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PanAvest’s Work

What We Do

We provide leading-edge supply chain management and governance-related support to organisations looking to sustainably enhance their efficiency, profitability and service delivery.

Through our process innovations and operations development we help businesses build human capital, boost supply chain and financial performance and guide them through strategic decision-making processes.

Supply chain management
coaching and mentorship

We help you fulfil your potential

Improve organisational, team or personal supply chain performance with professional coaching and mentorship.

With over 25 years of experience working, researching and mentoring in the areas of supply chain management and governance we adopt a results-orientated approach to individual and team coaching.

Tailored to industry-specific needs and personal development areas, our coaching and mentorship programmes allow participants to realise their full potential through the development of the skills, understanding, knowledge and motivation needed to succeed.

Our experienced coaches act as impartial advisors, sounding boards, motivators and strategists – helping you to achieve your business goals and success.

Key benefits of coaching

  • Broaden your knowledge and experience
  • Learn how to solve problems and be accountable for connected outcomes
  • Grow your confidence
  • Improve productivity
  • Build win-win relationships

If you need a mentor or would like to find out how our mentorship and coaching programme can assist you or your organisations:

Key benefits of coaching

  • Broaden your knowledge and experience
  • Learn how to solve problems and be accountable for connected outcomes
  • Grow your confidence
  • Improve productivity
  • Build win-win relationships

If you need a mentor or would like to find out how our mentorship and coaching programme can assist you or your organisations:

Public and private sector consulting

Effective governance and supply chain sustainability

We professionally assist public and private sector organisations with thought leading supply chain-related governance and directional reforms. With over 25 years’ experience in Southern Africa, Africa and Europe we are positioned to provide strategic supply chain support to organisations looking to enhance the performance, transformation and sustainability of their supply chains.

Through our focused consulting and advisory services we work together with both public and private organisations to assist in the realisation of their visions and expand their business options, while simultaneously contributing towards the design of organisational and management structures that fit each organisations’ strategic goals.

Our core focus areas include:

Supply chain scenario planning and strategy development

Value chain governance

Director development

Board evaluation and development

We do not stop at concepts – we partner with our clients to implement changes successfully.

Some of the key areas that we consult in include:

  • healthcare,
  • pharmaceuticals,
  • chemicals,
  • transport and logistics,
  • financial services,
  • education,
  • exploration and mining,
  • aviation,
  • maritime,
  • enterprise and small business development,
  • oil and gas,
  • agriculture and allied industries.

Follow the link to find out more about our consulting services and how we can help you.

Some of the key areas that we consult in include:

  • healthcare,
  • pharmaceuticals,
  • chemicals,
  • transport and logistics,
  • financial services,
  • education,
  • exploration and mining,
  • aviation,
  • maritime,
  • enterprise and small business development,
  • oil and gas,
  • agriculture and allied industries.

Follow the link to find out more about our consulting services and how we can help you.

Supply chain management is simply about having a win-win shared vision in a value chain.

Professor Douglas Boateng

As a business leader when you think South African your market is just under 60 million people. However when you think African your market is just under 1 billion people.

Professor Douglas Boateng

You know and understand your problem. You are the only one that can solve it.

Professor Douglas Boateng

Accepting hard truths and realities can change individual attitudes and society as a whole.

Professor Douglas Boateng

Mindset change is the greatest challenge facing Africa’s economic emancipation drive.

Professor Douglas Boateng

As a consumer, do not just buy; rather strategically procure to support local and regional value-adding supply chains.

Professor Douglas Boateng

Africa as individual nations is economically insignificant. Africa as one economic block is already an economic giant.

Professor Douglas Boateng

Some people use money to make a difference. Others use knowledge and experience to effect long-term positive change.

Professor Douglas Boateng

Made in Ghana or South Africa or Kenya still creates artificial boundaries. We must rather promote Made in Africa.

Professor Douglas Boateng

Beware of the ides of aid.

Professor Douglas Boateng

Do not always blame the government for your woes. Sometimes also critically look at yourself in the mirror and ask what role you have played in creating the woes.

Professor Douglas Boateng

Without a common understanding of supply chain management and its implications, the entire continent will continue to struggle to economically emancipate itself.

Professor Douglas Boateng

Long-term economic growth, company, industry and national competitiveness are achieved through supply chain management thinking.

Professor Douglas Boateng

By just sitting back and hoping for change you are denying your own self and the African child a better socio-economic future.

Professor Douglas Boateng

Understanding your supply chain gives you the competitive edge.

Professor Douglas Boateng

Any country in Africa that through the governing party believes they can economically go it alone is leading its people down the wrong path.

