The eThekwini Municipality is striving to lead the way in Local Government by directly linking Municipal purchasing power to Government priorities, alignment to policy and regulations, supporting local industry, promote economic growth, develop black economic empowerment, improve service delivery and improve transparency in the procurement process.
During early 2009, eThekwini Municipality engaged ADR to conduct a review of their procurement activities and identify the improvement opportunity.
Following the review and feedback report, eThekwini Municipality selected ADR to support a procurement change project and develop the skills of procurement staff and sourcing influencers to deliver the identified opportunity.
The change programme was supported by senior management and the procurement staff embraced the challenge of implementing new procurement processes, target setting and measurement.
Procurement Transformation project Skills and Process Development workshops
To improve Supply Chain Management capability in eThekwini Municipality and develop a SCM “Centre of Excellence” through implementing a change programme to bring about significant procurement improvement, introduce robust processes, improve skill levels and deliver cost savings to the business.
The procurement change project delivers significant and lasting changes in the ways of working in Supply Chain Management, stakeholder buy-in and support and cost improvement. eThekwini Municipality continue to use the ADR introduced procurement processes and continuously refresh the skills of procurement staff through engaging with ADR to deliver interactive workshops and procurement challenge. “ADR are a reputable consultancy who eThekwini Municipality consider to be a leading thinker in procurement and supply. eThekwini Municipality Supply Chain Management Unit relationship with ADR has been productive and they strive to deliver value. ADR continue to deliver training events for Supply Chain Management Unit and other departments working hand in hand with our Unit”. Themba Shezi, Supply Chain Management Unit: Head & CPO