Faculty Profile

Marianne Jahre

Professor - Department of Accounting Auditing and Business Analytics

Biography

Marianne Jahre is Professor of Logistics at Lund University and BI Norwegian Business School. She received her PhD in logistics in 1995 at Chalmers University of Technology and is now docent there. She has been visiting professor at at Université de la Méditerranée in France for a number of years.

Marianne has co-edited and co-authored several books and published articles in International Journal of Physical Distribution & Logistics Management, International Journal of Logistics: Research and Applications and International Journal of Logistics Management. She won the Outstanding Paper Award at the Literati Network Awards for Excellence 2009 from Emerald. She is an international delegate to the Norwegian Red Cross and was during the fall of 2009 undertaking a project on health supply chains in Uganda for Unicef. At present she is heading the research project Contribute in disaster relief logistics cooperating with Everywhere Humanitarian Response and Logistics Services, Wilh.Wilhelmsen and International Federation Red Cross Red Crescent.

At BI Marianne is now responsible for the major in logistics, operations and supply chain management. She was part of the group who in 1989 established NOFOMA, the Nordic network for logistics researchers and has since been heading the organising and scientific commitee for the conference when it has been hosted by BI in 1995 and in 2006. Being member of the 'latino' version of NOFOMA, RIRL established in France in 1998, she functions as a liason between the Nordic countries and Southern European Countries and Brazil.

Marianne is a board member of SMARTRANS, the research programme on transport and logistics in the Norwegian Research Council.

Research areas
Disaster relief logistics.
Project-based logistics.
Design and development of logistics networks.
Supply chain integration and the role of service providers.
Sustainable and reverse logistics.

Teaching areas
Strategic issues in logistics.
Design and development of logistics systems with particular focus on conceptual frameworks.
Development of logistics and supply chain management as a research area in its own right.
Research methodology.
Supply chain management.
Disaster relief logistics.

Publications

Sharifyazdi, Mehdi; Navangul, Kautsubh Anil, Gharehgozli, Amir & Jahre, Marianne (2018)

On- and offshore prepositioning and delivery mechanism for humanitarian relief operations

International Journal of Production Research Doi: 10.1080/00207543.2018.1477260

Traditionally, international humanitarian organisations have used on-demand dispatch of disaster relief goods from regional logistics units (RLUs) for sudden onset disaster response. This paper investigates the improvements in efficiency and resilience of disaster relief operations by combining the existing method of onshore prepositioning of relief items in RLUs with offshore prepositioning of relief items on-board vessels and at seaport terminals. The problem is formulated as a linear programming model that incorporates different logistical costs, including inventory cost, replenishment cost, and transportation cost, to find the best combination of disaster relief methods. At the tactical level, the model determines how much and where disaster relief items need to be prepositioned. At the operational level, the model addresses how much and by which mode of transport the disaster relief items need to be transported to disaster points. The model is tested on 16 major disasters in Southeast Asia. The main finding is that offshore prepositioning can contribute to cost reduction and resilience without compromising on the speed or the scale of the response. The results also suggest that the benefits depend on the duration of the disaster emergency period and the ratio of offshore storage cost to onshore storage cost.

Vega, Diego & Jahre, Marianne (2017)

Case studies in Humanitarian Logistics Research

Hellström, Daniel; Kembro, Joakim & Bodnar, Hajnalka (red.). NOFOMA 2017 The 29th NOFOMA Conference: "Taking on Grand Challenges"

Jahre, Marianne (2017)

Den viktigste logistikken - beredskap og respons i humanitære kriser

Hafting, Tore (red.). Krisehåndtering, planlegging og handling

Jahre, Marianne (2017)

Humanitarian supply chain strategies – a review of how actors mitigate supply chain risks

Journal of Humanitarian Logistics and Supply Chain Management, 7(2), s. 82- 101. Doi: 10.1108/JHLSCM-12-2016-0043

Jahre, Marianne (2016)

On a logistical mission

Taylor, Linnea; Zalis, Marina Castro & Crespo, Patricia Veiga (red.). The XX factor

