City logistics, environmental logistics, healthcare logistics and construction logistics are some of the areas in which LiU researchers are leading the field. LiU has, for example, Europe’s first professor in environmental logistics. Logistics is a growing research area that is acquiring ever-growing significance in society.
Examples of research in the field are more efficient train and public transport timetables, airport logistics, how goods can be transported into city centres in the most environmentally sensitive manner, improved construction logistics to give higher efficiency and lower costs, and improved and optimised models for the simulation of such phenomena as traffic flows.
Efficient logistics also deals with questions of management and attitudes, one example of which is the branch of environmental logistics that focusses on how systems can be controlled and designed to be more sustainable and have a lower impact on the environment. At LiU, logistics research is coupled with research into quality management.
Construction logistics as a research area is described below.