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LCL Hosts ISIR Summer School Workshop 2021

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Published on Monday, 20 September 2021

From 23 August until 27 August 2021, the 15th annual ISIR Summer School Workshop took place at the Kirchberg Campus under the Covid Check regime. Organised by the International Society for Inventory Research (ISIR) and hosted this year by the Luxembourg Centre for Logistics and Supply Chain Management (LCL) of University of Luxembourg, the LCL was delighted to welcome all participants for one of the first in-person events in a long time!

The ISIR’s bi-annual Summer School Workshop aims to bring together PhD students and professors with a background in inventory management to discuss and improve their research. It is an opportunity for PhD students to present their ongoing research with their peers, as well as with senior researchers. This year’s theme revolved around “Data Driven Inventory Management and Modelling”.

In addition to presentations and discussions of student research, and five keynote speeches, there was an industry panel that focused on recent developments in inventory management in practice. Along with Alessandro Mantione of Goodyear and Steffen Klosterhalfen of BASF, this panel, moderated by LCL Director Professor Benny Mantin, gave privileged insights into data-driven inventory management from an operational perspective. A publishing panel provided students with valuable insights into the academic publishing process.

“It was a tremendous pleasure for the LCL to host the bi-annual international ISIR Summer School symposium the week of 23 August at Campus Kirchberg. Not only did it set a milestone (the first public Covid Check event of the University), but it also provided a unique opportunity to bring together cutting-edge academics and researchers, as well as PhD candidates, in the field of Inventory Management – specialized in data-driven inventory management – with industry practitioners from sponsor companies such as PwC Luxembourg and OM Partners, as well as Goodyear Luxembourg,” said Carla Rosen-Vacher, LCL’s Outreach Communication Officer.

In addition to on-site lectures, panels, and remote guest-speaker sessions, the ISIR group visited CFL Multimodal operations in Dudelange, and toured the picturesque Moselle region of Luxembourg including an educational discovery of the town of Schengen, where the signing of the historic borderless European treaty was signed in 1985 on a ship in the river at the confluence of the three founding countries of Luxembourg, France, and Germany.

For more information about the event, please visit the website.