Jahre, Marianne; Pazirandeh, Ala & Van Wassenhove, Luk N. (2016)

Defining logistics preparedness: a framework and research agenda

Journal of Humanitarian Logistics and Supply Chain Management, 6(3), s. 372- 398. Doi: 10.1108/JHLSCM-04-2016-0012

Jahre, Marianne; Kembro, Joakim, Rezvanian, Tina, Ergun, Ozlem, Håpnes, Svein & Berling, Peter (2016)

Integrating supply chains for emergencies and ongoing operations in UNHCR

Journal of Operations Management, 45, s. 57- 72. Doi: 10.1016/j.jom.2016.05.009

Jahre, Marianne; Ergun, Ozlem & Goentzel, Jarrod (2015)

One Size Fits All? Using Standard Global Tools in Humanitarian Logistics

Procedia Engineering, 107, s. 18- 26. Doi: 10.1016/j.proeng.2015.06.054

Jahre, Marianne & Fabbe-Costes, Nathalie (2015)

How Standards and Modularity can improve Humanitarian Supply Chain Responsiveness: The Case of Emergency Response Units

Journal of Humanitarian Logistics and Supply Chain Management, 5(3), s. 348- 386. Doi: 10.1108/JHLSCM-06-2015-0026

Bygballe, Lena Elisabeth; Håkansson, Håkan & Jahre, Marianne (2013)

A critical discussion of models for conceptualizing the economic logic of construction

Construction Management and Economics, 31(2), s. 104- 118. Doi: 10.1080/01446193.2012.745645

Sohrabpour, V.; Hellström, D. & Jahre, Marianne (2012)

Packaging in developing countries: identifying supply chain needs

Journal of Humanitarian Logistics and Supply Chain Management, 2(2), s. 183- 205. Doi: 10.1108/20426741211260750

Jahre, Marianne; Dumoulin, Luc, Greenhalgh, Langdon, Hudspeth, Claudia, Limlim, Philip & Spindler, Anna (2012)

Improving health in developing countries - reducing complexity of drug supply chains

Journal of Humanitarian Logistics and Supply Chain Management, 2(1), s. 54- 84. Doi: 10.1108/20426741211226000

Uganda is one of many African countries struggling to develop adequate healthcare, particularly at the last mile of local treatment and regards access to drugs. The purpose of this paper is to contribute to understanding of how reduced supply chain complexity can improve health in developing countries.Based on a study and evaluation that included 50 interviews and 27 site visits of the public healthcare system in Karamoja, north-east Uganda, a mapping of drug supply chains was undertaken to identify causes of stocks-outs and possible solutions. A model for logistics process redesign is used for the analysis and results quantified. The main conclusion is that less supply chain complexity leads to lower costs while also reducing stock-outs because better integration between information and goods flows shortens lead-times and improves efficiency. While the empirical study is extensive, there are uncertainties in the data that must be taken into account. The effects of the suggested solutions remain to be analysed and documented upon implementation.The study was rooted in a practical problem and provides practical solutions in terms of quick wins and more long-term changes to solve problems with stock-outs of life-saving drugs. The paper provides an understanding as to the applicability of traditional logistics principles in a context characterized by lack of health system infrastructure, financial resources, capacity and competence and contributes with much needed in-depth understanding of humanitarian logistics reality to the academic community

Jahre, Marianne & Persson, Kurt Gøran (2011)

Logistikk og Ledelse av forsyningskjeder (ch.3), in Persson, G. and Virum, H. (eds.) Logistikk og ledelse av forsyningskjeder, Gyldendal Akademisk

Persson, Kurt Gøran (red.). Logistikk og ledelse av forsyningskjeder

Jahre, Marianne; Bygballe, Lena Elisabeth & Grønland, Stein Erik (2011)

Logistikk i Praksis (ch.4), in Persson, G. and Virum, H. (eds.) Logistikk og ledelse av forsyningskjeder, Gyldendal Akademisk

Persson, Kurt Gøran (red.). Logistikk og ledelse av forsyningskjeder

Jahre, Marianne & Flygansvær, Bente M. (2011)

