The Logistics Research Centre was set up in March 2006 to promote and encourage applied research in logistics and to provide preferred research, consultancy, and training services to the logistics and related industries. The Centre also emphasizes on overseas collaborations, seminars, and conferences.
Logistics Research Centre's research team includes over a dozen active researchers from the Department of Logistics and Maritime Studies, as well as academics from various PolyU departments, including Applied Mathematics, Industrial and Systems Engineering, Land Surveying and Geo-Informatics, Management and Marketing, and Textiles and Clothing. The team members' expertise spans broadly across e-business, maritime logistics, optimization, production management, purchasing, quality management, supply chain management, and transportation logistics. The research team is currently undertaking various research projects supported by PolyU's Areas of Strategic Development funds.
By facilitating the development and promotion of logistics management research and the two-way communications between the academia and the industry, the centre will help stand Hong Kong in good stead for its future economic development and ensure sustainable growth for the logistics industry. The significance of the Centre therefore lies with its role as a catalyst to help bring along long-term mutually beneficial developments to the economy of Hong Kong and China's alike.