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In an effort to draw attention to the rapidly evolving strategic importance of supply chain management, plus its inextricable link to Africa’s relative product quality and service delivery challenges, Dr Douglas Boateng shall be delivering a Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (aka CIPS) sponsored distinguished lectures series at various universities and centers in Southern Africa between the 8th and 12th of August 2011.

Dates for different regions:
8 August University of KZN, Senate Chamber
9 August Swaziland, IDM – SIMP Auditorium
10 August Eastern Cape, University of Fort Hare, C Block, Lecture Room
11 August Western Cape, University of Cape Town, Mafeje Room, Bremner Building
12 August Gauteng, UNISA SBL, Auditorium 3, Midrand

According to Mckinsey and other international independent experts and research institutions, Supply chain management is among the fastest growing profession in the world. This talk hopes to highlight the changing role of procurement in managing a supply chain network.

“This is the first supply chain management related lecture series on the continent. We are delighted that Dr Douglas Boateng shall be delivering these lectures to various academicians, students and practitioners in the sub region”. Says Mr Andre Coetzee CEO for CIPS Southern Africa

Dr Boateng is an elected Fellow of at least 5 leading international professional institutions including the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply; UK’s Institute of Directors; UK’s Chartered Management Institute; UK Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport, Institute of Operations Management and the Institute of Business Consulting.

He is also the Chairman of CIPS Best Practice Adjudication Panel, President of the Institute of Operations Management Africa, and Founding Chairman, the West African Institute for Supply Chain Leadership, (aka WAISCL). WAISCL is a public private educational partnership aimed at building capacity in supply chain management in the West African sub region. Dr Boateng is also directly and indirectly linked to various academic institutions including UNISA’s SBL.

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