Lorenzo Bruno Prataviera

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Lorenzo Bruno Prataviera has been collaborating with the Department of Management, Economics and Industrial Engineering of Politecnico di Milano since May 2016. In February 2020 he gained his Ph.D. at Politecnico di Milano with a dissertation entitled “Towards a new approach for Global Distribution Network Design: the integration of logistics and fiscal issues”. From September 2018 to February 2019 he also held a position as Guest Researcher at Lund University (Sweden). At Politecnico di Milano he has been lecturing and undertaking research on logistics, supply chain management and industrial engineering since October 2016.


PHD: Management Engineering, Politecnico di Milano.

Master of Science: Management Engineering, Politecnico di Milano.

Bachelor of Science: Management Engineering, Politecnico di Milano.


Main research interests are in the field of global distribution network design, taking a multidisciplinary attitude to go beyond conventional logistics boundaries and enlarge the adopted perspective. This includes developing the interface between the logistics and fiscal domains, and considering sustainability issues into global networks design. Further research is conducted concerning supply chain collaboration, supply chain resilience, start-up-driven innovation in the logistics industry, and a broad investigation of the logistics outsourcing industry, developed within the Contract Logistics "Gino Marchet" Observatory.

Relevant Publications

Prataviera L.B.| Tappia E.| Perotti S.| Perego A.|, "Estimating the national logistics outsourcing market size: a multi-method approach and an application to the Italian context", International Journal of Physical Distribution and Logistics Management

Prataviera L.B.| Perotti S.| Melacini M.| Moretti E. (2020), "Postponement Strategies for Global Downstream Supply Chains: A Conceptual Framework", Journal of Business Logistics, 41, 94-110

Prataviera L.B.| Norrman A..| Melacini M. (2020), "Global distribution network design: exploration of facility location driven by tax considerations and related cross-country implications", International Journal of Logistics Research and Applications

Melacini M.| Moretti E.| Perotti S.| Prataviera L.B.| Tappia E., "Evolution of automated guided vehicles (AGVs) in the logistics 4.0 landscape: A classification framework and empirical insights", Proceedings of the Summer School Francesco Turco, 1, 374-381

Prataviera L.B.| Perotti S.| Tappia E.| Fumero F., "Integrating fiscal issues in global distribution network design", Proceedings of the Summer School Francesco Turco, 2018, 277-283

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