IIM Ahmedabad launches a multidisciplinary centre for transportation & logistics

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IIM Ahmedabad launches a multidisciplinary centre for transportation & logistics

IIM Ahmedabad launches a multidisciplinary centre for transportation & logistics.Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (IIMA), a premier B-
school in the Asia Pacific region has recently established a Centre for Transportation and Logistics,co-chairedby Dr. Debjit Roy and Dr. SandipChakrabarti, faculty at IIMA.

The initiative comes with a vision to facilitate cutting-edge research in transportation, logistics and allied areas, and thereby contribute to scholarship, practice, and policymaking in India and abroad.

Moreover, it also helps to strengthen and scale-up IIMA’s presence and impact in the transportation and logistics sector.

IIMA has a rich legacy in the domain of transportation and logistics, and has immensely contributed to both academic research and practice in this area.

IIMA faculty members have written numerous peer-reviewed journal articles and cases in network design, mode choice, warehousing, infrastructure, and transport policy.

The institute, through the Centre for Transportation and Logistics (CTL), will offer an integrated, multidisciplinary program of research, post-graduate and executive education, technology transfer, and policy advice for enhancing the mobility of people and goods.

To know more about CTL, please visit: https://www.iima.ac.in/web/ctl

Recently, the Centre for Transportation and Logistics organized a virtual inauguration with a panel discussion on the topic “Trends and Innovations in Transportation and Logistics” with distinguished panelists spanning academia, industry and government.

IIMADirectorDr. Errol D’Souza inaugurated the event and addressed the participants, stressing on the importance of transportation and logistics networks in India’s structural transformation, economic growth, and social development.

Dr. D’Souza added that the tradition of IIMA is to perform cutting
edge research not only in the management sciences but also for socioeconomic development He indicated that the goal of the centre would not only be to find ways of reducing transportation and logistics operating costs, but also to promote social inclusion and to address environmental sustainability issues.

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