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3 Year Industry-led funded PhD: Development of product and supply chain assessment and design tools for packaging products (194)

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Centre for Global Eco-Innovation
26 July 2012
North West England > Merseyside
Course fee
Postgraduate tuition fees paid for by partner business (worth £12,000) and receive £16,000 per year!

Further information

Sustainable Packaging: Product, Production, and Supply Chain Development Packaging products and processes of their use and supply should be optimally designed to minimise waste in supply chains and maximise reuse. For packaging product suppliers, it is challenging to achieve above objectives while pursuing maximal sales and profit. This project will develop product and supply chain assessment and design tools for packaging product OEMs so that effective strategies for packaging product supply reuse remanufacturing can be integrated with customised product development, to optimise economic and ecological performance of packaging product suppliers and their supply chains. The ideal candidate should have knowledge in production engineering and experience in product development for manufacturing companies. Understanding of supply chains and logistics management would be an advantage.

Project supervision

  • Weir & Carmichael Ltd.
  • Liverpool University

Centre for Global Eco-Innovation
This PhD is one of 50 industry-led funded PhD projects from the Centre for Global Eco-Innovation. The centre brings together the expertise, resources and global contacts of Lancaster University and the University of Liverpool, together with international commercialisation consultancy Inventya Ltd. The aim of the centre is to form collaborative R&D partnerships to enable and drive innovation in businesses, supporting the development of new products, processes and services for the global marketplace that have positive environmental benefits.
By joining the centre you will receive £16,000 per year as a centre graduate, have your postgraduate tuition fees paid for by your partner business (worth £12,000) and finish in a strong position to enter a competitive job market in the UK and overseas. The Centre for Global Eco-innovation is the only centre of its kind in Europe and is part financed by the European Regional Development Fund.

This research project has funding attached. Applications for this project are welcome from suitably qualified candidates worldwide. Funding may only be available to a limited set of nationalities and you should read the full department and project details for further information.

Application details

To apply for this opportunity please email with:

  • A completed Application Criteria document (.doc file)
  • 2 page CV
  • 2 page expression of interest
  • Reference number: 194

Application deadline

  • 06th August 2012

Centre for Global Eco-Innovation

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