The Panalpina Centre for Manufacturing and Logistics Research

We are a joint industry-University initiative that aims to achieve world-class research with impact in the fields of logistics and manufacturing management. We bridge the gap between theory and practice in these areas for the benefit of the economy, environment and society.

Latest news


Business School’s ‘outstanding’ KTP hat-trick

20 September 2018

Third success for Panalpina Centre

The panel discussion at the 3DP event

PARC hosts 3DP workshop event

4 July 2018

PARC hosts collaborative workshop between industry and academia.

Panalpina’s keynote speaker Dimitri Brink addressing the audience

PARC project mentioned at G7 workshop in Canada

25 June 2018

Successful project earns mention at high profile G7 workshop

Image of Professor Aris Syntetos in lap

About us

We work together to tackle important contemporary problems in logistics and manufacturing management, creating business insights and commercially viable solutions.

Research in the centre


We specialise in supply chain forecasting, inventory control, transportation science, supply chain modelling, logistics business modelling and freight economics.


The Centre hosts a collaborative mix of experts from Cardiff University and Panalpina.