply Chain and Procurement

Time to break the glass ceiling. How do we walk the talk on diversity in procurement and supply chain? Taking a deeper look into who the industry has to look up to, what we can do to make the change and where do we think we will be in the near future?

Moderator:

MJ Schoemaker, CSCP CPF, Owner/Director, ProscE2E

Panelists:

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

Grant Swanepoel, Senior Advisor, CHAINovation, South Africa UN Women Representative

Anne Githuku-Shongwe, UN Women Representative, UN Women South Africa Multi-Country Office, South Africa

12h40

BREAK

13h10

BREAKAWAY 1 GENERAL

Strategic Plan Development for UN Supply Chain Based in Somalia – A United Nations Case Study

The presentation will seek to explore the strategic importance of Plan in the UN and how it enables and draw upon a global view of the supply chain, resulting in a data driven approach that enshrines historical analysis, forecasting and contingency planning.

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

BREAKAWAY 2 TECHNOLOGY

CO-PRESENTATION | The Twiga Story – a Story of African Ingenuity

Twiga has revolutionised food supply to the informal, independent and small traders in Kenya. The organisation has created a more transparent and efficient supply chain, delivering the product directly to the retailers and reducing post-harvest losses on fresh produce. Join Gary and Peter as they share with you the learnings and challenges of this exciting project.

Peter Njonjo, Co-Founder and CEO, Twiga Foods, Kenya

Gary Benatar, Founding Partner and CEO, Relog, South Africa

BREAKAWAY 3
CASE STUDIES

CASE STUDY | The Coca-Cola Demand Driven Journey in Uganda and Namibia

How Coca-Cola Beverages Africa optimized its supply chain through the implementation of Demand Driven MRP across its operations in sub-Saharan Africa.

Sheila Birungi, Planning Manager, Coca-Cola Century Bottling Company, Uganda

Izak Maritz, Country Planning Manager, Coca-Cola Namibia Bottling Company (Pty) Ltd

BREAKAWAY 4 PEOPLE

PRESENTATION | Making Change Sexy

How often have you implemented a change only to be faced by negativity, complaints and reluctance? This interactive session introduces the basic psychology of change management and gives you some practical tips to convert reluctant stakeholders into satisfied customers.

Chantalle Wilson, Executive Leadership Coach, South Africa

BREAKAWAY 5 GENERAL

PRESENTATION | Ethical and Sustainable Sourcing – Towards Strategic and Holistic Sustainable Supply Chain Management

Ensuring proper facilitation of buyer-supplier relationships by means of relational and contractual governance in order to ensure attainment of competitive advantage.

Evanson Njomo, Procurement Officer, UN Women, Kenya

BREAKAWAY 6 PUBLIC PROCUREMENT

PRESENTATION | The Future of Procurement in the Era of Digitalisation

eProcurement and Artificial Intelligence (AI) implementation in Africa. How can eProcurement enable artificial intelligence to supercharge procurement performance? Integrating your team and end users to ensure the smooth rollout of your eProcurement.

Ayan Chakraborty, Senior Director and Head of Value Advisory for Spend Management; South Europe, Middle East & Africa, SAP Ariba

13h30

SELECT YOUR NEXT SESSION

13h35

BREAKAWAY 1 GENERAL

PRESENTATION | Resilience and Agility

Future supply chains will be connected. This session will highlight that connection which is enabled by a cloud-based central platform supporting an extended ecosystem and integrate information, orchestrate workflow and processes, and execute actions by working with each variable of the also highly segmented value chain. 

Gabriel Werner, VP Solutions Advisory, Blue Yonder

Patrick Graham, Vice President Customer Success, MEA, Blue Yonder

BREAKAWAY 2 TECHNOLOGY

CO-PRESENTATION | The Digital Warehouse – Hype or Reality

The COVID-19 pandemic has created a disruption in supply from major players such as the US and China. What capabilities are now needed to maintain supply consistency? How can you upskill your workforce to be pandemic proof?

Clayton Thomas, Managing Director, Industrial Logistics Systems, South Africa

Martin Bailey, Chairman, Industrial Logistics Systems, South Africa

BREAKAWAY 3
CASE STUDIES

CASE STUDY | Materials Planning and Sourcing Integration in a COVID-19 Hit Economy

Tayo Ilori, Director Supply Chain Operations, Honeywell Flour Mills Plc, Nigeria

BREAKAWAY 4 PEOPLE

CO-PRESENTATION | An Inclusive Industry for the African Continent – An Optimised and Efficient Transformation System

What it means to be” inclusive, integrated and predominantly local” During this session, Christian and Steven will present key points around transforming our potential as a continent by creating an inclusive industry.

