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Logistics Dissertation of the Year Awards

CILT sponsors the Logistics Dissertation of the Year Awards which are presented each year at the LRN Conference Dinner. 

The LRN Logistics Dissertation of the Year Awards 2021 are now open! 

The Logistics Dissertation of the Year Awards are split into the following categories:

Undergraduate - Winner receives a framed certificate and a cheque for £250

Masters - Winner receives a framed certificate and a cheque for £250  

Awards are open to students based at UK and Republic of Ireland universities whose dissertations have been examined and passed during the appropriate calendar year. No more than one nomination per named degree course may be submitted and resubmissions will not be accepted. All submissions must be accompanied by a nomination form.

For the purpose of the Dissertation Awards, logistics is defined as:

The management, planning, implementation and control of the efficient and effective procurement, movement and storage of goods (materials, parts and finished product inventory) and services and the relation information flows between the point of origin and the point of consumption in order to achieve cost-effective customer satisfaction.  

For more information and how to apply, please see the Dissertation Leaflet 2021.

To download the Dissertation Nomination Form 2021, click here.

Submission deadline: 16th April 2021.


James Cooper Memorial Cup (PhD)

CILT sponsors the James Cooper Memorial Cup which is presented each year at the LRN Conference Dinner. 

The LRN James Cooper Cup Award 2021 is now open! 

The Award, in memory of Professor James Cooper, was inaugurated in 2000. It is presented annually to students at UK or Republic of Ireland universities. The Award is for research that makes an original contribution to the field and is directly relevant to the management of logistics and distribution. Submissions must clearly demonstrate the aforementioned criteria and may be submitted by the individual or his/her supervisor.

All submissions must be submitted in soft copy. Please see the guidelines here for more detail.

To download the PhD Submission form 2021, click here.

Winner receives the James Cooper Memorial Cup (held for a year, then taken back for engraving), a framed certificate and a cheque for £250. 

Please note the form the presentation will take in 2021 is subject to change under the current circumstances.

Submission deadline: 11th June 2021.


2020 Winners

Congratulations to the winners of the Logistics Dissertation of the Year Awards 2020


Eloise Wright, University of Huddersfield - Investigating social capital within the buyer-supplier relationship and the connection to supply chain operations


Narendra Utama, Newcastle University - Delivery capacity improvement in road transport operations through routing optimisation and lean concept: A case study of a food redistribution organisation in the UK.


2019 Winners


Andrew Oakey, University of Southampton - Investigating the potential of portering as a last-mile delivery method to improve the sustainablility of parcel deliveries in London


Zepeng Wu, Cardiff University - Catering Food Waste Management in the UK: Causes and Effects Diagram Using MCDM

James Cooper Memorial Cup

Stanley Lim, Cambridge University - Examining last-mile supply networks in e-commerce omnichannel retailing: A supply network configuration approach

2018 Winners


Kirsty Spurrell, Aston University - An investigation into the efficiency of materials flows within a functioning automotive assembly plant


Janet Kavanagh, Dublin Institute of Technology - Co-opetition with a supply chain lens, can it add a strategic advantage?

Thao Vu Phuong, University of Hull - Logistics Service Quality and Customer Satisfaction in Hai Phong (Vietnam)

James Cooper Memorial Cup

Haiyan Lu, Cardiff University - Investigation of sustainable supply chains implementation: A social network perspective

Investigation of sustainable supply chains implementation: A social network perspective


2017 Winners


Serena Martin, Aston University - An analysis of local foodbank logistics


Graham Kirkup, Cranfield University - Simulation modelling of blood product deliveries to hospitals in the UK

James Cooper Memorial Cup

Agustina Calatayud Ph.D, Newcastle University - Understanding connectivity to international markets: a complex network perspective


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