Rikus Grobler | Feb 8, 2018 | 0
Dr Savage earns PhD in Supply Chain Management
The Namibian German Centre for Logistics recently announced that its former Academic Director in Windhoek, Dr Chris Savage, achieved his PhD in Supply Chain Management, with the title ‘An investigation into the issues of developing a sustainable port-centric logistics hub in developing countries: A study of Walvis Bay, from the University of Huddersfield in the United Kingdom.
For more than four years, Dr Savage was the centre’s Academic Director and contributed a great deal to its success with his tireless work in research and teaching, while at the same time conducting his own research and working on his PhD thesis.
Despite having left his position as Academic Director, Dr Savage remains an active contributor to the centre‘s ongoing success. His continued attachment strengthens the centre and its academic credential,s not only in Namibia but internationally as well.
His research has benefited the local logistics sector as intermediate findings were released locally via workshops like the Annual Transport & Logistics Workshop held in Walvis Bay. His research has also been used and dispersed internationally via some 15 academic papers.
Logan Fransman, the Director of the Namibian German Centre for Logistic said; “We are all very proud of Dr Savage’s achievement and know that he will continue to share his knowledge and experience in the field of Logistics with us and our students. [He is] helping our drive to continuously offer higher levels of academic knowledge in our logistics programmes at the Namibia University of Science and Technology.”
Meanwhile, the centre prides itself on its academic work, research output and elevating the field of Logistics, both in Namibia and in the Southern African Development Community. The culmination of Dr Savage’s work and research in Logistics and specifically supply chain management is exactly what the centre was created to facilitate, according to Fransman.