Dr Ken Mathu

Doctor Ken Mathu
Dr Ken Mathu
Profile

Ken is from Gauteng, South Africa and is a corporate-cum-entrepreneur-cum-academia. Holds a PhD/D-Tech: Business in Management Sciences with a bias in Supply Chain Management. Has in-depth knowledge in supply chain/logistics management, operations, procurement, marketing, sustainability, energy and environment. Supply Chain Council trained in SCOR-Professional application. Ardent in research with a focus in Supply Chain Management: sustainability/green initiative. Adjunct to Execution Cluster Head at Gibs.

Responsibilities

Full-time facul​ty and le​cturer

Published Research

Journal articles


Mathu, K. (in press). The impact of IT adoption in SMEs supply chain: A case of Gauteng and Free State Provinces of South Africa. South African Journal of Business Management.

 

Mathu, K. (2014). Logistics implications in the South African coal mining industry supply chain. Mediterranean Journal of Social Sciences, 5(20), 503. Retrieved from http://www.mcser.org/journal/index.php/mjss/article/view/3759 


Mathu, K. (2014). Applying the theory of constraints in the South African coal supply chain. Mediterranean Journal of Social Sciences, 5(9), 131. Retrieved from http://www.mcser.org/journal/index.php/mjss/article/view/2621 


Mathu, K. (2014). The need for public-private partnership model in the South African coal-mining industry. Mediterranean Journal of Social Sciences, 5(4), 224. Retrieved from http://www.mcser.org/journal/index.php/mjss/article/view/2210 



Mathu, K., & Chinomona, R. (2013). South African coal mining industry: Socio-economic attributes. Mediterranean Journal of Social Sciences, 4(14), 347. Retrieved from http://www.mcser.org/journal/index.php/mjss/article/view/1612

Pooe, D., & Mathu, K. (2011). The South African coal mining industry: A need for a more efficient and collaborative supply chain. Journal of Transport and Supply Chain Management, 5(1), 316-336.


Conference papers



Mathu, K. (in press). Cleaning South Africa's coal supply chain. Presentation accepted for the 19th Global Business and Technology Association (GBATA) International Conference to be held in Vienna, Austria.

Mathu, K (2014).The socio-economic impacts of South African goal mining industry. In N. Delener, L. Fuxman, F. Victor Lu, S. & Rodrigues (Eds.), Managing in an interconnected world: Pioneering business and technology excellence (pp.347-353). Baku, Azerbaijan. Global Business and Technology Association. 


Mathu, K. (2013). Environmental impacts from coal mining in South Africa. In N. Delener, L. Fuxman, F. Victor Lu, S. Rodrigues, & L Riviera (Eds.), Globalizing businesses for the next century: Visualizing and developing contemporary approaches to harness future opportunities (pp. 750-756). Helsinki, Finland: Global Business and Technology Association. 


Mathu, K. (2012). South African coal mining industry: A model for minimizing the supply chain constraints. In N. Delener, L. Fuxman, F. Victor Lu, & S. Rodrigues (Eds.), Mapping the global future: Evolution through innovation and excellence (pp. 565-574). New York: Global Business and Technology Association. 

 

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Consulting Involvement
  • Marketing Association of South Africa 
  • The Association of Operations Management of South Africa (SAPICS)
  • Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply (CIPS)
  • Private Security Industry Regulatory Authority;
  • Financial Service Board (FSB) Accredited Compliance Officer
  • Supply Chain-Roundtable South African Chapter 
Significant Achievements
  • Colgate-Palmolive (Kenya), initiated product distribution network in the rural areas and townships using sales vans empowering micro, small and medium enterprises.
  • A registered patent “Healthshield”.
  • Secured SCOR training sponsorship for 20 leading students in 2014.
Contact Details
Qualifications
  • MBA (Regent)
  • DTech (Business management) (VUT)
Fields of Interest
  • Supply chain management
  • Sustainability 
Professional Memberships

 

  • Marketing Association of South Africa 
  • The Association of Operations Management of South Africa (SAPICS)
  • Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply (CIPS)
  • Private Security Industry Regulatory Authority;
  • Financial Service Board (FSB) Accredited Compliance Officer
  • Supply Chain-Roundtable South African Chapter 

 

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