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Dirk Pieter van Donk and Kirstin Scholten receive grant for a project on Supply Chain Resilience

€400,000 for research project 'Next Gen Supply Chain Resilience: Short-Term Wins, Long-Term Gains.'
23 October 2023
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Professor Dirk Pieter van Donk and Associate Professor Kirstin Scholten.
Professor Dirk Pieter van Donk and Associate Professor Kirstin Scholten are Fellows of the Rudolf Agricola School for Sustainable Development

Professor Dirk Pieter van Donk and Associate Professor Kirstin Scholten and partners, have secured a substantial grant of €1 million, with €400,000 allocated to the University of Groningen (UG), for a new research project titled 'Next Gen Supply Chain Resilience: Short-Term Wins, Long-Term Gains.'

The funding comes from the Dutch Institute for Advanced Logistics (TKI Dinalog).

This research project is a vital component of an extensive consortium, featuring prominent collaborators such as Windesheim University of Applied Sciences, the consultancy and implementation firm Involvation, and over ten industrial partners.

Supply Chain Resilience QuickScan to be expanded

From corona crisis to credit crunch and from climate change to geopolitical conflicts; these disruptions have highlighted the importance of resilient supply chains. Every business has faced these disruptions and does not want to be surprised again.

In an earlier research project, professor Dirk Pieter van Donk and associate professor Kirstin Scholten (UG, Faculty of Economics and Business), Windesheim University of Applied Sciences, and consulting firm Involvation developed a Supply Chain Resilience QuickScan.

In the current follow-up research project, the QuickScan will be expanded to a wider variety of organizations (in multiple industries and regions) and broadened to the entire supply chain and surrounding ecosystem. In doing so, this follow-up research aims to provide new tools that support organizations in improving their supply chain resilience capabilities. The project is sponsored by TKI/Dinalog (Financed by the Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management) and will run for three years, until October 2026.

PhD position

For the Faculty of Economics and Business, the project includes a PhD position within the faculty’s Department of Operations. The PhD candidate in this position will be supervised by Van Donk and Scholten.

The professors are enthusiastic about this follow-up project. 'The previous project already enabled us - through close cooperation with and access to organizations - to gather rich data that provided new insights, we will continue to do so and the addition to the team of a PhD candidate will enable us to do more and better. The project will also help to further strengthen our productive line of research into supply chain resilience.'

Questions? Please contact Dirk Pieter van Donk or Kirstin Scholten.

The PhD- position is to be found here. You may apply for this position until 29 October 11:59pm / before 30 October 2023 Dutch local time (CET) .

Last modified:23 October 2023 5.02 p.m.

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