According to the World Bank’s Logistics Performance Survey in 2018, Kenya was ranked 63rd globally, but 2nd on the African continent after South Africa (ranked 29th).
Despite great improvements and developments in Kenya’s economy, infrastructure, services, and supply chain reliability; various industry players still continue to face great supply chain challenges.
One of the biggest logistics’ hurdles holding back the industry is the lack of proper national address systems in most African countries.
This, coupled with poor road networks, makes it even harder to conveniently deliver products to customers. Consequently, companies have had to rely on fairly descriptive addresses and landmarks provided by the customers during the initial stages of the purchase process.
While generally, Africa’s infrastructure lags behind that of its counterparts including America and Europe, it is worth noting that each country has its own value proposition. In 2018, the World Bank’s Logistics Performance Index placed South Africa, Kenya, Rwanda, and Côte d’Ivoire as the top 4 best-performing countries in Africa, while Somalia, Sierra Leone, Eritrea, and Zimbabwe were at the bottom 4.
To help unpack and understand the Logistics sector in Kenya and beyond, stakeholders will be coming together for the Supply Chain Breakfast Forum that will be happening at Capital Club with an aim to provide an open space for senior-level management in various sectors to discuss the current supply chain challenges and practices, while sharing knowledge on new supply chain innovations and techniques, being applied successfully in Kenya and the rest of East Africa.
Taking part in the forum is Africa Logistic Properties, a specialist property, and development company established to acquire, develop and manage modern Grade A warehousing across Africa.
The company has specialized in developing modern distribution centers and industrial warehouses with flexible designs and specifications to cater to the ever-changing needs of today’s logistics, distribution and light manufacturing operations.
ALP also offers Built-to-suit options for clients with specific requirements and is a long-term landlord with in-house property management including site-based staff to efficiently meet tenants’ needs.
Among the projects being undertaken by ALP include the Tatu City Industrial Park (ALP North) that is approximately 50,000 sqm. The project was completed in September 2018. Another project is Tilisi Industrial Park (ALP West) that is scheduled to be done in phases.
To get more on the logistics status, join stakeholders for a breakfast forum on 12th of September at Capital Club in Westlands, Nairobi from 7:00 am.