Main Conference Day 1 — WEDNESDAY 4TH SEPTEMBER 2013
Registration, breakfast canapés, juice and coffee
THE SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT AND LOGISTICS CHALLENGE IN WEST AFRICA
The landscape, challenge and opportunity in West Africa:
How can the SCM and logistics obstacles that businesses encounter be overcome?
An overview of the current landscape, how much of a multiplier could greater cross border trade be for the region?
What are the prime obstacles? Discussing the key impediments to trade and growth in the region
The role of Private and Public Sector bodies and an enhanced regulatory environment
Harnessing the leading strategic & technological advances to optimise efficiency:
Innovation and change need to keep pace with economic growth and expansion, but how can this be achieved?
Defining the current logistical environment from a Private Sector perspective
The role that technology can play in the development of the West African supply chain
Working in partnership with key stakeholders in the region to accelerate progress
LOOKING BEYOND WEST AFRICA – GLOBAL OPPORTUNITIES, LOCAL CHALLENGES:
LEVERAGING THE WEST AFRICAN DIASPORA STRENGTH AND EMERGING POTENTIAL TO SEIZE GLOBAL OPPORTUNITIES FOR WEST AFRICAN BUSINESSES AND THE LEADING ROLE SCM PROFESSIONALS CAN PLAY IN THIS:
The alignment between the potential of West African businesses, the trend towards ethnic goods, and diaspora consumer behaviour
Identifying and overcoming entry barriers to global markets for West African businesses and reaping the fruits of globalisation
The leading role SCM professionals will play in pulling the key levers that help deliver global presence for West African businesses
Panel Discussion focusing on “What steps do we need to take to facilitate cooperation among multiple stakeholders across sectors to accelerate growth in the region?” featuring:
Sola AfolabiBusiness Environment Director, Borderless Alliance
Stephen OpayemiCEO, LOGISTIXONE
Christopher ShyersTeam Leader GEMS4, Coffey International Development
Deji OgunyeManager: Performance Improvement Advisory (Supply Chain), EY Nigeria
PROCUREMENT AS A STRATEGIC VALUE-ADD FUNCTION
The role of ‘savings’ as a metrics for procurement performance:
This session explores how far ‘savings’ is an adequate concept in measuring procurement performance and highlights some of the strategic advances of superior procurement beyond short-term cost savings:
How do we describe or define savings in our respective organisations?
Is savings the sole performance improvement indicator sustainable in any context? Is it sustainable in every context?
If not savings then what? Is the relevance of procurement tied only to the bottom-line?
Recognising the importance of the procurement function within your organisation’s planning:
CASE STUDY – How to realign procurement and to re-establish it as a function that adds true value:
Strategic sourcing: why cost shouldn’t be your only consideration and how it can enable you to be better in business
Taking into account the supplier – the end-to-end journey, managing relations and developing best-practice
How technology can help facilitate the optimisation of your procurement process
Panel Discussion focusing on “How best to utilise technology to get the most out of your procurement operations” featuring:
Leonard EbutePurchasing Manager North/East Africa, Sanofi-Aventis
Ayo FasugbaPROCUREMENT LEAD – STRATEGIC PROJECTS (WEST AFRICA), CADBURY
Joseph OnuorahVice President, Logistics, Konga Online Shopping
THE SUPPLY CHAIN CHALLENGE IN THE EMERGING WEST AFRICAN ONLINE RETAIL MARKET
The emergence of the Nigerian online retail sector – the Jumia story:
While for the customer the deal’s done with the click of a button, successful online retail requires efficient communication along the entire supply chain and effective logistical capabilities:
Reducing warehousing cost while avoiding out-of-stocks; how do you drive and forecast demand and adjust your inventories to it?
From shopping to shipping – ensuring cost and time efficient delivery
The role of technology in ensuring smooth and efficient operations
Taking online retail international – BrandNubians expansion across West Africa:
Comparison of in-house warehousing and distribution infrastructure vs. high delivery costs and assessing the importance of maximising integration capabilities with a 3PL partner:
To maintain high levels of customer satisfaction should you prioritise regional distribution centres over international delivery?
Creating end-to-end supply chain processes to match demand and supply while keeping costs low
Successfully integrating with your 3PL partner to safeguard operational efficiency
Panel Discussion focusing on “Supply chain management, logistics, and technology as key enabler in online retail” featuring:
Tunde KehindeManaging Director & Co-Founder, Jumia Nigeria
Dapo AdekolaFounder & CEO, BrandNubians
Joseph OnuorahVice President, Logistics, Konga Online Shopping
Nana Serwah KankamFounder, 5th + Quansah
David BothaGeneral Manager West Africa, Mr Price
ACHIEVING INCREASED OPERATIONAL EFFICIENCY AND VALUABLE COST SAVINGS ALONG THE ENTIRE SUPPLY CHAIN
Managing your supply chain to achieve success in West Africa:
What practical approaches have been adopted to implement an all-encompassing and functional supply chain strategy?
Assessing your existing supply chain and identifying the weak spots
Strategic alignment and steps towards cost-sensitive operational efficiency
Integrating operations and systems with suppliers and distributors
The Route-To-Market challenge in West Africa:
CASE STUDY: How Notore Chemical Industries have successfully developed an extensive, reliable, and flexible distribution network
Determining which distributors are the right partners
Benchmarking KPIs in the producer-distributor relationship and how setting targets can ensure continuous development
Achieving the vast rewards of integrating your distribution partnerships into your production planning process
Panel Discussion focusing on “How your organisation can achieve both operational efficiency and cost savings along the entire value chain” featuring:
Noel FerraoHEAD – LOGISTICS AND SUPPLY CHAIN, OLAM NIGERIA
Raymond AgbiHead of Supply Chain, Notore Chemical Industries
James JessupOwner, Dynamx Consulting
Martin ThomleManaging Director, DAMCO Nigeria
Chairman’s Closing Comments
The SCWA Networking Cocktail Reception
Close of Day One