Professor Douglas Boateng

Having self-respect, knowledge and purpose helps in navigating the complex journey of life.

Professor Douglas Boateng

To build wealth that transcends generations you need to think beyond yourself.

Professor Douglas Boateng

Throwing money at poverty related issues may yield short-term benefits but may make matters worse.

Professor Douglas Boateng

We are constantly told to think outside the box. The big question is…who gave you that box that is being used as a reference point?

Professor Douglas Boateng

Africans may be surrounded by poverty but the continent is certainly not poor.

Professor Douglas Boateng

I may not have money to give you but I certainly have knowledge and experience to help you change your attitude towards long-term wealth creation.

Professor Douglas Boateng

Accepting hard truths and realities can change individual attitudes and society as a whole.

Professor Douglas Boateng

Our destiny is in our own hands.

Professor Douglas Boateng

Do your homework to appreciate what you have before going into negotiations.

Professor Douglas Boateng

Negotiating and bargaining are two different concepts.

Professor Douglas Boateng

Economic empowerment is about trust and value-add and not colour-add.

Professor Douglas Boateng

Supply chain management decisions made today have a direct impact on you, your organisation, local industries and the future of the African child.

Professor Douglas Boateng

Supply chain management thinking and the continent’s long-term industralisation are inextricably linked.

Professor Douglas Boateng

Long-term socio-economic transformation starts with you.

Professor Douglas Boateng

You have to be able to logistically move whatever you produce timeously, otherwise there is no need to produce it.

Professor Douglas Boateng

Economic empowerment is about long-term wealth creation and not about short-term materialistic entitlement.

Professor Douglas Boateng

The long-term success of the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) is dependent on the region embracing supply chain management thinking.

Professor Douglas Boateng

Buying behaviours and industrialisation are inextricably linked.

Professor Douglas Boateng

Cheapest price does not always equate to the best value for money for business and/or society

Professor Douglas Boateng

Trusting one another is one of the keys to long-term socio-economic freedom.

Professor Douglas Boateng

For Africa to truly industrialise the definition of local must shift from national to regional and continental boundaries.

Professor Douglas Boateng

There is no such thing as free money or aid.

Professor Douglas Boateng

De-industrialisation is mainly caused by consuming what you do not produce.

Professor Douglas Boateng

In addition to exporting raw materials and human capital, Africa is increasingly exporting hard currency to support the continent’s insatiable desire for goods made outside of the continent.

Professor Douglas Boateng

The mere fact that I may not live to see my dream does not mean I should abandon my dreams for the African child.

Professor Douglas Boateng

Do not bargain with your supply chain resources for short-term price gains. Rather negotiate with these assets for long-term wealth creation benefits.

Professor Douglas Boateng

The journey of life is not necessarily about how you started. Rather it is how you finished.

Professor Douglas Boateng

An economically powerful Africa is possible through strategic industrial sourcing and changing consumer buying behaviours.

Professor Douglas Boateng

I can only be happy when I see the youth and children around me also happy.

Professor Douglas Boateng

I am who I am today because of what someone sacrificed for me.

Professor Douglas Boateng

The Africa Beyond Aid agenda starts with you.

Professor Douglas Boateng

What I am doing is not for me but for the African child. I was once an African child.

Professor Douglas Boateng

Our ancestors selflessly strived to build a better future for us. Therefore we are duty bound to at least try to better what was started for the next generation.

Professor Douglas Boateng

There is a supply chain associated with every product or service. You just need to have a strategy and plan to develop and manage it.

Professor Douglas Boateng

What you chose to buy based on price has an impact on a country’s long-term industrial development.

Professor Douglas Boateng

Limited understanding of supply chain management is a reason for the de-industralisation of the continent.

Professor Douglas Boateng

As a continent we have to have a common supply chain and industralisation plan. Otherwise our so-called developmental partners will determine it for us but to benefit them.

Professor Douglas Boateng

Human beings by nature are risk averse and will not take chances with people they do not know and trust.

Professor Douglas Boateng

Enterprise development
support and training

Supporting future supply chain success

We offer small business and entrepreneurship development and training in the following supply chains:

Maritime, agriculture, chemicals, gas and oil, water and sanitation, waste management, aviation, education, pharmaceuticals, ICT, financial services, mining and exploration, healthcare, logistics and distribution.

Occupying the role of mentor on enterprise and small business development projects, PanAvest offers supply chain and governance-related skills development and training to entrepreneurs and SMMEs.

Are you a small business looking for development training and support?

