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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.


Arnaud Hemricourt, Manager, Supply Chain & Operations

Cécile Bonnomet, Campus & Branding Officer

Have you considered a career in consulting?
Inside perspectives from Supply Chain & Operations and Recruitment at KPMG Luxembourg


16:30 - 18:00

KPMG logo

We hosted Cargolux, Post Luxembourg, Amazon, Delphi Technologies, Google Cloud, NS Dutch Railways, Ferrero.

Other example of a past session: Alternative concepts for city airports


Additional seminars are planned throughout the academic year.







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

LCL same day delivery roundtable



Upcoming sessions


3D printing: Just and additional manufacturing method or a supply chain disruptor?

Discussion leaders: Prof. Joachim Arts and Rob Basten.

Additional manufacturing (more commonly known as 3D printing) was long confined to specialized laboratories and prototype manufacturing.

Now the number of companies that offer 3D printing services is increasing rapidly and 3D printers can even be bought by consumers. Successful application of additive manufacturing already range from parts of jet engines, to trifles for consumers.

Any 3D printer can manufacture a large variety of products if given the right digital design. Supply chains (used to) primarily move goods and materials around the globe with a secondary flow of information.

3D printing may reverse that: Supply chains will primarily move digital designs (information) around the globe with a secondary flow of materials.


Rob Basten:

Rob Basten is an Associate Professor at the Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) where he is primarily occupied with maintenance and service logistics and its interfaces.

Most of his research focuses on after sales services for capital goods: maintenance policies and maintenance optimization, spare parts inventory control, and design of after sales service supply chains.

He is especially interested in using new technologies to improve after sales services. For example, 3D printing of spare parts on location and using improved sensoring and communication technology to perform ‘just in time’ maintenance. He is further active in behavioral operations management, trying to understand how people can use decision support systems in such a way that they actually improve decisions and add value. Many research projects are interdisciplinary in order to carry out high quality research and solve problems in practice. For the latter reason, research is typically performed in cooperation with high-tech industry: companies such as ASML, Océ, Vanderlande and Marel Stork. Experience with industry is also used in teaching, for example in the course Maintenance & Service Logistics.



25 April 2018 16:00 – 18:30


Bâtiment des Sciences,

Room BSC-E00-001

Limpertsberg Campus, University of Luxembourg


Past sessions:

Blockchain: Read our report

Artificial intelligence: read our report