March 2024 PhD graduates

New PhDs set to change future of Africa’s supply chains

Seventeen newly minted doctors of philosophy in business and management (13 of whom are pictured) celebrated their graduation from KNUST in March thanks to the support of CARISCA scholarships. The group is among the first cohort of students who received funding from CARISCA starting in 2021 to pursue doctoral studies in logistics and supply chain …

CARISCA helps create Ghana’s Health Supply Chain Master Plan

The government of Ghana has a vision to provide universal health coverage for its citizens by the year 2030. That means ensuring all people in Ghana have timely access to high quality health services regardless of their ability to pay. Ghana’s health supply chains are a critical factor in whether the country will be able …

Business students, companies to benefit from new Career Services Office

It’s been reported that only about half of post-secondary school graduates in Africa land a job each year. In Ghana, only 10% of graduates find work immediately after completing their required year of national service. The others can take up to a decade to find permanent employment. Supply chain management and other business students at …

Innovations Lab students speaking at 2023 Summit

Innovations Lab teams tackle big problems

As an emerging economy, Ghana faces myriad challenges. For example, as much as 35% of its agricultural products are lost along the supply chain before reaching consumers. Unemployment is high. Only 10% of the solid waste generated daily in the country is collected and properly disposed of.  These are just three of the difficult national …

CARISCA achieves ‘huge victory’ with journal publication

CARISCA achieved “a huge victory” this spring, in the words of executive director Dale Rogers, with a publication in one of the world’s leading supply chain journals. The Journal of Business Logistics published a paper by a CARISCA research team online May 1. It will be in the June print edition.  The article, “In search …

Logistics Managers Index

Ghana’s third Logistics Managers Index shows contraction in inventory levels

The rate of growth in logistics activities slowed down slightly in the third quarter of 2022, according to the Ghana Logistics Managers Index. A prime reason for this slowdown was the high cost of inventory and the associated cost of warehousing and transportation prices. The Logistics Managers Index is a tool created by CARISCA to …

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, …

Photograph of Priscilla Mante

Priscilla Mante named FIPWiSE Rising Star

Congratulations to Priscilla Mante, a member of CARISCA’s research faculty, on being recognized as a Rising Star by the International Pharmaceutical Federation’s Women in Science and Education initiative (FIPWiSE). She is among a group of 20 women pharmaceutical scientists and pharmacy educators from 14 countries named to the inaugural list of Rising Stars. The recognition …