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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:


eXplore annual conference

Industry seminar series

Digital supply chain roundtable series













eXplore annual Conference

The LCL is organising its annual eXplore conference on 12 March 2019.

eXplore Conference: Navigating the green supply chain

This one-day event brings together experts from the MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics, the University of Luxembourg, the industry, to offer a truly unique learning opportunity on the future of supply chain and sustainability.
Join us at the LCL eXplore Conference for an inspiring discussion: Insights from the academic forefront combined with relevant input from industry champions will offer a truly unique learning opportunity on the future of supply chains. Our guiding theme leads us to eXplore and promote impactful research that ultimately advances and contributes to the growing success of businesses.

Addressed topics are:

  • Sustainable logistics
  • Green energy supply chain
  • Supply chain resilience
  • Incentives for greening the supply chain

Read more about the agenda and the speakers.



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 sessions

James B. Rice

Deputy Director, MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics
Director, Integrated Supply Chain Management Program

Read his bio






7 November 2018

Limpertsberg Campus




Mustafa Çagri Gürbüz

Professor of Supply Chain Management at the MIT-Zaragoza International Logistics Programme

Research Affiliate at the MIT Center for Transportation and Logistics

Read his bio

Research Seminar Topic, Optimal Stock Replenishment via Flexible Contracts with Spot Markets






5 December 2018

Limpertsberg Campus




Matthias Winkenbach

Director, MIT Megacity Logistics Lab
Research Scientist, MIT CTL

Read his bio






19 December 2018

Limpertsberg Campus










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

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.


Upcoming session

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

Expert: Prof. Rob Basten, University of Technology, Eindhoven

Discussion leader: Prof. Joachim Arts, University of Luxembourg

Information and registration


21 November 2018, 16:00 - 18:00

Room BSC-E00-001
Limpertsberg Campus, Luxembourg



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



Past sessions:

Blockchain: Read our report

Artificial intelligence: read our report

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