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2023 Supply Chain Research Summit
June 20 - June 22
Africa’s Supply Chains and the Future of Work
CARISCA’s third annual Supply Chain Research Summit, Africa’s Supply Chains and the Future of Work, is scheduled for June 20-22, 2023. The summit will be a hybrid event featuring in-person and virtual presentations. In-person sessions will be held in Accra, Ghana, at the Fiesta Royale Hotel; virtual sessions will be held via Zoom.
Registration fees are covered courtesy of CARISCA. In-person attendees will be responsible for their own transportation and lodging. Visit the summit website for more details.
The planned tracks and topics include:
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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The Center for Applied Research and Innovation in Supply Chain – Africa (CARISCA) is a partnership between the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) and Arizona State University (ASU) with support from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).
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.