Here is a list of international academic conferences on Logistics and Supply Chains.
If you have more, please kindly provide such information in the comment box or email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Venue: Amsterdam, Netherland
Date: 2-4 July 2012
2. Academy of Management, OM devision
Venue: Boston, USA
Date: 3-7 August 2012
3. MSOM Society Annual Conference and SIG Workshops
Venue: New York, USA
Date: 17-19 June 2012
4. British Academy of Management (BAM),
Interoraganisation track & Logistics and SCM track
Venue: Cardiff, UK
Date: 11-13 September 2012
Venue: Cape Town, South Africa
Date: 8-11 July 2012
More Info: Website
The last, but by no mean the least, keynote in the EurOMA2011 was the one that keep me in the conference closing ceremony.
I must confess that I wasn’t jotting down his speech that much thanks to his outstanding charisma.
However, what I could take away from his keynote were two things, how to turn your business around and how to turn the attention of the audience especially in such a large scale.
The former was so obvious. As we have learnt that Ryan is a Low Cost Airline (LCA) or No-Frills Airline but they are not the pioneer. They was first launched as a Full-service airline in Ireland and almost gone down due to a fierce competition in the aviation industry that offer them the £20M in red. However, they took the LCA business model from the South West Airlines and successfully adapted in Europe. Then Ryan Air got a profit of £125,000 for the first time.
Though it looks too simple, the way they had transformed from to an LCA, it was to do with the decision making & decision maker literally. Here are what Ryan is all about.
- Cost reduction in every possible area by changing habits of all staffs. This will affect all decision makings e.g., airport selection, process design and routing strategy.
- Operations champions: reduce turnaround time, maximise the use of the cabin/ seats.
- Price competitive esp. with their main rival, EasyJet. Revenue pricing is one of the key.
Apart from the tough LCA sector offered by EasyJet, there are several external threats in the aviation industries that RyanAir is facing which are;
- Fuel price
- Tax esp. Air Passenger Duty (APD aka. green tax)
In the very last part of his keynote, he strongly critique the APD introduced in the Brown’s administration as the major threat of the aviation industry. He further compared to the similar tax employed in the other countries and other sectors that he claimed that have more CO2 emission.
What can Thai LCA can learn from RyanAir probably is the implementation of the business model. LCA is not just a brand, operations strategy of the LCA firms need to be strictly implemented and never loose the focus on cost reduction. As Kell Ryan mentioned in the beginning of his keynote.
” If you want to fly, Come to RyanAir. If you want to dine, just go to the others”
A great but free conference on Industrial Economics at Nottingham Business School, UK.
Here is the information
A Picture from Guardian
Conference in Honour of Peter Swann (OBE)
15 – 16 September 2011
Conference Organisers: Giuliana Battisti, Stephen Thompson, Paul Windrum
To mark the recent retirement of Professor Peter Swann this conference celebrates his highly distinguished career, as both academic scholar and policy advisor. Peter has made significant intellectual contributions in the economics of innovation, championing the development of research and understanding of demand and wealth creation; innovation and sustainability; industrial and technology policy; and industrial clusters. He has held several advisory positions with government, including specialist advisor to the House of Lords Committee on Science and Technology. Peter was awarded an OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List for Services to Business and Economic Policy. As well as providing intellectual leadership, Peter has been an inspirational teacher, and a supportive and encouraging colleague over the course his career at London Business School, Manchester Business School, and Nottingham University Business School.
Speakers at this two day conference are:
Robin Cowan (University of Strasbourg)
Bronwyn Hall (UoC Berkeley)
Stan Metcalfe (University of Manchester)
Paul Stoneman (Warwick Business School)
Martha Prevezer (Queen Mary, University of London)
Naresh Pandit (Norwich Business School)
Cristiano Antonelli (University of Turin)
Paul Nightingale (SPRU)
Daniel Birke (Innovation & Analytics)
Attendance: There is no conference fee.
To attend the conference, contact Carole Winson. Please be aware that places are limited.
Location: The conference will take place in the North Building of the Business School on Jubilee Campus (building #1 on this map).
Travelling to Jubilee Campus: Click for travel information.
Local Hotels: Click for hotel accommodation information.