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Logistics Research Network (LRN) Conference – Call For Papers

“Enterprise in Logistics Research: Matching the needs of industry with academia” – Call for Papers

Deadline: 4th April 2014

The 19th Annual Conference of The Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport, “Logistics Research Network” will take place from the 3rd to 5th September 2014 at the Business School, University of Huddersfield, UK.

The Conference accepts papers from a broad base of research and practice in relation to the operation of logistics and supply chains in all sectors. Papers can be of a strategic focus, or covering aspects of marketing, logistics and information technology, economics, management and organisational behaviour relevant to logistics and supply chain management.

(A list of potential themes is provided at the end of this document)

Papers are invited on both completed work and ongoing projects in any aspect of logistics and supply chain management with an emphasis on creating social, economic and/or environmental value. Papers can be focused on theoretical analyses, and/or presenting results from practitioner case studies.  “Insights from Industry” provided by leading practitioners are especially welcome.

Authors wishing to prepare a paper for the conference are now invited to submit a 400 – 500 word abstract for consideration by the organising committee.

Abstracts should be structured to include the following:


Author1, Author2 (Calibri 11, bold, italics)
Affiliation1 (Calibri 11, italics)
Affiliation2(Calibri 11, italics)
Email: author1; author2 (Calibri 11, italics)

Abstract (Calibri 11, bold, underlined)
Purpose: Text (Calibri 11)
Research Approach: Text (Calibri 11)
Findings and Originality: Text (Calibri 11)
Research Impact: Text (Calibri 11)
Practical Impact: Text (Calibri 11)
Keywords: word1, word2, word3 (Calibri 11, italics)

Abstracts should be sent to, to be received by 1200 hrs on Friday 4th April 2014.

All authors will be informed by Friday 2nd May 2014 whether their paper has been accepted.  We would advise accepted authors to book and pay for their conference place as soon as possible after this date to avoid disappointment.

Final papers need to be received by Friday 13th June 2014.

Further details about the conference can be found at

We look forward to welcoming you all to the conference in September 2014.

Colin Bamford & Nick Hubbard

Colin Bamford & Nick Hubbard
University of Huddersfield, UK.

The following is a suggested list of suitable topics:

Benchmarking Multimodal Transport Infrastructure Design
Biodiversity in the Supply Chain Military Logistics
Collaborative Planning & Forecasting Performance Measurement
Customer-Driven Supply Chains Port Management
Customer Relationship Management Purchasing & Supplier Development
Demand Management Project Management in the Supply Chain
Education & Training in Logistics & Supply Chain Raw Materials Supply Chains
Enterprise Systems Reverse Logistics
Event Logistics RFID
Food Supply Chains Simulation & Modelling
Freight Transportation Product Design Supply Chain Risk
Global Supply-Chain Networks Supplier Relationship Management Supply Network Design
Green Logistics / Sustainability Sustainability
Humanitarian Aid Logistics Transport Operations
Information Technology / E-Supply Transport Management
Lean & Agile Supply Chains Transportation Planning
Logistics Education & Training Volatile and Fragile Supply Chains
Logistics in the Public Sector Warehousing & WMS
Manufacturing Logistics
Multimodal Transport Chains


The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport, Earlstrees Court, Earlstrees Road, Corby, Northamptonshire NN17 4AX

Tel: 01536 740104. Fax: 01536 740101.



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