The Global Indaba will take place on Wednesday 12 and Thursday 13 October 2022, sandwiched by workshops held by ASCM on Monday 11 October and Johnson & Johnson on Friday 14 October.

Please register to attend the Indaba.

Both workshops (ASCM workshop, Johnson & Johnson workshop) are now fully booked.

Below is the detailed agenda, or download the complete programme (PDF):

ASCM is proud to host a day of supply chain insights and lessons learned to best equip participants to achieve success throughout their enterprise and beyond! Our programme will cover four relevant and interesting topics. Please let us know if you plan to join us as space will be limited and you won’t want to miss the opportunity for best practice sharing and networking opportunities!


9 am – 10.30 am

Workforce development

How do you get the best from your workforce? What is the role of learning and development when it comes to supply chain performance? How do we measure success in our training endeavours? During this session we explore the steps that can be taken to best support organisational objectives through a ‘fit for purpose’ workforce. We’ll look at how organisations can:
  • Assess workforce competencies (qualitatively and quantitatively)
  • Align skills requirements to identified gaps
  • Create meaningful training programmes at the right levels throughout the career pathway
  • Ensure appropriate ROE (return on education) of any training engagement
We will end by sharing and discussing options for organisations to support their skills development journey.

10.45 am – 12.15 pm

Supply chain transformation for NGOs

Non-governmental organisations have supply chains just like any commercial business, and similar cost/efficiency and service level trade-offs, which best support their supply chain strategy! Using the recently-updated SCOR (Supply Chain Operations Reference) model, we will work through how to best implement a supply chain transformation project within an NGO. The SCOR model has been used by over 5 000 companies to support real performance improvements in various supply chain contexts and across many industry sectors. In this session we will examine ASCM’s unique transformation learning program (TLP) to illustrate the practical steps that can be taken to create a set of high-impact projects coming out of deep assessments of performance, processes, practices and skills. We will share examples of tools that can be used to support this type of accelerated improvement initiative.

1.15 pm – 2.45 pm

Supply chain sustainability

The triple bottom line could not be any more relevant than during these turbulent times. In this session we will explore how organisations can evaluate their supply chains and assess their alignment to the three pillars sustainability: economic, ethical and environmental. Using the ASCM enterprise standards for sustainability, we will aim to show how an organisation can:
  • Validate or update a supply chain strategy
  • Help identify gaps for continuous supply chain improvement
  • Validate supplier quality, development and/or selection
  • Achieve excellence in sustainability

3 pm – 4.30 pm

Public healthcare supply chain maturity

Healthcare supply chains have a greater impact on human life than virtually any other type of supply chain. Whether it is life-saving medication, medical equipment or critical supplies, this is an industry that demands the best of what supply chain management can bring. Unfortunately, healthcare supply chains in many places in the world are lacking maturity.
To address this issue, ASCM has developed a global healthcare maturity model that can help to identify and diagnose gaps in healthcare supply chains and ultimately support in achieving a better response to the health risks that affect us all.
During this session we aim to achieve the following outcomes:
  • Describe the rationale for the maturity model
  • Explain how the maturity model improves supply chain performance
  • Describe the levels of supply chain maturity
  • Describe the advance planning necessary for effective evaluation and monitoring of improvement projects
  • Describe the maturity model process
  • Explain the results of the maturity model
  • Describe how to use the results of the maturity model to develop improvement projects


7.30 am – 8.30 am

Registration & reception

8.30 am – 9 am

Introductory remarks

9 am – 9.40 am

Opening speech

Honourable Sylvia Masebo, minister of health, Zambia

9.45 am – 10.15 am

Keynote panel discussion

Featuring the Honourable Sylvia Masebo

10.45 am – 1 pm

Breakout sessions

A series of presentations on either (choose which session to attend):
Staffing for supply chain management (
Naomi Muriithi (HELP), Abdulsalam Musa (Akesis), Walter Proper (IAPHL))
Skills for supply chain management (Dorothy Leab (GaneshAID), Ed Monchen (i+ solutions), Johan Tierens (J&J), Charles E. Nzawa (USAID), Egla Chepkorir (USAID), Sanjay Saha (Bee Skilled Global), Clement Ngombo (HELP), Clinton de Souza (Celsian Consulting), Vivian Rakuomi (MSH))
Motivation for supply chain management ( Danielle Wiedeman (GHSC-PSM), Joyce Owola (inSupply), Maureen Kamau (GHSC-PSM))

