Professor Douglas Boateng and the PanAvest partnership has teamed up with Sasol to publish books on executive supply chain management leadership development.
More than 7,000 copies of the first book will be distributed to Africa’s supply chain fraternity, government departments, management and business schools.
CIPS Africa regional managing director André Coetzee was “pleased” to be associated with the series. He said: “CIPS will continue to work with public and private sectors to develop executive level skills in procurement and supply chain management. Professionalisation will help foster among others long term service delivery quality, Africa’s long term industrialisation, competitiveness, SMME growth, job creation and wider socio-economic development.”
Boateng, founder and CEO of the PanAvest Partnership and supply and value chain management professor at the UNISA Graduate School of Business Leadership, added: “The developed world has successfully used supply chain management to, amongst others, industrialise, improve government service delivery quality, create sustainable jobs, undertake value addition to their resources and promote SMME growth. I believe that with long-term collective supply chain thinking, Africa can do the same.”