“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”?”

When the whole network is too broad and the single company is too narrow, we need subnetworks in multinational enterprises

Author: Paolo Carminati (Ph.D. Candidate at the University of Bergamo) Hello “Young SCholars”, pleased to meet you! I’m Paolo, and I have recently completed my PhD experience at the Department of Management, Information and Production Engineering of the University of Bergamo. In the last three years, I had the privilege to be part of theContinue reading “When the whole network is too broad and the single company is too narrow, we need subnetworks in multinational enterprises”

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?”

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”

Going beyond logistics: do not forget the fiscal issues!

Author: Lorenzo Bruno Prataviera (Politecnico di Milano) Hello “Young SCholars” readers! I am Lorenzo Bruno Prataviera, a Research Fellow at the Department of Management, Economics and Industrial Engineering of Politecnico di Milano. In February 2020 I gained a Ph.D. in Management Engineering defending a dissertation entitled “Towards a new approach for Global Distribution Network Design:Continue reading “Going beyond logistics: do not forget the fiscal issues!”

“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”

What is reshoring and what is it not?

Author: Albachiara Boffelli While I was about to start writing an article concerning the impact of Covid-19 on the reshoring phenomenon (spoiler alert: this will be one of the future articles on the Young SCholars blog), I realized that, most likely, many of our readers first needed clarification of what reshoring is and what itContinue reading “What is reshoring and what is it not?”