Since its start in 2006, Northern LEAD has aimed at strengthen the cooperation between Chalmers University of Technology and University of Gothenburg within logistics research. The last year has seen a range of successful activities to further strengthen the strong logistics research cluster in Gothenburg.
2017 saw the first edition of Northern LEAD Day. This conference brings together Northern LEAD researchers and practitioners in discussing the latest research results from Northern LEAD. This year’s conference discussed themes such as energy efficiency, transport purchasing and slow steaming and we are proud to say that it received much appreciation from the participants. We are looking forward to seeing you all again at Northern LEAD Day 2018!
Northern LEAD is also co-organiser of the well-known and successful TREFF-conference (Transporteffektivitetsdagen), gathering well over 200 participants from industry, society and academia to a full day of presentations and discussions. Last year’s TREFF saw interesting presentations from companies such as Procter & Gamble and Ericsson, government representatives and leading logistics researcher from northern LEAD and other universities. Plans are already underway to make TREFF 2018 just as successful! Northern LEAD researchers also participated in many other dissemination activities, for example at the Logistik & Transport convention and in organizing the PLAN research and application conference in Gothenburg.
Northern LEAD’s internal monthly newsletter has during 2017 been accompanied with an external newsletter aimed at industry. The newsletter contains news and updates on Northern LEAD research and activities. Sign-up for your own copy of the newsletter on the Northern LEAD webpage (www.northernlead.se).
Many important research projects is ongoing and many interesting research results were published during the year, some of which received much attention. Read more about some of these projects in this yearbook. A selection of ongoing projects is listed on the last pages of this yearbook. Do not hesitate to contact us if you would like more information, or are interested in getting involved.
In 2018, we continue our work, strengthening the logistics research in Gothenburg. We are looking forward to a close cooperation with researchers, industry and external partners.
, Director School of Business, Economics and Law, University of Gothenburg
, Vice Director Department of Technology Management and Economics, Chalmers University of Technology