Research within Northern LEAD

Northern LEAD promotes and facilitates logistics research at Chalmers and the University of Gothenburg.

The research is based on the following core competence areas:

  • Business relationships and networks
  • Supply chain management
  • Distribution structures and strategies
  • Intermodal transportation
  • ICT and ITS
  • Manufacturing planning and control
  • Materials handling
  • Mathematical optimisation in logistics and transport
  • Purchasing and supply networks
  • Transport and logistics services
  • Urban freight
  • Sustainable logistics

For the involved researchers and companies, the Northern LEAD logistics competence centre offers a platform for projects that span over several scientific disciplines. It also makes it easier to make and maintain contacts, between the involved researchers and industry, other researchers as well as funding associations.

Core research groups at Chalmers and University of Gothenburg

Industrial Marketing and Purchasing – Division of Supply and Operations Management, Chalmers.

Mathematical Optimization – Department of Mathematical Sciences, Chalmers and University of Gothenburg. 

Logistics and Transport Economics – The Logistics and Transport Research Group, University of Gothenburg. 

Physical Distribution and Transport – Division of Service Management and Logistics, Chalmers. 

Production Logistics – Division of Supply and Operations Management, Chalmers.