Full Programme

Day 1 - Wednesday, 19 AUGUST 2020

10h00

OPENING | Remarks from Smart Procurement and SAPICS

10h15

OPENING KEYNOTE | Changing the Dialogue Together

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?

10h30

PRESENTATION | Unpacking Key Enablers that will Drive Professionalisation and Close the Skills Gap in Supply Chain and Procurement

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 Content?

10h45

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 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?

11h00

BREAK

11h15

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.

12h30

PRESENTATION | Transforming Public Health and Humanitarian Supply Chains

Kaduna State is home to over 8 million people and is the political capital of northern Nigeria. Ramatu Abdulkadir is the Executive Secretary of the Kaduna State Health Supplies Management Agency. 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.

12h00

BREAK

12h30

TRACKS

ProPLANNING

Professional planning includes determining resources, requirements and establishing the communication chain for a process to make sure that it aligns business goals. This includes the development of best practices for supply chain efficiencies with particular focus on compliance, transportation, inventory, waste management and all other elements of supply chain management.

SuperSOURCING

Super Sourcing needs to ensure that the processes involved in obtaining goods and services meet planned or actual market demand. This includes purchasing, receipt and the supply of incoming material and all the contract management between purchaser and supplier throughout the contract.

MiracleMAKING

Miracle making in the context of supply chain management takes products to the finished state and makes them market ready to meet planned or actual demand.

DynamicDELIVERY

Any process that is involved in delivering finished products and services to meet either planned or actual demand including transportation, warehousing and distribution management.

RobustRETURN

Robust return processes ensure that all returned or received returned products, either from customers or suppliers are recorded and effected diligently and efficiently.

PublicPROCUREMENT

The public procurement sessions will highlight the different drivers for improving public procurement performance. We will take a closer look at how to future proof yourself and your procurement function amidste economic uncertainty.

13h45

CLOSING KEYNOTE 

14h00

NETWORKING BREAKAWAY SESSIONS

Day 2 - Thursday, 20 AUGUST 2020

10h00

OPENING | Remarks from Smart Procurement/SAPICS

10h15

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?

10h30

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!

10h45

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?

11h00

BREAK

11h15

PRESENTATION | How Organisation 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.
As economies, organisation and supply chains starts recovery process, it’s time for organisation to rapidly evaluate, identify and manage the inherent weaknesses and risks that could limit their recovery and resilience against future disruptions.

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?

12h30

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

Time to break the glass ceiling.

How do we walk the talk on gender 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 we think we will be in the near
future.

12h00

BREAK

12h30

TRACKS

ProPLANNING

Professional planning includes determining resources, requirements and establishing the communication chain for a process to make sure that it aligns business goals. This includes the development of best practices for supply chain efficiencies with particular focus on compliance, transportation, inventory, waste management and all other elements of supply chain management.

SuperSOURCING

Super Sourcing needs to ensure that the processes involved in obtaining goods and services meet planned or actual market demand. This includes purchasing, receipt and the supply of incoming material and all the contract management between purchaser and supplier throughout the contract.

MiracleMAKING

Miracle making in the context of supply chain management takes products to the finished state and makes them market ready to meet planned or actual demand.

DynamicDELIVERY

Any process that is involved in delivering finished products and services to meet either planned or actual demand including transportation, warehousing and distribution management.

RobustRETURN

Robust return processes ensure that all returned or received returned products, either from customers or suppliers are recorded and effected diligently and efficiently.

PublicPROCUREMENT

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.

13h45

CLOSING KEYNOTE 

14h00

NETWORKING BREAKAWAY SESSIONS