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CESIT is one of the different networks related to the supply chain: clusters, competition centres, associations, committees, etc. Our experts are active and visible to the professionals with whom we build various types of collaborative efforts, including coaching, training and research, assistance with strategy implementation, and/or help gaining a specific expertise. 

Professional and institutional partners

  • The International Association of Maritime Economists (IAME), which has over 500 members across all continents and over 20 member companies. IAME organises annual conferences presented by different institutions every year and it sometimes supports other conferences related to the association’s mission. Professor P. Cariou was vice president of the association from 2014 to 2016; 
  • PortEconomics is an online initiative that aims to generate knowledge about maritime ports. It is developed and supported by members of the PortEconomics group that actively participates in university and contractual research efforts regarding the port economy, its management, and the policies that govern it. Professor P. Cariou is a founding member of the research group.
  • The Aerospace Valley competitiveness cluster 
  • An active contributor to the AIRL-SCM network (International association for logistics research and supply chain management) 
  • The centre is represented by Walid Klibi within the Metropolitan Bordeaux urban logistics technical committee and the CCI-Bordeaux
  • The centre is represented at the African Institute for Logistic & Supply Chain that is part of Mohammed VI Polytechnic University, through the affiliation of Professor Walid Klibi
  • French Association for Logistics (ASLOG) The head of training at the ISLI, for example, sits on the association’s board 
  • The INTEROP V-Lab association 
  • DATA Factory 
  • French Operations Research & Decision Support Society (ROADEF)
  • The La Poste Group, for which KEDGE leads a Supply Chain research chair (with PhD and post-doctoral students working on issues relating to urban logistics) 
  • The CMA-CGM group, with training and coaching 
  • Sephora, for which the centre explores a range of topical issues including supply chain digitisation and multichannel retailing 
  • Lectra (a world leader in integrated technology solutions for the textiles/leather industry), particularly with a research project on network design in China, an ISLI student mission focusing on Demand Driven Material Requirement Planning (DDMRP) and MILK RUN optimisation 
  • Orange, where KEDGE is responsible for training most of the company’s supply chain teams worldwide 
  • Schlumberger, again with teaching and continuous professional development.
  • The OCP Group (the first Moroccan company) with certification programmes in global supply chain management launched with Mohammed VI Polytechnic University in 2020.
  • The Kühne Stiftung Foundation for which we have been organising the annual international seminar ‘European Network Management for Logistics Processes (ENLoP)’ along with Kühne Logistics University since 2015
  • Arvato France (the Bertelsmann Group) for which we have organised a training programme entitled ‘Supply Chain: Working towards operational excellence’ in 2018/2019 

Academic partners 

  • Kuehne Logistics University (Hamburg, Germany) is a CESIT partner for developing doctoral research via co-management of doctoral students. The themes examined within this partnership include humanitarian logistics, maritime and port logistics, urban logistics, sustainable logistics chain management, and medicine demand forecasting. 


Applied University of Bern
Arts et Métiers ParisTech
Aston Business School (Birmingham, Royaume-Uni), 
BI, Norway, 
Brunel University London, 
CNRS Clermont-Ferrand, 
Corvinus University of Budapest, 
Ecole Mines Saint-Etienne
Ecole Nationale d’ingénieurs de Tunis
Eindhoven University of Technology
EM Normandie
ENSAM Bordeaux
ESC Rennes
Georgia Tech – Physical Internet Center (Atlanta, USA), 
Hofstra University (NY), 
IMT Nantes
Inria (Bordeaux)
INSA Rennes 
Kyoto University
MIT Center for Transportation and Logistics (Boston, USA) 
Ningbo University
Norwegian School Economics
Politecnico Milano
Queen's University
Research Institute for Organic Agriculture, FIBL (Frick, Suisse), 
SINTEF, Norway, 
Universitat SIEGEN
Université Aix-Marseille (AMU), 
Université Catholique de Lyon
Université de Bordeaux (IMB), 
Université de Bordeaux (GRETHA), 
Université de Bordeaux (IMS), 
Université de Grenoble
Université Laval (Québec, Canada) 
Université de Nantes
Université Jean Monnet Saint Etienne, 
Université Mohamed VI Polytechnique (Maroc) 
University of Cardiff (UK), 
University of Genoa – CIELI, 
University of Gothenburg
University of British Columbia, Canada, 
University of Exeter
University of Lancaster
University of Lomonosov Moscow State
University of Manitoba, Canada, 
University of Maribor
University of Melbourne
University of Michigan
University of Minnesota
University of Mississipi State
University of North Florida
Universitat Politecnica de Valencia
University of Portsmouth
University of Rome Tor Vergata
University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, 
University of Sheffield
University of Stellenbosch
University of Vermont
University of Victoria
Worcester Polytechnic Institute.