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

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

BREAKAWAY 5 GENERAL

PRESENTATION | Sustainable Procurement – Unpacking the Four Success Factors for Responsible Sourcing

As supply chains become increasingly complex and the focus on sustainability increases, organisations are looking to procurement functions to improve the way they manage and address sustainability risk and opportunities. This session aims to support procurement practitioners in better understanding and implementing the four success factors for responsible sourcing.

Christelle Marais, Sustainability Lead, IQbusiness, South Africa

BREAKAWAY 6 PUBLIC PROCUREMENT

PANEL DISCUSSION | Achieving Sustainable and Ethical Procurement through Supplier Relationship Management

Moderator:

Dr Bola Afolabi, President/CEO, Canal International Services, Nigeria

Panelists:

Dr Obiora Madu, Director General, African Centre for Supply Chain, Nigeria

Noel Sandukiya, Vice President, Zambia Institute of Purchasing & Supply, Zambia

Dr Amit Thakker, Chairman, Africa Health Business, Kenya

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

13h55

SELECT YOUR NEXT SESSION

14h00

BREAKAWAY 1 GENERAL

PRESENTATION | Transitioning to a Circular Economy Where Waste is a Resource

Developing a resource efficient economy in South Africa – Understanding the opportunities in the waste sector and unpacking the benefits of Circular Economy through Life Cycle Analysis addressing procurement, supply chain and economic impacts of balance of trade using examples of real proven solutions to resource recovery from waste.

Chris Whyte, Sustainability & Circular Economy Strategist, South Africa

BREAKAWAY 2 TECHNOLOGY

PRESENTATION | How Organisations in Africa Can Leverage Digital Technology to Build Resilient Supply Chains

The pandemic has revealed the inherent weakness in our supply chain. It also revealed what organisations that are coping better, have done – leverage digital technology that helped them to improve supply chain visibility, supplier collaboration and have faster response to changing demand and market dynamics. How can organisation design and build a supply chain that can easily and rapidly respond to disruptions and uncertainties while minimizing the impacts on its operations?

Ifeanyi OJOH, Strategic Sourcing and Category Management – Technology, eBusiness & Digital Transformation, FBNHoldings Plc, Nigeria

BREAKAWAY 3
CASE STUDIES

PRESENTATION | Why You Should Be Implementing Demand Driven Material Requirements Planning (DDMRP)

DDMRP is taking the global supply chain planning and execution community by storm. It is an intuitive and pragmatic evolution of traditional MRP to account for the volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous world we face today. If you work in supply chain, you need to explore this option as the benefits of reduced inventories and lead times as well as improved customer service levels become an everyday phenomenon! This session will entice you into taking your first steps in to your Demand Driven journey.

Ken Titmuss, Educator, Supply Chain, Operations and Materials Management, South Africa

BREAKAWAY 4 PEOPLE

PRESENTATION | Community Health Workers Receiving PPE in Liberia and Beyond

Join Tapiwa Mukwashi has he reflects on the public health supply chain experience in the global response to COVID-19 and illustrates what stakeholders in the community health space are doing to alleviate the PPE shortages community health workers face. Tapiwa will share examples of how philanthropic organizations have rapidly adapted supply chain activities during the pandemic to support both emergency response and routine service provision.

Tapiwa Mukwashi, Senior Manager Supply Chain, VillageReach, South Africa

BREAKAWAY 5 GENERAL

PRESENTATION | Digital Disruption- Traditional African Supply Change- How are African Businesses Geared to Take Charge in the Post Covidien Era?

COVID-19 is fast tracking digital transformation – how can you exploit the latest digital technologies to drive flexibility and agility across your global supply chains? Join Hilary as he explains what the key considerations for selecting future-ready technology solutions are.

Hilary Itela, Head of Operations & Supply Chain & Logistics, MultiChoice, Kenya

BREAKAWAY 6 PUBLIC PROCUREMENT

PANEL DISCUSSION CONTINUE

14h20

RETURN TO PLENARY

14h25

CLOSING KEYNOTE | Africa’s Growth Agenda and the Global Pandemic: Managing the Impact on Procurement for Resilience and Growth

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has created unprecedented challenges across health, social welfare, economies, livelihood, and supporting supply chains. Procurement can help companies minimize the pandemic’s economic impacts, support communities, and create new opportunities as economies rebound. Leaders must take pragmatic, digitally-led steps to respond effectively to immediate and post-pandemic world challenges. Their actions would help companies support employees and maintain business continuity in the short term and build responsible future business practices.

His Excellency Prof. Dr. Ambassador Tal Edgars, Currently Group Executive Chairman, GBSH Consult Group Worldwide, Chairman Africa Pillar Awards, Special Envoy, UNSC

14h45

NETWORKING BREAKAWAY SESSIONS