An Invitation to Continue the Legacy of a Key Supply Chain Thought Leader


We lost one of the supply chain profession’s most prominent thought leaders with the passing of Roddy Martin.  Roddy’s impact was profound across verticals and in driving real operational change to the largest companies in the world.  While he was an evangelist who inspired SC leaders everywhere, he also landed concrete action-oriented transformations. Throughout his career in the corporate world (SAB, TraceLink), as an analyst (AMR & Gartner), a consultant (Accenture, CCI, Deloitte), and through work with colleagues like you, he played a key role in pointing the way to the future of supply chains.


In honor of Roddy’s unique contributions to supply chain evolution and transformation, and to supply chain professionals world-wide,  a group of his peers from across the profession have organized an endowed supply chain scholarship at his alma mater – Pretoria University in South Africa. The scholarship will provide tuition for a selected student’s full academic career, ensuring that Roddy’s influence continues into the future.

Roddy Martin Supply Chain Excellence Scholarship Details

Students entering supply chain academic programs at Pretoria will be eligible to apply for this special scholarship. 

Pretoria University currently offers these Supply Chain programs:

  • BCom Supply Chain Management
  • BComHons Supply Chain Management
  • MPhil Business Management option Supply Chain Management

For summaries of these programs, see pages 10 and 23 of the course brochure.


Roddy Martin Supply Chain Excellence Scholarship – Donations

We invite you to donate to the Pretoria University Foundation for inclusion in the fund that we have established specifically for the Roddy Martin Supply Chain Excellence Scholarship.

Thank you for your support and contribution to honor Roddy’s legacy. There are two ways to donate:.

In US Dollars with U.S. tax deductible potential:


In South African RAND
  • Via Credit Card (On the University website link: (the Roddy Martin Scholarship fund will pop as one of the programs to support in the search menu drop down options)
  • Via Wire Transfer (same directions as for a U.S. dollar donation) – The reference to be used is S1D740 – Martin Scholarship Fund (the code is important as it directs the funds to the Roddy Martin Scholarship account)