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”
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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”
“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?”
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?”
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”
“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?”