Logistikk og Miljø (ch.17), in Persson, G. and Virum, H. (eds.) Logistikk og ledelse av forsyningskjeder, Gyldendal Akademisk

Persson, Kurt Gøran (red.). Logistikk og ledelse av forsyningskjeder

Jahre, Marianne & Jensen, Leif-Magnus (2010)

Coordination in humanitarian logistics through clusters

International Journal of Physical Distribution & Logistics Management, 40(8-9), s. 657- 674. Doi: 10.1108/09600031011079319

Jahre, Marianne (2010)

Field Logistics and Logistics in the Field - Undertaking a mission or performing research in humanitarian logistics

Supply Chain Forum: an International Journal, 11(3)

Bankvall, Lars; Bygballe, Lena, Dubois, Anna & Jahre, Marianne (2010)

Interdependence in supply chains and projects in construction

Supply chain management, 15(5), s. 385- 393. Doi: 10.1108/13598541011068314

Bygballe, Lena; Jahre, Marianne & Swärd, Anna Sundberg (2010)

Partnering relationships in construction:A literature review

Journal of Purchasing and Supply Management, 16(4), s. 239- 253. Doi: 10.1016/j.pursup.2010.08.002

Bygballe, Lena & Jahre, Marianne (2009)

Balancing value creating logics in construction

Construction Management and Economics, 27(7), s. 695- 704.

Fabbe-Costes, N.; Jahre, Marianne & Roussat, Christine (2009)

Supply Chain Integration: The role of third party providers

International Journal of Productivity and Performance Management, 58(1), s. 71- 91.

Jahre, Marianne; Jensen, Leif-Magnus & Listou, Tore (2009)

Theory development in Humanitarian Logistics - A Framework and Three Cases

Management Research News, 32(11), s. 1008- 1023.

Listou, Tore; Jahre, Marianne & Jensen, Leif-Magnus (2009)

Theory development in humanitarian logistics: a framework and three cases

Management Research News, 32(11), s. 1008- 1023. Doi: 10.1108/01409170910998255

Jahre, Marianne & Heigh, I. (2008)

Does failure to fund preparedness mean donors must prepare to fund failure in humanitarian supply chains?

Supply Chain Forum: an International Journal, 9(2)

Jahre, Marianne & Persson, Göran (2008)

Origins and Influences in Logistics - Is there a Nordic Approach?

Jan Stentoft Arlbjørn, Árni Halldórsson, Marianne Jahre, Karen Spens (eds.), Northern Lights in Logistics & Supply Chain Management

Fabbe-Costes, N. & Jahre, Marianne (2008)

Performance and Supply Chain Integration - a review of the empirical evidence

International Journal of Logistics Management, 19(2), s. 130- 154.

Stentoft, Jan M.; Halidorsson, Mi & Jahre, Marianne (2008)

Northern Lights in Logistics and Supply chain Management

Copenhagen Business School Press.

Fabbe-Costes, N. & Jahre, Marianne (2007)

Supply chain integration gives better performance - The Emperor's New Suit?

International Journal of Physical Distribution & Logistics Management, 37(10), s. 835- 855.

Jahre, Marianne (2006)

Logistics Networks - Economic Log(ist)ics in Construction

Stentoft Arlbjørn, J., Halldórsson, A. Jahre, M., Spens, K. and Stefansson, G. (eds.), Nordic Case Reader in Logistics and Supply Chain Management

Jahre, Marianne; Flygansvær, Bente & Elvekrok, Ingunn (2006)

Influencing in Logistics Networks

Jahre, M., Gadde, L-E., Håkansson, H., Harrison, D. and Persson, G. (eds.), Resourcing in Business Logistics - The art of systematic combining

Fabbe-Costes, N.; Jahre, Marianne & Rouquet, A. (2006)

Interacting Standards - a basic element in logistics networks

International Journal of Physical Distribution & Logistics Management, 36(2), s. 93- 111.

