The inaugural conference centred around research infrastructures and logistics will take place online on 19-20 May 2021. The organisation of the RI.Logistica event was initiated by ESS to help research infrastructures in Europe learn from experts in the supply chain management field and capitalise on delivery processes and methods tested by the business world.
The leading theme and primary goal of RI.Logistica is to help science get in place. The conference is designed for research infrastructures, their users and collaborators, companies in the supply chain management, and governmental authorities to discuss all aspects of logistics critical for research facilities and laboratories.
RI.Logistica offers a unique opportunity to engage with and learn from supply chain experts who will share proven solutions that have allowed their businesses to streamline planning processes, harness data management software to automatise and track deliveries, and optimise cross-border transportation of goods that require customs clearance.
“ESS has entered a period when in-kind contributions from across Europe are being shipped to the site in Lund more frequently. The conference will help us and our In-kind Partners to think of creative solutions to move goods in a world that is locked down because of the COVID-19 pandemic,” says Jörgen Larsson, Senior Logistics Officer at ESS.
Organised within the framework of the EU-funded project BrightnESS², the event aims to establish a new forum for best practice exchange. “RI.Logistica will support research infrastructures in developing in-house expertise that will allow them to address any logistical challenge by building on well-established processes deployed and tested by the industrial world,” said Andreas Schreyer, Director of Science at ESS.
RI.Logistica Programme Committee:
- European Spallation Source ERIC (ESS)
- European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL)
- European Organisation for Nuclear Research (CERN)
- European Southern Observatory (ESO)
- European XFEL
- Fédération Française de Diffusion Neutronique (2FDN)
- Fusion for Energy (F4E)
- Svalbard Integrated Arctic Earth Observing System (SIOS)