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Small businesses think smart to keep up with Amazon drones

Dr Stavros Karamperidis has been involved in a research supported by RCUK Digital Economy programme to the dot.rural Digital Economy Hub. For more information click here.

Supply Chain Research Associate (KTP Associate) Opportunity

A postdoctoral researcher is sought for a collaborative project to develop an adaptive supply chain capability that will enable the effective and efficient supply of blood, tissue and cellular therapies to meet future demand. For more information click here

New KTP Success

Led by Dr Chris Rutherford, this 3 year project will focus on designing a resilient donor-to-patient supply chain for blood, tissue and new cellular therapeutic products, capable of adaptation to rapidly changing operational and market conditions.  The project will lead the re-design of the blood supply chain to support the new National Centre for blood, tissue and cell processing, due to open at Riccarton in 2017. 

Chartered Membership of CILT

Kate Hughes has been confirmed as a Chartered Member of Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT), UK.

Membership of CILT

New member of LRC

Dr Stavros Karamperidis has joined the LRC as a new lecturer in shipping and port operations.

Doctoral qualification awarded

LRC member, Phil Greening, passed his viva in November and has gained his doctoral title.

European Logistics Association PhD Workshop

PhD candidate Ismail Abushaikha attended the European Logistics Association PhD Workshop in Schindellegi, Switzerland, in June 2013.

Knowledge exchange in Denver, USA and Dublin

Kate Hughes presented two papers and was Co-Track Chair for Humanitarian Operations and Crisis Management track at the Production and Operations Management Annual Conference (POMS) in Denver, USA in May 2013.

Dr Nigel Caldwell presented at the 20th European Operations Management Conference in Dublin, June 2013

Input to Cranfield University / Green Freight Europe seminar

Prof. Alan McKinnon contributed to a seminar jointly organised by Cranfield University and Green Freight Europe (GFE). GFE is an industry-led initiative to promote high environmental standards in road freight transport in Europe; it was launched in Brussels in March 2012 with the support of the European Commission. Over a hundred multi-national shippers and logistics companies have now joined GFE, including IKEA, Heineken, P&G, DHL and TNT. (May 2013)
Professor Alan McKinnon's report of the seminar is available here.

Inaugural conference - Centre for Sustainable Road Freight Transport

Dr Maja Piecyk hosted the inaugural conference of the Centre for Sustainable Road Freight Transport at Heriot-Watt over two days. As well as co-collaborators the Department of Engineering at Cambridge University, delegates included practitioners from leading organisations such as Tesco and John Lewis. The conference took place 15th - 16th April, 2013.