Supply Chain, Operations and Logistics Optimization - multidisciplinary research center at the University of Moratuwa

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The Center for Supply Chain, Operations and Logistics Optimization (SCOLO) is the newest multidisciplinary research center at the University of Moratuwa (UoM) established in the fourth quarter, 2021. The center concentrates on quantitatively driven research encompassing all facets of supply chain, operations and logistics. SCOLO was established through the vision of Dr. Niles Perera and Dr. Amila Thibbotuwawa, Senior Lecturers at the Department of Transport & Logistics Management, to fill the vacuum of quantitatively driven supply chain research in Sri Lanka while bringing state-of-the-art from across the globe. The center is ably guided by the patronage of Prof. Amal Kumarage, Prof. Asoka Karunananda, Prof. Asoka Perera, Dr. Ajith Pasqual, and Dr. Ranil Sugathadasa, who are experienced researchers at UoM. Further, Dr. Logeeshan Velmanickam (Dept of Electrical Engineering), Dr. Hirushie Karunathilake (Dept of Mechanical Engineering), Dr. Priyanga D. Talagala (Dept of Computational Mathematics), and Mr. Supun Gothama Hewawalpita (Dept of Decision Sciences) who are passionate young researchers cutting across three faculties have partnered with SCOLO journey. It was well inspired by the acceptance of an international grant proposal submitted to the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (NORAD).

SCOLO presently conducts projects in numerous domains and mainly applications of forecasting, inventory decision-making, life cycle analysis, sustainable circular economy, artificial intelligence/machine learning, augmented reality, operations research/management science, system dynamics, and blockchain technology on supply chain, operations and logistics. In addition to the faculty members, SCOLO is blessed with over a dozen talented postgraduate research students. SCOLO presently maintains research connections with twenty universities covering four continents. This enables UoM to improve its international visibility within the scope of SCOLO. Blessed with a list of highly cited international collaborators, SCOLO is presently working on several research projects aimed at contributing towards the body of knowledge as well as the community at large.

multidisciplinary research center at the University of Moratuwa