Greener supply chains through increased collaboration

Environmentally sound logistics is of great importance to meet many of the ​​environmental and sustainability challenges that exist. My research focusses around how collaboration between companies and organisations can be designed to achieve such green logistics.

I defended my dissertation in logistics in 2014 and have since the start of my doctoral studies focused on the area of green logistics. Logistics is about the planning of how products go from suppliers to customers in a way that keeps costs down and service levels high. In green logistics, a third parameter is added to costs and service, namely the environment. The area has been advancing in research for many years. In recent years companies' interest has also increased considerably. This is not only exciting, but also a necessity to move towards a sustainable society.

I am interested in understanding how logistics can be developed from an environmental point of view. I do this by collaborating with companies through interviews and company visits, through surveys and through website studies. Theoretically, I think that inter-organizational collaboration is particularly exciting, and I study collaboration based on theoretical perspectives such as coordination, trust, balances of power between companies, the stakeholder theory and network approaches. The theories are applied to different contexts, where retail companies and e-commerce companies and logistics companies are of particular interest in my research.

I belong to the Department of Logistics and Quality Management at IEI at LiU. Since 2022, I am head of the division. Before that, I was director of studies with overall responsibility for undergraduate education at the division.
 

 

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  • Master of engineering and management, Linköping University, Sweden, 2009
  • Licentiate degree, Linköping University, Sweden, 2011
  • PhD, Linköping University, Sweden 2014

Awards

  • Best PhD paper at logistics conference Nofoma in Gothenburg, Sweden, 2013
  • International Cargo Handling Co-ordination Association’s scholarship for PhD thesis, 2014

Commitment

  • Head of Division 2021-
  • Director of studies, 2018-2020

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