City Logistics for Dummies

In today’s article, I would like to introduce in more detail what was the research topic of my PhD and still is one of the main research threads I follow: urban logistics. Over the years, I have realised how easy it is to underestimate what lies behind the urban delivery of goods. As I alwaysContinue reading “City Logistics for Dummies”

A good plan is a good start

As I wrote in the first article of the “Absolute beginners” column, I think that one of the fundamental things for those who start doing research is to learn to manage time well. There are many deadlines in a researcher’s career (conference papers, special issues in journals, project deliverables, doctoral thesis). Therefore, it is necessaryContinue reading “A good plan is a good start”

3 books that changed my perception of math

A fortnight ago we talked about films, today we are talking about books! In the last article of “Absolute Beginners”, we said how important it is to read a lot to write well, which applies to every language, not just English. I love reading a lot, and I usually alternate between novels and essays. IContinue reading “3 books that changed my perception of math”

Logistics goes to Hollywood

Next week the Oscar winners will be announced. And you may be asking yourself: “What do the Oscars have to do with logistics and the supply chain? The first thing that comes to mind is that they have a lot to do with it. I was once on a small film set for a musicContinue reading “Logistics goes to Hollywood”

What do health problems have to do with engineering and logistics?

For a few years now, a degree course in Engineering and Management for Health has been created at the University of Bergamo, where Albachiara and I work. As part of the Master’s degree, from September 2020, I have been an adjunct lecturer on the Healthcare Logistics Management course. Many friends and relatives ask me whatContinue reading “What do health problems have to do with engineering and logistics?”

“Absolute beginners”: how to improve English language

Here we are at the second appointment of the “Absolute Beginners” section dedicated to those taking their first steps in the world of research. We would like to apologise to those of you whose mother tongue is English. Still, in today’s article, we will talk about one of the first problems young researchers (and students)Continue reading ““Absolute beginners”: how to improve English language”

4.0 technologies implementation have an impact on structure, job profiles and competences: in which way?

Last week, we presented a research that we have conducted about the relationships between introducing new technologies and the impact these have on the companies, especially from an organisational point of view. The last article defined some sub-section for the organisational aspects: structure, jobs, and competences. This week we would like to report the resultsContinue reading “4.0 technologies implementation have an impact on structure, job profiles and competences: in which way?”

Impacts of 4.0 technologies on companies’ organisation

A fortnight ago, we introduced the concept of Industry 4.0 and Logistics 4.0. Today we would like to talk about the impact caused by the shifting from a traditional production paradigm to a 4.0 paradigm on the companies. A couple of years ago, Albachiara and I, together with our colleagues from the University of Bergamo,Continue reading “Impacts of 4.0 technologies on companies’ organisation”

Celebrating the International Women’s Day on Young SCholars!

Last Monday was the 8th of March, International Women’s Day. We would like to take advantage of the occasion to talk about women’s education and workforce, especially in the academic field and in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) subjects. We will do that by suggesting several interesting links concerning these topics. It hasContinue reading “Celebrating the International Women’s Day on Young SCholars!”

“Technology-driven research areas in Supply Chain and Logistics”?

In this article, we want to start introducing another of our common research passions, the one for technology. You must know that some years ago, the two of us have been involved in a common research project dealing with the application of Industry 4.0 technologies into manufacturing companies (let’s talk about it another time!). StartingContinue reading ““Technology-driven research areas in Supply Chain and Logistics”?”