Second annual Supply Chain Research Summit proves Africa matters to global supply chain

The Center for Applied Research and Innovation in Supply Chain – Africa (CARISCA) hosted its second annual Supply Chain Research Summit June 28-30, 2022. The three-day event featured three keynotes, more than 50 paper presentations, four invited sessions and a dissertation award session. Researchers and practitioners presented papers during three parallel tracks: general supply chains, …

CARISCA hosts second annual Supply Chain Research Summit

CARISCA’s second annual Supply Chain Research Summit, “How Africa Matters to the Global Supply Chain,” held June 28–30, provided myriad opportunities for attendees to learn from and network with leading supply chain scholars, practitioners and students. The Summit is central to CARISCA’s goal to put Africa’s supply chain research on the map. The aim of …

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Distinguished Lecture Series featuring Veronica Villena

Do Sustainability and Resilience Go Hand in Hand? The Case of Pennsylvania Dairy Farmers Veronica VillenaAssociate Professor, Supply Chain Management, W. P. Carey School of Business, Arizona State University The COVID-19 pandemic has created major supply chain disruptions, forcing managers to focus their attention on short-term survival. A study of Pennsylvania dairy farmers suggests that …

Distinguished Lecture Series: Samuel Fosso Wamba

Thursday, April 21, 2022 Exploring AI Capabilities in Operations Management: Going from a Bibliometric Analysis to Empirical Studies Samuel Fosso Wamba, associate dean of research at Toulouse Business School in France, spoke in April about artificial intelligence as the next productivity frontier. He presented some insights from a bibliometric analysis of 40,147 documents retrieved from …

Women and Responsible Management Innovations in Africa’s Supply Chains

An Advancing Women in Supply Chain Event Africa’s sustainable development is an ongoing multifaceted challenge that requires diverse and innovative approaches. Speakers at the April 11 Advancing Women in Supply Chain webinar represented two global initiatives, UN Global Compact PRME and INSEAD Africa Initiative, and two unique women-led African supply chain sustainable development initiatives, Logivators …

Supply Chain Action Network (SCAN) Meeting

Supply Chain Implications of African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) on Africa CARISCA’s Supply Chain Action Network (SCAN) engages supply chain stakeholders in Ghana and across Africa to discuss current topics, trends, opportunities and challenges for managing African supply chains. The goal is to create a strong network of policymaking, private sector and civil society …

Distinguished Lecture Series: Tobias Schoenherr

Professor Tobias Schoenherr delivered the CARISCA Distinguished Lecture in February 2022, Best Practices for Publishing: Lessons Learned and the International Journal of Operations & Production Management (IJOPM) Perspective. Schoenherr is the Hoagland-Metzler Endowed Professor in Purchasing and Supply Management at the Broad College of Business, Michigan State University. He’s also the editor of the  International Journal of Operations & Production Management.

CARISCA’s Annual Supply Chain Research Summit: June 28-30, 2022

How Africa Matters to the Global Supply Chain This three-day supply chain research conference will feature keynotes, invited sessions, panel discussions and a dissertation competition. 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 …