The centre works as a facilitator and disseminator of high quality logistics research. It supports logistics collaboration and development by connecting academics, companies, authorities and other organisations. The work is based on strong research groups from different disciplines that cooperate on a common research platform enabling an intensive and innovative collaboration between academia, industry and society.
The research centre will contribute to a positive logistics development which will give companies competitive advantages and benefit the society. The focus of this development is the establishment of sustainable, efficient and effective logistics systems.
Northern LEAD should be an internationally recognized logistics and transport research and development node positioned at the international research frontier.
Management and organisation
The work in the centre is lead by a team consisting of two Co-Directors, one from Chalmers and one from University of Gothenburg. The organisation of the centre also includes a steering group and a research council.
The steering group consists of representatives of the industry, Trafikverket, University of Gothenburg and Chalmers University of Technology.
- Joakim Björkdahl, Chalmers
- Johan Woxenius, University of Gothenburg
- Peter Bryntesson, Fordonskomponentgruppen
- Joakim Eriksson, DB Schenker
- Ala Arvidsson, Chalmers
- Violeta Roso, Chalmers
- Jon Williamsson, University of Gothenburg
- Rikard Engström, Trafikverket
- Elisabeth Karlsson, University of Gothenburg
- Ivan Sanchez-Diaz, Chalmers
The research council consists of representatives from the core research groups that constitutes the competence centre. The core research groups are represented by:
- Anna Dubois, professor, Division of Supply and Operations Management, Chalmers
- Árni Halldórsson, professor, Division of Service Management and Logistics, Chalmers
- Johan Woxenius, professor, Logistics and Transport Economics, University of Gothenburg
- Mats Johansson, professor, Division of Supply and Operations Management, Chalmers
- Ann-Brith Strömberg, professor, Applied Mathematics, Chalmers
- Patrik Jonsson, professor, Division of Supply and Operations Management, Chalmers
- Michael Brown, professor, Logistics and Transport Economics, University of Gothenburg
- Kajsa Hulthén, associate professor, Division of Supply and Operations Management, Chalmers