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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

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The future of last-mile logistics

22 August 2022

Organised by the IMA Journal of Management Mathematics, and edited by Professors Emrah Demir and Aris Syntetos (Cardiff University) and Professor Tom Van Woensel (Eindhoven University of Technology), a new special issue has just been published, entitled “The future of last-mile logistics”.

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New GW4 collaborative research community on manufacturing digitisation and sustainability

30 May 2022

​A new GW4 project will facilitate developments on the interface between digital manufacturing and the circular economy.

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.

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.