Our Mission & Objective
We provide innovation-driven education and scholarship in logistics and maritime studies through quality research, professional training and consulting activities in the fields of shipping, transport, supply chain and operations management.
We sincerely invite you to explore our website to learn about our programme, our cutting-edge research, and our distinguished faculty. We look forward to walking the path of your life journey together with you.
Developing Competitive Advantage
The Department exists to fulfill the educational and manpower needs of private- and public-sector organisations in Hong Kong, the Chinese Mainland and the region. It helps them by leveraging state-of-the-art knowledge, cutting-edge expertise and best practice in shipping, logistics and operations management, in order to achieve competitive advantages. It strives to achieve its mission by:
- Creating highly effective logistics managers and leaders through the development of contemporary educational materials and the use of innovative and teaching methods;
- Discovering and disseminating breakthrough knowledge of logistics operations and management through research;
- Serving the interests of the logistics- related industries through consultancy and partnerships with the profession and practitioners.
Geared towards Diversity
The Department takes a multi-disciplinary approach to serve the diverse field of logistics and operations management, spanning shipping, transportation, warehousing and all industries whose success depends on the effective and efficient management of the flow of materials, information and financial resources. In doing so, it strives to be a key driver in Hong Kong's pursuit to become an international logistics hub par excellence.
The Department's research portfolio lies in both academic and applied research, and consultancy for the shipping, operations and logistics industries, addressing both commercial and technological research needs. Reflecting the dynamic nature of the industries it serves, the Department's research activities have evolved over the decades. Greater emphasis is now placed on shore-based operations and, increasingly, on issues relating to logistics, operations and intermodality. Specific subject areas are innovation and technology management, maritime and port economics, maritime law, production planning and control, quality management, scheduling, supply chain management, and vehicle routing.
Professional services to the shipping, operations and logistics industries are also provided by the staff in the form of consultancy in such areas as efficiency and quality improvement studies, market and operational analysis, marine accident prevention and investigation, arbitration, and expert witness services. The Department also runs various self-financing programmes tailor-made to meet specific industry needs.