Publisert: 24.11.17

RELEX Retail & Supply Chain Award 2017: Best Master’s Thesis, Europe

RELEX is looking for the best Retail and Supply Chain Master’s Thesis submitted in a European university during the year 2017.

Are you a recently graduated supply chain specialist or finalizing your master’s thesis with a focus on retail planning?

If yes, send your work to RELEX and take part in the annual competition to win the award for the best European master’s thesis in the field of retail and supply chain planning.

RELEX will choose the best master’s thesis with a focus on retail and supply chain planning (forecasting, replenishment, seasons or promotions management, allocations, inventory management, category management or assortment management). The winner will be rewarded with an award of EUR 2.000 and invited to present the winning thesis at a suitable event held by RELEX during 2018 (RELEX will cover the travel costs).


The competition is open to anyone who has submitted a retail and supply chain planning related master’s thesis in a European university during the year 2017. The thesis submitted should be written in English, German, Italian, Swedish, Danish, Norwegian or Finnish.


To apply, please send your master’s thesis and a summary of 1.000 words describing the research, its significance and key findings in English to in .pdf format. Please note, that the application deadline is December 31st, 2017.

For guidelines and further information, please see the attached competition information.


The jury choosing the award-winning work include Prof. Dr. Kai Förstl from the German Graduate School of Management & Law, Professor Jan Holmström from Aalto University, RELEX Solutions Chairman of the Board Andrew Blatherwick, and leading logistics and supply chain scientists from RELEX Solutions.


Aleksandra Korościk and Santiago Gomez, Kungliga Tekniska Högskolan (KTH), Stockholm, Sweden
Improvement of store operations in the fast fashion industry
Read more about the winners of the 2016 award

Catarina Svensson and Anna Johansson, Linköping University, Sweden
Improving efficiency of store logistics – A case study based on a retail company
Read more about the winners of the 2015 award

Richard Lämsä and Sebastian Mattson, Lund University, Sweden
Investigation of buying in retail companies – Understanding the effects of a central warehouse
Read more about the winners of the 2014 award

Annika Alftan, Hanken School of Economics, Finland
Collaborative buyer-managed forecasting: A new framework to create a competitive supply chain in the grocery sector
Read more about the winner of the 2013 award

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Our unified retail planning technology adapts easily to changing operations and processes, whether you are a fast-growing challenger or a multinational. RELEX enables businesses to plan better, sell more and waste less however fast the market changes. Bring us your toughest challenge and we’ll help you solve it.

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