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PARC Institute of Manufacturing, Logistics and Inventory

We are a joint University-Industry initiative that undertakes world-class research with impact in the fields of logistics and manufacturing operations management. We bridge the gap between theory and practice in these areas for the benefit of a sustainable economy, environment and society.

We work together with Industry to tackle important contemporary problems in logistics and manufacturing operations management, creating business insights and commercially viable solutions.

We specialise in supply chain forecasting, inventory control, transportation science, supply chain modelling, logistics business modelling and freight economics.

Latest news

Igniting ideas: Creating a social science park to tackle major societal challenges

24 May 2022

Our society is facing many complex challenges, such as the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the climate change emergency. In our world of global connections and complications, we cannot expect such issues to be tackled by one institution or academic subject alone.

Boxes of recycled products in a warehouse.

Funding success: SMART Expertise funding to support cutting edge research on the value of material repurposing and its implications for the circular economy

18 February 2022

This project sets out to facilitate collaboration towards the reduction of material and carbon footprints while creating new value streams across supply chains.

5G microchip

New research to understand the logistics and supply chain challenges of rolling out a 5G network in Brazil

3 February 2022

5G is expected to be the fastest-deployed mobile communication technology in history.

We connect with industry leaders to discuss their perspectives on what is happening in the world of supply chains. Latest post: Sustainability is Driving New Business Dynamics – Repurposing and Connected Collaboration Across Supply Chains

We are an interdisciplinary mix of experts from Cardiff University and industry.