Smukeliso Is A Start-Up Aimed At Offering Innovative Supply Chain Solutions

Smukeliso Is A Start-Up Aimed At Offering Innovative Supply Chain Solutions. Smukeliso is a management consulting firm that offers strategy, procurement & supply chain consulting and advisory for both private and public sector companies. The company works with a network of industry management consultants in Supply Chain, Finance, Risk & Compliance, Economics and Technology. It has also formed strategic partnerships that complement its procurement and supply chain transformation solutions. The company is 100% black women owned and managed hence it is a Level 1 B-BBEE Contributor.

The company was founded by Zinhle Dube who is a seasoned procurement professional with over 18 years experience in Procurement & Supply Chain. Zinhle leads Procurement & Supply Chain Transformation Projects for Energy, Mining and Telecommunications markets. Prior to pursuing entrepreneurship, Zinhle worked for a number of blue chip companies in corporate industry, as well as in management consulting. She has delivered a number of transformational procurement projects locally, in southern, western Africa as well in the USA, whilst working for global consulting firms.

Smukeliso’s vision is to be the most inspiring and authentic Procurement & Supply Chain Operations Consulting firm across Africa that will be driving the strategic value of supply chain in business value chain transformation for its clients. Its mission is to provide its clients with customised, innovative, business value-focused, future-looking and Africa relevant procurement and supply chain improvement solutions, whilst pursuing positive socio-economic impact.

It helps clients optimise their 3rd party procurement spend and reduce operating expenses to improve bottom-line impact of the procurement function. It also offers support to clients with global sourcing, best country sourcing and intra-trade strategies for all major industries. Smukeliso initiates the transformation process by conducting a deep dive diagnostic on its client’s business value chain and supply chain function. This exercise provides a maturity assessment of their procurement & supply chain function in line with peer industry companies and leading practice.

By Thomas Chiothamisi

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