Procurement Supply & Logistics Summit opens in Lusaka, Thursday

facebook hd bannerThe Procurement Supply Chain & Logistics Summit 2014 opens in the Zambian capital on Thursday.

The Annual event organized by a South African company FRMB Investmets will run for two days and has attracted high profiled figures from both government and private sector.

And Delegates to the Summit has begun to arrive in Lusaka ahead of the official opening at Golfview Cresta Hotel.

FRMB Investment Executive Director Freeman Mpofu who arrived on Wednesday Tuesday night told Zambian Eye that all is set for the event.

Zambian Eye is a local media partner at the event that will be attended by two Senior Ministers in the Zambian government.

Some of the high profiled figures to attend the Summit includes Mr. Yamfwa Mukanga Minister of Works Transport & Communication , Mr. Christopher Yaluma Minister of Mines ,Energy & Water Developments and Mr Andries Louw, Provincial Government, Chief Supply Chain Director: Eastern Cape Provincial Treasury (South Africa) Supply Chain Management Office.

Others are Dr Len Vanderwalt the Mining Procurement guru, who is the Supply Chain director of Lanxess mine South Africa & an independent supply chain consultant, Mr Gideon M Phiri the Manufacturers Association CEO Botswana, Ms Chantelle Ilbury scenario strategist mind of a fox  South Africa, and Ms Valerie Sesia MD for Customised Clearing & Forwarding agent Zambia.

Ms Gloria Mukalimo Ngoma Director of Inspection & Standards, Zambia Public Procurement Authority- Zambia ,Dr Dinesh Kumar Associate director Supply Chain KPMG South Africa, Ms Sicelesile Ndlovu & Mr Alvin Musengezi from Deloitte & Touché Zimbabwe ,Mr Patrick Hatontola CEO Neopats South Africa, and Mr Daniel Kabamba CEO Eng-pro Solutions Zambia will also be in attendance.

The FRMB Executive team, Mr Godfrey Mwanza and his team from Sabot Zambia, CEC Liquid executives, Mopani Mines Executives, WVI executives, Sun International executives, Kabwe provincial Supply chain executives, Dominion Technologies exec, MSC’s Director  Mr Mesele Seyuba, Leo’s transport executives, Jambo Tracking & many more.


The Summit is an unrivaled opportunity for professionals within supply chains, procurement and logistics to obtain expert information, industry led insights, global standards, current trends and forecasts plus face to face business opportunities.

The Summit will also empower the supply chain, procurement and logistics personnel in the mining, manufacturing, retail, transport, oil &gas, medical, government and various industries in Zambia.


Below are some of the key topics to be presented at the Summit:


•             Public Procurement.


•             Forwarding ,clearing & freight ..


•             Addressing the skills challenges in the Procurement & logistics sectors in Zambia.


•             Insight into the railway sectors in Zambia.


•             Integrated sustainability reporting.


•             Supply chain management in the mining & manufacturing sectors.


•             Managing a supplier & effective compliant vendor selection.


•             Offering best practise to build and maintain end to end supply chain communication


•             Cost management techniques in the logistics sectors


•             Procurement & Logistics strategies.


•             Transportation ,warehousing & distribution


•             Outbound logistics.


•             Inventory management


•             Logistics costing (Toll systems in Zambia).


Reasons why your organisation needs to participate in this Summit :


•             Hear from international speakers in the supply chain, procurement & logistics sectors.


•             Learn from thought leaders about the current trends in procurement.


•             Share your expertise with other professionals in the Zambia supply chain & logistics sectors.


•             Network with your prospective clients and showcase your products.


•             Get answers to all your un-answered questions in the industry.


•             Increase your brand visibility, knowledge & expertise.


•             Review your business approach, adapt & improve your procurement tools & systems.


•             Learn from the unique examples of industry leaders addressing universal supply chain challenges.


•             Network and benchmark with your peers drawn from the supply chains of a broad array of industries.


•             Discover new tools, tactics & technologies to improve performance, enhance resiliency and reduce cost.


•             Take away Supply Chain Management best practices and lessons learned from other organizations and apply them to your own decision-making process..