OUR 2013 PARTNERS
mapIT offers businesses high quality digital maps with accurate and extensive coverage of Sub-Saharan Africa and across the globe. Furthermore, they offer this map data on the world’s foremost Location Based Services (LBS) platform; mapIT are an all-encompassing digital mapping company. Working together with TomTom Africa, Avusa and other partners, mapIT establishes innovative and comprehensive suites of digital mapping platforms to position itself as the leading international enabler of accurate location-based platforms throughout Sub-Saharan Africa. For more information visit www.mapit.co.za.
MDS Logistics is Nigeria’s leading provider of integrated supply chain solutions, jointly owned by UAC of Nigeria and Imperial Logistics of South Africa. MDS offers logistics and ancillary services to manufacturers, importers, service providers and wholesale distributors across the nation.
MDS service offerings:
— Secondary Distribution
— Pharmaceutical Logistics
— Telecoms Logistics
— Contract Logistics
— Project Management
An impressive network of 50 distribution centres, in 31 states of Nigeria, covering a catchment area of over 400 cities and villages, have combined to make the emerging supply chain giant the preferred solutions provider. With a strong focus on building an indigenous brand with a global outlook, MDS has continuously sought to establish world-class standards.
Its mastery of the distribution business in an unusually difficult terrain like Nigeria accounts for MDS’s impressive customer base of over 50 clients in the drinks, food & beverages, telecommunications, pharmaceuticals and chemicals industries.
It is more than fifty years since Bolloré group decided to start operations in Africa and develop there. In 2008, it created a brand, Bolloré Africa Logistics, uniting all its activities on the African continent and in the countries that have commercial relations with Africa.
Bolloré Africa Logistics is the leading integrated logistics network on the African continent and the leading operator of public-private partnerships in the port and rail sectors. With its unrivalled territorial coverage, effective presence in 55 countries (including 45 in Africa) and a workforce of 25,000, Bolloré Africa Logistics is today the specialist in customized industrial projects, with customers all over the world.
Damco is one of the world’s leading service providers in freight forwarding and supply chain management. Globally, we have more than 11,000 people working in more than 300 offices. In Africa, we are more than 800 professionals present in 33 countries.
Damco provides the following services in Africa:
— Customs Clearance and Document Handling
— Warehousing and Distribution
— Ocean and Air Freight
— Supply Chain Management
Through our reliable service, strong local presence and modern IT infrastructure, Damco provides transparent, first class services; providing our customers with the overview required in managing their business efficiently.
Fortune Global Shipping & Logistics
Fortune Global Shipping & Logistics is a wholly owned Nigerian company with headquarters in Nigeria and operational offices in various West African countries. We specialize in the movement of goods nationally and internationally. Our core services include freight forwarding, custom clearance services, airfreight services, intra logistics & transportation, warehousing and oil & gas logistics services. Our five years of existence has witnessed rapid growth with accompanying national and international recognition.
Fortune Global is a member of virtually all the international regulatory bodies associated with our profession. Our professionally trained staff is supported with modern technology in order to deliver quality services to our teeming local and international clientele. Whether you are sending large or small goods anywhere across the globe, think Fortune Global. We are poised to deliver on time, every time.
Software AG helps organizations achieve their business objectives faster. The company’s big data, integration and business process technologies enable customers to drive operational efficiency, modernize their systems and optimize processes for smarter decisions and better service.
Building on over 40 years of customer-centric innovation, the company is among the top 10 fastest-growing technology companies in the world and is ranked as a “leader” in 15 market categories, fueled by core product families Adabas and Natural, ARIS, Terracotta and webMethods. Software AG has more than 5,400 employees in 70 countries and had revenues of €1.05 billion in 2012.
African Centre for Supply Chain Management
The African Centre for Supply Chain Management was established with the goal of becoming a leading source for the creation and dissemination of knowledge in the science and practice of Logistics and Supply Chain Management. With its multidisciplinary perspective, the Centre sees Supply Chain Management as the dynamic integration of enterprises and their suppliers and customers to determine, create, fulfill, and communicate value in the global environment. We will bring world-class experts to the Centre to share their insights in customer service, strategic sourcing, global sourcing, leadership, inventory management, warehousing and transportation and other important fields. The diversity of our faculty allows us to customize programs directly and respond to the needs of the industry. The Centre is committed to specialized logistics, supply chain management and other related fields. Our commitment to quality Research and Education is the driving force behind everything we do.
At 120 locations in 80 countries around the world, the German Chamber Network (AHKs) offers its experience, network and services to German and foreign companies. AHKs are located in all countries that are of special interest for German industry and business. The Delegation of German Industry and Commerce in Nigeria is part of the worldwide AHK German Chamber Network. As a Delegation, it is the preliminary stage for a bilateral Chamber of Commerce.
The Borderless Alliance, officially launched in May 2012 with support from the USAID West Africa Trade Hub and its partners, provides an independent, sub-regional platform for leading producers, traders, transporters and financiers to propose and advocate for systemic and practical improvements to the movement of goods, transport, capital and services across West Africa. Guided by international best practices, sound research and their Code of Ethics, Borderless Alliance members work together to promote change through dialogue and action.
The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) is the leading international professional body for all sectors of the transport and logistics industry. Founded in the United Kingdom in 1919 and granted a Royal Charter on the 26th of November 1926, the CILT was actually established to promote knowledge of the science and art of logistics and transport and to provide a source of authoritative views for communication to government, industry and the community at large.
CILT Nigeria as a National Council of the international professional body was established in 1958 and has been involved in overseeing, regulating, training and certification of transport professionals nationwide.
CIPS exists to promote and develop high standards of professional skill, ability and integrity among all those engaged in purchasing and supply chain management. CIPS assists individuals, organisations and the profession as a whole.