The Foundation awards unrestricted bursaries to talented individuals who demonstrate extraordinary originality and dedication in their fields. The programme is intended to encourage people of outstanding talent ‒ especially in the science and engineering fields ‒ to pursue their own creative, intellectua, and professional inclinations. In keeping with this purpose, the Foundation awards scholarships directly to individuals rather than through institutions or organisations.

Lectures and public speaking

Leading insights from Africa’s 1st Professor Extraordinaire

As Africa’s first elected Professor Extraordinaire in Supply and Value Chain Management, Professor Boateng offers thought leading lectures and workshops on issues related to:

  • supply chain management,
  • strategic sourcing and procurement,
  • logistics,
  • socio-economic development
  • governance, and
  • enterprise development.

Looking for a supply chain speaker?

Lectures and public speaking

Leading insights from Africa’s 1st Professor Extraordinaire

As Africa’s first elected Professor Extraordinaire in Supply and Value Chain Management, Professor Boateng offers thought leading lectures and workshops on issues related to:

  • supply chain management,
  • strategic sourcing and procurement,
  • logistics,
  • socio-economic development
  • governance, and
  • enterprise development.

Looking for a supply chain speaker?

There is a supply chain associated with every product or service. You just need to have a strategy and plan to develop and manage it.

Professor Douglas Boateng

Do not always blame the government for your woes. Sometimes also critically look at yourself in the mirror and ask what role you have played in creating the woes.

Professor Douglas Boateng

Africans may be surrounded by poverty but the continent is certainly not poor.

Professor Douglas Boateng

Beware of the ides of aid.

Professor Douglas Boateng

An economically powerful Africa is possible through strategic industrial sourcing and changing consumer buying behaviours.

Professor Douglas Boateng

Having self-respect, knowledge and purpose helps in navigating the complex journey of life.

Professor Douglas Boateng

The Africa Beyond Aid agenda starts with you.

Professor Douglas Boateng

Our ancestors selflessly strived to build a better future for us. Therefore we are duty bound to at least try to better what was started for the next generation.

Professor Douglas Boateng

By just sitting back and hoping for change you are denying your own self and the African child a better socio-economic future.

Professor Douglas Boateng

Supply chain management thinking and the continent’s long-term industralisation are inextricably linked.

Professor Douglas Boateng

Cheapest price does not always equate to the best value for money for business and/or society

Professor Douglas Boateng

Any country in Africa that through the governing party believes they can economically go it alone is leading its people down the wrong path.

Professor Douglas Boateng

What I am doing is not for me but for the African child. I was once an African child.

Professor Douglas Boateng

As a consumer, do not just buy; rather strategically procure to support local and regional value-adding supply chains.

Professor Douglas Boateng

As a business leader when you think South African your market is just under 60 million people. However when you think African your market is just under 1 billion people.

Professor Douglas Boateng

You know and understand your problem. You are the only one that can solve it.

Professor Douglas Boateng

Economic empowerment is about trust and value-add and not colour-add.

Professor Douglas Boateng

Long-term socio-economic transformation starts with you.

Professor Douglas Boateng

I may not have money to give you but I certainly have knowledge and experience to help you change your attitude towards long-term wealth creation.

Professor Douglas Boateng

Do your homework to appreciate what you have before going into negotiations.

Professor Douglas Boateng

Accepting hard truths and realities can change individual attitudes and society as a whole.

Professor Douglas Boateng

We are constantly told to think outside the box. The big question is…who gave you that box that is being used as a reference point?

Professor Douglas Boateng

Human beings by nature are risk averse and will not take chances with people they do not know and trust.

Professor Douglas Boateng

Made in Ghana or South Africa or Kenya still creates artificial boundaries. We must rather promote Made in Africa.

Professor Douglas Boateng

Buying behaviours and industrialisation are inextricably linked.

Professor Douglas Boateng

Trusting one another is one of the keys to long-term socio-economic freedom.

Professor Douglas Boateng

Some people use money to make a difference. Others use knowledge and experience to effect long-term positive change.

Professor Douglas Boateng

Accepting hard truths and realities can change individual attitudes and society as a whole.

Professor Douglas Boateng

Do not bargain with your supply chain resources for short-term price gains. Rather negotiate with these assets for long-term wealth creation benefits.

Professor Douglas Boateng

For Africa to truly industrialise the definition of local must shift from national to regional and continental boundaries.

Professor Douglas Boateng

To build wealth that transcends generations you need to think beyond yourself.

Professor Douglas Boateng

Economic empowerment is about long-term wealth creation and not about short-term materialistic entitlement.

Professor Douglas Boateng

I am who I am today because of what someone sacrificed for me.

Professor Douglas Boateng

The journey of life is not necessarily about how you started. Rather it is how you finished.

Professor Douglas Boateng

Our destiny is in our own hands.

