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2022 CARISCA Research Summit

The Supply Chain Research Summit, a conference for supply chain researchers and practitioners, is a centrepiece of the Centre for Applied Research and Innovation in Supply Chain Africa’s strategy to put Africa’s supply chain research on the map. The goal of this event is to strengthen African supply chain capacity through bringing together academic and non-academic researchers, as well as public, private, and civil society organizations to create an ongoing dialogue to address complex supply chain challenges in Africa.

How Africa Matters to the Global Supply Chain

CARISCA’s second Annual Supply Chain Research Summit, How Africa Matters to the Global Supply Chain, is scheduled for June 28-30, 2022. The summit will be a hybrid event featuring in-person and virtual presentations. In-person sessions will be held at the KNUST School of Business (Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology) in Kumasi; virtual sessions will be held via Zoom.

The planned tracks and topics include:

Track One: General Supply Chains

  • Logistics and transportation management
  • Procurement, sourcing and supply chain management
  • Manufacturing and production management

Track Two: Sectoral Supply Chains

  • Health/pharmaceutical supply chain
  • Humanitarian operations and disaster management
  • Agriculture and commodities supply chain

Track Three: Emerging Issues in Global Supply Chains

  • Globalization and supply chains
  • Sustainability issues in supply chains
  • Emerging technologies in supply chains including blockchain technology, big data analytics, predictive analytics and artificial intelligence
  • Global supply chains and grand challenges

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The Center for Applied Research and Innovation in Supply Chain – Africa (CARISCA) is a partnership between the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) and Arizona State University (ASU) with support from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

CARISCA’s key objective is to support higher education institutions in building the capacity necessary to provide best-in-class degree programs and training, facilitate research translation and utilization, and engage stakeholders in best practices and policy changes that strengthen supply chains.