Logistics has in recent years become a competitive weapon for many companies. My research is focused on how to better understand the strategic role of logistics.
I am an associate professor in logistics. My research concerns mainly the supply chain management, strategy and organisation of logistics operations.
Logistics from a strategic perspective
My research concerns the strategic role of logistics in the strategy of the firm. Logistics can contribute to cost reductions and improved delivery service, but also to improved profitability and growth for the company as a whole. In that case logistics becomes part of top management’s daily agenda.
I teach and supervise master’s students and doctoral students in a wide range of logistics courses provided at the university. To teach future generations of logisticians is indeed a great source of inspiration!
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M.Sc. Industrial Economics, Linköping, 2003
Licentiate, Linköping, 2005
Affiliated Associate Professor Textile Management, Swedish School of Textile, University College of Borås, 2016-
Member of Editorial Advisory Board, International Journal of Retail and Distribution Management, 2015 -
Member of the PhD Education advisory board, Department of Management and Engineering, Linköping University, 2018-2022
2019 by Swedish magazine Fokus ranked No 78 most cited Swedish resaerchers in category ”social sciences”
Post Doctoral scholarship Swedish Retail and Wholesale Council,2011-2013
Best paper award Bildsten, L., A. Björnfot, and E. Sandberg "Value-driven v Market-driven Purchase of Kitchen Cabinets", 18th annual IGLC conference, Haifa, 14-16 July, 2010
Citation of Excellence, Emerald, Kindström, Kowalkowski och Sandberg (2013), Enabling service innovation: A dynamic capabilities approach”, Journal of Business Research
Collaboration with society
Retail Awards, member jury committee, 2018-2020
Moderator “Challenge Groups”, KTH Executive School, 2015-2018