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World-class logistic hub

History

The Government of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg and the University of Luxembourg founded the Luxembourg Centre for Logistics and Supply Chain Management (LCL) in late 2015. The LCL was created in partnership with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Center for Transportation & Logistics (MIT CTL).

The LCL is part of the Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance at the University of Luxembourg. It is tied to the Faculty’s Centre for Research in Economics and Management (CREA). It is also a member of MIT’s Global Supply Chain and Logistics Excellence (SCALE) Network.

 

Mission:  Innovate, Impact, Inspire!

The LCL aims at becoming a European leader for education, research and innovation in logistics and supply chain management.

The LCL offers Master and Doctoral degrees, provides executive education programmes, conducts applied research.  

It also works with organisations to address logistics and supply chain management challenges. The LCL corporate partnership programmes open them the doors to events, education and research. 

 

 

MIT Global SCALE Network

The MIT Global SCALE (Supply Chain and Logistics Excellence) Network spans six centres of excellence on four continents, with over 12 educational programmes (both online and in residence), 80 researchers and faculty, more than 55 academic partners, 150 corporate partners and over 1,000 alumni working worldwide.

The network includes:

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Together, the partners of the SCALE Network aim to :

  • create local supply chain management human capital and expertise in different regions of the world;
  • open up new opportunities for innovation;
  • develop new educational models and paradigms;
  • meet the need for global support of global players/companies to improve their SCM activities;
  • create a worldwide network of executives, alumni and students educated or trained by MIT or with MIT material and influence.

 

Luxembourg as a world-class logistics hub

Logistics has been defined as a key sector of the Luxembourgish Government’s economic development policy. The 2016 Logistics Performance Index ranked Luxembourg 2nd worldwide across the 160 evaluated countries.

Luxembourg follows a multi-product specialization strategy which implies the implementation of customized solutions for specific product types:

  • Pharma: a dedicated pharma center at the airport, GDP certified players all along the supply chain
  • High valuables: the Freeport, a dedicated and secured facility for valuable goods

Numerous assets make Luxembourg a modern logistics hub in the EU and an attractive job market:

  • Strategic geographical location: 60% of EU’s GDP can be reached within just one day’s travel from Luxembourg (i.e. 500 million consumers)  
  • Predictable and stable business environment
  • Multimodal transportation (air / rail / road / waterways)
  • Rewarding tax environment
  • Dedicated logistics parks
  • Highly skilled, multilingual workforce
  • Lower labour costs than other EU countries
  • Easy access to government and customs authorities
  • Forerunner in implementing EU legislation
  • State-of-the-art ICT infrastructure

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