The Logistics Research Centre

 

Research

The importance of well functioning logistic flows is evident today when not only companies compete but rather supply-chains. In the production area lean- and other approaches have increased the rate of change but there is still a large improvement potential in logistics.

The Logistics Groups research center around Supply Chain Management and production logistics, specifically, the research interest is on logistic service providers, production logistics with focus on material flow, and change management in logistics, with the aim to advance theory and practice. The areas of application are business, manufacturing industry, and healthcare, and the research is well in line with the applications and professional roles in logistics.

The main incentive of logistics today is the potential to reduce waste, improve service quality, and increase cooperation between actors in the supply chain. There are several highly successful cases in Sweden of companies, which have mastered their logistic processes to create a competitive advantage. The theories that are part of the research at the logistics group are Lean thinking (manufacturing, supply chain, and administration), Six Sigma (in healthcare, industry, and administration), and simulation (Discrete-Event Simulation, System Dynamics, and Agent Based Modeling).

During 2007-2008 the Logistics Research Group published 8 international journal articles.

The main competencies of the group are:   
   •         Improvement in Health care processes
   •         Production logistics
   •         Improvement methods in logistics (Lean and Six Sigma)
   •         Supply and Demand Chain Management
   •         E-business

 

Education

The logistics group are currently providing two education programmes. The first program “Industrial Management and Logistics” combines courses within logistics and business administration while the second program “E-logistics and IT” combines courses within logistics and information systems. Within the logistics area the group provides approximately 20 courses.

 

Personnel

  Olli-Pekka Hilmola
  Sandor Ujvari
  Per Hilletofth
  Anna Asplund
  Kerstin Jäger
   
   

 

Contact Information

Post address:
Logistics Research Group
Sandor Ujvari
School of Technology and Society
University of Skövde
Box 408
SE - 541 28 Skövde
Sweden

Phone: +46 (0) 500 448000
Fax:     +46 (0) 500 448599 


Uppdaterad: 2011-04-13
Sidansvarig: Per Hilletofth

Contact

Post address:
Logistics Research Group
Sandor Ujvari
School of Technology and Society
University of Skövde
Box 408
SE - 541 28 Skövde
Sweden

Phone: +46 (0) 500 448000
Fax:     +46 (0) 500 448599


Visits: City Centre Campus, House B