Logistics Research Network Conference
Supply Chain Innovation: People, Process, Technology


The 26th Annual Conference of The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport, Logistics Research Network (LRN), will take place from the 7 to 9 September 2022 at Aston University. The pandemic has caused wide-spread and ongoing supply chain challenges, putting pressure on organisations (and governments) to rethink their supply chain designs and innovate in the way they operate within their facilities and work with their suppliers. Innovation starts with people; there is a need for academics to influence both the practice and theory of supply chain management, creating innovative models to help organisations become more resilient and perform at optimum levels.

LRN 2022 will debate and critique the whole range of contemporary issues associated with ‘innovation’. Papers may explicitly address ‘innovation’ in supply chains, or indeed concentrate only on one aspect of the myriad of topics that contribute to our understanding of improving logistics and supply chains. The topics covered (but not limited to) are listed below:

Benchmarking & Logistics Performance Measurement Knowledge & Information Management Retail Logistics
Big Data & Data Analytics in Supply Chains Lean & Agile Supply Chain RFID & Logistics 4.0 Technologies
Customer Supplier Relationships Leadership in Logistics & SCM Shipping & Maritime Operations
Customs & Trade Facilitation Logistics Education & Training Supply Chain & Logistics Networks
Cyber Security Issues & Solutions Logistics Marketing Supply Chain Risk Management
Demand Management & Forecasting Maritime Policy & Law Supply Chain Security & Visibility
Digital Technologies & Automation Military Logistics Supply, Demand & Capacity
Distribution & Transportation Modelling & Simulation Supply Network Design
E-Commerce Multimodal Transport Networks Sustainable & Circular Supply Chains
Freight/Rail Transport Pollution Management Teaching & Learning in Logistics & SCM
Humanitarian Logistics Port Centric Logistics Third & Fourth Party Logistics
Inbound, Outbound & Reverse Logistics Port Operations & Management Transport & Logistics Planning
Infrastructure Development Process Design Transport Law & Regulations
Intermodal Development Procurement & Supplier Development Urban/Last Mile Logistics
International Logistics & Supply Chains Regional Development Impacts Warehousing & Inventory Management
Submission Dates

Tuesday 8th February 2022 - Opening date for structured abstracts submission 

Monday 9th May 2022 - Closing date for structured abstracts submission 

Tuesday 24th May 2022 - Notification of abstract acceptance

Monday 27th June 2022 - Deadline for final submission of final full papers

Please note: at least one of the authors is expected to pay to attend and present the paper.

LRN 2022 Organising Committee

Aristides Matopoulos (Conference Chair), Constant Iannacci (Conference Co-Chair), Dimitra Kalaitzi (Conference Programme Chair), Richard Atkinson (Publicity Chair), Luciano Batista (Infrastructure & Venue Chair), Allison Glandfield (CILT Partnerships Executive)