“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”?”

Online conferences: an unbiased perspective

Author: Jacopo Colombo (Ph.D. student @ University of Bergamo) Hello to all Young Scholar readers! This is Jacopo Colombo, a first-year PhD student at the University of Bergamo. Today I am going to tell you about my experience with online conferences. Before I get into it, I would like to take a few minutes toContinue reading “Online conferences: an unbiased perspective”

Reshoring, sustainability and innovation: synergies or trade-offs?

Author: Albachiara Boffelli You might remember that, in my very first article on this blog, I shared that my major research passions deal with reshoring, sustainability and technology. What I did not tell you is that, since your research reflects what you are passionate about, sooner or later you will strive for linking all yourContinue reading “Reshoring, sustainability and innovation: synergies or trade-offs?”

What can we learn about reshoring after COVID-19?

Author: Albachiara Boffelli Right after the pandemic outbreak, many rumours started to spread about a new trend of deglobalization, and multiple “experts” forecasted the renaissance of the reshoring trend in a short time. Luckily enough, starting by 2019, I entered a group of Italian scholars with a passion for the reshoring phenomenon. Besides me, thisContinue reading “What can we learn about reshoring after COVID-19?”

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”

A tale of two countries: Italy and Sweden

Authors: Albachiara Boffelli and Lorenzo Bruno Prataviera (Politecnico di Milano) The visiting period is a common step in an Italian PhD student journey. It is usually a tough but very rewarding experience. In this article, Albachiara and Lorenzo share their common visiting experience at the Department of Industrial Management and Logistics of Lund University inContinue reading “A tale of two countries: Italy and Sweden”

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!”

Young Scholars’ conferences

Authors: Albachiara Boffelli and Alexandra Lagorio Conferences are one of the main events in the life of a researcher (and also one of the most useful and entertaining). They have a twofold objective: to create a moment of sharing one’s research activity with the scientific community of which one is part and to increase one’sContinue reading “Young Scholars’ conferences”

Online teaching from a young scholar perspective

Authors: Albachiara Boffelli and Alexandra Lagorio When we thought about this article, the second semester had just ended, it was summer, and the nightmare of the pandemic in Bergamo seemed to be over. So we thought that the only experience to tell about online teaching would be Albachiara’s. However, with the start of the 2020-2021Continue reading “Online teaching from a young scholar perspective”