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Panalpina opens new Logistics Manufacturing Research Centre with Cardiff Business School [Education]

Panalpina and Cardiff Business School, Cardiff University, Wales (UK), have strengthened their partnership with the launch of a new Logistics Manufacturing Research Centre, which opened at the beginning of October 2016. The center will conduct leading research into the fields of distributed manufacturing, 3D printing, the circular economy and the impact of digital manufacturing on global supply chains. The new center has already secured its first research grant.

The new Panalpina Research Centre, partially funded by Panalpina, is located at Cardiff Business School. With Panalpina employees working alongside academic researchers, both partners will gain more insight into the evolving world of logistics and manufacturing.

Mike Wilson, global head of Logistics at Panalpina says: “Over the last four years of working with Cardiff Business School, we have been able to jointly identify future manufacturing and supply chain trends, and build our business in anticipation of this changing environment. Looking ahead, the insight provided by the research center will allow Panalpina to better design our customers’ manufacturing and supply chain strategies with new technologies and macro-economic forecasts in mind.”

Professor Aris Syntetos, the Panalpina Chair in Manufacturing and Logistics Research, Cardiff Business School, will head the new research center. He has recently secured a £500,000 research grant from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) – the UK's main agency for funding research in engineering and the physical sciences. Syntetos was awarded the grant to support the center’s research into sustainable and circular remanufacturing networks. Ultimately, the grant will allow Cardiff Business School and Panalpina to conduct further research on the circular economy, where logistics and manufacturing services in the supply chain are increasingly combined.

Panalpina is an advocate of the circular economy, and believes that the future lies in better managing and extending product life cycles – from sourcing to disposal. In an effort to drive innovation in the area, Panalpina and Cardiff Business School have worked together on a number of research projects. This includes the launch of their inventory forecasting application, ‘Demand-Driven Inventory Dispositioning’ (D2ID).

Earlier this year, Panalpina and Cardiff Business School started another two-year research project to examine the role 3D printing can play in distributed manufacturing models and global supply chains. The aim is to help Panalpina’s customers identify the right products that could be switched from traditional to new, additive manufacturing techniques such as 3D printing, and produced closer to the end-consumer market.

“The partnership with Panalpina and the various projects that are now combined under the roof of the research center allow our students to work on real-life industry problems, ensuring that our research remains not only relevant for companies, but that it is also translated into commercial solutions,” explains Syntetos. “Many of our students have been recruited by Panalpina to put their ideas into practice. With Cardiff graduates now working in locations such as Panama, Dubai and London, it is great to see our research having an impact across the world.”

About Cardiff Business School

Cardiff Business School, Cardiff University, is widely recognised as one of the leading business schools in the UK. In the latest UK Government Research Assessment Exercise, it was ranked fourth in the UK’s 96 business and management schools for the quality of its research, with 35% of its research projects classified as ‘world leading’. It has recently become the first business school in Wales, and the sixth Russell Group institution, to be awarded accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), a hallmark of business school excellence which is awarded to less than 5% of the world’s business schools. It is the largest single School of Cardiff University, itself a Russell Group organisation, and educates over 2,600 students from 60 countries each year.

Posted at 17:33   パーマリンク


Deutsche Post DHL and Teach First Deutschland celebrate their five-year partnership working for better educational opportunity [Education]


Deutsche Post DHL has been Teach First Deutschland's largest partner since the organization was launched
So far over 330 participants have been deployed in schools in Germany

Deutsche Post DHL has been the largest supporter of Teach First Deutschland (TFD) since the organization was founded in 2009. In Berlin, the two parties celebrated the five-year anniversary of their partnership together with prominent guests from the worlds of politics, business and education. Since the launch of the partnership, a total of 200 "Fellows", outstanding university graduates from all academic disciplines, have completed their two-year assignments working in schools in high-risk communities; an additional 130 are currently on assignment as Fellows. TFD's mission is to help children and youths, regardless of social background, to develop into independent young men and women with the skills and direction to be able to tap into and grow their potential. After receiving training from TFD, the Fellows spend two years working in schools providing support to teachers in the classroom, individual tutoring and coaching for students, as well as additional measures designed to enhance learning and student development.

