Graphic of Research Summit

Join us for the 2024 Supply Chain Research Summit in Accra June 4-6

CARISCA’s fourth annual Supply Chain Research Summit kicks off June 4, 2024, in Accra, Ghana. The theme of this year’s conference is “Africa’s Supply Chain Resilience for Economic Transformation.”  The summit is central to CARISCA’s goal to integrate Africa’s supply chain research into mainstream research and strengthen African supply chain capacity. It is the largest …

Building a Future-Ready Supply Chain Industry

Join us May 22 for the next event in our Distinguished Lecture Series. On Our Watch Global founder Nannette Atuahene will talk about “Building a Future-Ready Supply Chain Industry.”

SCAN meeting graphic

Unlocking Efficiency Through Integration of Data Analytics and Fintech in Supply Chain Management

In today’s fast-paced global economy, the integration of data analytics and fintech into supply chain management represents a transformative leap forward. The urgency and necessity of this integration are underscored by the growing complexity of global supply chains, the need for inclusive economic growth, and the pressing demands of environmental sustainability. As businesses strive to …

Graphic for March 1 event

Green Health: Pioneering Sustainable Supply Chain Practices in Agriculture and Healthcare

Agriculture is the foundation of our food system, providing the essential nutrients necessary for human health. The quality, variety and availability of agricultural produce and products directly impact dietary health and nutrition. “Green health” emphasizes the synergy between agriculture and health, advocating for sustainable practices in both sectors to improve the quality of life and …

Graphic for Feb. 15, 2024 Distinguished Lecture

Research-based Innovation in Africa

The African continent boasts many riches: 60% of the world’s arable lands, 30% of the mineral reserves and a young population. But it also shoulders 25% of the global disease burden and accounts for only 3% of global GDP, according to a 2022 Brookings report. When it comes to research and innovation, the stats are …

Business Forum graphic

Supply Chain Business Forum and Exhibition set for July 29-30

The World Trade Center in Accra, Ghana, will be the place to be July 29-30 as we launch the inaugural Supply Chain Business Forum and Exhibition. The event will bring together industry experts, business leaders and academic researchers around the theme “Navigating the Future of Supply Chains in Africa.” The goal of the forum is …

Graphic for Dec. 8, 2023 training on VIVA defense

Defending Your Thesis at Viva

A thesis defense is a pivotal moment for doctoral candidates. It carries immense significance and is often associated with anxiety and subpar performance. But doctoral candidates must learn how to navigate this critical stage. A successful thesis defense not only signifies academic achievement but also prepares students for the challenges of academia and beyond. In …

2024 Supply Chain Research Summit logo

2024 Supply Chain Research Summit

On June 4-6, 2024, CARISCA will host the fourth annual Supply Chain Research Summit. The 2023 summit in Accra, Ghana, attracted 688 participants from 41 countries and featured more than 90 presenters. In 2024, we are moving the summit across the continent to Kenya, to further CARISCA’s vision of becoming a pan-African hub for supply …

Graphic for workshop on writing business cases

Writing Business Cases With an African Context

Cases are a great tool to use in class to teach difficult and complex supply chain issues. Supply chain problems are not generally solvable by simply applying an algorithm that provides answers to difficult questions or challenges. Most published business cases have an American or European context and ignore the realities of Ghanaian and African …

Graphic for Faculty Workshop 11-2023

Use of Panel Data in Supply Chain Management Research

Panel data, or longitudinal data, enables researchers to make observations across time for different groups, such as individuals, companies or countries. It has a number of advantages over other research methods. Like time-series data, panel data includes observations collected at regular intervals, chronologically. An advantage of panel data over a single time series is that …