CISCM Conducts Induction, Investiture Ceremony For Members

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The Chartered Institute of Supply Chain Management (CISCM) Ghana, over the weekend performed a colourful Induction and Investiture ceremony for new and existing members of the Institute respectively.

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The ceremony marks the end of two-Day activities by the Institute in commemoration of World Supply Chain Week 2022.

The Chartered Institute of Supply Chain Management  Ghana, a member of the  International Federation of Purchasing and Supply Management (IFPSM) prides itself as the most prominent professional body for those who are developing a career in Supply Chain Management.

The event themed ” Remaining Resilient in the face of the global supply chain catastrophes”, was climaxed with a set of public lectures delivered by two of the members who were elevated by the institute to the status of “Fellow”

The two lectures were delivered on topics including; The call for sound Leadership and Integrated Supply Chains Strategies in turbulent times and Supply Chain Financing and matters arising.

The induction and Investiture were performed in three categories namely; Eminency: included; Fellow and Subject Matter Experts respectively. Full Member as well as Associates from levels 1,2, and 3 respectively.

The Vice President of the Institute performed the Induction and Investiture by swearing in the inductees into office whiles calling and further decorating those who were elevated to “Fellow” statuses accordingly.

Speaking to the media after the event, the Vice President of the Institute, Mr. Justice Awuku-Sao disclosed that one of the objectives of the event was to review what has happened in the past and what the institute and its members can do to improve upon the challenges.

Mr. Awuku-Sao mentioned that, with the issue as regards recent Supply Chain Distractions, his outfit has embarked on an education and is ready to aid the government in formulating policies concerning supply chains.

He encouraged members of CISCM to play a major role in the formulation of Supply Chain policies by their respective organisations.

“Be part of policy implementation where ever you find yourself working”, he added.

For her part, one of the members who got elevated to the status of a “Fellow” in the person of  Madam Boahemaa Otoo, President for Women in Supply Chain, reiterated that Supply Chain has principles, and being a “Fellow” and a woman, she is going to abide by the principle in all her endeavors as related to Supply Chain to ensure that other women will learn from these principles.

She sighted Integrity as a great principle that comes with the Supply Chain profession and also noted that, as a professional in the Supply Chain space, you will have to work with speed to make a difference in the industry and also be proactive to make sure that you are doing exactly what is expected of you.

“Due to the volatile and uncertain nature our work has become because of recent global distractions caused by the Coronavirus pandemic coupled with the most recent Russia/Ukraine upset, one needs to work with speed and also be proactive at all times”, she emphasized.

According to her, by so doing, the integrity of the Institute will always be held up in high esteem.

The President who doubles as the Chief Supply Officer for Jospong Group of companies noted that the Supply Chain Management profession is a Male-dominated profession and that notwithstanding, our elevation today will among other things, serve as a source of inspiration and motivation to other females who aspire to become members and also climb the ladder to obtain the “Fellow” status as far as Supply Chain is concerned.

On the issue of Procurement integrity the president of Women in Supply Chain mentioned that to maintain integrity in the Procurement system, you need to get your sourcing right, making sure you are dealing with the right people. This she explains, will ensure the goods get to the right destination as expected.

By: Kingsley Asiedu

 

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