Research Group Luxembourg Centre for Logistics and Supply Chain Management

Innovate, Impact, Inspire!

At the LCL, we are committed to achieving excellence in research and to ensuring that our research contributes to the well-being of society.

Supply chain coordinates value-adding activities and the material and information flow between the organisational units. Our research deals with all relevant aspects.

Research Areas & Methods

Research Areas

The LCL’s motto—Innovate, Impact, Inspire!—encapsulates our key aims:

  • Engaging in cutting-edge research
  • Facilitating fundamental educational and outreach activities
  • Harnessing the knowledge to deliver meaningful milestones to industry.

LCL research deals with all relevant aspects of the supply chain. The primary research areas include:

  • Supply chain contracts and coordination
  • Revenue management and dynamic pricing
  • Inventory management
  • Digital Procurement
  • Supply chain data analytics
  • Behavioral operations management
  • Supply chain finance
  • Retail operations
  • Process Improvement
  • Air transport economics

They cover aspects of procurement, production, distribution and sales planning with a long-term, mid-term and short-term planning horizon as well as different industries.

Research Methods
LCL’s cutting edge, multi-disciplinary research is both qualitative and quantitative, usually involving strong analytical and modelling skills while leveraging data analytics and empirical/statistical expertise.

LCL research is quantitative and analytical-oriented. This covers methods like stochastic modelling, game theory, discrete optimisation and data analytics. Furthermore, we use explorative methods to uncover innovative topics, e.g. management surveys, roundtables.

We take new data-driven approaches on interdisciplinary collaboration to exploit the full potential, e.g. between IT, statistics and supply chain.

We strive to build an understanding of how to manage and improve the performance of supply chains through better decision-making and coordination.

We want to contribute to more robust, sustainable, resilient decision-making and execution of logistics and supply chain management.

We are inspired by industry collaboration and strive to apply our methods and findings in real world applications.