Skip to main content

PARC award

Each year, DSV-Panalpina offers the PARC Award to the best dissertation business project between DSV-Panalpina and the Logistics and Operations Management section of Cardiff Business School.

The PARC Award is offered to graduates who have demonstrated strategic and innovative thinking throughout their business projects.

2019 winner

Akshita Rangnekar has won this years’ award. Akshita’s prize -winning ideas focused on identifying opportunities related to the introduction of 5G with a particular focus on the field of installations services.

Sophie Hazell of DSV-Panalpina, who mentored the students during the industry projects with Cardiff University explains, “Akshita did a fantastic job at understanding our current business models, and making suggestions on how we could take it further”.

DSV-Panalpina Award 2019
Aris Syntetos, Director of the PARC Institute, Akshita Rangnekar, Winner of the Strategic and Innovative Thinking Award, Andrew Lahy, PARC Industry Co-Director & Emrah Demir, PARC Academic Co- Director

Previous winners

2018

Sophie Hazell, for her work on the processes for air and ocean quotations, identifying current quotation processes and offering recommendations and improvements.

Sophie observed current processes, gathered information and conducted interviews. Improvements were identified via the use of value stream mapping, identifying areas where time could be saved and innovation or automation could be introduced. Sophie was further tasked with analyzing over 2000 quotes from Air and Ocean to identify trends in ad-hoc customers and establish which customers could be identified to increase customer relation and maximize business.

Sophie Hazell
Sophie Hazell receives her award from Chris Cooper (Managing Director, Panalpina UK and Ireland)

2017

Giulia Zorzi, for her work on global macroeconomic trends that are likely to influence the way third party logistics business is conducted.

Giulia Zorzi, Panalpina award winner 2016/17

2016

Maria-Roza Toufekoula, for her work on returns forecasting for closed loop circular supply chains. This area is a main research focus of the Centre, and we ran a knowledge transfer partnership (Qioptic) and a fundamental research project (Re-Run) in this area.

2015

James Chatten, for his work on disruptive innovations in supply chains and their implications for the way third-party logistics business is conducted.

2014

Lucie Troop, for proposing a new approach to fostering innovation in the logistics industry.

2013

Kaicheng Xie, for his ten-year perspective on the future of logistics and how the industry will evolve.