The Supply Chain Lab

The Supply Chain Lab is a group of supply chain improvement specialists with a focus on factory to village supply chain solutions in emerging markets. The Supply Chain Lab focuses on strategy, assessments and implementation.


Tielman Nieuwoudt has extensive supply chain and operational experience, covering more than twenty emerging market economies in Asia and Africa. He has managed end-to-end supply chains, from forecasting through order entry, control, inventory management, and Route-to-Market planning and implementation.

He is also an accomplished corporate trainer, and has been engaged in the development and implementation of various training programs in Asia and Africa. Tielman is a Certified Supply Chain Professional (APICS) and has a Bachelors degree in Marketing (SA) and a MBA in International Business from the University of Edinburgh in Scotland. Tielman has been a contributor to Strategic Marketing Africa, How We Made It In Africa, Logistics Insight Asia, Logistics Times India, CHaINA (China) and Vietnam Supply Chain Insights.