Universitas Gadjah Mada and Indonesian Forwarder Logistics Association build cooperation on education, research, training, and human resources development in logistics and supply chain management sectors.
The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed on Tuesday, November 7, 2017, at University Club UGM. The signing of the MoU was included in the seminar Synergia 2 entitled Lean, Clean and Green Cities: Rationalizing Indonesia Urban Freight through Inclusive Urban Development which was held by Centre for Transportation and Logistic Study UGM.
The MoU is directly signed by UGM Rector, Prof. Ir. Panut Mulyono, M.Eng., D.Eng., and the Chairman of Indonesian Logistics and Forwarder Association, Yukki Nugrahawan Hanawi.
This cooperation is expected to produce collaborative events between UGM academic community and entrepreneur community. One of the goals is to realize an effective, efficient, environmentally friendly, and sustainable urban logistics.
Aside from the signing of MoU, the Urban Logistics Forum is also launched in the event. This forum is a facility to share information and cooperation among university, government, and industry regarding the current urban logistics issues both in Indonesia and the world.
In addition, they discussed the importance of synergy among university, industry, and government in realizing an effective and sustainable urban logistics. The seminar presented several keynote speakers, including Chief of National Logistic System, Edy Putra Irawadi, Chairman of Indonesian Logistics and Forwarder Association, Yukki Nugrahawan Hanawi, a researcher from Centre for Transportation and Logistics Study UGM, Kuncoro Harto Widodo, and a researcher from Institute for City Logistics University of Melbourne, Prof. Russell G. Thompson.
Representatives from Ministry of Economy, Ministry of Transportation, Ministry of Public Works and Housing, Ministry of Environment and Forestry, Ministry of Communication and Information, local governments, as well as academicians from several universities also attended the event.