What is LRN?
The LRN is an informal network of academics, researchers, practitioners and other interested individuals working in the area of logistics, supply chain management and operations management. Its main objective is to facilitate the generation, promotion and dissemination of relevant research. The LRN looks to improve upon the areas in which it serves and aims to have the research generated by the forum members make impactful contributions to the logistics, supply chain and operations management professions.
LRN is committed to the promotion of excellence in all aspects of supply chain research. It achieves this through the promotion of multidisciplinary work across its network of participating universities in the UK and overseas, as well as through collaboration with business and industry. LRN also recognises and encourages excellence through its various award schemes. It also pays close attention to the development of the next generation of logistics researchers (particularly through its annual PhD workshop). LRN also places a strong emphasis on collaboration with other research networks in related fields and in other parts of the world, as well as with partners from business and industry. The latter reflects the Network’s aspiration to become a focal point for research which has a positive impact on economic and wider societal wellbeing. LRN recognises that the effective communication of research findings is critically important and has developed various mechanisms in this regard. These include the Annual Conference, the International Journal of Logistics and LRN’s various other events and workshops.