By: Regina Agana Akanteba
Stakeholders in Supply Chain Management, SCM, have urged government to embrace supply chain management skills in governance.
Speaking at the 4th Chartered Institute of Supply Chain Management, Induction and Investiture ceremony in Accra, an Adjunct Professor of Supply Chain Management, Professor Douglas Boateng, said until government adopts SCM expertise, it will continue to run to the IMF for support with its conditionalities.
He said the best way to turn the country’s economic fortunes around and create jobs, is to apply a supply chain management mentality.
Without supply chain thinking, we’ll go back to the IMF, we have to think supply chain management because that is the key to industrialisation, that’s the key to Ghana beyond aid, that’s the key to creating jobs for the youth and that’s the key to building our infrastructure. So government will be able to achieve all these it applies a supply chain mindset.
A Financial and Management Consultant, Dr. James Chamenyi, who was inducted into the Chartered Institute of Supply Chain Management, as a full member, challenged professionals in the sector to apply what they learnt to develop Africa.
“I’m very much privileged to be part of Chartered Institute of Supply Chain Management, CICSM, I belong to about 11 professional bodies but CICSM, supersedes all because all the other professional bodies I belong to, are all components of CICSM, so I’m very privileged to be part of CICSM.
My message to the all inductees is that we shouldn’t be theoreticians that is receiving the certificate and putting it under our pillows but practical implementation of the certificate should be our key factor.
All the professional bodies I belong to; it is the confidence I have that made me achieve all my success. If you’re lost in the forest, and you don’t say here I am, nobody knows where you are. So if you don’t have confidence in yourself, then you don’t have to be part of CICSM.”
Dr. Chamenyi who is the CEO of Cham Consult said he will do everything possible to market Institute. The Institute inducted 89 individuals and four corporate members into its fold. They are made up of 46 full members, two affiliates, 32 subject matter experts, eight walk-through fellows, and one other fellow.