SCL news and events at the Institute and around the world
Virtual Roundtable hosted by Afrifursa – Thursday, June 11, 10:00 am – 11:30 am EDT – Achieving Municipal Resilience in the Face of a Global Agri-food Crisis
Grayson Bass, Creator & Facilitator of our Applied Innovation Online Program, will be speaking at this virtual roundtable “Achieving Municipal Resilience in the Face of a Global Agri-food Crisis” Thursday, June 11 10:00 am – 11:30 am EDT, on the importance of logistics in resilience. Register here.
About the Event:
Afrifursa is bringing together Canadian and West African stakeholders to discuss current and potential approaches to addressing an imminent crisis that affects us all.
According to the World Food Programme, it is possible that we will see a doubling of those facing acute food insecurity across the globe this year due to COVID-19. From the closure of borders to meat processing plants, the effects are being felt in municipalities and cities right across North America and Africa.
Join us as we tap into the diverse expertise and experience represented at this roundtable and seek ways to collaborate for a food secure future.
Afrifursa’s mission is to provide insight into African business, culture and society and to encourage global citizens and organizations to participate in equitable opportunities of exchange with Africa.
Join us and our event partners, the African Agri Council, for the official launch of our virtual event series and website!
Your host: Tapfuma Musewe – Founder of Afrifursa and Eschaton Solutions Ltd
- Hon. Mohammed Adjei Sowah – Mayor of Accra, Ghana
- Mayor Cllr Mxolisi Kaunda – eThekwini Mayor, South Africa
- Ndidi Okonkwo Nwuneli – Co-Founder of Sahel Consulting, AACE Foods and LEAP Africa
- Prof. Marieme Lo – Director of African Studies, Associate Director of School of Cities at University of Toronto
- Grayson Bass – Managing Director of Mayor Wilson, Co-Founder of Ontario DIG Community Lab & Innovation Hub
Announcing our first PCE’s!
On May 25-29 we delivered the first online session of our Change Leadership Certification Program in Change Enablement. A resounding success, this program led to the first 7 professionals earning the PCE designation [Professional in Change Enablement].
Join us in congratulating our first group of PCE’s!
Norris Cobham, Canada Clean Fuels | Jasmine Gill, The Logistics Institute
Adriano Magnifico, Louis Riel School Division | Sunil Peshwa, Canada Post Corporation
John Peterson, Aurora Cannabis | Rocco Rinaldi | Edward Tonner
Simon Brown, Lead Facilitator for this program, engaged the group over four days in a series of tools and techniques to assist the participants in creating effective and transformational change implementation strategies. Using our typical experiential-learning format, participants applied these techniques to their individual projects in real-time and on the last day, all participants delivered a capstone presentation on their change projects, successfully earning the PCE. This program also enables participants to earn the P.Log by completing the Supply Chain Strategies module.
The PCE designation is a professional statement of competence in leading an organization or group of individuals through change, effectively transforming the journey. We look forward to hosting our next online session this September 2020! Learn more and enroll today.
Logistics Institute Innovation Lab – University of Toronto / Rotman Collaboration
The Logistics Institute has partnered with the University of Toronto (UoT) to deliver a Supply Chain – Growth Strategy Consulting Project Course for the Rotman EMBA program at UoT. We are seeking members in a management role for students to interview. Please note that these are mature students with several years of managerial experience across a diverse range of industries and skill sets.
This summer, as part of their course work, student teams are taking on a supply chain industry challenge. Starting with a problem statement articulated by a company / sponsor (or a problem surfaced by the students themselves) the students will proceed through a “diagnostic phase” that includes immersing themselves in the problem (topic), understanding critical issues, identifying problem/solution sets (unique value propositions), understanding related business model issues, and finally defining and potentially experimenting with actions/tasks. Students will bring their unique lens’ and perspectives to these problems. The course culminates in a formal presentation/report in early August.
We’ve had a tremendous first response from company / sponsors articulating problem statements for students to work on. Many are related to growth challenges within the Freight, Freight Forwarding, Customs Brokerage, Warehouse and Reverse Logistics categories, Digitization / Automation, Organic and Acquisition Growth Strategies, Intellectual Property, 3PL Challenges, New Value Propositions, B2B and B2C Food Delivery, Demand Generation and Sustainability industries.
Students will be selecting their challenge at the end of May and then starting their ethnographic interviews, ideally with a range of industry managers. To that extent, we are currently seeking industry managers for students to interview on these and related topics. In terms of time commitment, interview candidates would be committing 1-2 hrs sometime in June (your participation in final presentations is optional).
If you are interested in discussing, please contact:
Bo Pelech | p: 416-893-1462 | email: firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com | linkedin.com/in/bopelech
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What we are reading:
10 Top Supply Chain Risks Stemming from the Coronavirus outbreak (Resilience360 Special Report)
Coronavirus Shows That Supply Chains are Outdated and Unfit For Modern Manufacturing (Forbes, February 18, 2020)
Prepare Your Supply Chain for Coronavirus (Harvard Business Review, February 27, 2020)
|What You Can Do Now||Start with your people.|
|Maintain a healthy skepticism.|
|Run outage scenarios to assess the possibility of unforeseen impacts.|
|Create a comprehensive, emergency operations center.|
|Designing for response||Know all your suppliers.|
|Understand your critical vulnerabilities and take action to spread the risk.|
|Create business continuity plans.|
|Don’t forget your people.|
|Revisit Your Supply Chain’s Design||Redesign with second sources.|
|Redesign to source locally.|