Logistics Research Network Conference 2021 - Sustainable and resilient supply chains in disruptive times
Start Date: 08/09/2021
End Date: 10/09/2021
Event Code: C0392
With the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic still being felt globally, leading not just to a health crisis but also with substantive economic, social, political and environmental consequences, there is a need for academics to influence both the theory and practice of logistics for more resilient and sustainable supply chains. The core purpose of future research needs to not only provide economic improvements but also generate wider benefits to positively impact on current mega-trends and challenges. LRN 2021 will once again be delivered online.
LRN 2021 will debate and critique the whole range of contemporary issues associated with resilient and sustainable supply chains. Papers will address resilience and sustainability or concentrate only on one aspect of the myriad of topics that contribute to our understanding of improving logistics and supply chain management as a whole. Once again, there will be specific streams driven by enthusiasts with a passion for knowledge generation, enhancement, and delivery.
There is so much information packed into it – 97 abstracts will be presented and theme/streams for the papers will include:
• Supply chain resilience
• Digital transformation in supply chain
• Ocean logistics: people, processes, technologies and the environment
• Steering the Road Freight Sector: Towards a Zero Emissions Strategy
• Logistics decarbonisation
• Humanitarian logistics and supply chain management
• Co-growth to enable economic prosperity, resilience and sustainability
• The food and beverage supply chains
The Conference welcomes professionals from all parts of the supply chain; the keynote speakers will be:
Mitigation and adaptation aspects of climate change related to logistics and SCM
Prof Joseph Sarkis - Worcester Polytechnic Institute and Hanken School of Economics
Prof Alan McKinnon - Kühne Logistics University
Online grocery retail Supply Chain and capacity planning under extreme uncertainty Christopher Kent - Head of Supply Chain Analytics, Ocado
Tim Coughlin - Head of Planning Analytics, Ocado
Practical advice for measuring and managing Scope 3 emissions Gwyneth Fries – Senior Expert Manager, Bain & Company
Ethical Procurement – Building a Sustainable and Resilient Supply Chain
Jenni Edwards - Managing Director, ESC International
As well as the usual LRN PhD workshop; there will be a parallel pre-conference industry workshop on Industry 4.0 to enable resilient and sustainable supply chains, the 5th iLEGO (innovation, Lean, Effectiveness, Green Operations) workshop.
When: Wednesday - Friday 8-10 September
Time: Full timings for the event will be confirmed shortly
Where: Zoom Webinar
To take advantage of this great opportunity, please use the 'Book Now' to secure your place.
Please note: at least one of the authors is expected to pay to attend and present the paper. If your university requires an invoice for your attendance and you are not UK-based, please contact Allison Glandfield, Partnerships Executive, email@example.com, who will be able to arrange the billing for you.