Supply chain & logistics

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Our research explores the impact of global developments in the management of performance and productivity in supply chain and logistics. We use carbon accounting, optimisation tools, system dynamics, mathematical modelling and simulations to identify problems and predict the behaviour of supply chains.

We also focus on reducing the cost of information congestion and isolation, and promote software re-use through identification of functionality, shared data, visibility of applications and extensible infrastructure.

Research programs

Our research program includes research in the following areas:

  • supply chain, including supply chain strategy, value management, procurement and operations research
  • mathematical modelling, including optimisation and optimal control
  • intelligent systems and information processing.

Our multidisciplinary approach incorporates expertise from the following institute and colleges:

Research partnerships

Research on logistics and transportation is undertaken in association with government, industry and other universities. Our research partners include:

  • Victorian Transport Association
  • Chartered Institute of Transport and Logistics Australia
  • Universidad de la Sabana (Colombia).

If you would like to collaborate on research and work with us to deliver real benefits to your organisation, industry and the broader community, please contact supplychain.information@vu.edu.au.

Graduate research opportunities

We welcome applications from prospective research students wanting to undertake a PhD, Professional Doctorate or Masters by Research in the area of supply chain, logistics and transport. For further information about becoming a graduate researcher or guidance about possible project areas and supervisors, please contact us.

Research Scholarships

Scholarships may be available for research in this area. For further information on current research scholarships for local and international students, visit scholarships for research students, or externally funded scholarships.

Contact us

Dr Nick Billington
Discipline Leader, Supply Chain and Logistics
Phone: +61 3 9919 1076
Email: nick.billington@vu.edu.au.