Professor Douglas Boateng

You have to be able to logistically move whatever you produce timeously, otherwise there is no need to produce it.

Professor Douglas Boateng

Supply chain management is simply about having a win-win shared vision in a value chain.

Professor Douglas Boateng

Limited understanding of supply chain management is a reason for the de-industralisation of the continent.

Professor Douglas Boateng

Throwing money at poverty related issues may yield short-term benefits but may make matters worse.

Professor Douglas Boateng

Understanding your supply chain gives you the competitive edge.

Professor Douglas Boateng

Supply chain management decisions made today have a direct impact on you, your organisation, local industries and the future of the African child.

Professor Douglas Boateng

I can only be happy when I see the youth and children around me also happy.

Professor Douglas Boateng

Long-term economic growth, company, industry and national competitiveness are achieved through supply chain management thinking.

Professor Douglas Boateng

Negotiating and bargaining are two different concepts.

Professor Douglas Boateng

As a continent we have to have a common supply chain and industralisation plan. Otherwise our so-called developmental partners will determine it for us but to benefit them.

Professor Douglas Boateng

What you chose to buy based on price has an impact on a country’s long-term industrial development.

Professor Douglas Boateng

The mere fact that I may not live to see my dream does not mean I should abandon my dreams for the African child.

Professor Douglas Boateng

Without a common understanding of supply chain management and its implications, the entire continent will continue to struggle to economically emancipate itself.

Professor Douglas Boateng

De-industrialisation is mainly caused by consuming what you do not produce.

Professor Douglas Boateng

Mindset change is the greatest challenge facing Africa’s economic emancipation drive.

Professor Douglas Boateng

The long-term success of the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) is dependent on the region embracing supply chain management thinking.

Professor Douglas Boateng

There is no such thing as free money or aid.

Professor Douglas Boateng

Africa as individual nations is economically insignificant. Africa as one economic block is already an economic giant.

Professor Douglas Boateng

In addition to exporting raw materials and human capital, Africa is increasingly exporting hard currency to support the continent’s insatiable desire for goods made outside of the continent.

Professor Douglas Boateng

PanAvest Foundation

The PanAvest Foundation and Development Trust is a non-profit, private and independent grant making institution focused on making a real and sustainable difference in the lives of vulnerable and less fortunate individuals and communities.

Founded in 2003 by Professor Boateng, the Foundation provides financial support to individuals and community-based initiatives in the following focus areas:

Education and human
capital development

The Foundation’s core focus area is education. We are committed to providing disadvantaged individuals and communities with the opportunity to gain access to educational programmes and quality educational resources.

Sponsorships

Through the sponsorship of the Executive Insights books series, tens of thousands of supply chain-related educational resources and books have been donated to various NPOs, education institutions and small businesses across Africa.

The Foundation also provides sponsorship for initiatives that aim to encourage up-and-coming talent in selected vertical specific areas.

Small business and entrepreneurship development

We provide pro-bono training and mentorship to selected small businesses and entrepreneurs operating in the following supply chains: maritime, agriculture, chemicals, gas and oil, water and sanitation, waste management, aviation, education, pharmaceuticals, ICT, financial services, mining and exploration, healthcare and logistics and distribution.

Training and mentorship is provided to select recipients who meet specific requirements. To find out more about this initiative and if you meet the requirements…

Small business and entrepreneurship development

We provide pro-bono training and mentorship to selected small businesses and entrepreneurs operating in the following supply chains: maritime, agriculture, chemicals, gas and oil, water and sanitation, waste management, aviation, education, pharmaceuticals, ICT, financial services, mining and exploration, healthcare and logistics and distribution.

Training and mentorship is provided to select recipients who meet specific requirements. To find out more about this initiative and if you meet the requirements…

Health and nutrition
.

Improving individual health and nutritional access within townships and rural communities is a focus area of the Foundation. We support programmes that promote the health and wellbeing of vulnerable individuals and communities through initiatives that: empower individuals, mobilise communities, engage institutions and improve health care quality and access.

Water and sanitation
.

The Foundation invests in local, grass-roots community-based environmental, water, sanitation and waste management projects and initiatives. These investments are usually provided in the form of very low interest loans, but may also take the form of deposits or guarantees.

Farming and rural
development

As part of the Foundation we support development initiatives focused on catalysing efforts that lead to a safe, wholesome food supply for people in communities and rural areas. Through partnerships, we aim to assist our stakeholders to create economically viable, environmentally sensitive, sustainable, long-term, socially responsible and cooperative farming initiatives.

If you or your organisation would like assistance with initatives in any of these key
support areas please contact us by clicking the button below

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