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Dr Roberto Perez-Franco

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Senior Research Fellow - Supply Chain Strategy

Faculty

Faculty of Sci Eng & Built Env

Department

Centre Supply Chain Logistics

Campus

Melbourne Burwood Campus

Contact

Biography

Dr Roberto Perez-Franco is a Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Supply Chain and Logistics (CSCL), at Deakin University, where he leads the Urban Logistics Laboratory, a research initiative dedicated to exploring pressing issues related to the movement of freight in cities.

Roberto has served as Principal Researcher of two scenario planning projects conducted by CSCL for the Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development and Cities, the first in 2017 to inform Australia’s Inquiry into National Freight and Supply Chain Priorities, and the second in 2018 to inform the first National Freight and Supply Chain Strategy. He was also the Lead Researcher of a 2019 consultation for the Victorian Rail Track Corporation to inform the first Vintage Rolling Stock Strategy for Victoria.

Before joining Deakin, Roberto spent almost twelve years at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), first as a masters and doctoral student, and then as Research Associate at the Center for Transportation and Logistics (CTL). There he was a member of the core team that conducted the Future Freight Flows scenario planning project for the United States government, and served as Director of the MIT Supply Chain 2020 Initiative, the MIT Supply Chain Strategy Laboratory, the MIT GCLOG Program, as well as Director of Digital Learning at MIT CTL.

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Projects

Envisioning the Post-COVID Future of Urban Logistics (2020-21)
Consortium of sponsors including Woolworths, Coca-Cola Amatil and Qube Logistics

Understanding the causes of female under-representation in supply chain and logistics positions (2020)
Food Innovation Australia Limited / Wayfinder

Digitalisation of the Wayfinder Career Map (2020)
Food Innovation Australia Limited / Wayfinder consortium of sponsors

Developments in electrical vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) vehicles and their potential in urban air mobility (UAM) in Australia (2020)
VicTrack

Consultation to Inform the Vintage Rolling Stock Strategy (2019)
VicTrack

Scenario Planning to inform the National Freight and Supply Chain Strategy (2018-19)
Australian Government Department of Infrastructure Regional Development and Cities

Inquiry into National Freight and Supply Chain Priorities (2017)
Australian Government Department of Infrastructure Regional Development and Cities

Publications

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2018

Eliciting and representing the supply chain strategy of a business unit

R Perez-Franco, Shardul Phadnis

(2018), Vol. 29, pp. 1401-1423, The international journal of logistics management, Bingley, England, C1

journal article
2016

Rethinking supply chain strategy as a conceptual system

R Perez-Franco, S Phadnis, C Caplice, Y Sheffi

(2016), Vol. 182, pp. 384-396, International Journal of Production Economics, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

journal article

Rethinking your supply chain strategy: a brief guide

R Perez-Franco

(2016), Cambridge, Mass., A6

research report/technical paper

Funded Projects at Deakin

Industry and Other Funding

Understanding potential AAM and cargo drone markets for an Australian manufactured drone - market

Dr Hermione Parsons, Dr Roberto Perez-Franco, Prof Douglas Creighton, Dr Don Gunasekera, A/Prof Michael Johnstone, Mr Bruce Gunn, A/Prof Zoran Najdovski

  • 2021: $71,842

Other Funding Sources

Evaluating urban freight trade-offs by optimising Loading / Unloading bays configuration.

Dr Roberto Perez-Franco, Mr Juan Esteban Muriel

  • 2021: $5,700
  • 2020: $5,700

In-Transit Decisions Using Real-Time Data in Perishable Food Supply Chains.

Dr Roberto Perez-Franco, Mr Ruben Rendon Benavides

  • 2021: $6,000
  • 2020: $8,000

Supervisions

No completed student supervisions to report