About Golden Links Institute
Incorporated in Botswana, Golden Links Institute is a supply chain management consultancy company specializing in improving the efficiency and effectiveness of clients in procurement and inventory management operations.
With focus on supporting improvements in the procurement and stores operations, Golden Links Institute offers advice and support that leads to the transformation through innovative and workable strategies and the implementation of practical and sustainable change.
We are able to advice on a wide range of areas of inventory management and contracting, and provide clients with innovative and sustainable solutions.
In order to meet the needs of the clients, Golden Links Institute draws on a diverse team of consultants whose skills, experience and expertise are brought together effectively to meet the specific needs and requirements of each particular consulting assignment. These teams of consultants can be drawn from other organizations which Golden Links Institute has a collaborative relationship.
Golden Links Institute recognize that key to the success of an agile supply chain is the speed and flexibility with which activities can be accomplished. Achieving this capability requires all physical and logical events within the supply chain to be enacted swiftly, accurately, and effectively. The faster parts, information, and decisions flow through an organization, the faster it can respond to customer needs. Supply is a critical part of the supply chain infrastructure.
An organization must determine what their facility or facilities are able to produce, both economically and efficiently, while keeping the quality high. Companies must carefully select suppliers for raw materials and components, sub assemblies, and services. When choosing a supplier, focus should be on developing velocity, quality and flexibility while at the same time reducing costs or maintaining low cost levels.
Golden Links Institute has sound processes and techniques to successfully develop supply channels and increase the productivity and effectiveness of the purchasing organization. Golden Links Institute has proven techniques that produce measurable, achievable, and substantial financial benefits, as well as substantial productivity increases for our clients. Our products/ services section of this website lists the many consultancies we offer.
We also conduct training related to supply chain management. We are an approved provider of CIPS qualifications and started offering workshops based on CIPS modules in 2011.
Golden Links Institute has carried out a number of Assignments which include the following:
Implementation of procurement reforms for Local Authorities – Botswana: Golden Links Institute was engaged by the ministry of Local Government to implement procurement reforms, LAPAD – Local Authorities Procurement and Asset Disposal Act. The assignment included development of implementation strategy, development of content for training which included LAPAD Act and procurement processes. At the same time, our terms of engagement included advisory services. In the end, about 700 local authorities’ officials were trained, including members of the community.
Development of Procurement Policies and Procedures for CEDA (Citizen Entrepreneurial Development Agency) and Ngwaketse Land Board: Both organisations procurement procedures were deficient. Our intervention covered review and enhancement of the procurement procedures including but not limited to policy positions, all types of procurements, evaluation methodologies, types of award and contracts, appeal processes and disposal. Golden Links Institute also delivered training to stakeholders.
Review of PEPFAR (President Emergency Plan for Aid Relief) Procurement and Supply Management Strategy: PEPFAR is a programme intended to address HIV-AIDS related issues and procurement of material and services incidental thereto without contravening donor procurement policies and procedures. This assignment involved establishing processes which were in contravention of donor expectations and harmonising them with recipient procurement processes and eventual training of the procurement committee on new processes and their oversight role.
Developed a targeted training module for Central Medical Stores. Central Medical Stores is Botswana government procurement, stores and distribution unit established under the Ministry of Health. Our intervention was to identify critical issues for improving effective procurement and after identifying training gaps, developed a programme that included the following elements:
- Tender Preparations
- Supplier management / Contract management