News update Telecoms and ICT in Africa – Issue No 105 on 12 April 2002

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KENYA’S E-SOKONI B2B SITE PIONEERS ONLINE SUPPLY CHAIN SAVINGS

12 April 2002

The E-Sokoni B2B site in Kenya is probably the only fully functional one of its kind outside South Africa. A joint development between British American Tobacco Kenya and Symphony Software, its progress so far provides useful pointers as to how things might develop in this market.   In an increasingly competitive operating environment, British American Tobacco is finding e-enabled ways to improve supply chain efficiencies. But what about procurement - a significant and expensive element in the seed-to-smoke business? Could online migration help British American Tobacco operating companies access materials more quickly, cheaply and efficiently?   Earlier this year British…