Welcome to the division Logistics Management
logistics researcher receives scholarship
Maria Björklund has been rewarded a scholarship on 50 000 SEK from Familjen Knut & Ragnvi Jacobssons stiftelse, for the project "Innovative roads towards more sustainable logistics services". The project will take place during 2014 and has a main goal to spread knowledge and experiences within the field.
Award for Best phd student paper
A paper written by Uni Martinsen, PhD student at logistics management, has received an award for best PhD student paper at the Nordic logistics conference Nofoma that took place in Gothenburg on the 4th and 5th of June. The paper, which is called "Coordination of environmental measures in logistics service provider-shipper relationships", deals with logistics relationships from an environmental perspective. More specifically, it descibes how logistics service providers and shippers can coordinate various environmental measures in their relationships with each other.
New licentiate thesis at logistics management
On May 31st 2013 Malin Wiger presented her licentiate thesis "Logistics Management in a Healthcare Context - Methodological development for describing and evaluating a healthcare organisation as a logistics system". In her thesis, Malin shows that a healthcare organisation in fact can be viewed as a logistics system, which in turn gives new input to the possibilities of increased efficiency of patient flows within the healthcare system. Matthias Elg, professor in quality technology and management, was opponent during the seminar.
Green alternatives in logistics providers' service offering
Karin Isaksson and Maria Huge-Brodin have published an article on how different logistics service providers approach environmental aspects, in the latest issue of Management Research Review (Vol. 36, No 3) In the article titled "Understanding efficiencies behind logistics service providers' offers" different strategies among logistics service providers are described. The attitude towards a green approach differs among the case companies: while some are working towards a green integration throughout the entire business, others offer green alternatives to the original service offering. The results point to possible explanations for these differences, and include differences in range of service offerings, size, and to different management principles for green aspects.
New publication: Logistics as a part of the business model
Erik Sandberg has published his research in International Journal of Retail and Distribution Management (Vol 41, No 3) with the title ”Understanding logistics-based competition in retail – a business model approach”. The article, which is based on a case-study of a German, international DIY-retailer, describes from a business model approach how a retail company can create competitive advantages from superior logistics performance. The article is part of an ongoing research effort on retail logistics at our department.
Two new articles about measuring green logistics
Can performance measurement make the logistics system greener? Maria Björklund has together with Helena Forslund, logistics professorer at Linnaeus University in Växjö, written two articles on performance measurement in the field of environmental logistics. In the article “The purpose of environmental measurement systems in logistics” they show that companies often focus their internal performance when measuring environmental impact, instead of along the supply chain. In the article “The inclusion of environmental performance in transport contracts” they find that high managerial involvement increases the possibility that measurable environmental measurements are included in the contract agreement. The most common measurements to include are CO2 and energy use.
IJPDLM-PUBLISHED PAPER BY UNI MARTINSEN AND MARIA BJÖRKLUND
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Last updated: 2013-10-18