The students of the Nigerian Army College of Logistics and Management (NACOLM) embarked on an excursion to the British American Tobacco (BAT) Nigeria Factory, in Ibadan Oyo State. NACOLM’s visit to the $185 million State of the Art facility established in 2003, was part of efforts to enhance their learning on supply chain logistics and insight on global best practices.
The visit which involved adult students above the age of 20 years, aimed at helping the students translate academic concepts and theories into practical realities in the manufacturing sector. The objective was to learn best practices in logistic management and broaden their awareness of the principles of supply chain and the intricate operations between inventory management, employees, and facilities.
“We strongly believe that through academic trips such as this, that manufacturing companies like ours can play a positive role in supporting industry learnings to expose young adults to the workplace and enhance their economic wellbeing, empowering them with the skills and confidence they need to succeed in the world of work” remarked Odiri Erewa-Meggison, the External Affairs Director, BAT Nigeria. “This study tour to the Ibadan Factory, is part of BAT Nigeria’s commitment to provide shared value through it’s a Better Tomorrow™ ambition, to the communities in which it operates in, to empower and upscale technical skillsets to a sustainable employment talent pipeline in the country” she said.
The Director of Operations, Alberto Kauer also stated in his remarks, that the visit was an excellent opportunity for BAT Nigeria to interact with adult students from the Nigeria Army College of Logistics and Management to share knowledge and experience in supply chain. “It was a very impactful session we had, and these learning sessions are critical for growth and development. Having NACOLM at the Factory demonstrates BAT’s commitment to strengthening local capacities and making a positive impact in the society.
The students had a session on supply chain management, sustainable actions adopted by BAT Nigeria in its operations and a tour of the factory.