BISCI participates in funding workshop on shorter logistics chains & bundling
The Brightlands Institute for Supply Chain Innovation (BISCI) participated in a workshop hosted by TKI Dinalog for the Nationale WetenschapsAgenda (NWA)-route 16 on ‘Logistics, Transportation and Mobility’ on Friday 4 October.
The ambition of this NWA-route is to facilitate the transition towards a reliable, efficient, safe and sustainable mobility, transport and logistics system both within and outside of the Netherlands. Robert Suurmond and Kars Mennens represented BISCI at the event. Together with researchers from other institutes, they developed an initial project proposal related to shortening logistics chains and logistics bundling, which can help to reduce improved triple bottom line performance in the wider supply chain. A follow-up session with these potential consortium partners is already planned in November to further develop this proposal.
‘Shorter logistics chains and bundling imply inter-firm collaborations and therefore, apart from technical and operational issues, impose certain managerial challenges.’ says Robert Suurmond. ‘BISCI’s expertise in relational and contractual governance, partner selection, mutual trust and performance-based contracting will, therefore, be instrumental in tackling these challenges.’
BISCI’s researchers look forward to continuing the discussion on 15 November and are excited to bring the joint research proposal to the next level.