Centre for Supply Chain and Logistics

As a specialist research and knowledge centre, the Centre for Supply Chain and Logistics (CSCL) provides independent, industry-focused research and development.

Working with both industry and government, CSCL strengthens Deakin's research focus in the supply chain arena throughout Australia and overseas.

What we do 

Through commercial and grant-funded activities, the CSCL team coordinates diverse skills and resources to develop and apply knowledge for the benefit of industry, government and community organisations.  

The team works closely with the Centre for Regional and Rural Futures (CeRRF) and other disciplines inside and external to the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment in order to drive Deakin's research and development agenda towards making a difference in the communities we serve.

Our research

CSCL is the only centre in Australia focusing specifically on freight logistics and value-added supply chains.

Our research is practical, impartial and has 'real world' application based on best practice. We serve a number of private and public sector clients, with our work focusing on:

  • demand and support planning
  • supply chain strategy 
  • infrastructure development 
  • optimisation
  • integration 
  • policy, regulatory and planning frameworks 
  • risk and sustainability assessments.

Our team

Dr Hermione Parsons

Deputy Director
Michael Smith

Staff and researchers

Research Fellow
Rose Elphick Darling
Industry Researcher
Dr Aida Ghalebeigi
Research Fellow
Dr Don Gunasekera
Research Officer 
Waseem Khan
Senior Administrative Officer 
Joe Monitto
Senior Research Fellow
Dr Roberto Perez-Franco
Research Officer 
Sue Perry
Associate Professor
James Sillitoe 
Industry Researcher; Maritime Logistics
Peter Van Duijn
Industry Research and Knowledge Exchange Strategist
Adam Voak

Contact us

The Centre for Supply Chain and Logistics
+61 3 9246 8071
Email CSCL