Gripsrud, Geir; Jahre, Marianne & Persson, Göran (2006)

Supply Chain Management - back to the Future?

International Journal of Physical Distribution & Logistics Management, 36(8), s. 643- 659.

Jahre, Marianne & Fabbe-Costes, N. (2005)

Scandinavian Perspectives on Management Consulting

International Journal of Logistics, 8(2), s. 143- 157.

Jahre, Marianne & Hatteland, Carl Johan (2004)

Packages and Physical Distribution - implications for integration and standardization

International Journal of Physical Distribution & Logistics Management, 34(2), s. 123- 140.

Dreyer, Heidi Carin; Jahre, Marianne & Virum, Helge (2003)

Dynamics in TPL- relationships: A Norwegian case study

Andersson et. al (eds): Third Party Logistics – A Nordic Research Approach

Jahre, Marianne & Persson, Göran (2003)

Supply Chain Management ‘and Beyond’

?, 6(5)

Dreyer, Heidi; Jahre, Marianne & Virum, Helge (2003)

Dynamics in TPL- relationships: A Norwegian case study

[Mangler etternavn], [Mangler fornavn] (red.). Andersson et. al (eds): Third Party Logistics � A Nordic Research Approach

Jahre, Marianne (2001)

Miljølogistikk (revidert kapitel)

Logistikk - et lederansvar/Deg,Bjørnland, Helge, Virum, Göran Persson (red.)

Jahre, Marianne & Bruvoll, Annegrete (1)

Gjenvinning - hva er problemet?

Aftenposten (morgenutg. : trykt utg.) [Kronikk]

Bø, Eirill; Grønland, Stein Erik & Jahre, Marianne (2018)

Forsyningskjeder og logistikk

[Textbook]. Fagbokforlaget.

Jahre, Marianne; Bygballe, Lena Elisabeth & Engebrethsen, Erna S. (2017)

Collaborative approach to reduce risks and improve crisis management – the BaSEC case

[Academic lecture]. SNF Workshop Series: Methods of Disaster Research: Interdisciplinary Approaches.

Vega, D & Jahre, Marianne (2017)

Case studies in Humanitarian Logistics Research

[Academic lecture]. NOFOMA.

Caganda, A.J.; Ergun, O, Håpnes, Svein, Jahre, Marianne, Kembro, Joakim & Rezvanian, Tina (2017)

Scenario building in UNHCR - Predicting future demand in refugee crises

[Academic lecture]. POMS.

Adjahoussou, A; Altay, Nezih, Jahre, Marianne & Kembro, Joakim (2017)

Designing refugee camps for the future – layout and embeddedness with local context

[Academic lecture]. POMS.

Gooding, Emily; Goentzel, Jarrod, Jahre, Marianne & Besiou, Maria (2017)

Improving Personal Protective Equipment Supply Chains for Disease Outbreaks

[Academic lecture]. POMS.

Kembro, Joakim; Jahre, Marianne, Håpnes, Svein & Van Wassenhove, Luk N. (2017)

Contingency approach to understanding challenges in humanitarian operations

[Academic lecture]. POMS.

Jahre, Marianne (2017)

Perspectives on understanding logistics strategy

Pache, Gilles (red.). Images de la logistique: Éclairages managériaux et sociétaux

Jahre, Marianne (2016)

Supply Chain Strategies in Humanitarian Logistics: A Review of how Actors Mitigate Supply Chain Risks

[Academic lecture]. POMS.

Gooding, Emily; Goentzel, Jarrod & Jahre, Marianne (2016)

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Supply Chains for Infectious Disease Outbreaks

[Academic lecture]. POMS.

Jahre, Marianne; Kembro, Joakim, Håpnes, Svein, Hultberg, Mats & Rezvanian, Tina (2016)

Scenario building in UNHCR - Predicting future demand in refugee crises

[Academic lecture]. World P&OM Havana.

Ergun, Ozlem; Jahre, Marianne, Kembro, Joakim, Håpnes, Svein & Hultberg, Mats (2016)

Strategic stocks for joint prepositioning – predicting future demand in refugee emergencies

[Academic lecture]. POMS.

