THE SUPPLY CHAIN LAB
Emerging markets - Supply chain, last-mile logistics & informal retail service models
What We Do
The Supply Chain Lab (TSCL) is an independent consultancy focused on supply chain, last-mile logistics, and informal retail service models in emerging markets.
Advisory: Provide subject-matter expertise for companies and startups focused on B2B, consumer goods, agriculture, healthcare (public and private), and the solar industry.
Informal market service models: TSCL has extensive experience analysing, designing, implementing and scaling service models for informal markets and micro-retailers.
Client profile: Large multinationals, financial institutions, consultancies, investment firms, startups, non-governmental organisations, and donors.
Tielman Nieuwoudt is a consultant focused supply chain, last-mile logistics, and informal retail service models in emerging markets.
He has more than two decades of personal and professional experience — working, living and travelling across more than a hundred countries, primarily in emerging economies in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East.
He has been involved in startups, FMCG, healthcare, agriculture, solar, inclusive business, and M4P (Making Markets Work for the Poor) projects focused on micro-enterprises.
Tielman is a regular blogger and has also contributed to Strategic Marketing Africa, How We Made It In Africa and Logistics Insight Asia publications.
Tielman has been a public speaker at a number of conferences and events. Recent topics include:
Africa supply chain challenges
Inclusive business – working with micro-retailers in emerging markets
How technology is changing informal retail
Route-to-market models in emerging markets
Last-mile of logistics in emerging markets
You are welcome to connect with him via Linkedin.
Consulting & Advisory
Types of projects and training?
Sample of our projects:
Supply chain assessment
Informal retail assessment
Distribution model implementation
Ecommerce and digitising the supply chain
Benchmarking distribution models
M4P - Making Markets Work for the Poor
Training sessions we provide:
Micro-retailing insights & successful models
Micro-distribution project roll-out
Managing distributors working with micro-retailers
How technology is changing micro-retailing
How can you work with us?
Do you need limited assistance for your project? We can provide a 30 min or 60 min phone or Zoom consultation.
We run a limited number of in-country consultation projects in a year. Please mail us an outline of your requirement, if you need help with your project. We can provide you with a proposal within seven working days. Alternatively, we can schedule a call to discuss the details. Email: email@example.com.
If you would like to schedule an in-country classroom training or workshop session, please mail us for more information. We are in the process of developing online training and will update our website once we are ready to launch.
Algeria, Bangladesh, Brazil, Burundi, Cambodia, China, Colombia, Côte d’Ivoire, East Timor, Egypt, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guinea, India, Indonesia, Iran, Kenya, Laos, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, Nigeria, Philippines, Rwanda, Singapore, Sri Lanka, South Africa, South Korea, South Sudan, Tanzania, Thailand, UAE, Uganda, Vanuatu, Vietnam, Zambia & Zimbabwe.