Enterprise and Supplier Development
The MEDO team are ready for the implementation of the new B-BBEE code of Enterprise and Supplier Development (ESD). Supplier Development programmes have been delivered by the team in Gauteng and Mpumalanga in preparation for the change in the codes.
The MEDO ESD Programme requires skills transfer and support, and the delivery mechanism includes industry supply chain analyses, seeking and identifying suitable and potential suppliers, the MEDO ESD Bootcamp, Industry Technical training and concludes with a BIGPitch presentation session to buyers.
Once the suppliers have completed the ESD Bootcamp, the MEDO team supports them for up to two years with a hub of Shared Services including bookkeeping, payment follow-up, legal assistance, marketing and other professional services.
MEDO hosts guest lectures augmented with structured networking sessions. At these sessions the entrepreneurs get into the habit of presenting their businesses to corporate stakeholders, and they offer an opportunity for leaders in large organisations to interact with those from a very different context. These sessions are designed to complement and build on the ESD programme.
The team from MEDO has extensive experience in the mining, oil energy and gas, infrastructure, manufacturing, hospitality and tourism. All ESD programmes are customised for the industry and sponsoring client. “We look forward to working with industry leaders to realise the value from enterprise and supplier development that is available to be harnessed. Our programme provides a perfect solution for the new B-BBEE codes and we have the track record to demonstrate this”, notes Judi Sandrock, Joint CEO of MEDO.
MEDO specializes in Enterprise and Supplier Development to satisfy the requirements of South African companies and complying with the DTI B-BBEE codes of best practice. The team’s delivery mechanisms range from a mobile entrepreneurship centre that tours rural areas, enterprise and supplier development programmes to international trade programmes for micro and small enterprises. In November 2013, MEDO will open the first ICT Incubator to be supported by the DTI Incubator Support Programme.