The Supply Chain Lab is a group of supply chain improvement specialists that focus on factory to village supply chain solutions in emerging markets. The Supply Chain Lab focuses on strategy, assessments and implementation.
Tielman Nieuwoudt is Principal of The Supply Chain Lab and has extensive supply chain and operational experience, covering more than thirty emerging market economies in Africa, Asia and the Middle East. He has been involved in a number of inclusive business and M4P projects, focused on SMEs and BoP.
Tielman is a Certified Supply Chain Professional (APICS) and has a Bachelors degree in Marketing (SA) and a MBA in International Business from the University of Edinburgh in Scotland.
Tielman has also been a contributor to Strategic Marketing Africa, How We Made It In Africa, Logistics Insight Asia, Logistics Times India, CHaINA (China) and Vietnam Supply Chain Insights.
Michael Keizer has been an aid logistician since 2001, when he swapped his comfortable life in the corporate sector for a less comfortable but more rewarding career in aid work. Since then, Michael has worked as a field logistician, logistics coordinator, logistics consultant, and country manager. He have been involved in planning, implementation, and management of logistics systems as small as a single health structure, and as big as the health system of an entire country (pop. 75 million).
For more information on Michael, please visit his blog.
Rob Bell is CEO of Archomai, a trading consultancy, with responsibility for the launch of skills capacity building centres in emerging and developing markets. Otherwise, with links to the University of Sheffield; the University of Hull Logistics Institute and, AMET Maritime University in Chennai he is interested in logistics learning.
As founder of the open source Transformational Logistics Blog, an umbrella term for logistics in emerging and developing markets, he is keen to explore and develop inclusive value chain thinking and explore ways in which logistics can be relevant to sustainability post Humanitarian projects. Currently, he is working on transformational concepts in Indian Retail and is keen to develop links with practitioners worldwide.
Educated at St Andrews and Oxford Universities, he has worked extensively in Europe; North America; The Gulf States and Asia. He is a Director of Hull Truck Theatre in the UK.