n IMFO : Official Journal of the Institute of Municipal Finance Officers - Supply chain management

Volume 16, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1607-520X



This article reports on challenges experienced in the field of Supply Chain Management (SCM) within the public sector. To institute procurement best practices, a supplychain management system was adopted from the National Treasury. The SCM process has been used to address past inequitable policies and practices. The challenges restraining effective and efficient implementation of SCM in the public sector are also revealed. The article concludes by recommending the development of competency through customised training materials and programmes, the involvement of stakeholders in the bidding process and the employment of good strategic sourcing practices.

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