Engineering Logistics

Faculty of Engineering, LTH


Jan Olhager is recognized as Honorary Fellow by EurOMA

Professor Jan Olhager, Department of Industrial Management and Logistics, received the EurOMA Fellowship Award by EurOMA, European Operations Management Association, at the annual EurOMA conference in June 2018 in Budapest, Hungary.

The motivation reads “The EurOMA Fellowship Award is granted in recognition of the Fellow’s contribution to OM research and education in Europe, and as a sign of respect for the Fellow’s service to EurOMA and to the OM community in Europe.“ (OM = Operations Management)

Picture: Jan Olhager receives the honorary fellowship award by Professor Giovanni Perrone, the chairman of EurOMA.  

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Jan Olhager

Professor, Supply Chain and Operations Strategy

Department of Industrial Management and Logistics


Tel: 046-2220366, 070-3451175



Best Master’s Thesis, Europe 2017. More information.

Jan Olhager has been awarded ETP

Professor Jan Olhager at the Division of Engineering Logistics has been awarded Excellent Teaching Practitioner (ETP) by the Pedagogical Academy at the Faculty of Engineering, Lund University. This means that the Division of Engineering Logistics now has 3 ETPs, since Andreas Norrman and Fredrik Friblick have been awarded ETP earlier.

Best Paper Award

Jan Olhager and Sebastian Pashaei, both from Lund University, Sweden, were presented with the Best Paper Award for the paper “Product Architectures and Global Operations Networks” at the 5th World Conference on Production and Operations Management.

Contact: Jan Olhager,, +46-703451175.

Ala Pazirandeh awarded by Emerald/EFMD

Ala Pazirandeh's thesis “Purchasing power and Purchasing strategies - Insights from the humanitarian sector”, has been chosen by the editorial team of International Journal of Physical Distribution & Logistics Management as a Highly Commended Award winner of the 2015 Emerald/EFMD Outstanding Doctoral Research Awards in the Logistics and Supply Chain Management category.

Ala Pazirandeh awarded in Germany

Ala Pazirandeh has gained the distinction of having written one of the top-4 doctoral theses last year, according to the German Association Supply Chain Management Purchasing and Logistics (BME), that was founded in 1954. Dr Pazirandeh defended her thesis Purchasing Power and Purchasing Strategies - Insights from the Humanitarian Sector at Lund Universitet, Division of Engineering Logistics, in 2014.

Research funding to professor Andreas Norrman

Professor Andreas Norrman at the Division of Engineering Logistics has been granted research funding from The Swedish Retail and Wholesale Council as one of five to share SEK 11 000 000.

DSI 2015 (Decision Sciences Institute), 21-24 November, Seattle, USA

Sebastian Pashaei & Jan Olhager: "The explicit impact of the choice of product architecture on the design of global operations networks".

Jan Olhager ranks among top Manufacturing Strategy researchers in the world

Professor Jan Olhager was recently ranked among top Manufacturing Strategy scholars in the world –number 2 in adjusted articles productivity: “Olhager appearing 2nd in terms of adjusted appearances has 80 publications to his credit in the broader field of production and operations management”; see Chatha, KA, Butt I and  A Tariq (2015),"Research methodologies and publication trends in manufacturing strategy", International Journal of Operations & Production Management, 35 (4), 487-546 (page 512-513).

He was also ranked among the top Sales & Operations Planning scholars in the world – number 1 in citations and number 2 in article productivity:  “The number of citations was concentrated in a few lead authors coming from both peer reviewed journals and scientific grey literature. In particular, Olhager and Lapide represented together 271 of the total of 497 citations. These authors had also published the largest number of papers on the subject”; see Tavares Thomé AM, Scavarda LF, Fernandez NS, Scavarda AJ (2012), “Sales and operations planning: A research synthesis”, International Journal of Production Economics, 138 (1), 1-13 (page 3-4).

Doctoral Thesis

On Friday the 11 of September Tore Listou defended his doctoral thesis ”Supply Chain Designs for Preparedness: A sase study of the Norwegian Defense”.

 Please contact Åsa Malm to obtain access to the thesis.

Doctoral Thesis

Joakim Kembro defended his doctoral thesis Information Sharing in Multi-Tier Supply Chains - Moving Beyond the Dyads on August 21, 2015.  

The thesis is available at the department (contact Åsa Malm) and online.

EurOMA 2015 (European Operations Management Association), 26 June-1 July, Neuchatel, Switzerland

Sebastian Pashaei & Jan Olhager: "The impact of product architecture on global operations network design".

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