FMS wants to build long lasting trade relations for poverty reduction. At the time of the project there were 20.000 cashew producers / partners in various countries connected to FMS. FMS wanted to grow; by the end of 2012 to 45.000 cashew producers in 4 different countries for specialty markets and link these producers to high end export markets. FMS worked currently in 3 categories: 1. Fair Trade, 2. Organic and 3. Mainstream
This project consists of four separate building blocks with 4 timeframes. Block I: strategic Framework for Supply Chain Management (SCM) Block II: format for tools and identification of tools to support cooperation in the horizontal and vertical value chain of FMS. Block III: The development of a quality development manual. Block IV: First tools for Supply Chain Management. The project took place in The Netherlands in cooperation with the team in Benin and Burkina Faso Africa. 100% Zomer cooperated with Milah Wouters of Fairvent consultancy in this assignment.
When: April 2011- May 2012
Who: Fairmatch Support
Why: FMS acts as a mediator, broker en business developer of supply chains from the South to (high end) markets in the North.
What: Due to the FMS ambitions the organization needed a solid foundation for growth in the Netherlands and in the value chains they operate in Africa.
We performed baseline study for the FMS organization and the partners in the supply chain on all levels.
Based on this study a supply chain management framework was created en developed into a custom made framework.
The current business plan was reframed and rewritten within the business canvas model which was discussed with management and team
In co-creation with stakeholders several key activities were chosen and defined.
Based on these deliverables existing tools and desired must have tools been mapped. We focused on the strategic, tactical and operational level.
Finally a quality management tool manual was developed. Clear guidelines for tool development were set up and a framework for maintenance.
Also the modules and building blocks for supply chain management and analysis tool were developed.
We also had several meetings with team and business partners to create support for this new company direction.