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Our publications reflect the Centre's aim to generate rigorous and relevant academic research, advancing knowledge in manufacturing and logistics.

Industry insights

We work with leading experts in industry to look at what the future holds for the sector.

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Industry insights

A series of reports looking at the future of manufacturing, supply chains and logistics.

Published books available for purchase

Contemporary Operations

Contemporary Operations and Logistics - Achieving Excellence in Turbulent Times

Edited by Professor Peter Wells, 'Contemporary Operations and Logistics' contains all the latest research on logistics issues, from topics such as how 3DP will affect the logistics industry to the future of zero carbon logistics.

The chapters were written by leading members of the Logistics and Operations Management section of Cardiff Business School with input and insight from the PARC industry team.

You can purchase the book from the link above, or via Amazon.

Selected recent papers

Our recent research papers can be found below by clicking on the relevant area of interest.

Van Foreest, N. D., Teunter, R. H. and Syntetos, A. 2018. Base-stock policies with reservations. Omega 81, pp. 48-56. (10.1016/

Syntetos, al. 2016. On the benefits of delayed ordering. European Journal of Operational Research 248(3), pp. 963-970. (10.1016/j.ejor.2015.08.003)

Rekik, Yacine, Syntetos, Argyrios and Glock, Christoph 2019. Modelling (and learning from) inventory inaccuracies in e-retailing/B2B contexts. Decision Sciences 10.1111/deci.12367

Rostami-Tabar, al. 2018. The impact of temporal aggregation on supply chains with ARMA(1,1) demand processes. European Journal of Operational Research (10.1016/j.ejor.2018.09.010)

Goltsos, Thanos E., Syntetos, Aris A. and van der Laan, Erwin 2019. Forecasting for remanufacturing: The effects of serialization. Journal of Operations Management , -. 10.1002/joom.1031

Syntetos, A., Eyers, D., Watson, D. and Ren, X. 2021. Global or local ?: Insights from 10 companies into the long term impact of COVID19 on global supply chains. 1st ed. [pdf] Cardiff: DSV and PARC Institute, pp.1-20. Available at:

Eyers, D. R., Potter, A. T., Gosling, J., and Naim, M. M. 2018. The flexibility of industrial additive manufacturing systems. International Journal of Operations and Production Management 38(12), pp. 2313-2343. (10.1108/IJOPM-04-2016-0200)

Hedenstierna, C.P.T., Disney, Stephen, Eyers, Daniel, Holmstrom, J., Syntetos, A. and Wang, Xun 2019. Economies of collaboration in build-to-model operations. Journal of Operations Management 10.1002/joom.1014

Wang, Y. et al. 2018, Making sense of blockchain technology: How will it transform supply chains?,  International Journal of Production Economics. (

Found, P., Lahy, A., Williams, S., Hu, Q and Mason, R. (2018). Towards a theory for Operational Excellence. Total Quality Management & Business Excellence (TQM & BE) Vol. 29, No. 9-10, pp. 1012-1025

Demir, al. 2016. A green intermodal service network design problem with travel time uncertainty. Transportation Research Part B: Methodological 93, pp. 789-807. (10.1016/j.trb.2015.09.007)

Ghilas, Veaceslav, Cordeau, Jean-Francois, Demir, Emrah and Woensel, Tom Van 2018.  Branch-and-price for the pickup and delivery problem with time windows and scheduled lines. Transportation Science 52 (5), pp. 1191-1210. 10.1287/trsc.2017.0798

Abouarghoub, W., Nomikos, N.K. and Petropoulos, F., 2018. On reconciling macro and micro energy transport forecasts for strategic decision making in the tanker industry. Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review, 113, pp.225-238. (

Flynn, A. 2019. Determinants of corporate compliance with modern slavery reporting. Supply Chain Management: An International Journal (10.1108/SCM-10-2018-0369)

Touboulic, A. and Walker, H. L. 2015. Love me, love me not: A nuanced view on collaboration in sustainable supply chains. Journal of Purchasing & Supply Management 21(3), pp. 178-191. (10.1016/j.pursup.2015.05.001)

Demir, al. 2015. A selected review on the negative externalities of the freight transportation: Modeling and pricing. Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review 77, pp. 95-114. (10.1016/j.tre.2015.02.020)