Alessandro Creazza

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Alessandro Creazza is an Associate Professor of Logistics and Supply Chain Management at the School of Industrial Engineering of LIUC University and a Visiting Fellow in the Faculty of Business, Law and Politics at the University of Hull, UK.

Prior to this post, he was a Reader in Logistics and Supply Chain Management at Hull University Business School within the Logistics Institute, where he was Director of UK Recruitment and Partnerships for the Faculty of Business Law and Politics.

After having obtained an MSc in Management and Industrial Engineering with full honours in 2005 and his Ph.D. in Management and Industrial Engineering in 2008 with full honours at LIUC University (Italy) (under the co-supervision of prof. Martin Christopher), he successfully completed an Executive MBA programme in Strategic Supply Chain and Purchasing Management at MIP Politecnico di Milano (Italy). Since 2006 he is licensed to practice the profession of Industrial Engineer.

He completed in 2016 his Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice programme at the University of Hull and since March 2016 he is Fellow of the Higher Education Academy in the UK.

He was Director of the Master's Degree in Logistics and Supply Chain Management at Hull University Business School from 2013 to 2017 and contributed to the development and delivery of executive and managerial training courses at a variety of private institutions and public bodies.

He is author of more than 90 publications at international and national level, and is part of the reviewers’ board of several journals of the sector including the International Journal of Production Research, Journal of Environmental Management and Supply Chain Management: an international Journal.

Selected Publications

  • Colicchia, A. Creazza, D. Menachof (2019), “Managing cyber and information risks in supply chains: insights from an exploratory analysis”, accepted for publication in Supply Chain Management: an International Journal (3* ABS; IF 4.072)
  • Colicchia, A. Creazza., C. Noe’, F. Strozzi, F. (2019), “Information sharing in supply chains: a review of risks and opportunities using the Systematic Literature Network Analysis (SLNA), accepted for publication in Supply Chain Management: an International Journal (3* ABS; IF 4.072)
  • Evangelista, C. Colicchia, A. Creazza (2017) “Is environmental sustainability a strategic priority for logistics service providers?” Journal of Environmental Management, DOI: 10.1016/j.jenvman.2017.04.096 (3* ABS; IF 4.100)
    Strozzi, C. Colicchia, A. Creazza A., C. Noe’ (2017) “Literature review on the Smart Factory concept using bibliometric tools”, International Journal of Production Research, DOI: 10.1080/00207543.2017.1326643 (3* ABS; IF 2.325)
  • Colicchia, A. Creazza A., F. Dallari F. (2017) “Lean and Green Supply Chain Management through intermodal transport: insights from the Fast Moving Consumer Goods Industry”, Production Planning & Control: the Management of Operations, DOI: 10.1080/09537287.2017.1282642 (3* ABS; IF 2.369)
  • Colicchia, A. Creazza, F. Dallari, M. Melacini (2016) “Eco-efficient supply chain networks: development of a design framework and application to a real case study”, Production Planning & Control: the Management of Operations, Vol. 27 No. 3, pp. 157-168, DOI: 10.1080/09537287.2015.1090030 (3* ABS; IF 2.369)
  • Creazza, U. Restelli, E. Porazzi, E. Garagiola, D. Croce, M. Arpesella, F. Dallari, C. Noe’ (2016) “Benchmarking of Health Technologies distribution models: an investigation of Lombardy’s Local Health Authorities”, Benchmarking: an International Journal, Vol. 23, No. 4, pp.817-842. DOI: 10.1108/BIJ-12-2013-0123 (1* ABS; ABCD: B)
  • Khan, M. Christopher, A. Creazza (2012), “Aligning Product Design with the Supply Chain: A Case Study”, Supply Chain Management: an International Journal, Vol. 17, No. 3, pp. 323-336. DOI: 10.1108/13598541211227144 (3* ABS; IF 4.072)
  • Creazza, F. Dallari, T. Rossi (2012), “An integrated model for designing and optimising an international logistics network”, International Journal of Production Research, Vol. 50, No. 11, pp. 2925-2939. DOI: 10.1080/00207543.2011.578157 (3* ABS; IF 2.325)
  • Creazza, F. Dallari, M. Melacini (2010), “Evaluating logistics network configurations for a global supply chain”, Supply Chain Management: an International Journal, Vol. 15, No. 2, pp. 154-164. DOI: 10.1108/13598541011028750 (3* ABS; IF 4.072)

Professional Experiences

He has developed a vast knowledge and experience in the field of logistics and supply chain management, combining academic qualifications with professional experience (research and consulting projects). He has attracted research funds for over 850,000 euros as principal and co-investigator. During his work experience in the United Kingdom he participated in the development of research projects funded by the British government for rebalancing the logistics flows in Great Britain, with particular reference to the growth of intermodal transport systems and multi-product distribution networks. Besides, he collaborates with the Italian Ministry of Research and Education, the Italian Chamber of Commerce and with local government agencies, developing funded research projects on logistics management also within the Relevant National Research Projects Scheme.

Honors

  • Member of AIDI Associazione Italiana dei Professori di Impianti Industriali Meccanici
  • Member of the HEA Higher Education Academy UK since 2016
  • Visiting Fellow, Faculty of Business, Law and Politics, University of Hull, UK
  • Director of the Committee for UK Recruitment and Partnerships, University of Hull, from 2016 to 2019
  • External examiner for the Foundation Degree in Logistics Management, University of Lincoln, Lincoln Business School, from 2015 to 2019
  • Member of the scientific committee of the Prolog Project Logistics Conference (2018)
  • Member of the scientific committee of the LRN Logistics Research Network Annual Conference (2016)
  • Member of the scientific committee of the LISS IEEE International Conference on Logistics, Informatics and Service Sciences (2014)

Specialization and Interests

He specializes in the area of the design and management of international logistics networks and his research interests include:

  • supply chain network design with risk and sustainability considerations (Eco-Resilience)
  • healthcare logistics
  • Logistics 4.0 and Industry 4.0
  • Circular Economy applied to logistics and supply chain management

He is currently working on the development of research projects about the management of Cyber ​​Risks in the Supply Chain through Blockchain-based architectures and on researches concerning the application of the principles of the Circular Economy to the design of sustainable supply chains.