PRODUCTIVITY 4.0

ABOUT US

Africa Productivity Specialists (APS) was established to achieve perhaps one of the most challenging yet fulfilling tasks any African individual or organization can embark on – to restore Africa’s greatness in the eyes of its people.

OUR MISSION

It is our business, to make it our business, to ensure that as many persons partake in the
productivity improvement process on the African continent.

WHO WE ARE

Africa Productivity Specialists (APS) is an operations and productivity improvement institution established to implement the Productivity Agenda on the African continent using Productivity 4.0.

WHAT WE DO

APS coordinates the implementation of productivity improvement on the African continent using technology as an enabler. We aim to increase the competitiveness of educational and commercial industries by creating a skilled workforce that can improve the continent’s productivity levels. APS devotes particular attention to enhance public sector productivity.

PRODUCTIVITY 4.0

Productivity 4.0 is the efficiency and effectiveness with which resources are combined and utilized applying  Fourth Industrial Revolution technology (4IR) such as Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence, Big Data, and 3D Printing to produce quality goods and services.

OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT

We have a combined experience of 25 years of Operations Management and the systematic design, direction, and control of processes that transform inputs into services and products.

Through collaborative planning and forecasting, we combine the intelligence of multiple supply-chain partners with the procurement activities that may be integrated with various shipping, warehousing, and inventory activities to form a logistics system.  At APS, we show you the essential tools you will need to improve process performance in an economy in which both customers and suppliers are located across the world. APS powers the supply chain to greater sales and profits through effective applications of the concepts, tools, and techniques of Operations Management. We link processes to customers and suppliers to provide competitive supply chains that create wealth for businesses and improve the living standard of citizens. APS has the technical know-how to manage processes that achieve efficient flows of materials, information, and funds by tapping into our knowledge of the global implications of supply chains and decision-making in a dynamic environment.

PRODUCTIVITY AGENDA FOR AFRICA

APS has committed itself to the successful implementation of the Productivity Agenda for Africa. The objective of the Agenda is to increase the value, productivity, and competitiveness of the African economies and to inculcate a productivity culture of people in Africa. It aims to promote the use of productivity approaches, techniques, tools, and processes by all stakeholders. This includes establishing National Productivity Centres (NPC) and the strengthening of existing ones. APS has committed itself to the successful implementation of the Productivity Agenda for Africa. The objective of the Agenda is to increase the value, productivity, and competitiveness of the African economies and to inculcate a productivity culture of people in Africa. It aims to promote the use of productivity approaches, techniques, tools, and processes by all stakeholders. This includes establishing National Productivity Centres (NPC) and the strengthening of existing ones. 

AFCFTA

APS has developed a Smart Trade System to serve as a gateway of information flow to speed up the customs clearing processes at borders in order to facilitate trade. The system also provides continental shipping transactions with a secure, real-time exchange of supply-chain data and paperwork – reducing costs, eliminating delays, and making the trade environment more predictable for conducting intra-African trade. We help governments transition to new technological and economic frameworks by promoting the use of joint ICT infrastructure and creating one-stop-borders. We also provide training to traders and border officials to apply technical tools.

BLOCKCHAIN

Blockchain technology is a decentralized global network of computers that jointly manage a database using cryptography. Blockchain is radically reshaping society and economies by redesigning structures and re-conceptualize how we organize our society, economy, and technology infrastructure. This technology offers ample opportunities to boost African productivity.

USES OF BLOCKCHAIN TECHNOLOGY

AREA OF APPLICATION

FUNCTIONAL APPLICATION

Supply Chain Management

Accounting

Healthcare

Elections

Record keeping

Track the movement of goods, their origin and quantity, etc

Eliminate human error and protect data from tampering

Enable different service providers to collaborate around the patient’s needs

Provide full transparency and eliminate fraud

Record data of birth certificates, taxes, identity, land registry

A blockchain is an effective tool for verifying proof of existence, full records, and the ownership or origin of exchanged information.

We, however, need an enabling environment wherein people are educated, skilled, trained, and where government policies are aligned with the use of this technology. We at APS are committed to collaborating with various African governments to actively run blockchain pilots. It is predicted that, by 2025, at least 10 percent of global GDP will be stored on blockchain-related technology. The strategic value of blockchain within existing business operations can be fully realized if commercially viable solutions can be deployed at scale. The issue is agreeing on the governance decisions around how the system, data, and investment in blockchain will be led and managed.

3D PRINTING – ADITIVE MANUFACTURING

3D Printing creates physical objects from a computer design by mimicking biological processes.

This is achieved by creating products layer-by-layer, which is why it is also called additive manufacturing. We consult and collaborate with governments and private institutions to develop strategies to maximize the benefits of additive manufacturing so that business leaders and policymakers may understand the important effects that 3DP has on manufacturing, trade, customs, and supply chains.

USES OF 3D PRINTING

HEALTHCARE

3D printing is used to develop new surgical cutting and drill guides, prosthetics as well as the creation of patient-specific replicas of bones, organs, and blood vessels.

CONSTRUCTION

3D technology is making house building more affordable – buildings can be custom-built quickly using 3DP of construction materials.

INDUSTRY

Used in the customizable gifts industry, spare parts, to assess stress load, metal fabrication, etc.

CONTACT US

Email: info@africaproductivity.com