Unilever East Africa Suppliers conference
Unilever East Africa holds first ever Supplier Quality Conference
Marc Engel, Unilever East Africa CEO, while attending the workshop said: “The on-shelf quality of our products is 80% dependent on the supplier quality. Our growth agenda involves localizing categories that we have imported before and our quality will prove to the world that we can do it. Good enough for Africa quality is not good enough. The S4 I buy in the US is the same I buy in Kenya so why should the quality of our products be any different?
Our quality journey will not be about continuous improvement but a step change in quality. Quality is paramount to our growth agenda.”
The conference’s key objective was integration of Quality and Procurement strategies and laying a framework for implementation with all suppliers. It also highlighted the Key Performance Indicators that will be measured and tracked with all the suppliers.