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The African Institute for Supply Chain Research (AISCR) is a Non-Profit leading Pan African research institute that conducts innovative research on supply chain management (SCM) to support continental-wide sustainable development and inclusive growth.

At the heart of AISCR is the desire to build SCM and leadership capability to drive supply chain innovation on the continent in pursuant of achieving the strategic priorities of the National Development Plans, Africa Agenda 2063 and the Sustainable Development Goals.

AISCR is particularly positioned to play an important role in ensuring that business and public sector executives are able to develop a broader view, and constructively employ smart and well-researched SCM instruments, locally and internationally, to enhance quality and margin management.

Accordingly, AISCR enables the building of competitive institutions so that government and businesses can responsibly generate the growth that the continent desperately needs.

Vision & Mission

Our Vision

A leading pan African research institute that advances supply chain innovative solutions to promote sustainable development, transformation and inclusive growth in support of African Agenda 2063.

Our Mission

Our mission is to provide sustainable supply chain solutions through innovative research, education and skills training as well as outreach programmes for government and businesses.

Our mission inspires our people, informs our work, and drives how we partner with others to improve socio-economic development and inclusive growth; skills and capacity building; transparency, accountability and good governance; trade, regional integration and infrastructural development as well as health and humanitarian support.


Our Strategic Objectives

Our strategic goal is to put supply chain research, capacity building and advisory in motion. The elevation of SCM owing to its strategic role in organisations and on the continent is critical. Overall, our strategic objectives are as follows;

  • To influence and shape SCM policy decision making to address the following challenges in Africa:
    • Unemployment;
    • Poverty;
    • Skills; and
    • Inequity
  • To build SCM capacity and capabilities towards transparency, accountability and good governance;
  • To conduct fact-based research – contributing to SCM Professionalisation;
  • To support the delivery of efficient public health and humanitarian services through effective SCM practices;
  • To conduct evidence-based research and capacity building to support infrastructural development; and
  • To create opportunities for networking and outreach programmes to enhance the knowledge base of SCM theory and practice.

Our Value Proposition

We visualises ourselves as supply chain research leaders and are guided by independence, non-discrimination, tolerance of diversity, honesty, integrity, respect, innovation, diligence, and collaboration. We strive to distinguish itself as a non-profit research institute and viewed as authoritative figure on supply chain research in Africa whose work remains non-partisan.

Our core value propositions are:

  • Quality,
  • Integrity,
  • Professionalism and
  • Ethical conducts.

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4th Floor, Nkoana Simon Radipere Building,
University of South Africa
Muckleneuk Campus
1 Preller & Muckleneuk Ridge,
Muckleneuk, Pretoria

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