Analysis and Modelling for Sustainable Manufacturing and Logistics

(7.5 ECTS Credits)

San Marino, 17-18-19 April, 2018


Carisma RCT srl in collaboration with NTNU (Norwegian University of Science and Technology,Trondheim, Norway) and Emerald Group Publishing (Bingley, U.K.) would like to invite applications for the first International Doctoral Course on Analysis and Modelling for Sustainable Manufacturing and Logistics. 

The Course, valid for 7.5 ECTS credits1, offers a deep learning experience to Doctoral Students and Researchers from across the globe and represents a valuable opportunity to network with participants from other countries and institutions, gather new insights on one’s research project, exchange ideas and knowledge in an international setting and work towards a scientific article that will be considered for inclusion in a Special Issue of the Journal of Global Operations and Strategic Sourcing on Sustainable Global Operations.


Attendance is limited to 15 participants.

Applications will be evaluated by the organising committee on a first come first served basis and registration will close upon selecting the 15th participant.


This course aims to enhance participants' knowledge and understanding of the state-of-the-art within sustainable manufacturing and logistics. Students taking part to this course will improve their ability to both analyse and model sustainable manufacturing and logistics processes. Sustainable operations can be defined as operations designed to purposely support sustainable development and meet an organisation’s objectives with regards to the social, economic and environmental impacts of those operations. The course will consider how sustainability can be included in strategic, tactical and operational design with the aim of achieving more efficient and effective resource utilisation across the entire supply chain.


Within such disciplinary scope, the course has been designed to achieve three primary objectives:

1) To offer a series of insightful lectures from senior academics in the field

2) To gain expert academic feedback on the students’ research

3) To support students produce a manuscript of publishable quality


Introduction: 06 April 2018

Seminar: 17-19 April 2018

Exam Paper submission deadline: 15 June 2018

Oral exam: By beginning of September - to be agreed with students


Exam paper (individual academic manuscript, 60% of grade)

Oral exam (40% of grade)


Introduction: Trondheim (Norway) and Skype

3-day Seminar: San Marino (RSM)

Oral Exam: Trondheim and Skype


Lectures and facilitation will be coordinated by Dr. Marco Busi (CEO of Carisma RCT, Editor-in-chief of the Journal of Global Operations and Strategic Sourcing), Dr. Anita Romsdal (researcher, NTNU) and Prof. Jan Ola Strandhagen (NTNU) together with a group of senior academics from various universities and research organisations.


All the exam papers submitted as part of this course will be considered for inclusion in a special issue on Sustainable Global Operations of the Journal of Global Operations and Strategic Sourcing (JGOSS). The editorial scope of the special issue on Sustainable Global Operations will mirror that of the course presented here and will be edited by Dr. Anita Romsdal (researcher, NTNU), prof. Jan Ola Strandhagen (NTNU).


JGOSS (ISSN: 2398-5364, previously published as: Strategic Outsourcing: An International Journal) was founded in 2008 and is indexed, abstracted and ranked in: Clarivate Analytics Emerging SourcesCitation Index, Scopus, the Australian Business Deans Council, Inspec, Proquest, Publication Forum, Read Cube Discover.
Scopus Cite Score 2016: 1.19 / CiteScoreTracker January 2017: 1.37 (Updated Monthly)


The course is limited to 15 participants. Interested parties should apply for participation via email or FOLLOWING THIS LINK

Applications should include:

• A 2-page proposal for a scientific paper. Where possible, papers should include at least a structured abstract.
• The student’s list of publications
• A brief description of current research, research focus and objectives.
• A brief statement of reasons for participating and own expectations
• Registration preferences (i.e. whether the student want to enrol with NTNU for examination, quality assessment and
award of 7.5 ECTS)


Participants are responsible for organising and funding their own travel to/from San Marino. Booking assistance
is available if necessary.




Format, location

Date / Deadline


Interested PhD researchers apply for participation

Email / Website

19 March 2018


Information on practicalities, curriculum, exam paper and oral exam

Trondheim / Skype

6 April

Paper writing

Draft of exam paper as preparation for 3-day seminar

Individual work

7 - 16 April

3-day seminar

Combination of lectures, tutored team workshops and individual sessions aimed at improving knowledge base, receive feedback from senior academics on research and manuscript, and produce a revised version of exam paper

San Marino

17 – 19 April

Paper writing

Paper writing, with remote support from senior academics (2 feedback loops)

Individual work

20 April – 14 June

Exam paper submission
(60 % of grade)

Students submit exam paper for evaluation (must be approved before oral exam)

Individual work

Fri 15 June

Oral exam
(40 % of grade)

Discussion and reflections about exam paper and course topics

Examination (Trondheim and Skype)

To be agreed with students



Registration fee: Free of charge, limited to 15 places (applications will be evaluated on a first come first seved basis and so it is strongly recommended to submit your application as soon as possible)

Accommodation: 4 nights, full board: 550 EUR



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