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“The time has never been more appropriate to create a research centre of excellence for supply chain in Africa, bringing thought leaders around the continent to learn from each other and to advance the professionalisation of the discipline”.
Prof Marcus Ambe
Professor in Supply Chain Management, Unisa &
Deputy Chairperson, Interim Supply Chain Management Council, SA
“I wish to thank my comrades who gave birth to this noble concept; it was long overdue. Supply Chain Management professionals and academicians need to lead and give direction on matters involving the supply chain, and AISCR provides the correct platform for that. Further, the institute shall provide much-needed appropriate tools and programmes for training supply chain professionals”.
Dr John Achoura
Machakos University, Kenya
“Greater emphasis needs to be placed on researching the current practices and implications of the supply chain profession, while devising solutions to enhance the role of supply chain management in facilitating sustainable development. The establishment of AISCR provides avenue for stimulating debate, discussions and places greater focus on the opportunities and impacts of supply chain management. The institute shall foster a sense of empowerment and collaboration as African countries work together to achieve long-term sustainable development objectives”.
Prof Douglas Boateng
CEO: PanAvest International and Partners
Professor Extraordinaire: Supply Chain Governance and Industrialisation
Chairman: Public Procurement Authority Ghana
“Given the complex nature of supply chains and the challenges in South Africa and the continent, AISCR, is indeed required to elevate the supply chain management profession by providing innovative supply chain research solutions. The research institute will play a vital role in supporting the work of the Interim Supply Chain Management (SCM) Council in professionalising supply chain management in South Africa. It will also serve as the research arm of the Council in assisting the development of supply chain management programmes at universities, as well as providing thought-leading solutions to organisations in the country and continent, to gain and sustain competitive advantage”.
Mpho Nxumalo, Chairperson, Interim SCM Council SA
Acting Chief Director, SCM Policy & Legal, National Treasury, SA
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