A Cranfield student sponsored by Lembaga Pengelola Dana Pendidikan (LPDP) Indonesia has won the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) MSc Logistics Dissertation of the Year Award 2015.
Luluk Lusiantoro received funding from LPDP to undertake MSc in Logistics and Supply Chain Management at Cranfield University. His Masters thesis was in Blood Supply Chain sponsored by the UK National Health Services Blood & Transplant (NHSBT). The project aimed to identify the ideal stock levels of the red blood cells of all blood groups in the blood centres across England and North Wales. In particular, Luluk’s main contribution was in identifying the ideal stock level that could minimise the blood wastage due to obsolescence. In his thesis, descriptive statistics were used to analyse the current demand, stock levels, and wastage both in the blood centres and the associated hospitals. Using a simple linear regression, the expected wastage can be predicted for the blood groups which have strong and positive correlation between the average stock level and wastage.
Luluk said: “I am very happy with this achievement which motivates me even more to pursue my career as a researcher in the area of logistics and supply chain”.
Luluk is currently pursuing his PhD at the School of Management, Cranfield University, also sponsored by LPDP.
Commenting on the success of LPDP students, Dr Benny Tjahjono, a Senior Lecturer at Cranfield said: “Luluk’s achievement certainly demonstrates the quality of education and research at Cranfield University”.
“We hope that LPDP would look at this success favourably and eventually include Cranfield in their list, enabling other LPDP students to study at Cranfield without having to go through a special case”, he added.
Cranfield currently hosts 4 LPDP scholars including Luluk Lusiantoro (PhD), Elingselasri (MSc) , Arie Wibowo (PhD) and Anton Aliabbas (PhD).