Background

Lorenzo Bruno Prataviera holds a PhD in Management, Economics, and Industrial Engineering from Politecnico di Milano (Italy), with a doctoral dissertation entitled "Towards a new Approach for Global Distribution Network Design: the Integration of Logistics and Fiscal Issues".

Before joining Cranfield University School of of Management in September 2021, he has been lecturing and undertaking research on logistics, supply chain management and industrial engineering at Politecnico di Milano (Italy) since May 2016.  From September 2018 to February 2019 he also held a position as Guest Researcher at Lund University (Sweden).

His main research interests are in the field of global distribution network design, taking a multidisciplinary attitude to go beyond conventional logistics boundaries and enlarge the adopted perspective.

Current activities

Lorenzo is currently working on developing the interface between the logistics and fiscal domains, and investigating sustainability issues for global network design.  Alongside these main activities, further research is conducted concerning supply chain collaboration, supply chain resilience, start-up-driven innovation in the logistics industry, and a widespread investigation of the logistics outsourcing industry.

-   Global distribution network design
-   Postponement and the postponement boundary problem
-   Logistics outsourcing
-   Supply chain collaboration
-   Supply chain resilience
-   Green logistics and green supply chain management
-   Supply chain finance