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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

Participants and Cardiff University staff taking part in the DSV programme

DSV future leaders sharpen skills with business school experts

11 September 2023

Experts in logistics and operations management from Cardiff Business School deliver training to young professionals as part of the DSV Solutions Accelerate Programme.

John Boylan

In memory of Professor John Edward Boylan, 1959 – 2023

25 July 2023

John Boylan, Professor of Business Analytics at Lancaster University, passed away on Friday 7th July 2023.

Person using an ipad in a warehouse

Reinventing inventories

24 July 2023

Quoting extracts from an article first published in IMPACT – the magazine of the national Operational Research Society – Professor Aris Syntetos explains how his team have embraced technology and smart thinking to keep the world of logistics moving…

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.