As the cookers and canisters require over 100 parts, KOKO has established deep relationships with over 60 suppliers, with multiple suppliers being leveraged to source critical parts. We believe that a fair business relationship based on trust and mutual respect is critical to success. As a result, while suppliers are expected to adhere to KOKO’s stringent quality and supply guidelines, they are also supported in their development. KOKO Manufacturing ensures suppliers get the right kind of guidance and training regularly to improve their operations.
KOKO Manufacturing is an integral part of KOKO Networks, a multinational organisation spanning 4 countries and 3 continents. KOKO continues to develop its international footprint with expansion plans across East Africa, and has established relationships with strategic partners and suppliers across the world.
Extensive supplier networks for zero disruptions
PPAP before production
Every supplier undergoes a rigorous onsite evaluation before being onboarded, and they must qualify through a detailed PPAP (Production Part Approval Process) before commencement. This helps verify that they clearly understand the design specifications and requirements and that they can consistently meet those requirements during actual production runs.
5 weeks from making to selling
As the operations grew, KOKO has built considerable expertise in shipping products to various international locations in an optimised and disruption-free manner. The organisation has developed deep relationships with trusted freight partners who have the right knowledge and a strong presence in international markets. All shipments are optimised to reduce delivery time and cost, with finished goods being dispatched every week and being ready for distribution in the market in just 5 weeks.
Global manufacturing expansion
KOKO’s ambitions need to be supported with a suitable global manufacturing footprint. KOKO Manufacturing has developed a highly competent global manufacturing engineering team that can quickly and effectively -
- Evaluate multiple business models based on region-specific needs to support setting up a manufacturing facility locally
- Develop and design the right equipment, toolings, fixtures, jigs and processes (whether manual, semi-automated or fully automated), as well as efficient factory layouts,
- Conduct field studies to evaluate and implement an optimised supply chains,
- Evaluate capable contract manufacturing, component, tooling and equipment suppliers by applying an informed techno-commercial lens,
- Design and implement an end-to-end value stream,
- Develop alternative methods and processes to optimise manufacturing, and
- Provide extensive training through custom modules to build the right skills and capabilities for the new location