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 debate and critique the whole range of contemporary issues associated with resilient and sustainable supply chains.
As well as the usual LRN PhD workshop on the morning of 8th September 2021, there will be a parallel pre-conference industry workshop on Industry 4.0 to enable resilient and sustainable supply chains, namely the 5th iLEGO (innovation, Lean, Effectiveness, Green Operations) workshop.
LRN 2021 will be hosted by Cardiff University’s Logistics and Operations Management Section, which is celebrating its 21st Anniversary. The Section is a constituent member of Cardiff Business School that, in 2015, became the world’s first business school to put ‘public value’ at the heart of its operations.