Sustainable supply chain planning strategies

The project focuses on various aspects of supply chain planning (e.g. sales and operations planning, demand planning, information sharing, supplier relationship management) in changing, unusual and/or difficult planning environments; for example, aftermarkets, specific industries (e.g. construction and recycling), in crisis or when uncertain/turbulent business cycles. several case studiesd are conducted, but also surveys and simulation studies.

Partner organizations

  • LEAD (Centre, Sweden)
Start date 01/01/2012
End date The project is closed: 31/12/2018

The aim of the project is to develop knowledge about sensing and responding to turbulence in firms’ surrounding environments.

WP1 focuses on generating knowledge and tools to identify and categorise turbulence.
WP2 focuses on managing turbulence in the S&OP process, information exchange in supply chains, and production network configuration.
WP3 focuses on the overall preparedness of Swedish manufacturing industries in turbulent environments.

WP1-2 are based on case studies, and WP3 on survey and macro data.

The research is carried out by the research centre Northern LEAD.
Northern LEAD

Organisations involved
Volvo Cars, AB Volvo, Autoliv, Meritor, SKF, Volvo Aero, Ericsson, Akzo Nobel, Mölnlycke Healthcare, PEAB, Starke Arvid.
Project leader

Funded by

  • Logistik- och transport stiftelsen LTS (Non Profit, Sweden)
  • VINNOVA (Public, Sweden)

Published: Thu 31 May 2018.