Optimising Supply Chain Management

An intermediate workshop aiding you to strategically optimise your supply chain under the Element of Enterprise and Supplier Development.

Course details

Date: 22 March 2017
Time: 9h00 – 15h00
Venue: BEESA Business Services,
05 Sherborne Road,
Unit 03 Sherborne Square,
Off Jan Smuts Avenue, Parktown
Cost: R3,000 ex VAT

Sullivan Mphahlele

Senior Supply Chain Consultant

Sullivan has a Higher Diploma Tax Law from the University of Johannesburg, a B Com Honours from the University of Natal, a B Com and a Higher Education Diploma from the University of the North.

Sullivan has worked closely with the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) to identify the best ways to communicate the effect of implementation and management of B-BBEE in South Africa.

Sullivan has held numerous management level positions in large corporates both locally and abroad and now serves a Senior Supply Chain Consultant on the BEESA Transformation Consulting team.

The management of Supply Chain has become a critical element in terms of being strategic with B-BBEE. Simply collecting certificates and making contributions are no longer a sufficient methodology to score the required points in what is now considered a PRIORITY ELEMENT on the B-BBEE Score Card.

Join BEESA in an intermediate workshop designed to equip your purchasing team with the knowledge to optimise the supply chain under the new requirements.


  1. The Transformational requirements and implications resulting from the newly Amended Enterprise and Supplier Development Element of the B-BBEE Codes of Good Practice (This includes the old Procurement Element)
  2. The shift away from ‘Procurement Business-as-Usual’
  3. An understanding of how to manage supplier diversity more strategically
  4. A review of the challenges in cascading responsibility to all decision makers (eg. Project, Facility, IT, Hiring, MRO Managers etc.)
  5. A look at what tools are required for the purpose of optimising procurement costs, improving efficiency, monitoring compliance and diversifying the supplier data base.


  1. Actual computation of the Total Measured Procurement Spend
  2. Reconciling data sheets to the financial Total Measured Procurement Spend
  3. Reducing the Total Measured Procurement Spend with the objective of increasing the score
  4. Identifying imports that can be excluded from the data base and classifying them into Category 1 or 2 exclusions
  5. Calculation of the Preferential Procurement B-BBEE spend
  6. Calculation of the sub-minima to avoid discounting
  7. Calculation of the Enterprise Development and Supplier Development spend
  8. Identify opportunities for enhanced procurement recognition
  9. Enhancing the Enterprise and Supplier Development score through identifying multiple scoring opportunities
  10. Computing the Enterprise and Supplier Development points (self-assessments)
  11. Develop a sustainable transformation programme through Supplier Relation Management sessions, etc.

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