Joint Education Initiative by LAA and Logistics Bureau

The Logistics Association of Australia, in conjunction with the Logistics Bureau, is proud to announce two new programs designed to support tertiary education in logistics and supply chain management. These will take the form of National Tertiary Study Scholarships and a National Research Award. Details of the two programs were recently released by LAA NSW President, Mal Walker.

LAA and Logistics Bureau

The National Scholarship Program will provide an incentive for undergraduate & postgraduate tertiary students to undertake logistics and supply chain streams and majors, with the aim or pursuing logistics careers.

There will be five scholarships available- three scholarships of $2500.00 each at undergraduate level and two scholarships of $5500.00 each at postgraduate level. Each award includes membership of the LAA and will contribute to course related costs. Criteria for the awards will be set by the LAA and applications will be judged by representatives from the LAA and the Logistics Bureau. Students who complete the program will receive a certificate of successful participation.

Mentors will be sought from the membership to offer encouragement and counsel to the students throughout their courses and, where relevant, share work experiences.

Universities that register for inclusion in the program, will be advertised on the LAA website and in its newsletters.

The National Research Award of $7500.00 will be given for excellence in post graduate research assignments conducted in the logistics and supply chain fields. It is open to post graduate students studying at Masters or Doctorate level.

Completed research projects, theses or dissertations will be assessed by the LAA under criteria that includes the importance of work in terms of expanding Australasian logistics and supply chain knowledge and theory. These programs have been formalised following discussions with managment consulting firm, Logistics Bureau. Logistics Bureau was established in 1997 and has been a “Friend of the LAA” since 1998. With over 100 professional staff in Sydney, Melbourne, Bangkok and Johannesburg, it is a leading logistics and supply chain consulting practice. Managing Director, Rob O’Byrne said:

“Sponsoring the LAA/ Logistics Bureau Scholarship and Research Schemes allows us to put something back into the Logistics industry in Australia. We look forward to a long future in supporting academic study in this field through this joint initiative with the LAA.”

The closing date for applications will be 30th June each year, with the winners announced in October. For further information and application packs, please contact Keith Campbell on 1300 651 911.