LCL partnering with MIT Global Scale Network

Integrate supply chain expertise into your business

LCL seminars, roundtables and conferences are an important aspect of the rich academic environment that is cultivated at the University of Luxembourg in cooperation with the MIT global SCALE network and with the support of the industry.

The various LCL events provide a platform for researchers and managers to present their work in an environment that encourages critical thinking, the free exchange of ideas and knowledge discovery. 

We offer 2 types of series:


Industry seminar series

Digital supply chain roundtable series



Industry Seminar Series

The LCL Industry Seminar Series invites supply chain professionals to our campus to give presentations on their expertise. It is an important recurrent event for our centre, in which new insights and ideas are shared and discussed within an open setting.

Some topics align closely with our current research directions, while others represent areas of interest to the supply chain community that are not formally being studied by our researchers. Diversity of topics is essential to meeting the purpose of the LCL Industry Seminar Series. Our goal is to provide a forum for interaction on themes related to supply chain among the Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance, industry practitioners and students at and around the University of Luxembourg.

Even though the work and careers in academia and industry are quite different, it would be wrong to consider the fields of academic research and the business world as two separate silos. In fact, they are strongly interdependent. To be meaningful, the ultimate research goal, especially in a discipline like logistics and SCM, has to be the advancement and contribution to the growing success of businesses. This requires a good understanding of the practical challenges and thus a constant feedback loop between the two worlds. Moreover, solutions found by practitioners and researchers in one industry may spark the development of similar concepts and thus success stories in other industries as well.

The seminars are of particular interest to the professionals in the logistics and supply chain community. Students of our Master programme, faculty members and staff also attend the seminars.

Upcoming seminars  

POST Luxembourg

Achim Taylor

Director Logistics


16:30 - 18:00

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Sidney Johnson

Senior Vice President Supply Chain Management


16:30 - 18:00

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Thomas Klein 

Vice President Business Intelligence & Corporate Controlling


16:30 - 18:00

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Registration is limited to 15 participants.

More details and registration to follow.

Additional seminars are planned throughout the academic year. 

Example of a past session: Alternative concepts for city airports


Digital Supply Chain Roundtable Series

Digitisation, Industry 4.0, and Blockchains are among the emerging technologies that bear the potential of critically affecting these factors. In this series of roundtables, we will discuss, share, and outline ideas, strategies, experiences as well as research relating to the forthcoming transformational technologies.

The Digital Supply Chain Roundtable Series provides a place where our supply chain community can regularly come together to discuss and interact about new discoveries, techniques  and ideas. Participants collaborate, share business ideas and skill sets to strengthen their businesses together.

The roundtables are of particular interest to the professionals in the logistics and supply chain community.

Registration is limited to 15 participants.

Registration by email to


Upcoming sessions

Artificial intelligence - The rise of the machines (and the regulator?) 

Algorithms and their use in supply chains are becoming increasingly prevalent. Artificial intelligence, which utilises advanced techniques to recognise patterns and correlations among data, can advance supply chain management practices and apply to areas such as forecasting and demand planning, inventory management, and purchasing. The increasing sophistication of machine learning algorithms is also raising regulatory concerns, consider for example the recent Google antitrust ruling. Machines can coordinate collusive behaviour in ways that have not yet been foreseen, even eliminating competition. Hence algorithms have to be carefully designed.


Benny Mantin, University of Luxembourg


27 September 2017 16:00 – 18:00


Limpertsberg Campus, University of Luxembourg


Same-day delivery and its impact on supply chains

How do customer expectations for same-day delivery and seamless shopping impact B2C logistics structures of the future?

With the connection of bricks-and-mortar shopping with online shopping, retailers and producers need to come up with new innovative network and distribution concepts. This requires to integrate warehousing and inventory systems, but goes along with higher process complexities. This is further amplified with the upcoming need to fulfil customer orders in shorter lead time and sometimes on the same-day. To guarantee same-day deliveries, retailers need to set up more decentralized warehouse systems to be closer to the customers. 


Alexander Hübner, University of Luxembourg


29 November 2017 16:00 – 18:30


Goodyear facility, Colmar-Berg


Aligning the supply chain with extra demand information

More details to follow


31 January 2018 16:00 – 18:30


Limpertsberg Campus, University of Luxembourg


Past session


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