TRA 2014 - Paris: Managing Risk and Resilience in Sustainable Logistics and SCM for Urban Supply


Metin TurkayRecent approaches on urban supply are creating a vision for a future where urban environments are cleaner, safer and more responsive to the fast dynamics. The need for sustainable and smart cities

increases steadily. Thus, for urban suppliers, dealing with uncertainty in the supply chains day by day, resilience is an evolving concept and design model that differs from traditional risk management. Considering limited forecasting capacities and sometimes non-linear behaviour of complex dynamic systems, managing risk and resilience is a growing topic for all of them.


TRA-Paris  1The Invited Session was organized in the context of LOG4GREEN's Strategic Interdisciplinary Research Agenda (SIRA) and aimed at discussing strategies and approaches for a stronger operationalization in sustainable supply chain management as well as frameworks and tools that measure vulnerabilities and capabilities in urban supply systems.
How can risk and resilience management be integrated into day-to-day decision making?
How is management able to include the ability to react on uncertain events and on changing conditions with transformative strategies?

Experts from research, business, and public authorities came together to discuss possible answers to these questions. 
The speakers and panellists were Prof. Alan McKinnon, Kühne Logistics University Hamburg (Germany), Arthur van Gerven, Senior Director Business Development, Menlo Worldwide (Netherlands), Dr. Pierre Laconte, President of the Foundation for the Urban Environment (Belgium), and Prof. Cathy Macharis, Vrije Universiteit Brussels (Belgium). The session was chaired by Klaus Krumme, Executive Director of the Centre for Logistics & Traffic (University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany) and Prof. Metin Türkay (Koc University Istanbul, Turkey).
In their initial statements the speakers focussed on Sustainable Logistics Strategies and suggestions for more standardization (McKinnon), approaches for an Urban Supply Chain Resilience Management (van Gerven), the City as a complex System and the challenges to sustainable planning (Laconte).
Opening the panel discussion, Cathy Macharis connected her critical acclaim of the statements with suggesting sustainability measures for companies, such as the internalization of external costs or a company's contribution to programmes like Lean & Green or Green Freight Europe. Avoidance of inner-city traffic, the optimization of routing and the localization of distribution centres were issues discussed by the panelists as well as appropriate measures for analyzing and optimization of resource flows in a circular urban economy.

TRA-Paris  2A very important aspect throughout the whole panel discussion was the role of a sustainable and responsible behaviour of both producers and consumers, who increasingly stimulate new demands, creating new markets for sustainable products and services and a new willingness to pay for a sustainable lifestyle. However, examples for the use of e-commerce and the corresponding increasing environmental costs show that there is still potential for improvement. In the end, it is essential to scrutinize the actual needs in the consumer society in order to trigger and to foster a real sustainable lifestyle.



NEWS

finalconf-savedate-2






We are pleased to announce the first major forum dedicated to businesses, researchers and public authorities, working with the support of European Logistic Clusters to increase the competitiveness of logistics as a key economic function in the regional, national and international trade.

Save the date now and read more on the conference homepage!
FinalConfLogo-2









The event is organised by the European projects LOG4GREEN, LOG2020 and SoCool@eu in close cooperation with the European Technology Platform ALICE.
.....................................................................................

April 15, 2014 - LOG4GREEN holds an invited session at the TRA Transport Research Arena in Paris  

“Managing Risk and Resilience in Sustainable Logistics and Supply Chain Management for Urban Supply”

Speakers and panelists: 
Prof. Alan McKinnon, Kühne Logistics University Hamburg, Germany; Arhur van Gerven, Menlo Worldwide, Netherlands; Dr. Pierre Laconte, Foundation for the Urban Environment, Prof. Cathy Macharis, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium

The session will be chaired by Klaus Krumme, Centre for Logistics & Traffic, University of Duisburg-Essen and Prof. Metin Türkay, Koc University, Istanbul

Recent approaches on urban supply create a vision for a future where urban environments are cleaner, safer and more responsive to fast dynamics. READ MORE

.................................................................................

Bridging the Gap – Logistics Theory and Practice 2015 

Springer Series - Lecture Notes in Logistics Book

International Research Cluster Call for Contributions

DEADLINE April 30, 2014

Contributions from the Dinalog cluster should be sent to Henk Zijm (w.h.m.zijm@utwente.nl), contributions from the EffizienzCluster LogistikRuhr to Matthias Klumpp (matthias.klumpp@pim.uni-due.de). Each contribution will un-dergo a thorough three-reviewer and editing process with a planned book release about mid of 2015.

.................................................................................

IuK-Technologien als Treiber für Kooperationen: EffizienzCluster und Fraunhofer IML richten ECITL 2014 aus

 


November 5 - 7, 2014  
EffizienzCluster & Fraunhofer IML organise ECITL 2014 

EffizienzCluster LogistikRuhr and the Fraunhofer-Institute for Material Flow and Logistics are hosts of the 7th European Conference for ICT in Logistics which will be held in Dortmund. READ MORE

.......................................................................................
Michael-Plasch-small
At the 14th  Management International Conference in Koper, Slovenia, organised by the University of Primorska, Faculty of Management, Michael Plasch (Logistikum Steyr) presents : 

"Trans-Regional Logistics in Carinthia– Perspectives and Visions on Transport Infrastructure Development on Businesses and Public Level"

Read more...

.......................................................................................

CALL for PAPERS for the INTERNATIONAL LOGISTICS SCIENCE CONFERENCE in Dortmund - deadline January 2013!

 ......................................................................................

The first LOG4GREEN regional Joint Action Plan Workshop was held during the 4th International Conference on Transport Logistics InterTRANSLOG 2012 from 22.09 to 30.09. in Ukraine (Odessa), Bulgaria (Varna), Rumania (Constance), Greece (Salonika).

Read more...

.......................................................................................

Metin Turkay from Koc University, Istanbul,  was invited to give a talk about LOG4GREEN from the Istanbul perspective at the WIRE 2012. The meeting  is organized by the European Union Committee on Regions.

Download presentation:  L4G button yellow smallpix