Huemer, Lars; Jahre, Marianne & Dreyer, Heidi Carin (2016)

Seamless travel: The importance of network oriented business models

[Academic lecture]. EurOMA.

Bygballe, Lena Elisabeth & Jahre, Marianne (2016)

Supply chain risk management in temporary multi-organizations

[Academic lecture]. EurOMA.

Jahre, Marianne; Ergun, Ozlem & Goentzel, Jarrod (2015)

One Size Fits All? – Using Standard Global Tools in Humanitarian Logistics

[Academic lecture]. Humtech.

Jahre, Marianne; Pazirandeh, Ala & Van Wassenhove, Luk N. (2015)

Logistics Preparedness in Humanitarian Operations - more than prepositioning?

[Academic lecture]. POMS.

Jahre, Marianne; Goentzel, Jarrod, Gooding, Emily & Heigh, Ian (2015)

Defining Product Standards in the Ebola Response

[Academic lecture]. POMS.

Jahre, Marianne; Van Wassenhove, Luk N. & Pazirandeh, Ala (2015)

Logistics Preparedness in Humanitarian Operations - more than prepositioning?

[Academic lecture]. Conference on Health and Humanitarian Logistics.

Jahre, Marianne & Grønland, Stein Erik (2014)

Predicting the Unpredictable: Deciding where to Locate Strategic Stock Using Real Data

[Academic lecture]. INFORMS.

Jahre, Marianne; Fabbe-Costes, N. & Selviaridis, Kostas (2014)

Provider Early Involvement In Project Logistics Services Specification - How To Achieve It And For What Benefits

[Academic lecture]. NOFOMA.

Jahre, Marianne & Van Wassenhove, Luk N. (2014)

Logistics Preparedness in the context of emergency preparedness - more than prepositioning?

[Academic lecture]. 2014 Conference on Health and Humanitarian Logistics.

Jahre, Marianne; Navangul, Kaustubh Anil & Sharif Yazdi, Mehdi (2014)

On- and off-shore prepositioning and delivery mechanism for sudden-onset disaster response

[Academic lecture]. POMS.

Jahre, Marianne; Kembro, Joakim, Berling, Peter & Håpnes, Svein (2014)

‘Practice And Theory – Warehouse Network Optimisation for UNHCR’

[Academic lecture]. POMS.

Jahre, Marianne; Heigh, Ian & Navangul, Kaustubh Anil (2013)

Predicting the Unpredictable - Use of Demand Forecasting in Disaster Relief

[Academic lecture]. POMS.

Jahre, Marianne (2012)

’Haiti-katastrofe forverret av manglende forebygging’

[Article in business/trade/industry journal]. Bistandsaktuelt

Jahre, Marianne (2012)

’Skaffer bedre grunnlag for effektiv nødhjelpslogistikk’

[Article in business/trade/industry journal]. Logistikk & innkjøp

Jahre, Marianne & van Doorn, Hetty (2012)

BEYOND ‘ENGAGED SCHOLARSHIP’ – PARTNERING UP TO SUPPORT IMPROVEMENTS IN DISASTER RELIEF LOGISTICS

[Academic lecture]. IMP Asia.

Dieckhaus, Dan; Heigh, Ian, Tagle-Gomez Leonard, Natalia, Jahre, Marianne & Navangul, Kaustubh Anil (2011)

Predicting the Unpredictable - Demand Forecasting in International Humanitarian Response

[Academic lecture]. NOFOMA 2011.

Jahre, Marianne & Fabbe-Costes, N. (2009)

Flexible and integrated supply chains - Towards an innovative research platform

[Academic lecture]. The 21th NOFOMA conference.

Jahre, Marianne & Jensen, L. M. (2009)

Supply Chain Design And Coordination In Humanitarian Logistics Through Clusters

[Academic lecture]. The 21th NOFOMA conference.

Jahre, Marianne & Awaleh, Fahad (2009)

Temporary and permanent networks - Mobilising resources for international disaster relief

[Academic lecture]. IMP conference -Asia 2009.

