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African Institute for Supply Chain Research (AISCR) established in 2018 is a dedicated non-profit, research institute that conducts cutting edge research on supply chain management to support continental wide sustainable development and inclusive growth.

The motivation for the establishment of the institute is due to the fact that globally, research into supply chain has received great interest across industry, government and the research community. However, it remains under-researched and at the moment, only few universities in continent have supply chain degrees. Also, the strategic role of SCM within organisations and the continent requires specific focus and elevation. It is therefore critical to create an institute of knowledge and excellence for SCM that will be beneficial to SCM professionals, government and organisations.  The establishment of the research institute is in line with the strategic priorities of the National Development Plan (NDP) 2030 and Africa Agenda 2063, “the Africa we want”, summarised as follows:

  • AISCR provide and disseminate practical supply chain research solutions that support best practices, strengthen and build capacity, advance policy decision making, sustainable development, poverty reduction and social justice in Africa.
  • AISCR advance and disseminate supply chain knowledge through “thought leading” customised research, benchmarking reports, publications and educational events.
  • AISCR stimulate public debate through the effective dissemination of research-based data and fact-based research results, foster research collaboration; and
  • AISCR help to build research capacity for supply chain professionals.

The establishment of this research institute is, therefore, imperative, as it provide cutting-edge solutions that will assist leading organisations, government decisions as well as students to promote sustained developmental goals. The institute fosters collaboration and partnerships with a network of professional experts and organisations as well as academic institutions to drive supply chain excellence.

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Mission Statement

AISCR’s mission is to support its vision as follows:

  • Conduct innovative research to empower supply chain professionals with profound discoveries on practical solutions towards sustainable developmental goals;
  • Providing adequate support for supply chain management students to improve throughput rate.
  • Provide capacity building and support to SCM practitioners and professionals in the public and private sectors;
  • Provide the latest trends and developments on SCM through benchmarking reports and publications;
  • Conduct professional educational events (conferences, research seminars, symposiums and executive roundtables) to enhance the knowledge base of supply chain theory and practice; and
  • Create a platform for collaboration with industry practitioners as well as academic institutions.

Vision Statement

A leading research institute that advances and disseminate innovative supply chain research solutions to promote continental wide sustainable development and inclusive growth.


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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