Invited by the Kühne Foundation, experts from Slimstock organised an inventory management seminar at Strathmore Business University in Kenya. The key priority of the Kühne Foundation is the support of training, further education as well as research and science in the area of logistics, including humanitarian logistics. The training is part of a large-scale development program to increase the level of knowledge in the field of supply chain management in Africa.

The seminar was specifically designed for the Kenyan business community, with the aim of increasing the knowledge in the areas of operations and managing and optimising inventory. The training was provided by inventory experts Eelco Wever and Martijn Endendijk from Slimstock.

Slimstock helped improve availability of medication

Last year Slimstock also contributed to a development project in Nigeria. In response to the growing challenges in health care, the Kühne Foundation collaborated with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to create the Kaduna State Public Health Supply Chain Transformation Project. “The aim of the project was to improve the distribution of medicines in the East African region” explains Wever. “Stakeholders have informed me last year’s efforts are yielding, after our training the availability of medicines in the region has greatly and permanently been improved. Which is very satisfying news and something we as a company can be proud of.”

Slimstock acknowledged as knowledge partner

This year a three-day seminar focusing on Operations and Inventory Management had been organised. The seminar took place at the Strathmore Business University in Nairobi, one of the leading knowledge institutes in Kenia. As part of the training, the Kenya Medical Supplies Agency has been visited. The seminar was again a success, participants valued the content and knowledge level of the speakers. The fact that the Kühne Foundation has asked Slimstock to act as a knowledge partner in this program is a great honor.