Heriot-Watt Lecturer receives CILT Best PhD award

Dr Abhijeet Ghadge, from the School of Management and Languages, has received the prestigious James Cooper Memorial Cup from the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) UK.

The cup and certificate are awarded to the best PhD thesis in the logistics and supply chain management field. The 2014 award was presented by the Director of CILT and the Chair of the Logistics Research Network (LRN) during the LRN conference held recently at Huddersfield University.

The prize in memory of Professor James Cooper is awarded annually to the PhD researcher from UK and Republic of Ireland universities for research that makes an original contribution to the field and is directly relevant to the management of end-to-end supply chains.

LRN Chair, Professor Michael Browne during the presentation commended Dr Abhijeet Ghadge for the originality, rigour and presentation of his thesis. He said, "The panel of judges were especially impressed on the applicability of the research to the industry, which is very much the objective of LRN".

Dr Abhijeet Ghadge received his PhD from Loughborough University and was supervised by Professor Samir Dani and Professor Roy Kalawsky. The PhD research entitled 'A systems thinking approach for modelling supply chain risk propagation' was conducted at BAE Systems, UK. Research presented in his thesis contributes to the growing field of Supply Chain Risk Management by developing a holistic and systematic approach to modelling risks within Supply Chain and Logistics networks.

Abhijeet is a Lecturer in Logistics and Programme Director for Logistics and Supply Chain Management pathways at the Logistics Research Centre.