Dinalog & Georgia Tech
On 3 October, Dinalog and the Georgia Tech Supply Chain & Logistics Institute organized a luncheon roundtable "Logistics: Driven by Open Innovation" to exchange best practices. The roundtable was attended by representatives of Dutch and US representatives of the triple helix; knowledge institutes, government and industry.
Henk Zijm, scientific director of Dinalog outlined the Dutch approach of innovation in logistics with public private partnerships in R&D and demonstration projects to increase the competitiveness of the Netherlands and the collaboration within Europe. Page Siplon, Executive Director of the Georgia Center of Innovation for Logistics, presented the approach of Georgia State posing as a partner for industry with state-wide freight logistics action plans and spotlights analysis for each of the counties.
"Without logistics you don't have other industries." Page Siplon
Jaymie Forrest, managing director of the Georgia Tech Supply Chain & Logistics Institute presented their approach for achieving global leadership, education and innovation with country level projects. The directors of Georgia Tech's Logistics & Trade Innovation Centres in Mexico, Costa Rica and Panama added to the discussion how their country centres improved the competitive advantage of the country through logistics.
"Supply chain engineering supports and facilitates trade and competitiveness of countries." Jaymie Forrest
The delegates explored areas of common interest and potential steps for future collaboration. Exchange of details in best practices will follow between Georgia Tech and Dinalog with possible subject specific follow-up and collaboration.
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