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Save the date for the next LRN Conference:  
Wednesday 4 - Friday 6 September at University of Northampton

Logistics Research Network Annual Conference 2018

The 23rd Annual Conference of The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport, Logistics Research Network (LRN), took place at Plymouth University.  

The 2018 Conference theme focused on how researchers can assist managers in shaping logistics business and policy to promote integrated, sustainable operations.

The Conference showcased the latest research in logistics and operations management, international shipping, trade, supply chain and procurement management available to industry professionals. The LRN Conference welcomed researchers and practitioners from diverse logistics and supply chain areas, and in all sectors, to publish their research work and industrial case studies. 

The event played host to the Logistics Dissertation of the Year Awards. 

For more information about the programme, and details of how to submit entries please email:


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The PhD Workshop is for doctoral students or those just about to embark upon their doctoral studies - Find out more here.

Logistics Research Network Annual PhD Workshop 2017

The 2018 LRN PhD Workshop will take place on the morning of Wednesday 5th September. It is aimed at doctoral students or those about to embark upon doctoral studies. The half-day workshop promises to be exciting and inspiring and will provide newcomers to LRN with the opportunity to settle in to the conference and meet new friends.

This workshop provides a unique opportunity to network with students from national and international universities; share the challenges of doctoral training with like-minded peers and benefit from the experiences of leading supply chain/logistics scholars: Professor Edward Sweeney (Supply Chain Design and Integration), Dr Elizabeth Jackson (food supply chain systems) and Dr Anthony Gallagher (Marine Environmental Management).

The objectives of the workshop are:

  • To bring together research students from different universities and departments
  • To explore issues relating to doctoral research, particularly common themes affecting doctoral students around the world
  • To provide advice and encouragement to doctoral students (but not supervision!)

To reserve your place, please email or call 01536 740125.

The following is a list includes the booking forms needed.

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*Taylor & Francis partners with researchers, scholarly societies, universities and libraries worldwide to bring knowledge to life. As one of the world’s leading publishers of scholarly journals, books, ebooks and reference works our content spans all areas of the Humanities, Social Sciences, Behavioural Sciences, Science, Technology, and Medicine. We are proud to partner with CILT(UK) by supporting their conference and publishing their journal, International Journal of Logistics Research and Applications.


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