You are cordially invited to participate in an international workshop on Logistics and Supply Chain Management organized by RWTH Aachen University in cooperation with the University of California, Berkeley. 

The first three workshops of this series were held in Berkeley from 2003 to 2005, while the fourth workshop took place in Hamburg in 2006. Since 2007, the workshop has been held every two years in Berkeley, so the ninth workshop in 2015 would like to welcome you once again in Berkeley at the Claremont Hotel Club & Spa.

Maintaining the tradition of the former workshops, one primary goal of the upcoming workshop is to bring people together who are interested in the academic/practitioner-interface of Logistics and SCM.

For this reason, most presentations will be given by industry leaders who collaborate with academic researchers, and by faculty who have an active consulting practice in SCM.

Focus and Topics

This workshop deals with quantitative approaches in Logistics and Supply Chain Management, and focuses on the following topics (though not exclusively):

Network Design
● Facility Location and Location Routing   
● Vehicle Routing and Scheduling
● Courier, Express, and Parcel Service Networks
● Healthcare Logistics
Supply Chain Risk Management

Approaches and methods covering stochastic uncertainties and dynamic problems are of particular interest. If your own main area of research in Logistics and Supply Chain Management is not listed above, you are nevertheless very welcome to participate actively in the workshop.

Workshop Co-Chairs

Phil Kaminsky
Professor of Operations Research
University of California, Berkeley

Christoph Hempsch
Vice President Parcel Europe Operations,
Deutsche Post DHL

Hans-Juergen Sebastian
Deutsche Post Chair of Optimization of Distribution Networks,
RWTH Aachen University

International Workshop Committee

J. Campbell, University of Missouri, St. Louis
C. Carlsson, Abo Akademi University, Turku
U. Clausen, Fraunhofer-Institute, Dortmund (inquired)
H. Fromm, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (inquired)
T. Gifford
, Schneider National
R. F. Hartl
, University of Vienna
H. Kopfer, University of Bremen
R. Lasch, TU Dresden
M. Meisen, Deutsche Post DHL
S. Minner
, TU Munich
W. Powell
, Princeton University
M. Shen, University of California, Berkeley
S. van den Berg, DHL Global Forwarding, Basel
S. Voß, University of Hamburg
L. Zhao, Southeast University, Nanjing