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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.

2018 winner

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)

Previous winners


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


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 currently run a knowledge transfer partnership and fundamental research project in this area.


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


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


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