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Think Juba not Jacksonville – supply chain trends in Africa

14th Aug `13, 10:30 AM in Sectors

Some years ago I attended a supply chain conference in South Africa addressed by an impressive list of…

BDMS
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Some years ago I attended a supply chain conference in South Africa addressed by an impressive list of speakers from South Africa, Europe and the US. One of the sessions focused on supply chain trends, presented by a well known supply chain thought leader from the US.

Directly after the conference I flew to South Sudan on business. During my visit to the capital Juba, I was once again reminded of the gulf between supply chain issues in developed and emerging markets. While South Sudan, as the world’s newest nation, is an extreme, most of sub-Saharan Africa (excluding South Africa) is still in the very early stages of supply chain development.

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