Informatics and Networks Projects
Research project leader: Professor Caroline Chan
The objective of the Applied Logistics project is to build analytical platforms focused on establishing effective parameters of platform technologies designed to solve problems in applied logistics.
Pilot Implementation of Food Composition Database
Pilot Implementation of Food Composition Database project funded by The Department of Health and Ageing in Canberra investigates the feasibility of establishing a system to monitor food reformulation activities. The system includes the development of a Pilot Food Composition Database for certain targeted food categories. This system will be used to support the Australian Government's Industry Partnership activities and to support Government’s broader preventative health agenda under the Government’s Food and Health Dialogue.
The Pilot development focuses on demonstrating the sourcing nutrient and serve size data for a selection of products from food manufacturers, the transfer and restructuring data and the reporting of data to relevant Officers of the Department of Health and Ageing.
Consumer trust of food product information and its sources
Consumer trust of food product information and its sources project is part of the ‘Trusted Information Source (TIS)’ project developed collaboratively by RMIT University and GS1 Australia, aims to explore and investigate the opportunities, issues and challenges of delivering extended product related information in electronic form.
Food and Logistics
Food and logistics project focuses on the use of mobile phone which provides unhitherto access information by the consumer in aisle. In principle, a consumer can look up (i.e. scan) an item and interrogate a database to aid in decision-making based on the information provided. This project investigates the conceptual design of mobile technologies for such purpose and the various issues related to the development and access to such a database.
Retail logistics project focuses on drawing and building on the Distribution Logistics Modelling project and undertaking complex modelling of retail logistics operations.
Workplace productivity in the logistics and transport sector
Workplace productivity in the logistics and transport sector project substantially contributes to the skilling and workforce development knowledge base. In liaison with the TLISC, which develops national training packages for the sector, training providers and industry employers and employees, the study will explore the relationship between skilling and workforce productivity. This research will provide an evidence base for the development and focus of skills enhancement and training in the industry develops a better understanding of the vulnerability of critical seaport infrastructure (structural and functional), and to develop new knowledge and methodologies for enhancing port resilience to future climate change.