PARC Award 2020 winner announced
9 December 2020
This year has been anything but usual. But, for the 8th consecutive year, DSV invited students through the PARC Institute from Cardiff University to take part in our business and make recommendations on strategic areas through live dissertation projects.
This year’s topics were sourced across different DSV departments, with special thanks to Lindsay Zingg, head of sustainability at DSV, who launched a number of projects for students to explore ideas on furthering DSV’s commitment to ‘Science Based targets’ initiative and DSV’s active role towards reducing emissions.
The topics covered by 2020‘s live projects included a number of sustainability focused projects, including an investigation of remanufacturing and the transition towards the circular economy, an exploration of alternative fuels for the transport industry and the use of additive (re)manufacturing to design more sustainable products with a focus on the development of the RemakerSpace concept.
Projects were not only sustainability focused; other students developed scenario planning ideas for Latin America and an assessment of the development of local airport infrastructure and its impact on local supply chains.
Sophie Hazell, LMS Solutions design engineer and PARC coordinator, who mentored the students during their projects with Cardiff University explains, “Despite the COVID-19 constraints, the students have shown great ingenuity and resilience in their projects, providing fantastic outcomes and recommendations for PARC.”
After having reviewed all the different projects, we are proud to announce that Thomas Harvey has won this years’ award. Thomas’s prize-winning ideas focused on identifying opportunities for the development of local airports to improve global supply chains and connectivity.
Dr. Andrew Lahy, LMS Solutions design director and PARC co-director, explains “We are always looking for new insights about the future of global supply chains, and every year students from Cardiff University provide us with new ideas about what the future holds.”
Due to the current COVID-19 restrictions, the PARC Award could not be handed to Thomas in person and was awarded digitally. With sustainability in mind, PARC will continue to deliver digital certificates in future.
To learn more about the research carried out by DSV, The PARC Institute and Cardiff University, please visit our website.