Spedag Uganda receives ISO-Certification
On October 23, 2008, Spedag Uganda received a certification for it's Quality Management System under the ISO 9001:2001 standard.
When founded, the Spedag East Africa Organization consisted merely of three offices in Kampala, Mombasa and Dar-es-Salam. Over the past ten years this has evolved into an organization with over 250 employees in seven countries in the East Africa region. New offices in Ruanda, Burundi, southern Sudan as well as in the Democratic Republic of Congo have been added to the three original countries of Uganda, Kenya, and Tanzania.
Leading the organization is the task of the main office of Spedag East Africa, located in the headquarters of the M+R Spedag Group in Switzerland. The regional organization in Uganda is responsible for the operating needs on the African continent, since Spedag East Africa also has its largest business in the entire region at this locale.
A large part of the activities of the organization focuses on project logistics. One example is the planning and execution of the entire logistical part of large-scale infrastructural projects such as the construction of dams and power plants. Such ventures are frequently extremely complex, with partial shipments from subcontractors from all around the world which need coordination, time management, and delivery by a certain date.
In a difficult environment, it is obvious that these activities require considerable expertise, a large network of connections, and especially an exact, controlled plan of action. To guarantee continuity of services at the highest level, Spedag East Africa is introducing quality management in the organization, based on the ISO 9001:2000 standard. As a first step, the QMS of the Spedag Uganda Ltd. received its certification in October 2008.
Tuesday, December 2, 2008 - M+R Spedag Group