Summer School

Digital Supply Chain and Logistics Management


July 6-10, 2020

We welcome you to DSCLM 2020, the 2nd International Summer School on Digital Supply Chain and Logistics Management, organized in Thessaloniki from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, the Hellenic Institute of Transport and Texas A&M University.
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Introduction


For the 2nd year in a row, the Summer School continues and enhances its offer with state-of-the-art advances and trends in digital supply chain including digital infrastructures, digital sourcing, production and transportation management and digital demand management. Last year, the Summer School focused on Digital Supply Chain and Innovation adoption. This year’s structure will focus more on the Entrepreneurship. For this reason, two days of the Summer School will be co-organized with a Commercialization Seminar – Introduction to Entrepreneurship and Digital Supply Chains. This year's Special Issues will be City Logistics focusing on a) industry best practices and b) how the Digitalization in Supply Chains facilitates the development of sustainable city logistics schemes.

The Commercialization Seminar of this year is co-organized with the Summer School in Advanced Material Systems by Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AuTh), giving the opportunity to the participants of the Digital Supply Chain & Logistics Management Summer School to contact with the research community of a different research field.

The aim of this five-day Summer School is to familiarize graduate students with state-of-the-art advances and trends in digital supply chain including digital infrastructures, digital sourcing, production and transportation management and digital demand management with a special focus on City Logistics (1 day). This course will strive to evaluate current trends, growth opportunities, global patterns and niche markets, within the area of Digital Logistics and City Logistics. In fulfilling these objectives, the course will use a holistic approach, and rely on seminars from expert guest lecturers and practitioners from industrial supporters. The target audience includes graduate students, graduates and junior researchers (MSc, PhD students, postdocs) pursuing careers involving Operations, Business Logistics and Management, or just interested in learning more about new research trends and challenges as well as best business practices in the field.

Scope / Objectives


The scope of the summer school is to establish a communication, knowledge-based grid that will:

Advance research in digital supply chains and physical internet

Provide students with global research and international leadership experience

Contribute to the transformation and advancement of supply chain education to all participants

Illustrate students on real-word aspects related to digital supply chain management and engineering

Provide students with basic principles of entrepreneurship

Illustrate students with detailed knowledge on City Logistics for developing sustainable city logistics plans

Useful Info


Thessaloniki is the second largest city in Greece, one of the oldest in Europe extending over 12 km along the shore of the Thermaicos Gulf. Thessaloniki is one of the Greek cities with the richest histories, and following the end of the First Balkan War has been considered the most influential city in Macedonia. It is a dazzling and lively city with a centuries-long history.

Thessaloniki lies on the northern fringe of the Thermaicos Gulf on its eastern coast and is bound by Mount Chortiatis on its southeast. The metropolitan area of the city extends around an area of 1,455.62 km2 (562.02 sq mi), which includes many beachside and hilly suburbs, while its densest part, which makes up the urban area of the city and what Thessalonians usually refer to as the "City of Thessaloniki", can be divided roughly into 3 parts, the northwestern, the central and the southeastern.

On the attached file you will find information regarding:

  • City of Thessaloniki
  • Urban transportation
  • Attractions and touristic places
  • Other useful info

For information and instructions for reaching CERTH/HIT via public or private transportation please click the file below:

Topics


Digital applications to warehouse optimization & scheduling problems

IoT & Autonomous technologies in Supply Chain

Port Terminal Operating Systems in the digital age

Big Data analytics for smart mobility and logistics

On demand logistics and implication to last mile delivery and solutions

Case studies in Sustainable city logistics planning and paradigm

Structure and Schedule


Structure

Just like last year, DSCLM is co-organized by CERTH/HIT and AuTh. The first two days of the School (6-7 July) includes the Commercialization Seminar – Introduction to Entrepreneurship & Digital Supply Chains. The following three days of the School (8-10 July), include lectures from experienced instructors coming from academia as well as industry. In the last day, specific focus is given on the subject of City Logistics, by presenting industry examples and related topics from highly experienced instructors.

