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 …

Invest in skills to advance your career with CARISCA’s professional development workshops

CARISCA’s continuing professional development (CPD) courses give supply chain practitioners and professionals dynamic learning and networking opportunities in Ghana and across Africa. These short courses are for senior professionals who want to learn new skills, network and work together to improve supply chains.   CARISCA has hosted five CPDs to date on topics ranging from …

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 …

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.

Research Update

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.  One of CARISCA’s four project components focuses on research to strengthen the capacity of African higher …

African Business Managers’ Index (ABMI) (Image shows two women and a man looking at data on a laptop.

Data-Driven: Six questions with Emmanuel Quansah about building a new tool to support decision-makers in Africa 

CARISCA is working to become the go-to research center for relevant and valuable data and insights that support business operations in Ghana and Africa, enabling businesses and stakeholders to make evidence-based decisions. The African Business Managers’ Index (ABMI) is a specialized aggregated index that will provide a dashboard of indicators measuring business performance and growth …

Healthcare professionals gather with KNUST faculty in Accra to discuss improvements for Ghana’s health supply chains.

Small Groups, Big Conversations

CARISCA hosts first affinity group: Healthcare professionals gather with KNUST faculty in Accra to discuss improvements for Ghana’s health supply chains.