Supply Chain And Procurement Management Optimisation

Project status
Project start date
Not specified
Project posted
6 Nov 2013 19:30
Project duration (approx.)
65 Days
Budget (approx.)
US$15000 / day
Civil Engineering
Area of expertise
Procurement, Strategy
Consultant location

Objectives and Key Deliverables

THIS PROJECT REQUIRES THE CONSULTANT TO BE ONSITE IN TANZANIA FOR A MINIMUM OF 2/3 MONTHS.Our client is a construction firm based in Tanzania with competencies in building works, civil engineering works and earth works/roadworks projects.  The client prides it self on being a leading Tanzanian contractor and attributes the growth to their highly skilled and dedicated team.  Their head office is based together in house facilities that provide many of the materials for their projects, such as pre cast concrete, asphalt, carpentry, aluminium, and well as storage materials imported from abroad.To obtain the materials for the projects, the client undertakes a mix of the following:+ Procure raw materials and produces finished materials and goods with their facility.+ Procure materials and goods from local suppliers.+ Import materials and goods from international suppliers.Local materials or products are ordered as and when required, and often to do require long term storage. Products procured from international suppliers can often require medium term storage and also to maximise cost efficiencies, extra stock sometimes will be ordered. These are housed in the client's warehouses.The current method of procurement is split between two types of project:+ Internal Projects + Client Led Projects

The client wishes to improving structure and efficiencies across the organisation after 20 years of organic growth.  In line with this, further to the review of the procurement and supply chain management assessment, the client would like guidance on how to implement the successful strategies.• Establish a formal procurement procedure that is consistent across all types of projects and under all different entities and is user friendly.• Improve upon current, or establish a new system to plan & control procurement• Review the ideal set up of an internal procurement department after considering current Human resource capabilities and what is required• Suggest systems/procedures in place for control of corporate fraud by management staff• Observe if the client can tie in procurement planning in line with project sequencing cycles.• Establish database of all suppliers, with a KPI system to rate them based on various aspects including Price, Service, Reliability, and Terms of Payment.• Review the current warehousing facilities/ manufacturing facilities • Establish a stock control and warehouse management system for all products (i.e. barcode) that will enable us to manage inventory, reorder requirements, redundant, moving stock      between companies.• Review the internal supply chain management system to identify opportunities to improve efficiencies and possibly control theft.• Review the health of the client's supply chain for materials produced in house and assess future capabilities/improvements needed in order to bring these materials to the open market.• Suggest suitable software packages that can aid with procurement and supply chain management that have room for future integration across other sections of the business.• Procurement, Supply Chain Management and logistics have been critical to their success and the client wants to improve on these systems.The client is aiming for remuneration of $15,000 for the project.

Requirement: Are you able to be in Tanzania for the duration of the project?
Desired response: Yes

Requirement: Do you have experience of 5-10 years in a functioning business has high reliance on chain management or procurement, preferably in the construction/ oil or gas sector/ infrastructure.
Desired response: Yes

Requirement: Do you have experience of the developing nations and challenges that comes with this regarding lack of infrastructure, transparency, support service, alongside inherent challenges regarding corruption and bureaucracy.
Desired response: Yes

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