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Working in CMU-R in the evening.

Working in CMU-R in the evening.

Basketball court in the village

Basketball court in the village

Visited orphanage

Visited orphanage

The first day in Sopyrwa

The IT use is Sopyrwa is better than what I imagined. People use IT pretty well here. Vivace did a really good job here. But I think we still have many things to do. The SAP version here is SAP Business One which I think will be very different from the previous huge SAP version I’ve used. I will get more information about the SAP Business One tonight and try to use it tomorrow with Vivace. I first point we can do may be how to better use the SAP Business One to help their work. I should explore the great potential of SAP and apply it to Sopyrwa. SAP is just started here, so I think there must be something that we can do. 

About the network, I plan to see the whole model or diagram of the network. Another point is that we may be able to do something with the database here. I have seen a lot of paper documents here. Gabriel told me it is very difficult for them to manage the documents. They often lose some and it is hard to find information there. Actually, they even have a special room to store all of them. I think we should move them to database. That is for sure. My idea about it is to design a database for them to make all documents electronically. 

Besides, their database and SAP are not connected to the systems of Horizon Group in Kigali. I am not sure if they need to connect them now. But I think it is necessary if we consider this issue in a long term. So I will figure out what we can do for that. Data back up is also a problem for them. I may think about Amazon Cloud service and research more about it to see if it is necessary and feasible.

In the production process, I don’t know if we can do something because I don’t know much about Argo Processing and I don’t know if we have better or less costly ways to process and refine Prythrum. Maybe I can use some operation research methods to optimize the process. But I am not sure.

That is my ideas coming from the introduction today. Let’s get into more details to see whether they are feasible and if there are more things we can do. 

It is exciting. And I hope we could bring them something useful.

With Gabriel, the general manager of Sopyrwa. I will go with him to Musanze today.

With Gabriel, the general manager of Sopyrwa. I will go with him to Musanze today.

CMU Rwanda campus.

CMU Rwanda campus.

Arrived in Kigali. It is way better than I imagined.

Arrived in Kigali. It is way better than I imagined.