Jahre, Marianne & Fabbe-Costes, N. (2009)

Integrated and flexible project supply chains and networks -Developing a research platform

[Academic lecture]. The 25th IMP Conference.

Jahre, Marianne & Heigh, I. (2008)

Does failure to fund preparedness mean donors must prepare to fund failure in humanitarian supply chains?

[Academic lecture]. 20th Annual NOFOMA conference.

Fabbe-Costes, N.; Jahre, Marianne & Roussat, Christine (2008)

Supply chain integration: The role of logistics service providers

[Academic lecture]. 20th Annual NOFOMA conference.

Arlbjørn, J.S.; Halldórsson, A., Jahre, Marianne, Spens, K. & Stefansson, G. (2006)

Nordic Case Reader in Logistics and Supply Chain Management

[Scientific book]. University Press of Southern Denmark.

Jahre, Marianne; Gadde, Lars-Erik, Håkansson, Håkan, Harrison, Debbie & Persson, Göran (2006)

Resourcing in Business Logistics - The art of systematic combining

[Scientific book]. Liber.

Jahre, Marianne; Elvekrok, Ingunn & Flygansvær, Bente (2004)

Influencing in Logistics Networks

[Academic lecture]. 20th IMP Conference.

Jahre, Marianne & Fabbes-Costes, N. (2003)

Adaptation and Adaptability in logistics networks

[Academic lecture]. 19th Annual IMP Conference.

Jahre, Marianne; Virum, Helge & Dreyer, Heidi (2003)

Dynamics in TPL Relationships- A Norwegian Case Study

[Academic lecture]. The 15th Annual Conference for Nordic Researchers in Logistics (NOFOMA).

Jahre, Marianne; Virum, Helge & Dreyer, Heidi (2003)

Dynamics in TPL Relationships- A Norwegian Case Study

[Academic lecture]. The 15th Annual Conference for Nordic Researchers in Logistics (NOFOMA).

Eik, Arne; Brattebø, Helge, Brekke, Andreas & Jahre, Marianne (2002)

Using LCA and Network Theory as a basis for eco-efficiency improvements in Norwegian plastic packaging recycling

[Academic lecture]. Joint SETAC Europe and ISIE meeting.

Gadde, Lars-Erik; Håkansson, Håkan, Jahre, Marianne & Persson, Göran (2002)

”More instead of less” – Strategies for the use of logistics resources

[Article in business/trade/industry journal]. ?, 2(2), s. 81- 92.

Jahre, Marianne (2001)

Reverse logistics systems

[Academic lecture]. Packaging Logistics Symposium.

Jahre, Marianne (2001)

Packaging logistics for improving the environment and economics in the value chain - study proposal including purpose, outline and literature review

[Academic lecture]. Packaging Logistics Symposium.

Virum, Helge; Persson, Gøran & Jahre, Marianne (1999)

Third Partry Logistics: Outsourcing strategy with focus on reverse distribution

[Academic lecture]. 2nd International meeting for research in logistics.

Jahre, Marianne (1999)

The logistics costs of collecting recyclable household waste - modelling systems for cost consequence analysis

[Academic lecture]. International Workshop in Gothenburg, February.

Jahre, Marianne (1998)

Debatten om gjenvinningens fortreffelighet eller skade ...

[Popular scientific article]. ?

Academic Degrees
Year Academic Department Degree
1995 Chalmers University of Technology Ph.D Dr. Philos.
1988 BI Norwegian Business School Master of Science in Business
1995 Chalmers University of Technology Ph.D Dr. Philos.
1988 BI Norwegian Business School Master of Science in Business
Work Experience
Year Employer Job Title
2008 - Present University of Lund Professor
2007 - Present Chalmers Tekniska Högskole Docent
2005 - Present BI Norwegian Business School Professor
2001 - 2005 BI Norwegian Business School Project leader
1995 - 2005 BI Norwegian Business School Associate Professor
1987 - 2005 BI Norwegian Business School Research assistant, Ph.D.student and assistant professor