Centre of Excellence in Logistics and Supply Chain Management
Dr. Vinay V. Panicker
National Institute of Technology Calicut is partnering with NITIE Mumbai in the initiatives to support the PM Gati Shakti Scheme. As an ambitious initiative, NIT Calicut has launched a Centre of Excellence in Logistics and Supply Chain Management (CoELSCM) to contribute to the realization of the objectives of the PM Gati Shakti scheme. This Centre of Excellence is a multidisciplinary centre that works across various research groups such as Industrial Engineering, Transportation Engineering, Remote Sensing and Geospatial Technology, Construction Management and Cyber Security. Faculty members and their research team will be a part of this Centre. This team will focus on new and emerging technologies with multidisciplinary and translational research relevant to achieving PM Gati Shakti's objectives of improving the supply chain's operational efficiency and minimizing logistics costs. The Centre will initiate steps in disseminating advanced knowledge and promote Digitisation, Analytics, IoT applications, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning applications among the practicing professionals in the organizations involved in the logistics sector and will share the best practices.
To transform Indian logistics and supply chain sector to boost the Indian economy's transformation into a global economic power.
Create an association between academia and industry to promote cutting-edge research, knowledge creation, ground breaking innovations and capacity-building programmes in the Indian logistics and supply chain sector in order to make it effective and efficient.
Strengthen research in the area of logistics and supply chain sector focusing on capacity building to promote PM Gati Shakti Scheme.
Enhance competitiveness of the Indian transportation and logistics industry
Build a platform for knowledge creation and exchange in the logistics and supply chain domain.
Establish research collaborations with professional bodies, academic institutions and industries for formulating innovative solutions in logistics and supply chain domain.