Strategic EuroLogistics Design

  • Roman Boutellier
  • Rochus A. Kobler
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Economics and Mathematical Systems book series (LNE, volume 460)


Both business practices and research approaches in the field of EuroLogistics actually exist. The research itself can be divided into a more conceptual approach and Operations Research, i.e., discrete location theory. Research activities at the Institute for Technology Management at the University of St. Gallen intend to consolidate the achievements of these two research approaches and business practices. The result is the Strategic EuroLogistics Design model - the SELD model. The SELD-model is a conceptual approach aimed for the reconfiguration of EuroLogistics structures. It goes beyond current conceptual frameworks for logistics design by providing detailed analysis and decision tools to the logistics practitioner. The SELD model distinguishes between five main phases. On the one side, this article provides a summary of the model. On the other, two of the five phases are described in more detail.


Supply Chain Distribution Logistics Safety Stock Distribution Structure Configuration Centre 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Roman Boutellier
    • 1
  • Rochus A. Kobler
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut für TechnologiemanagementUniversität St. GallenSwitzerland

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