CARISCA's second Annual Supply Chain Research Summit: How Africa Matters to the Global Supply Chain, June 28-30. Photo shows container ship on open water.

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. An in-person pre-Summit Paper Development Workshop will be held on June 27 for faculty and senior doctoral students from higher education institutions in Africa. Space for the workshop is limited; apply by April 15. The summit will be a hybrid event featuring in-person and virtual presentations. In-person sessions will be held in Ghana at the 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

Preliminary Schedule

Pre-Summit Workshop: June 27, 2022

Time (GMT)Session Description
9 am–4 pmPaper Development Workshop
For faculty and senior doctoral researchers from higher education institutions in Africa. By invitation: Apply online by April 15.

Day 1: June 28, 2022

Time (GMT)Session Description
8–9 amRegistration and coffee
9–10 amWelcome and first keynote
Prof. Helena Barnard, Gordon Institute of Business Science,
University of Pretoria, South Africa
10-10:15 am15-minute break and networking
10:15–11:15 amInvited session
11:15–11:30 am15-minute break and networking
11:30 am–12:30 pmParallel sessions
12:30–1:30 pmNetworking lunch
1:30–2:30 pmPanel session
2:30–2:45 pm15-minute break and networking
2:45–3:45 pmParallel sessions
3:45–4 pm15-minute break and networking
4–5 pmInvited session
5–5:15 pmClosing remarks

Day 2: June 29, 2022

Time (GMT)Session Description
8–9 amRegistration and coffee
9–10 amSecond keynote
10-10:15 am15-minute break and networking
10:15–11:15 amParallel sessions
11:15–11:30 am15-minute break and networking
11:30 am–12:30 pmInvited session
12:30–1:30 pmNetworking lunch
1:30–2:30 pmParallel sessions
2:30–2:45 pm15-minute break and networking
2:45–3:45 pmParallel sessions
3:45–4 pm15-minute break and networking
4–5 pmInvited session
5–5:15 pmClosing remarks

Day 3: June 30, 2022

Time (GMT)Session Description
8–9 amRegistration and coffee
9–10 amThird keynote
10-10:15 am15-minute break and networking
10:15–11:15 amParallel sessions
11:15–11:30 am15-minute break and networking
11:30 am–12:30 pmInvited session
12:30–1:30 pmEnd of conference lunch
Presentation of awards

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June 28-30, 2022

About CARISCA

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.