Logistics experts from Purdue University and Ivy Tech Community College offered intensive logistics workshops at the 2014 Indiana Logistics Summit, which focused on helping businesses improve their workforce development and supply chain practices.
Shweta Chopra, a graduate student in the Department of Technology Leadership and Innovation, received the first place award for graduate research at the recent ATMAE Annual Conference.
Chopra was honored for her dissertation research into the rice supply chain in India, her home country. Her ultimate goal is to improve the way rice is distributed, from the growers to consumers, while eliminating corruption and waste. Her research is ongoing.
Purdue University and Ivy Tech Community College were recently awarded nearly $900,000 in grants to address the skills gap and technical demands in technology supply chain, logistics, and manufacturing operations careers.
The collaborative project is titled "Technology-Based Logistics: Leveraging Indiana's Role as the Crossroads of America."
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