Successfully scaling and integrating SMEs into the commercial supply chain requires careful coordination.
Programme set-up and initiation
Programme management and execution
Programme monitoring, reporting and evaluation
Activities are planned, prioritised and phased in a way that best manages both clients and SMEs through the transition:
Initiation and scoping
Ensures that the overall programme strategy, objectives, measurement and metrics align to the broader competitive context and strategic goals.
Assessment and selection
Aims to identify, assess and select high-growth potential SMEs for development. Due diligence ensures that only the highest calibre SMEs are selected.
SME Growth Support
Our leading practice BDS approach unlocks value and growth in selected SMEs. Qualified BDS specialists provide hands on guidance and support in overcoming growth constraints and achieve growth targets.
Measurement and evaluation
Aims to assess the overall performance of the programme as well as the net growth of each SME.
BENEFITS IN BRIEF
For the SME
enhanced due dilligence and pre-investment business development support
direct access to post-investment/ follow-on funding (incl. protection)
tailored growth strategy and growth implementation plan
business is procurement-ready and meets requirements at point of integration
industry networks and customer portfolio facilitate access to market
For the corporate
Strategic focus and value chain alignment
Seamless cross-functional communication, collaboration, continuation (procurement versus transformation)
growth of high-potential enterprises and suppliers
increased share of active black- and black female-owned SME product and service providers
greater supplier diversity and fewer monopolies
effect broader industy impact and transformation
demonstrate corporate societal leadership and alignment to government priorities
Resource optimisations and clear and total accountability
Cost and timing efficiencies
Increased customer base
Enhanced profit growth and sustainability
Brand value and reputation with customers, industry and shareholders
Procurement/ Supply Chain
procurement-ready suppliers are available
new, sustainable suppliers are more efficiently integrated into the supply chain
improved effectiveness of the value chain (upstream and downstream)