Entrepreneurship, Supply Chain, Transport, Tourism and Logistics Management

About us

The Supply Chain Management Research Group (SCMRG) is housed in the College of Economic and Management Sciences (CEMS) at Unisa. The research group was established in 2014 to advance skills and professionalism in supply chain management (SCM). The group provides a platform to support master’s and doctoral students to integrate with the industry and bridge the gap between industry realities and academic expectations and to develop tomorrow's thought leading supply chain leaders.

We promote research group discussions, workshops, conferences, symposiums as well as conduct scientific research in the area of supply chain management. We also engage with various stakeholders including academics, industrialists, businesses and policy makers in the public and private sectors on R&D, knowledge exchange, consultancy, executive education and training in these important areas.

In this light, we aim to add immense value to the supply chain profession and, more importantly, to provide a support structure to our students and the supply chain fraternity in Africa.

A thought-leading research group that advances continental-wide supply chain skills, capacity and professionalism

We advance public and private sector supply chain management skills, capacity and professionalism through research and stakeholder engagements by:

  • Promoting research group discussions, workshops, roundtables, conferences and symposiums.
  • Enhancing the knowledge base of supply chain theory and practice.
  • Creating a platform for collaboration with industry practitioners and other academic institutions.


  • Ethical and collective responsibility
  • Integrity
  • Innovation and excellence
  • Responsive student-centredness
  • Dignity in diversity