Joakim Kembro

Joakim Kembro

Associate Professor, Senior lecturer

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Dr. Joakim Kembro is Associate Professor and Deputy Director for the Master's Programme in Logistics and Supply Chain Management at Lund University. He is a member of the Pedagogical Academy at the Faculty of Engineering and was awarded the distinction of Excellent Teaching Practitioner. Prior to joining academia, he worked as a logistician in various positions with the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and World Food Programme (WFP).

Dr. Kembro’s research includes warehouse operations, retail logistics, humanitarian logistics and preparedness, and he recently started two new projects focusing on circular retail and sustainable consumption.

He publishes in leading OM and SCM journals such as Journal of Operations Management, Production and Operations Management, and Journal of Supply Chain Management, and has received multiple Emerald awards as well as the Bernard J. LaLonde best paper runner-up award. He is currently Senior Editor at Journal of Business Logistics and a member of the Editorial Advisory Board for Journal of Humanitarian Logistics and Supply Chain Management.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

UKÄ subject classification

  • Economics and Business
  • Mathematical Analysis
  • Engineering and Technology


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  • 29th NOFOMA Conference

    Henrik Pålsson (Member of programme committee), Daniel Hellström (Member of programme committee), Konstantina Katsela (Member of programme committee), Pernilla Derwik (Member of programme committee), Andreas Norrman (Member of programme committee), Joakim Kembro (Member of programme committee), Klas Hjort (Member of programme committee), Eva Berg (Keynote/plenary speaker) & Malin Johansson (Member of programme committee)

    2017 Jun 72017 Jun 9

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventOrganisation of conference