Dr. Luca Urciuoli

Dr. Luca Urciuoli

Adjunct Professor of Supply Chain Management at the MIT-Zaragoza Program

Dr. Luca Urciuoli is Adjunct Professor of Supply Chain Management at the MIT-Zaragoza International Logistics Program.

He is also Associate Professor at KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Department of Industrial Economics and Management (Stockholm, Sweden) and Research Affiliate at MIT CTL. He has a MSc degree in Industrial Engineering, from Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, and a PhD from the Engineering University of Lund.

In the past, he has been working at the research unit of the Volvo group as a project manager developing telematics services in the areas of transport and logistics optimization, security, and uptime management and diagnostics. He also led the research of the Cross-border Research Association in Switzerland and collaborated in several consultancy and FP7 research projects. His research and teaching focus on topics like e-Customs, trade facilitation, supply chain security, waste and postal supply chains, risk and resilience, network design, biomass supply chains and digital supply chains.

Dr. Urciuoli’s publications have appeared in several prestigious peer-reviewed journals, some of them including Supply Chain Management: an International Journal, Government Information Quarterly, Transportation Research Part E: Policy and Practice, International Journal of Shipping and Transport Logistics, International Journal of Risk Assessment and Management, International Journal of Logistics Research and Applications etc. He has a patent granted in the US (US8296059B2) related to telematics devices, method and applications to improve security in overland transport. Over the years his research has been awarded in Sweden (ICHCA) and Germany (DB Schenker best five PhDs award in Europe), and has received sponsorship from private organizations as well as governmental institutions, both on a national and a European level.

Dr. Urciuoli has participated to ALICE activities in Europe related to the development and establishment of the Physical Internet initiative, as vice chair of working group for transport sustainability, safety and security. In addition, he has been an invited speaker to several conferences and roundtables organized by international organizations like the World Customs Organization, the World Bank Group, OSCE-UNECE, European Shippers Council, PostEurop etc.

Research Areas

Sustainable Networks

In order to provide an appropriate service level to customers while keeping operational costs as low as possible, companies have to design smart replenishment systems.

Supply Chain Digitalization

In order to provide an appropriate service level to customers while keeping operational costs as low as possible, companies have to design smart replenishment systems.

Resilience, SC Security & Risk Management

The Research Group on Resilience, SC Security & Risk Management tackles the challenging question of how to achieve efficient and secure supply chains.

Projects

Demonstration of innovative integrated biomass logistics centres for the Agro-industry sector in Europe

Acronym: AGROinLOG Project number: 727961 Funding Body: European Commission – H2020 Type of funding: Public Main Researcher: Luca Urciuoli Start date: 1/11/2016 End date: 31/05/2020 Duration: 42 months Project description The main goal of AGROinLOG is the demonstration of Integrated Biomass Logistic Centres (IBLC) for food and non-food products, evaluating their technical, environmental and economic […]

Consistently Optimised Resilient Secure Global Supply-Chains

Acronym: COREProject Reference: FP7-SEC-2013-1 Project Number: 603993 Funding body: European Commission, 7th Framework Programme Type of Funding: Public Main Researcher: Mustafa Çagri Gürbüz Other Researchers: Luca Urciuoli, Spyros Lekkakos Start date: 01/05/2014 End date: 30/04/2018 Duration: 4 years CORE presented at Intermodal Europe 2014 – Press release Website http://www.coreproject.eu/ Newsletter CORE Newsletter – Dic 2014 […]

Re use and development of Security Knowledge assets for International Postal Supply Chains

Acronym: SAFEPOST Official reference: 285104 Funding body: European Commission, 7th Framework Programme Type of funding: Public Main Researcher: Mozart Menezes Other Researchers: Mustafa Çagri Gürbüz, María Jesús Sáenz, Luca Urciuoli Duration (1-04-2012 to 31-03-2016): 48 months Project Description SAFEPOST aims to raise the current level of postal security by integrating innovative screening solutions suitable for […]

Publications

The risk of standards proliferation – an analysis of differences between private and public transport standards

Urciuoli, L. The risk of standards proliferation – an analysis of differences between private and public transport standards. Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, Vol. 116, October 2018, pp 591-602

Adapting supply chain management strategies to security – an analysis of existing gaps and recommendations for improvement

Urciuoli, L. Hintsa, J. Adapting supply chain management strategies to security – an analysis of existing gaps and recommendations for improvement, International Journal of Logistics Research and Applications, Vol. 20 (3), 2017, pp. 276-297

Differences in security risk perceptions between logistics companies and cargo owners

Urciuoli, L. and Hintsa, J. Differences in security risk perceptions between logistics companies and cargo owners. International Journal of Logistics Management, Vol. 27 (2), 2016, pp. 418 – 437

What are the causes of transport insecurity? Results from a survey with transport operators

Urciuoli, L. What are the causes of transport insecurity? Results from a survey with transport operators. Transport Policy, Vol. 47, April 2016, pp. 189–202

Port security training and education in Europe—a framework and a roadmap to harmonization

Urciuoli, L. Port security training and education in Europe—a framework and a roadmap to harmonization. Maritime Policy & Management, Vol. 43 (5), July 2016, pp. 580-596

Cyber-Resilience: A Strategic Approach for Supply Chain Management

Urciuoli, L. Cyber-Resilience: A Strategic Approach for Supply Chain Management. Technology Innovation Management Review, Vol. 5 (4), April 2015, pp. 13–18

Managerial Publications

Grants & Awards

Doctoral Thesis prize International Cargo Handling Coordination Association (ICHCA), Sweden

Best five European PhDs in transport/logistics (DB Schenker)