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Industrial management and innovation research

To remain competitive on the world stage as a major supplier of goods, knowledge and services, New Zealand industry needs to continually adopt and support innovative methods of product and service design, development, delivery, packaging and distribution.

Massey researchers are involved in modelling and analysis of business processes and systems to help New Zealand remain at the forefront of technology and thinking.

Research expertise

Global food value chains

We have expertise in the structure, organisation and vertical coordination of food value chains. This includes value chain description and analysis, food value chain integrity and modelling value change efficiency.


Information systems in supply chain management

Expertise in the acquisition and implementation side of supply chain management(SCM) as well as relationships and collaboration that takes place during the process of SCM.


Logistics and supply chain management

Logistics enables citizens throughout the world to enjoy the goods and services produced in different countries effectively and efficiently. Our researchers have expertise in developing sound logistics and supply chain systems to bridge the temporal and spatial gaps associated with mass production and geographically fixed raw materials.


Managerial decision science

Decision science describes systematic and scientific approaches to help managers make data-driven decisions. It involves mathematical formulae, statistical methods, problem solving heuristics and algorithms, business tactics, technological applications and behavioural science.


Product development and management

Product development processes, methods and best practices to increase new product success rates. Social and humanitarian product development techniques, such as; User-research and needs analysis, design capability enhancement and Open Innovation management (collaboration with external partners in new product development).


Quality management and systems

Deals with control, assurance and continual improvement of production and service delivery systems so as to deliver quality and value for the customer in the most efficient and effective ways.


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Research projects

Accreditation and recognition

The Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply accredits Massey's Master of Supply Chain Management degree.


Departments and staff

Find out more about the departments and staff involved in industrial innovation and management at Massey.