ISIR Symposium – Save the date and submit session proposal

The International Society for Inventory Research (ISIR) organizes its 22nd International Symposium on Inventories, the only scholarly forum in the world focusing directly on inventories in Budapest, Hungary between August 19 and 23 in 2024. The professional objective of organizing this event is to provide a forum for an international exchange of ideas on various …

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Leading minds in inventory research gather at PhD summer school

Cardiff Business School recently hosted the 16th International Society for Inventories Research (ISIR) PhD Summer School, bringing together PhD students and experts in the field of inventory management. The International Society for Inventories Research (ISIR) is a community of scientists interested in all aspects of inventory management, from inventory modelling and pricing to financial research …

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In memory of Professor John Edward Boylan, 1959 – 2023

It is our sad duty to report on the death of our former ISIR President Professor John E. Boylan. John has been a regular participant of ISIR events in the last three decades. He initiated the establishment of the greatly successful Forecasting Section of ISIR and chaired it until he was elected President of our …

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FEBRUARY 14-18, 2024 INNSBRUCK AUSTRIA Objective The purpose of this conference is to provide an opportunity for researchers and practitioners to meet, present and develop ideas on subjects within the field of Production Economics, which treats the interface between engineering and economics/management. The ultimate objective is to create and develop knowledge for improving industrial practice …

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ISIR Early Career Researchers Event: International Research Visits

ISIR Early Career Researchers Event: International Research Visits Date: 16 March 2023, 15:00-16:30 (CET) Location: Online For many early career researchers, international research visits offer a great opportunity to expand their horizons, collaborate with new colleagues and to take a look behind the scenes at a different university. However, planning and organizing such a visit may …

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ISIR 2023 Summer School – Call for Papers

Mitigating inventory uncertainty through whole systems thinking UPDATE REGARDING REGISTRATIONS Both Ph.D. students and senior researchers are kindly asked to register beforeMonday, 19th June 2023. Please use this link to register: Information on the venue, travel and accommodation can also be found on this page. The registration fee of £155 will cover participation, lunches and two …

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ISIR Best Student Paper Award – Announcing the Winner 2022

The Best Student Paper Award Committee has evaluated the submitted papers and chosen the three finalists of the BSPA competition.  The BSPA Committee consisted of six members and was chaired by Sandra Transchel, Kühne Logistics University, Germany Rene Haijema, Wageningen University and Research, Operations Research and Logistics Group, NetherlandsAris Syntetos, Cardiff University, UKSandra Transchel, Kühne Logistics University, GermanyMaxi Udenio, KU Leuven, Research center for …

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PhD position at Eindhoven University of Technology

Eindhoven University of Technology looking for a good PhD student, starting as soon as possible, and latest by the summer. The topic is the integration of additive manufacturing in spare parts supply chains. For more information and to apply (by December 1, 2022), please visit

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