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?”
Category Archives: English
“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”
“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!”