8 – 10 September 2021 | University of Cardiff, UK


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.

Keynote speakers:

  • Prof Joseph Sarkis – Worcester Polytechnic Institute and Hanken School of Economics
  • Prof Alan McKinnon – Kühne Logistics University
  • Christopher Kent – Head of Supply Chain Analytics, Ocado
  • Tim Coughlin – Head of Planning Analytics, Ocado
  • Gwyneth Fries – Senior Expert Manager, Bain & Company
  • Jenni Edwards – Managing Director, ESC International

The event will cover 97 abstracts across the following themes:

  • Supply Chain Resilience
  • Digital Transport 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
  • Sustainability/Circular Economy in Food Supply Chains
  • Sustainable Design and Manufacturing
  • The Impact of COVID-19 on Logistics and Supply Chain
  • Circular and Sustainable Supply Chain
  • Specialised Supply Chains, Supply Chain Future, Theory and Innovation
  • Logistics and Transport Technology
  • eCommerce Logistics and People in Logistics and Supply Chain

As well as the LRN PhD Workshop on the morning of 10th September 2021, there will be a pre-conference industry workshop on Industry 4.0 for Resilient and Sustainable Supply Chain Practices. The 5th iLEGO Workshop (Innovation Lean Effective Green Operations) will take place on Wednesday 8th September 2021 from 13:30 – 17:00 (BST) hosted by Cardiff Business School via Zoom.  Both additional workshops are included in the delegate price.

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.

Event Categories: Logistics | Covid 19 | Transport | Education & Development | Supply Chain | Maritime