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21.02.2018
New business toolkit for suppliers

AIM-PROGRESS is pleased to annouce its latest deliverable – a business toolkit for suppliers, explaining in simple terms how good management practices, which our members require through their responsible sourcing policies, are an essential part of ensuring a sustainable and resilient business model. This publication was put together by Partner Africa, in collaboration with AB-Inbev, Diageo and The Coca-Cola Company, on behalf of AIM-PROGRESS.
 
This toolkit provides practical assistance on how to improve Productivity, Quality and Workforce Management – areas which are inextricably linked. People are a core and valuable asset for every business and in order to have an efficient, productive business, employees need to work in good conditions. Good working conditions go hand in hand with productivity, quality and efficiency as essential elements of building a sustainable and resilient business. The toolkit will enable them to understand each issue and why it matters for your and their business, what is required, what that means in practice, and will also enable suppliers to assess their current situation and provide them with practical tools to make the necessary improvements.
 
The toolkit is focused on production suppliers of all sizes and locations. Although it will be particularly useful for manufacturing sites, the principles within it may be applicable to other non-manufacturing businesses.
Each chapter is available as a separate document with a brief introduction and endnotes and an action plan (so that the chapters can be communicated separately on a single issue to a supplier struggling with a particular topic). It is available via our AIM-PROGRESS website.