Africas Supply Chains and the Future of Work

CARISCAs third annual Supply Chain Research Summit, Africas Supply Chains and the Future of Work, was held June 20-22, 2023. The summit was held in a hybrid format, with presentations in person in Accra, Ghana, at the Fiesta Royale Hotel and virtually via Zoom.

Tracks and topics included:

Theme Track: Africa’s Supply Chains and the Future of Work

  • Employability skills for Africa’s future supply chains
  • Workplace designs for Africa’s supply chains

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

Track Four: Practitioner and Policy Discourse on African Supply Chains

  • Supply chain financing
  • Health supply chain policy
  • Supply chain technology trends in Africa

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