"The future success and innovative potential of business and society depends on a strong educational system and a targeted, purposeful approach to career development for young people. Educational and career opportunities, however, are often distributed unevenly across society. Also here in Germany, there are young people in need for support," says Christof Ehrhart, Executive Vice President Corporate Communications and Responsibility at Deutsche Post DHL. "This is why we have supported Teach First Deutschland from the very beginning and are making this investment in the next generation. As a global company, we also support TFD's international parent organization Teach For All, as well as seven additional national-level partners within the Teach For All network in Latin America, Asia and Europe."

"We thank Deutsche Post DHL for our five-year-partnership. Without the support of the company, our project would not look the same", said Ulf Matysiak, CEO of Teach First Deutschland. "The financial aspect is only one of many. Deutsche Post DHL adds with specific activities like mentoring programs, career coaching and seminars for fellows and volunteering projects at schools to the professionalism and attractiveness of the program."

For Deutsche Post DHL, its partnership with Teach First Deutschland and Teach For All fits perfectly in the framework of its Group-wide program GoTeach. Along with the goal to improve education and access to educational opportunity, the GoTeach program also provides young people with their first look into the working world and supports them in the process of choosing a career or vocation. As part of the GoTeach partnerships, Deutsche Post DHL employees also contribute their own skills and experience. They offer mentoring, training in job application/ interview skills, or provide students with a look into everyday working life - practical, hands-on ways to prepare for life after school.

Deutsche Post DHL's support for Teach First Deutschland is also more than just financial. Along with training opportunities for Teach First Deutschland Fellows and staff, Deutsche Post DHL offers a dedicated mentoring program for TFD Fellows, who receive career guidance from Group managers over a period of 15 months during the second year of their TFD assignment. In addition, Deutsche Post DHL provides insight into business topics and offers seminars on leadership, change management and process optimization.

Joint action for more educational chances
Teach First Deutschland organized a conference with the motto "Courage! - Joint action for more educational chances" on 14th and 15th November in Berlin. The title refers to the conviction that action for greater educational chances requires courage and openness. The organization has always pursued to not only talk about the lack of educational chances but to act accordingly.

The conference will focus on concrete aspects of educational questions and precise ideas and proposals by employees of TFD, fellows and alumni. Further, eight Alumni will present a book covering their experiences working in schools. The foreword is by Frank-Walter Steinmeier, Foreign Minister of Germany.

Posted at 08:20   パーマリンク


プロロジス、早稲田大学大学院商学研究科の寄附講座 「ロジスティクス・SCM」を4月6日(土)より開講 [Education]

物流不動産の所有・運営・開発のリーディング・グローバル企業であるプロロジス(NYSE: PLD)が、物流・ロジスティクス業界の人材育成および同業界の創造的な進化をサポートすることを目的として2006年より早稲田大学大学院商学研究科に開設している寄附講座「ロジスティクス・SCM」の8年目の講座が4月6日(土)より、同大学院春学期の授業としてスタートします。
【2013年度早稲田大学大学院商学研究科 プロロジス寄附講座「ロジスティクス・SCM」概要】

2013年4月6日(土)〜2013年7月20日(土) 計15回 ※5月4日は休講


早稲田大学大学院商学研究科 黒須 誠治 教授

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プロロジスは今後も企業としての責任(Corporate Responsibility)の一環として、教育・研究・学術機関などへの協力を通じ、日本の物流・ ロジスティクス業界の発展および若手人材の育成に貢献してまいります。
【当件のプレスリリースファイル ダウンロード】

早稲田大学大学院商学研究科 黒須 誠治 教授

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