The typical daily schedule of the School includes topic presentation sessions in morning, in which the instructors will outline the state of the art regarding the specific topic as well as future trends and challenges. In the afternoon, managers from industry will present their related experience and will interact with the students. These meeting up with the industry sessions could be combined with industrial visits in the wider Thessaloniki region. Finally, the daily schedule close with a lab session where the students will work in groups on different project assignments. These student projects will be presented on an open session on Friday afternoon.

Interactions among participants is fundamental to achieve the full potential of the Summer School and social activities will be planned to provide ample opportunity to exchange experiences and ideas as well as to initiate collaborations that could be fostered in the future. A continuous educational assessment of the courses ascertains the high quality of the summer school.

Schedule (DRAFT)

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Monday, 6th July Tuesday, 7th July Wednesday, 8th July Thursday, 9th July Friday, 10th July
Venue AUTH premisses AUTH premisses CERTH PREMISSES Room Aiolos CERTH PREMISSES Room Aiolos CERTH PREMISSES Room Aiolos
9:00 - 9:30 Dr. Georgia Aifadopoulou / Prof. Dimitrios Vlachos / Prof. Eleftherios Iakovou
Welcome Notes to a) Digital Supply Chain & Logistics Management b) Summer School objectives, overview & organization
Commercialization seminar 9:30 - 10:15 Vasilis Loulos
Digital Supply Chains and Logistics in Chemical Industry: Best Practices from Syngenta
Dr. Naoum Tsolakis
Towards Agriculture 4.0: Digital Twins for Water Stewardship in Farming Operations" // robots in agri-field operations inspired by a real problem in India
City Logistics - Industry example (ILME tbc)
Sustainable city logistics planning and paradigm
9:45 - 10:30 10:15 - 11:00 Vasilis Loulos
Digital Supply Chains and Logistics in Chemical Industry: Best Practices from Syngenta
Dr. Naoum Tsolakis
Exploring Emerging Supply Network Configurations Enabled by Renewable Feedstocks and Novel Processing Technologies
Dr. Georgia Aifadopoulou
On demand logistics and implication to last mile delivery and solutions
10:30 - 11:00 Coffee Break 11:00 - 11:30 Coffee Break
11:00 - 13:00 Commercialization seminar 11:30-12:15 Stamatis Andrianopoulos
Digital applications to warehouse optimization & scheduling problems
Dr. Dimitrios Bechtsis/ Dr. Dimitrios Vlachos
IoT & Autonomous technologies
Dr. Josep Maria Salanova Grau
Big Data analytics for smarti mobility and logistics
12:15-13:00 Stamatis Andrianopoulos
Digital applications to warehouse optimization & scheduling problems
Dr. Dimitrios Bechtsis/ Dr. Dimitrios Vlachos
IoT & Autonomous technologies
City Logistics - Industry example (ILME tbc)
13:00 - 14:00 Lunch Break 13:00 - 14:00 Lunch Break
14:00 - 15:30 Commercialization seminar 14:00-14:45 Dr. Ioannis Mallidis
Forecasting in Industry 4.0
Apostolos Bizakis
Port Terminal Operating Systems in the digital age
Students project presentation
14:45-15:30 Prof Dimitrios Vlachos
IoT & Autonomous technologies
Apostolos Bizakis
Port Terminal Operating Systems in the digital age
Students project presentation
15:30 - 16:00 Coffee Break 15:30 - 16:00 Coffee Break
16:00 - 17:30 Students Lab Students Lab 16:00 - 17:30 Students Lab Students Lab End of Summer School
Thessaloniki Tour Social Dinner Visit to Museum Free Time
Industry 4.0
Logistics 4.0
Novelties in Logistics Case Studies Commercialization seminar

Venues

KEDEK AUTH, Balkan Center
10th Km Thessaloniki-Thermi Rd,
GR 57001, Thessaloniki, Greece
HIT/CERTH,
6th Km Charilaou - Thermi Rd,
GR 57001 Thermi, Thessaloniki, Greece

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