ENABLING AGRICULTURE

Encouraged by our customers’ positive response, Kuku Nzito is dedicated more and more expertise and equipment to the agricultural sector.

Why are people from the agro industry and the large and medium-scale farms increasingly relying on Kuku Nzito? We can see a number of reasons, including the growing importance for business owners and managers to reconsider what is core and what is non-core in their operation. Kuku Nzito can help provide insight into the pros and cons of outsourcing.

 

Building a strong rainproof road for access to an estate or a farm is certainly time-consuming, but it can be key to your core operations. It’s all about relying on expertise that is too expensive to keep in-house or too incidental to acquire.

Today, company leaders are taking a hard look at their end-to-end processes to evaluate what is best kept in-house and what an outside provider can handle more efficiently and cost-effectively.

Without question, outsourcing has fundamentally changed the global business landscape. Not long ago, outsourcing was simply viewed as a means to reduce various operational costs. However, as competition today continues to increase, smart organizations now rely on outsourcing to secure a competitive advantage while further expanding their global reach.

 

Non-core activities are services and business functions that do not add directly to the company’s value proposition to its customers.

Common activities in that area can relate to infrastructure, digging holes, constructing trenches, organizing bush clearing or securing water dams. This is best left to experts or contractors who do it for you, or who coordinate the experts needed for the job. Or you can leave it to the people who have the right, sometimes asset-intensive equipment available and who know how to handle them best. Such as Kuku Nzito. Coming from the agro business, we fully understand your needs and requirements. We can help you get a grip on what needs to be done, and how best to go about it.

Most companies act according to the following outline: retaining key processes and outsourcing as much as possible implementation activities not directly related to the key operation.

 

Five distinct factors have emerged that our clients consider when electing to outsource to Kuku Nzito.

  • Flexibility: reducing cost still remains the #1 reason for organizations to outsource. 80% of companies name cost cutting as the main reason for outsourcing. Depending on your goals, outsourcing can offer many benefits, starting with the flexibility that allows your company to expand operations as and when they are required.
  • Better facilities increase revenue. Assigning certain functions to outside experts raises the level of your infrastructure, your facilities or equipment. This in turn creates better access, improved processing, long-term quality and in the end higher revenue.
  • Access to experienced operators with higher skills: customers do not always have access to skilled employees for all areas of their business. Outsourcing can give them that access. Processes that are not core for your business are core processes for us, and therefore it is in our interest to deliver the highest quality of service.
  • Outsourcing improves service quality: outsourcing can be an effective means of improving the quality of services through innovation and flexibility. In an increasingly competitive market, we are continuously improving what we do in order to stand out from the crowd. This can mean for instance that we offer longer and more flexible service hours to speed up a project, or are sharper when assessing the volumes to be moved.
  • Outsourcing gives you direct access to more advanced equipment and conserves your own capital. Whether by requesting Kuku Nzito to maintain part of your fleet of tractors, or by sub-renting the machines you only need at a particular point in time: time and money are saved, certainly in Tanzania where acquiring heavy equipment can be a complex and frustrating process. Kuku Nzito can coordinate the right choices and provide the right know-how at an instant’s notice, either by bringing in our own equipment or sub-renting it for you.

When done well, outsourcing can be effective, resource saving, and a positive endeavor. Share your outsourcing strategy with us or ask us to conduct a first assessment, and we will give you a professional estimation of what we can do for you.