CARISCA hosts biannual Supply Chain Action Network (SCAN) to translate research into real-world solutions for Ghanaian and pan-African supply chains. SCAN is a mechanism which allows innovative and scalable collaborative projects to strengthen supply chains, by providing funding and technical assistance to maximize the likelihood of success and widespread uptake.
Real-World Solutions for Industry
CARISCA together with representatives from African countries as well as governments will allow SCAN to source specific challenges facing private and public-sector supply chains, develop solutions that can be scaled, and create enduring researcher-practitioner relationships. SCAN stakeholders will therefore ideate scalable projects that would mobilize SCM research to meet local needs.
SCAN fosters collaboration with ASU departments, USAID, private sector partners (PSPs), and civil society organizations (CSOs) to apply supply chain research to development challenges.
CARISCA will engage a broad base of external
Ghanaian and African stakeholders to identify pathways for applying research to shape local policy and meet in-field needs.
SCAN's Aims & Objectives
SCAN strieves to convene;
- Practitioners from the private sector, governments, and civil society organisations to discuss supply chain challenges and opportunities;
- Researchers from KNUST, ASU, and CARISCA affiliates from other higher education institutions, including faculty, graduate students, and selected undergraduate students will provide expertise in helping to solve these problems
- Local and multinational private companies, including our private sector and CSO partners that bring access to networks, technology, and real-world best practices.
Influencing Policy to Help Industry
SCAN gives access to networks, technology, and real-world best practices in Supply Chain. To this cause, CARISCA will leverage SCAN Sessions to engage the Government of Ghana in focused activities on formulating research-based supply and procurement policies that improve and reinforce the Public Procurement Authority’s existing approach.