Luxembourg Centre for Logistics and Supply Chain Management

Competences

Main axes of research

Supply chain management first touches strategic, tactical and operational planning.

It coordinates value-adding activities and the material and information flow between the organisational units or firms that participate in the product completion process – from procurement to manufacturing and distribution to customers.

Our research deals with all relevant aspects of the supply chain. This covers aspects of procurement, production, distribution and sales planning with a long-term, mid-term and short-term planning horizon as well as different industries.

Current research projects

ACTING NoW is an FNR research project dedicated to “A Control Tower for the early IdeNtification of distress in loGistics NetWorks and essential supply chains”.

More details: https://wwwen.uni.lu/fdef/department_of_economics_and_management/luxembourg_centre_for_logistics_and_supply_chain_management/research/acting_now

Resources and collaborations

Equipment

Data-driven research

The growing amount of data that companies collect, the advances in computing power, the progress made in terms of analytical methods development over the last decades, and technological developments provide new opportunities for companies to improve their decision-making.

It becomes clear that new decision support systems, applications and techniques are required to ensure an efficient and accurate operation. This calls for new forms of interdisciplinary collaboration to exploit the full potential, e.g. between IT, statistics and supply chain.

Products and services

Methodology

We deal with conceptual structures of supply chain models, fundamental aspects of operations management (e.g. inventory management, forecasting) and supply chain management (e.g. supply chain network design, vehicle routing).

We develop analytical modelling tools and techniques that can be used to support managerial decision-making. We also apply quantitative and qualitative empirical research methods to foster the exchange between industry and research.

Our cutting edge, multi-disciplinary research is both qualitative and quantitative, usually involving strong analytical and modelling skills while leveraging data analytics and empirical/statistical expertise.

We want to contribute to better and sustainable decision-making and execution of logistics and supply chain management. Better planning results in cost efficiency, robustness against uncertainty, volatility and disruptions as well as sustainable resource utilisations.

To achieve these targets, we investigate product and information flows, build decision support models and appropriate solution approaches to address such problems.

Our research is quantitative and analytical-oriented. This covers methods like stochastic modelling, game theory, discrete optimisation and data analytics.

Furthermore, we use explorative methods to uncover innovative topics, e.g. management surveys, roundtables.We are inspired by industry collaboration and strive to apply our methods and findings in real world applications.

Major partnerships and collaborations

The LCL research network

Academic environment

The LCL benefits from a privileged environment within the Department of Economics and Management at the Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance, and close to the University of Luxembourg’s other faculties and research centres. It has access to researchers in related disciplines, including finance, economics, law, and engineering. The LCL also benefits from the Massachussetts Institute of Technology global SCALE network including more than 80 researchers worldwide. Teaching and research exchange programmes enable a rich interdisciplinary mix of teams of researchers addressing strategic supply chain challenges.

Business environment

The success of our research projects is furthered by corporate partnership programmes. Our Outreach team supports our researchers in this area.

The day-to-day business of supply chain feeds the applied sciences. Our aim is to provide academic leadership in the market and to develop strategic partnerships to advance research, and the impact of that research, in our field.
The LCL is also an active member of business supply chain institutions such as the Luxembourg Cluster for Logistics and the German Bundesvereinigung Logistik (BVL).

Human resources

  • 12 Researchers (Prof., ass. Prof., Post-docs, PhD)
  • 25 Doctoral students and students
  • 0 Engineers
  • 0 Technicians
  • 4 Other

Business sector(s)

  • Supply Chain Management
  • Transport, maintenance and logistics

Contact

Luxembourg Centre for Logistics and Supply Chain Management
Campus Kirchberg / 6, rue Richard Coudenhove-Kalergi L-1359 Luxembourg
Luxembourg
Phone: +352 46 66 44 60 43
Email: lcl@uni.lu
Site: https://lcl.uni.lu

R&D Contact

Prof. Mantin Benny
LCL Director
Phone: +352 46 66 44 60 43
Email: benny.mantin@uni.lu

  • Updated 20-08-2020