Emerging Market Watch: Procurement Sophistication in Africa

Spend Matters readers curious about procurement and supply chain trends in emerging markets might have caught my recent dispatches from a conference that I chaired in Nairobi, Kenya:


My earlier stories covered what took place at the conference, getting there (a good story in and of itself) as well as lessons learned from conversations with fellow travellers focused on supply chain security in the region. This PRO research series will go a step further, focusing on various topics that influence procurement practitioners and solution providers looking to succeed in Kenya and the broader African market need to consider. Topics covered include:

  • Talent management, training and education
  • Negotiation skills and context
  • Direct spend
  • Indirect spend
  • Logistics
  • Procurement and company culture
  • Ethics and corruption


The rest of this PRO research brief can be found on Spend Matters PRO. If you’d like to become a Spend Matters PRO member, please subscribe. If you’re not ready to subscribe or wonder why you should, we’ve answered some FAQs here or you can email a Spend Matters team member directly. If you’re not into paying for content, we get that too. Thanks for reading!

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