Deakin University opens centre for supply chain and logistics

Deakin University

Monday, 06 February, 2017


Deakin University’s strong commitment to research and development that makes a difference to the communities it serves will receive a boost, through the Centre for Supply Chain and Logistics (CSCL).

The centre, which will sit within the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment, will strengthen the faculty’s research focus in the supply chain arena throughout Australia and overseas, through its national and international relationships with industry and government.

The faculty’s Executive Dean, Professor Trevor Day, said Deakin’s research and development capability in freight logistics, supply chain strategy, international supply chains and agribusiness value chains, achieved through industry engagement and contracts, made for a perfect marriage between the university and CSCL.

“We are delighted to announce this news, which aligns perfectly with our research and industry partnership focus, especially in regional Australia,” Professor Day said.

“This exciting new initiative will be led by director Dr Hermione Parsons and deputy director Michael Smith. Dr Parsons and Mr Smith, along with 10 staff, will begin with Deakin on Monday, 6 February.”

The CSCL team brings with it a highly esteemed Industry Advisory Committee led by Maurice James, managing director at Qube Logistics.

“The CSCL team will aggregate, coordinate and focus diverse skills and resources to develop and apply knowledge for the benefit of industry, government and community organisations and to operate with a mix of commercial and grant funded activities,” said Day.

“The team will work closely with the Centre for Regional and Rural Futures (CeRRF) and other disciplines inside and external to the faculty to drive the university’s research and development agenda to make a difference to the communities we serve.”

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