Swinburne has partnered with international leading logistics and freight management company, CEVA, to co-create and co-deliver its Master of Supply Chain Innovation course in an Australian-first collaboration.
The postgraduate course commenced earlier this year with the aim of upskilling those already working in the supply chain industry and ensuring new entrants into the discipline have the most up-to-date skills.
Delivered through Swinburne’s Australian Graduate School of Entrepreneurship (AGSE), the Master of Supply Chain Innovation continues to build collaborative partnerships with industry that will prepare graduates for the future of supply chain management.
Director of the AGSE, Alexander Kaiser, says this partnership is an important component in facilitating the delivery of industry-embedded postgraduate courses to Swinburne students.
“We are delighted to forge this collaboration with CEVA, a gold-standard logistics company that will add great value to the AGSE’s Master of Supply Chain Innovation,” Mr Kaiser says.
This first-of-its-kind partnership in Australia will see students working with CEVA on a core component of the degree, the Innovation in Transport and Logistics applied project unit.
While being mentored by CEVA’s logistics experts, students will work with the company on real-world projects and produce practical solutions to its issues.
With active university partnerships around the world in Asia, North America and the United Kingdom, this new relationship cements CEVA’s commitment to higher education links with industry.
Director of the Master of Supply Chain Innovation, Dr John Hopkins, says this unique partnership in Australia will give students an invaluable insight into the current landscape of the industry.
“At Swinburne, we believe that graduating career-ready means having a deep understanding of and connection with industry. This partnership will allow students to acquire contemporary skills aligned with the challenges that logistics companies face today,” Dr Hopkins says.
Carlos Velez Rodriguez, Managing Director of CEVA Australia and New Zealand, says the company is thrilled to join forces with Swinburne and engage with students who will make up the future workforce of supply chain management.
“We are looking forward to working with the innovative students at Swinburne and to not only mentor them, but to also draw upon their emerging skills to help us address the challenges and opportunities within our industry,” Mr Rodriguez says.