“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”?”

How the pandemic due to Covid-19 has impacted logistics?

Author: Alexandra Lagorio In a previous article, I’ve talked about logistics. Instead, this time I would like to talk about how the pandemic due to Covid-19 has impacted logistics. First of all, the pandemic situation has led many people to question the role of logistics. I always tell students that “if logistics is working well,Continue reading “How the pandemic due to Covid-19 has impacted logistics?”

How my passion for transport and logistics born

Author: Alexandra Lagorio In this week’s article, I had to talk about how Covid19 impacted logistics. However, every time I started writing, I could not get past the third line because my mind would go to memories since an unfortunate event happened this week. At this point, I was reminded of all the Ted TalksContinue reading “How my passion for transport and logistics born”

Santa Claus’ Supply Chain

Last week we looked at the leading logistics and supply chain issues that companies face during the Christmas period. However, Christmas provides us with an incredible opportunity and a great example to let everyone out there (yes, children, parents, aunties and uncles included) understand the logistics problems: Santa’s supply chain! Santa Claus faces the mostContinue reading “Santa Claus’ Supply Chain”

Main logistics and supply chain issues during Christmas time

Author: Alexandra Lagorio The holiday season has always been a peak period for logistics activities. The opportunity to exchange gifts (Christmas, Thanksgiving) and the immediately ensuing increase in discounts and rebates (Black Friday, Cyber Monday, winter sales) always lead to a rise in demand for goods. Not to mention the reverse logistics caused by returnsContinue reading “Main logistics and supply chain issues during Christmas time”

“What is logistics?” a challenging question

Author: Alexandra Lagorio Albachiara, last week made me think that if we really want to understand how the Covid-19 has impacted reshoring and logistics, we have to start again from asking ourselves what reshoring and logistics actually are. She then suggested doing two articles in which we try to define our two main research topics.Continue reading ““What is logistics?” a challenging question”

Multidisciplinary International Projects: a personal experience

Author: Alexandra Lagorio International projects are always an excellent opportunity not only to meet other students and researchers working in our field but also to learn about cultures other than our own. Working with a large university often means encountering people from all over the world, who have different cultural backgrounds and different ways ofContinue reading “Multidisciplinary International Projects: a personal experience”

Nice to meet you! My story and research interests

Author: Alexandra Lagorio When I was nineteen, I decided to do engineering. I decided it because I thought it would take a lot of “technical” skills to try to do something for the planet, to make it different and more sustainable. I never imagined that these somewhat naive and well-meaning goals would still be currentContinue reading “Nice to meet you! My story and research interests”