International Center for Logistics Research (CIIL)

Director: Marc Sachon

We research business logistics from a strategic standpoint. We approach logistics management with an integral focus and international perspective, mindful of the rapid availability of new technologies and the service quality demands of the market.


  • Contribute to the overall efficiency of companies through the management of the means and resources dedicated to logistics.
  • Support the senior management of organizations of any size and in any sector to identify competitive opportunities in light of the technical changes being experienced by logistics.
  • Cooperate with company management to forecast and minimize the impact of logistics costs and investment, to the benefit of efficiency.

Research lines:

  • Integral logistics with a strategic outlook
  • The multifunctional character of logistics processes
  • Logistics and service quality
  • Competitive opportunities in light of technical change

Management Committee:

  • Josep Valor, president

Research Assistants

María Alegre
BSc in Mathematics, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya

Jesús Arturo Orozco
PhD candidate in Operations Research, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya
BSc in Actuarial Science, Universidad Autónoma de Guadalajara, México

Fábio Cerquinho
PhD candidate in Business Administration, IESE
Industrial Engineer and master in Industrial Engineering, Universidade de São Paulo


Articles in other publications

RIVEROLA, J. (2001). Cómo mejorar la supply chain. Harvard Deusto Business Review (102), pp. 46 - 53.


JANÉ, J., DE OCHOA MARTÍNEZ, A. (2006). The Handbook of Logistics Contracts: A Practical Guide to a Growing Field. Basingstoke [England]: Palgrave Macmillan.
PÉREZ, A., RODRÍGUEZ BADAL, M. Á., SABRIÀ, F., GRUPO CAT (2003). Logística inversa. Un nuevo reto en la gestión de la cadena de suministro y un avance hacia el desarrollo sostenible. Un nuevo reto en la gestión de la cadena de suministro y un avance hacia el desarrollo sostenible. Barcelona: Logis-Book.
SABRIÀ, F. (2002). Logística y B2C. La logística del comercio electrónico. Castellet i la Gornal: Fundació Castellet del Foix.

Edited books

SABRIÀ, F. (2004). La cadena de suministro. Modelos y herramientas de planificación y optimización de la cadena de suministro.


SACHON, M., OROZCO, J. A. (2008). Barómetro de la logística en España.
RODRÍGUEZ BADAL, M. Á., SABRIÀ, F., SÁNCHEZ, P. (2008). La cadena de suministro en la base de la pirámide.
JANÉ, J., LAGO, A., D'SOUZA, B. (2008). The effectiveness of logistics alliances. European research on the performance measurement and contractual success factors in logistics partnerships.


SACHON, M., OROZCO, A. (2021). Porsche: la crisis de 1992. IESE, P-1198.
SACHON, M. (2017). Rocket Roaster. Is there business outside the internet? IESE, P-1159-E.
SCHMIDT, T., TITONIS, A., SACHON, M. (2016). Airport Cologne-Bonn: Designing a Service for the Future. IESE, P-1144-E.
SACHON, M., YANKOVIC, N. (2015). Swarovski Crystal: The Polybag Challenge. Design for Supply Chain. IESE, P-1135-E.
SACHON, M., YANKOVIC, N. (2015). Swarovski Crystal: el desafío de las bolsas de plásico. Diseño para la cadena de suministro. IESE, P-1135.

Technical Notes

SACHON, M. (2010). El modelo de los minoristas de hard discount. IESE, PN-465.
MOSCOSO, P., LAGO, A., SACHON, M. (2010). Fundamental Concepts and Parameters of Operations Management. IESE, PN-458-E.
LAGO, A., MOSCOSO, P., SACHON, M. (2010). Capacity Management in Operations Systems. IESE, PN-464-E.
SACHON, M. (2010). The Hard Discount Model in Retailing. IESE, PN-465-E.
MOSCOSO, P., LAGO, A., SACHON, M. (2010). Conceptos y parámetros fundamentales de la dirección de operaciones. IESE, PN-458.