2018 Winner Profile

Dangote Industries Limited

Project Description:
As a prominent Pan-African conglomerate operating in a variety of industries with about 25,000 employees, Dangote Group needed a business continuity and IT resilience system to overcome frequent external network disruptions. These disruptions caused serious logistics issues to the Dangote Group's 12 manufacturing plants and fleet of 10,000 trucks as well as impacted the company's business goal to "meet essential needs of communities" where it operated. So the company developed the Dangote Dispatch Solution in-house as a complete system that integrated weighbridge hardware, SAP ERP, mobile services, cloud computing and web applications to provide offline and online dispatch capabilities, delivering interruption-free operations with improved business performance. The system ensures that the dispatch process operates at an agreed level irrespective of any interruptions; optimizes the logistics dispatch process with the inclusion of automation, mobile connectivity and hardware integration for better resource utilization; and gives management the necessary tools to visualize all plant logistics-related activities and intervene if necessary.
Business Goal:
Operational Impact
Prasanna Kumar Burri, Group CIO, Dangote Group
Aliko Dangote, Group President & CEO
Lagos, Nigeria
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