The Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies (Africa)
In order to maximize the impact of transport and supply chain
research on the South African society and economy, the Institute
of Transport and Logistics Studies (Africa) provides specialist high-
level research services for both the private and public sectors,
focusing on the most urgent research priorities in the country.
The Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies (Africa) was created
in 2007 in response to an overwhelming need for independent,
unbiased, relevant and up-to-date research in the fields of transport,
logistics and supply chain management. The center, known as
the Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies (Africa), or
ITLS (Africa) was formally launched at a breakfast function at
the University's School of Tourism and Hospitality on
20 February 2008.
The vision of the ITLS (Africa) is "to conduct world-class research
and specialist training in support of new and innovative knowledge
creation and information dissemination for the domestic and
international transport and supply chain communities."
The Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies (Africa) offers a
wide range of specialist transport, logistics and supply chain
•· Customized courses
ITLS (Africa) has designed and presented many courses designed for specific companies in the past. This area has now been formalized to ensure that synergies are obtained and courses are up to date and relevant.
ITLS (Africa) does research in a number of key areas. Internal research projects range from ongoing surveys to determine trends in the transport, logistics and supply chain management fields, to one-off specialist research projects aimed addressing the most important current research requirements in transport and logistics in South and southern Africa. In addition to its internal research activities, ITLS (Africa) does a significant amount of customized research on behalf of stakeholders in the transport, logistics and supply chain sectors.
•· Masters and Doctoral research
The research capacity is expanded by means of the inclusion of masters and doctoral students into the ITLS (Africa) structure. This ensures that research at this level remains focused and aligned with the national research imperatives, thereby adding relevancy and significant value to South and southern Africa's local body of knowledge.
ITLS (Africa) publishes the Journal of Transport and Supply Chain Management on a bi-annual basis containing peer-reviewed articles by local and international transport and supply chain specialists.
ITLS (Africa) hosts an annual event that is focused on the immediate needs of for the transport, logistics and supply chain communities. In addition a number of special events such as breakfast sessions, transport special interest groups and international conferences, on behalf of global role players, are held.
Ms R Luke / Mr G Heyns
Tel: 011 559 4951 / 2464