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Case Study – Qioptiq

11 October 2018

Cardiff University expertise helped the North Wales company Qioptiq win an £82m defence contract, creating and safeguarding jobs.

Experts from Cardiff Business School spent two years developing a toolset to improve Denbighshire-based Qioptiq’s inventory forecasting operations.

The collaboration and knowhow helped the company secure a six-year deal with the Ministry of Defence (MOD) to service night visions equipment.

And it has led Qioptiq to build a new £3.7m warehouse next to the current Qioptiq plant on the St Asaph Business Park.

The study was made possible thanks to a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) co-funded by Welsh Government, the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council and Innovate UK.

The KTP enabled a knowledge transfer Associate in ‘lean’ inventory forecasting business operations, Thanos Goltsos, to work directly with Qioptiq under the supervision of two Cardiff Business School Professors – Aris Syntetos and Mohamed Naim.

Business Wales features a case study on Qioptiq on their website. You can read the case study here.