Feb 13

20th International Symposium on Inventories

20th International Symposium on Inventories
20-24 August 2018 – Danubius Health Spa Resort Margitsziget,
Budapest, Hungary

The International Society for Inventory Research (ISIR) organizes its 20th International Symposium on Inventories, the only scholarly forum in the world focusing directly on inventories in August 2018.

The professional objective of organizing this event is to provide a forum for an international exchange of ideas on various aspects of inventories.

The main streams of the symposium are organized around the four sections of ISIR:

  • Economics of Inventories
  • Inventory Management
  • Mathematical Models of Inventories
  • Forecasting Inventories

Besides the regular paper presentations there will be special sessions on

  • Maintenance Service Logistics
  • Modelling and Managing Inventories of Perishable Products
  • Empirical Evidence for Inventory Theories
  • Inventory and Warehouse Management within Digital Supply Chains
  • Teaching Inventory Management and Control

Papers on macro- and microeconomics, econometrics, economic policy, business, management and operational research aspects of inventory problems and related fields (production, logistics, etc.) are invited.

The deadline for submitting abstracts and apply for bursary (available for participants arriving from non-European countries) is:

30 March 2018

Further details about the Symposium are available at the website:


Feb 13

New Industry Projects on Inventory Forecasting

Panalpina Centre for Manufacturing and Logistics Research at Cardiff University

Cardiff Business School has partnered with Yeo Valley, the largest organic dairy producer in the UK, on a project to streamline the company’s forecasting, planning and replenishment systems. The £220,000 two-year collaborative project is being led by Dr Laura Purvis, Professor Stephen Disney and Professor Aris Syntetos, from the School’s Logistics and Operations Management section. This new project and partnership enables the School and Yeo Valley to conduct research into flexible and resilient operations and supply chain management strategies. The project runs with the contribution of one postdoctoral research assistant, Xia Meng.

The School has also partnered with Hilti on a project co-funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC, UK) to elevate the company’s inventory forecasting performance. Hilti is a multinational company that develops, manufactures, and markets products for the construction, building maintenance, and mining industries. Dr Qinyun Li will be working for the first half of 2018 with Hilti’s global statistical forecasting team, after having been awarded an early career research fellowship grant from ESRC.



Feb 13

TU Darmstadt Department of Law and Economics – Research Assistant position

The Department of Law and Economics invites applications for a vacant position of a

Research Assistant – 75 %

at the Institute for Production and Supply Chain Management, initially limited to 3 years.

An option for increasing the coverage of the position is available – for more information please contact the head of the institute.

Applicants should have a Master or Diploma degree, comparable to a German University degree, with a focus on quantitative studies, preferably in the areas of business mathematics, business informatics, industrial and business engineering with majors in operations research/management science, logistics or industrial management/supply chain management.

Applicants with experiences in the use of mathematical optimization software, such as Mathematica, MatLab, CPlex or LINGO, will be given preference. Applicants should further be fluent in German or English; proficiency in both languages is desirable. The prospective job holder is expected to contribute to research and teaching at the institute, in particular:

•Contribute to the various research projects of the institute in the area of production and logistics
•Contribute to the preparation of (and conduct) lectures and seminars
•Supervise student theses
•Take over administrative duties

Opportunity for further qualification (doctoral dissertation) is given. The fulfillment of the research and service requirements attached to this position serve at the same time as fulfillment of the academic requirements for a candidate’s doctoral degree.

The Technische Universität Darmstadt intends to increase the number of female employees and encourages female candidates to apply. In case of equal qualifications applicants with a degree of disability of at least 50 or equal will be given preference.
Wages and salaries are according to the collective agreements on salary scales, which apply to the Technische Universität Darmstadt (TV-TU Darmstadt).

Please send your application including a CV and certificates preferably in electronic form to: glock@pscm.tu-darmstadt.de or by mail to: TU Darmstadt, Prof. Dr. Christoph Glock, Fachgebiet Produktion und Supply Chain Management, Fachbereich Rechts- und Wirtschaftswissenschaften, Hochschulstr. 1, 64289 Darmstadt, Germany.

For questions and further information please do not hesitate to contact us.

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Application deadline: February 15, 2018


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