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Dr Yuan Virtanen has recently joined us as Project Researcher. She holds a D.Sc. degree in Economics and Business Administration from Aalto University School of Business (Finland). Her research interests include sustainable supply chains, role of intermediaries, global sourcing, and manufacturing location decisions. Her work has been published in internationally peer-reviewed academic journals and conferences such as International Journal of Production Research and Academy of Management Annual Meeting Proceedings.


Read the recent project report conducted by Kien Do Trung, Janette Kotivirta, Viggo Norrell, and Britta Gammelgaard. Their comprehensive report investigates business model innovations in the logistics service industry. The strong growth in e-commerce causes many complex operational and environmental issues to stakeholders in the last mile system. You find the report under publications, here.


Anna Aminoff from Hanken and Niklas Arvidsson from VTI hosted one breakout session at Sustainable Nordic Cities with focus on Climate smart mobility Conference on 3.2. The topic of the session was Light electric freight vehicles as enablers for innovative sustainable urban last mile. In this session we discussed about  the possibilities of light electric freight vehicles (LEFVs) and as an extension automatized delivery vehicles in last-mile deliveries as an answer to some of these challenges. We discussed also about the role of cities and regions in facilitating this development.