Groundbreaking Supply Chain Research Centre Poised to Revolutionize Africa

A landmark collaboration between Supply Chain Africa, Adebayo Adeleke LLC, and Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH) is set to revolutionize supply chain research and development in Africa. The 5 billion Naira ($4.5 million) project will establish a world-class research and innovation centre at LAUTECH. The first in Nigeria and the second on the continent.

Visionary Leadership Drives The Supply Chain Research Centre

Supply Chain Africa CEO Adebayo Adeleke is the driving force behind this initiative. Recognizing the critical role of research and innovation in tackling complex supply chain challenges, he has championed a multidisciplinary approach that integrates engineering, robotics, and even art. LAUTECH’s stellar reputation for producing industry leaders and its central role in the logistics network made it the ideal location for this transformative centre.

Collaboration for Shared Success

The project reflects a shared commitment between industry and academia. LAUTECH faculty and management enthusiastically support the centre, recognizing its potential to:

  • Enhance research capabilities
  • Attract international collaboration
  • Elevate the university’s academic standing

A Hub for Innovation and Problem-Solving

The centre will serve as a platform for research and solution development. And will draw on the expertise of diverse fields to address pressing supply chain challenges across Africa. Importantly, the centre aims to showcase Africa’s capacity for research and problem-solving on a global scale. It will leverage the continent’s rich cultural heritage and indigenous knowledge.

Stakeholders Anticipate Profound Impact

As construction commences, stakeholders across the board – from faculty members to industry experts – express optimism about the centre’s potential to:

  • Drive innovation
  • Empower future generations of supply chain professionals
  • Position Africa as a leader in supply chain research and development

Professor Remi Aworemi, Head of the Department of Transport Management at LAUTECH, describes the centre as a catalyst for:

  • Innovation
  • Collaboration
  • Bridging research gaps
  • Providing international exchange opportunities

The centre is also seen as a catalyst for collaboration between academia, industry, and government. Such collaboration is expected to address the continent’s critical supply chain challenges.

This groundbreaking project marks a significant milestone in Africa’s journey towards becoming a leader in supply chain research and development. As the project progresses, the collective commitment of stakeholders fuels optimism for a brighter future for African supply chains.