Dr. Anthony Afful-Dadzie, a lecturer with UGBS’s Department of Operations Management and Information Systems (OMIS), will be collaborating with Carnegie African Diaspora Fellow, Dr. Iddrisu Awudu, Assistant Professor of Management, Quinnipiac University, on a research project on developing supply chain and energy optimization models related to Ghana.
The project is sponsored by the Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship Program (CADFP), which selected UGBS to host Dr. Awudu.
Commenting on the relevance and essence of the project, Dr. Awudu said, "The importance of the need for supply chain and energy optimization models is due in part to the ripple effect of Ghana’s new status as an oil producer, and in part as a new middle-income country."
Service and manufacturing ventures, therefore, need managers and staff who can critically analyze business processes and proffer business solutions that meet operational requirements and technical specifications. These will, in turn, help their businesses attain greater market share and profit in the increasingly competitive business environment, he said.
Dr. Iddrisu Awudu, Carnegie African Diaspora Fellow
Dr. Afful-Dadzie, who is currently working on developing a comprehensive multi-period electricity capacity expansion model for Ghana’s electricity sector, concurred with Dr. Awudu, saying “the electricity industry in particular needs managers and staff who can critically analyze when and how much additional capacity, as well as which type of generation plant, should be built under the increasingly uncertain nature of electricity power demand”.
Dr. Awudu, and Dr. Afful-Dadzie will also be developing a new curriculum for a planned MBA program in Operations Management, particularly in the area of supply chain management. The new program is aimed at producing managers with in-depth knowledge about the efficient management of business operations in Ghana's service and manufacturing sectors.
CADFP is a scholar fellowship program for educational projects at African higher education institutions and has, since its inception in February, 2014, selected and approved over 100 fellows.
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