Contact Dr Lorenzo Prataviera


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


Articles In Journals

Conference Papers

  • Prataviera LB, Carissimi MC, Creazza A, Dallari F & Melacini M (2021) Better agility better resilience: An investigation of the Italian grocery supply chain during the Covid-19 outbreak. In: Logistics Research Network, Cardiff and Virtual, 8-10 September 2021.
  • Prataviera LB, Perotti S & Melacini M (2021) Start-up-driven innovation for logistics: A classification framework. In: 26th Summer School "Francesco Turco", Bergamo, 8-10 September 2021.
  • Napoleone A & Prataviera LB (2020) Reconfigurable manufacturing: Lesson learnt from the Covid-19 outbreak. In: APMS 2020: Advances in Production Management Systems. Towards Smart and Digital Manufacturing, Novi Sad, 30 August - 3 September 2020.
  • Melacini M, Moretti E, Perotti S, Prataviera LB & Tappia E (2019) Evolution of Automated Guided Vehicles (AGVs) in the Logistics 4.0 landscape: a classification framework and empirical insights. In: 24th Summer School "Francesco Turco", Brescia, 11-13 September 2019.
  • Prataviera LB, Perotti S & Melacini M (2019) Market knowledge’s impact on global trade channel design and logistics outsourcing: European companies targeting the Chinese food and beverage market. In: 28th IPSERA Conference, Milan, 14-17 April 2019.
  • Prataviera LB, Perotti S, Tappia E & Fumero F (2018) Integrating fiscal issues in global distribution network design. In: 23rd Summer School "Francesco Turco", Palermo, 12-14 September 2018.
  • Melacini M, Perotti S, Prataviera LB & Tappia E (2017) Global supply chain network design: A literature review and research agenda. In: 22nd Annual Logistics Research Network Conference - Southampton 2017, Solent University, Southampton, 6-8 September 2017.