Working conditions for supply chain management (Sanjeev Kettel (MSH), Sushil Nepal (MSH), Joyce Owola (inSupply))

1 pm – 2 pm

Lunch break

2 pm – 3.30 pm

Open café

4 pm – 5 pm

Breakout sessions

A series of presentations on either (choose which session to attend):
Staffing for supply chain management (
Ayalew Adinew (GHSC-PSM), Gashaw Sebsibie (Addis Ababa University), Sibusiso ZUMA (UNISA))
Skills for supply chain management (a) (Tielman Nieuwoudt (Project Last Mile), Lemson Machibiza (ACGHIR), Yee Theng Ng (IQVIA) (TBD))
Skills for supply chain management (b) (
Innocent Mweemba (GHSC-PSM), Lloyd Mbasela (Industrial Training Centre), Patricia Mupeta Bobo (Yale University))

5 pm – 5.30 pm


Highlights of the day with IAPHL ambassadors

5.30 pm – 7 pm

Evening reception


7.30 AM – 8.50 am

Welcome & coffee

8.50 AM – 9.30 AM

Keynote panel discussion

The role of donors and the private sector in improving HR for supply chain

Becky Turner, USAID
Marasi Mwencha, The Global Fund
Doug Kent, ASCM
Craig Arnold, Swoop Aero

9.30 AM – 10 AM

Indaba impulse talks

Ed Monchen, i+solutions
Kiersten DeHaven, Kasha
Kofi Nyame, MSH

10 AM – 10.30 AM 

Tea break

10.30 AM – 11.30 AM

Breakout sessions

A series of presentations on either (choose which session to attend):
Skills for supply chain management (Abu Bakar Sidique QUISIA (GHSC-PSM), Helena Antonio (TBD) (GHSC-PSM), Ukamaka Okafor)
Staffing for supply chain management (Rebecca Alban
 (VillageReach), Michael Egharevba (GHSC-PSM), Henrietta Bakura (NPSCMP))
Motivation for supply chain management (Daniel Kinyanjui (JSI), Juma Ikombola (inSupply), Zelalem Nigussie (GHSC-PSM))

11.45 AM – 12.45 PM 

Breakout sessions

A series of presentations on either (choose which session to attend):
Skills for supply chain management (Brian Otieno (inSupply), Yacouba Diarra (GHSC-PSM), Miriam Okara (GHSC-PSM))
French session (Ghislaine Djidjoho (Chemonics), Haguiratou Wendlassida Daou Ouedraogo (GHSC-PSM), Tiana Ravelonarivo (MSH))

12.45 PM – 2 PM

Lunch break

2 PM – 3.30 PM

Skills workshops

(choose which session to attend):
Advocating at the local level (Walter Proper, IAPHL)
Pharmaceutical systems strengthening: How to strengthen this key subsystem of the health system (Andrew Brown, MTAPS program)
STEP 2.0 panel discussion (moderated by Rebecca Turner)

3.30 PM – 4 PM

Tea break

4 PM – 5 PM

Plenary panel discussion

The future of HR4SC: Perspectives of new entrants into the profession

Rachel Muyoma, Zambia Medicines and Medical Supplies Agency
Paul, Open SRP Project
Talent Murairwa, Ministry of Health and Child Care
IAPHL ambassador

5 PM – 5.30 PM

Closing remarks

Call to action: what action will you be taking to strengthen human resources for supply chain management?

Join industry leaders J&J at a half-day hosted workshop on Friday 14 October as part of the People that Deliver Global Indaba. The focus will be on Women’s Leadership with particular attention given to Africa.


9 AM – 9.45 AM

Women’s leadership in Africa

Women’s leadership in Africa Current demographic data will be presented and opportunities for improvement will be discussed centring on the current state of women’s leadership in Africa.

9.50AM – 10.35 AM

Creating a women’s leadership initiative programme

Attendees will learn how to launch a women’s leadership programme in their own organisations. A toolkit for the programme development and launch will be provided.

10.35 AM – 11 AM

Tea & coffee break

This will provide a networking opportunity for participants.

11 AM – 11.45 AM

Mentorship and sponsorship in women’s career success

The value of mentorship and sponsorship will be discussed by a panel of women leaders who have personally benefited from mentors and sponsors.

11.50 AM – 12.35 PM

Women’s allyship

Attendees will learn six behaviours to be an ally to women.

12.35 PM – 2 PM

Networking lunch

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