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Main Conference Day 1 — WEDNESDAY 4TH SEPTEMBER 2013


8.20

Registration, breakfast canapés, juice and coffee


THE SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT AND LOGISTICS CHALLENGE IN WEST AFRICA


8.50

Chairman’s Opening Comments

Obiora Madu

CEO, Multimix Academy


9.00

Opening Address

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

Sola Afolabi

Business Environment Director, Borderless Alliance


9.20

Keynote Address

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

Deji Ogunye

Manager: Performance Improvement Advisory (Supply Chain), EY Nigeria


9.50

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

Stephen Opayemi

Executive Vice President, LOGISTIXONE


INTERACTIVITY SESSION

10.10

Roundtable Discussions

10.20

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 Afolabi
Business Environment Director, Borderless Alliance

Stephen Opayemi
CEO, LOGISTIXONE

Christopher Shyers
Team Leader GEMS4, Coffey International Development

Deji Ogunye
Manager: Performance Improvement Advisory (Supply Chain), EY Nigeria


11.00

Morning Coffee


PROCUREMENT AS A STRATEGIC VALUE-ADD FUNCTION


11.30

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?

Leonard Ebute

Purchasing Manager North/East Africa, Sanofi-Aventis


11.50

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

Ayo Fasugba

PROCUREMENT LEAD – STRATEGIC PROJECTS (WEST AFRICA), CADBURY


INTERACTIVITY SESSION

12.10

Roundtable Discussions

12.20

Panel Discussion focusing on “How best to utilise technology to get the most out of your procurement operations” featuring:

Leonard Ebute
Purchasing Manager North/East Africa, Sanofi-Aventis

Ayo Fasugba
PROCUREMENT LEAD – STRATEGIC PROJECTS (WEST AFRICA), CADBURY

Joseph Onuorah
Vice President, Logistics, Konga Online Shopping


12.50

Networking Lunch


THE SUPPLY CHAIN CHALLENGE IN THE EMERGING WEST AFRICAN ONLINE RETAIL MARKET


13.50

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

Tunde Kehinde

Managing Director & Co-Founder, Jumia Nigeria


14.10

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

Dapo Adekola

Founder & CEO, BrandNubians


INTERACTIVITY SESSION

14.30

Roundtable Discussions

14.40

Panel Discussion focusing on “Supply chain management, logistics, and technology as key enabler in online retail” featuring:

Tunde Kehinde
Managing Director & Co-Founder, Jumia Nigeria

Dapo Adekola
Founder & CEO, BrandNubians

Joseph Onuorah
Vice President, Logistics, Konga Online Shopping

Nana Serwah Kankam
Founder, 5th + Quansah

David Botha
General Manager West Africa, Mr Price


15.20

Afternoon Tea


ACHIEVING INCREASED OPERATIONAL EFFICIENCY AND VALUABLE COST SAVINGS ALONG THE ENTIRE SUPPLY CHAIN


15.50

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

Noel Ferrao

Head – Logistics and Supply Chain, OLAM Nigeria


16.10

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

Raymond Agbi

Head of Supply Chain, Notore Chemical Industries


INTERACTIVITY SESSION

16.30

Roundtable Discussions

16.40

Panel Discussion focusing on “How your organisation can achieve both operational efficiency and cost savings along the entire value chain” featuring:

Noel Ferrao
HEAD – LOGISTICS AND SUPPLY CHAIN, OLAM NIGERIA

Raymond Agbi
Head of Supply Chain, Notore Chemical Industries

James Jessup
Owner, Dynamx Consulting

Martin Thomle
Managing Director, DAMCO Nigeria


17.20

Chairman’s Closing Comments


17.30

The SCWA Networking Cocktail Reception


20.00

Close of Day One


DAY 2




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