The Engineering Network
The Engineering Network is a platform for connecting all engineering professionals and individuals who want to take their career to the next level. We encourage people to connect with each other and share their skills and get the help they’re looking for in return.
The GEMS4 programme is working with Nigeria’s wholesale and retail sector and commenced operations on August 1, 2012. It is a five-year project implemented by a consortium led by Coffey International Development. The overall objective of GEMS4 is to design and implement a market development programme that aims to create and sustain 10,000 full time equivalent jobs and increases in incomes for 500,000 people through the wholesale and retail sector. In doing so, GEMS4 is utilising a making markets work for the poor (M4P) approach combined with a focus on women’s economic empowerment, to improve the performance and inclusiveness of key market systems in the sector that are important to poor people, particularly women.
The GEMS programme is targeted in four states in Nigeria: Kano, Kaduna, Lagos and Cross River 2. The GEMS4 programme, by design, anticipates expanding beyond these states where impact can be maximised. Initial expansion includes the trading centres of Aba in Abia and Onitsha in Anambra and to further expand to address intra-and inter-state trade. The project is currently staffed by a full time team working in Lagos, supported with a team from Coffey International Development’s UK office.
GS1 Nigeria is the Nigerian Member Organisation of GS1 International. GS1 Nigeria was officially registered in July 2007 and launched its office in August 2007. GS1 Nigeria helps its member companies implement GS1 standards through the use of unique item numbers, bar codes and electronic commerce.
GS1 is a neutral, not-for-profit, international organisation that develops global standards and solutions to improve the efficiency and visibility of supply chains across industries. It engages a global community of trading partners, industry organisations and technology providers to understand their business needs and develops global standards in response to those needs. GS1 is driven by close to two million user organisations, in over 20 industries including retail & consumer goods, healthcare, transport & logistics, and more. Today, the GS1 System of Standards is the most widely used supply chain standards system in the world. GS1 has local Member Organisations in over 110 countries and its head office is in Brussels.
Institute of Logistics Management
The Institute of Logistics Management is a professional body for people in logistics and supply chain management. It regulates and directs the practice of the profession and the conduct of professionals in logistics and supply chain management.
The Institute of Logistics Management is the leading source for information and guidance about the logistics and supply chain profession. For logistics practitioners and those impacted by the profession, membership in the Institute of Logistics Management is a critical component of your overall strategy for career success.
The Institute of Logistics Management was created to promote and develop high standards of professional skill, ability and integrity among all those engaged in logistics and supply chain management. The Institute also assists individuals and organizations to achieve excellent logistics practices by regulating the practice of the profession.
Multimix Academy is an integrated capacity building firm that provides exceptional high quality International Business and Logistics education and intervention. Our courses are designed to meet market requirements and satisfy ever-changing needs of the industry. In addition to this, we also provide Logistics and Supply Chain Management consultancy services, Marketing Strategy Development, professional education in Logistics and International Business Management, Import/Export Consultancy, Business Process Re-Engineering, Business Support Services and customized training services.
Our mission is to provide competency-based learning transfer services in global trade, logistics and supply chain management to meet the ever changing needs of the industry while increasing shareholder value, coupled with the vision to become a continental brand name in Global Trade, Logistics and Supply Chain Management solutions and interventions. Twenty-eight years seamless experience of our chief executive and a combined vibrant intellectual capital base of over 200 years is a gold mine to tap from.
Nigerian-German Business Association
The Nigerian-German Business Association (NGBA) is a membership association made up of German and Nigerian business enterprises actively participating in fields such as manufacturing, construction, pharmaceutical and service oriented sectors.
Internationally acclaimed member companies such as Daimler-Chrysler, Lufthansa, Julius Berger and Siemens are well known in Nigeria. There are besides these however, many small and medium scale German enterprises doing business with Nigerian partners. NGBA evolved in 2004 from the Nigerian-German Business Council (NGBC). NGBC was established in the mid-1980s. NGBA is a non-profit organization registered under Nigerian law.
RFID RESEARCH CENTRE
The Radio Frequency Identification Research and Development Centre is an enterprise of the International RFID Business Association – USA in affiliation with African University of Science and Technology Nigeria and Academia RFID – Canada. The Centre was founded in May 2011.
The Centre is an independent educational and vendor-neutral resource centre, inspiring innovation and promoting the adoption of RFID technology across industry sectors.
The Centre provides impartial advice, testing and consultancy services to private businesses and government organisations in the following areas for their successful RFID implementation:
— Technology selection
— Business case development
— Design and specification
— ROI Analysis
— Pilot project
— Project management
The Centre’s mission is to be an internationally recognised focal point for RFID research and development in Nigeria and Sub-Saharan Africa.
Naij.com is a web portal that offers information and allows its users to configure and choose which content to display. Visitors can select news, music, jobs or games and use the forum or our social network called My Naij. Naij.com was created for the people and together we report the news with our users.
OXFORD BUSINESS GROUP
Oxford Business Group (OBG) is a global publishing, research and consultancy firm, which publishes economic intelligence on the markets of Africa, the Middle East, Asia and Latin America.
OBG offers comprehensive analysis of macroeconomic and sectoral developments, including banking, capital markets, energy, infrastructure, industry and insurance.
OBG’s acclaimed economic and business reports are the leading source of local and regional intelligence, while OBG’s online economic briefings provide up-to-date in-depth analysis. OBG’s consultancy arm offers tailor-made market intelligence and advice to firms operating in these markets and those looking to enter them.
Ringier Nigeria is part of Ringier, a multinational integrated media company with 8,000 employees worldwide. Founded in 1833, Ringier is carrying print, broadcast, radio, online and mobile media brands, and is a successful player in the printing, entertainment and internet businesses. Ringier is a Swiss family-owned company with headquarters in Zurich.