Sense-T Logistics Lab

Using data analytics and sensor technology to provide customised logistics solutions

Who we are

As an island State with industries and population evenly dispersed over a wide area, Tasmania is an ideal place to research, test and implement new and better ways of managing freight and logistics.Logistics Lab launch

The Sense-T Logistics Lab was based at the the University of Tasmania's Sandy Bay campus.

Together a team of transport and logistics experts, software engineers, mathematicians, and software developers provided a multi-disciplinary approach to developing customised solutions.

The Logistics Lab undertook practical industry research into ways sensor technology and data analytics could be used to solve problems and achieve efficiencies in freight, logistics and supply chains in Tasmania.

At the launch of the Sense-T Logistics Lab (left to right): Prof Peter Rathjen, University of Tasmania Vice-Chancellor, Dr Stephen Cahoon, Sense-T Logistics Lab Director, Rob Fitzpatrick, NICTA Director of Infrastructure, Transport & Logistics, and Senator Stephen Parry, President of the Senate.


The Logistics Lab was created to extend the capabilities of Sense-T into transport and logistics by combining innovative research and technological expertise to achieve improvements in industry performance and State economic growth.

More specifically, the role of the Sense-T Logistics Lab was to create industry solutions by utilising data analytics and sensor technology to achieve efficiencies in logistics, transport, freight, and supply chains in Tasmania. This may have included the provision of an end-to-end analysis of supply chains to identify optimised solutions and cost efficiencies.

Our expertise and capabilities

A typical approach to developing solutions may be:

  1. Data acquisition from systems and sensors
  2. Conceptual design
  3. Employing data analytic techniques
  4. Testing data outputs through scenarios
  5. Developing visualisation tools for managerial decision-making