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Future Freight Networks : Yearbook 2017
53 FUTURE FREIGHT NETWORKS 2017 COMPANY PROFILE X COMPANY PROFILE RMIT University is drawing on its world-class expertise in logistics management to help Indonesia tackle skills shortages in its supply chain. The RMIT School of Business IT and Logistics – Australia’s leading provider of logistics knowledge – is collaborating with the University of Indonesia, the Sepuluh Nopember Institute of Technology and the Indonesian Logistics Association on developing logistics skills. This is a vital issue for Indonesia. The island nation will become the world’s fourth-largest economy by 2050, from its current place as the 16th, predicts the Economist Intelligence Unit. Removing infrastructure bottlenecks is central to Indonesia achieving that growth. The 2012 Indonesia National Logistics Blueprint said that a lack of high-quality logistics skills is a challenge to the country’s economic growth aspirations and integration into the global supply chain. Little has been done to address this problem, until now. In March 2017, RMIT and its Indonesian collaboration partners released an important study, ‘Closing the Gap: Tackling Indonesia’s Supply Chain Skills Challenge’. The study examined supply chain and logistics management skill challenges in Jakarta and Surabaya. The report identified three priority areas: a stronger training system in logistics, a curriculum aligned to industry needs, and a national competency standard and body of knowledge that meets industry experiences in supply chain management. ‘RMIT is honoured to help Indonesia lift its national logistics performance through this preliminary study,’ says Professor Caroline Chan, Head of the School of Business and IT Logistics. ‘As Australia’s largest and oldest provider of logistics education and research, RMIT is uniquely placed to have impact in the Asia-Pacific.’ To find out more, visit rmit.edu.au/ skillsindonesia. Asia is a key part of RMIT’s logistics strategy. The university has provided logistics education in China for 16 years, and launched courses in Singapore in 2012 and Vietnam in 2015. ‘Demand for RMIT logistics courses in Asia is growing quickly,’ says Chan. ‘Students recognise that logistics is an attractive field and that RMIT is an acknowledged leader of logistics knowledge in the region.’ Chan says that the School intends to offer more logistics courses in more Asian countries in the next 10 years. Strong demand for logistics education in Vietnam encouraged RMIT to offer its Master of Supply Chain and Logistics Management there this year. Industry collaboration in Asia Through the Singapore Institute of Management, RMIT is collaborating with CEVA Logistics, a leading multinational logistics and supply company headquartered in Singapore. RMIT offers logistics courses through the Singapore Institute of Management. The CEVA–RMIT Business Challenge will give students real-world logistics experience. CEVA presents a logistics challenge, students work in teams on the project and RMIT selects finalists to pitch their ideas. CEVA chooses the top solutions, and winning students are offered short-term internships after graduation. CEVA benefits from exposure to high-performing RMIT logistics students, some of whom might secure employment opportunities with the company through the challenge. RMIT benefits by aligning its programs with the future jobs market, expanding its industry engagement, and supporting students and enhancing their employability. ‘The CEVA–RMIT Business Challenge is a good example of RMIT’s industry collaboration in logistics,’ says Chan. ‘These industry insights ensure that RMIT is at the forefront of latest logistics trends and thinking. Our industry partnerships continue to create opportunities for RMIT logistics students, during their course and after, in the Asia-Pacific.’ RMIT’s logistics approach in Asia is working. In 2015, its School of Business IT and Logistics won the Best Educational Course Provider at the prestigious Asian Freight, Logistics and Supply Chain (AFLAS) awards in Hong Kong. The School was one of four finalists for the same award in 2016. About 15,000 people in the logistics industry voted on the award. ‘RMIT has a long-term commitment to logistics education in Asia,’ says Chan. ‘We are developing students who will be future logistics leaders in the region. Students who will ensure that Asia capitalises on its potential to be one of the world’s great logistics hotspots.’ Australian industry links give RMIT logistics an edge This year, RMIT announced an important supply chain program with the RMIT at forefront of global logistics education and research The university’s Asian expansion shows a demand for logistics courses. 501790AE_RMIT Uni I 2318.indd 24 9/5/17 10:09 am