Fabio Sgarbossa


Fabio Sgarbossa is Full Professor of Industrial Logistics at the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering (MTP) at NTNU (Norway) from October 2018. He was Associate Professor at University of Padova (Italy) where he also received his PhD in Industrial Engineering in 2010. He is leader of the Production Management Group at MTP and he is responsible of the Logistics 4.0 Lab at NTNU. He has been and he is involved in several European and National Projects. He is author and co-author of about 100 publications in relevant international journals, about industrial logistics, material handling, materials management, supply chain. He is Associate Editor for International Journal of Production.

Research and member of Organizing and Scientific Committees of several International Conferences, and he is member of editorial boards in relevant International Journals.

This presentation is about the Logistics 4.0 Laboratory (LOG4.0 Lab) established by Production Management Research Group at Dep. of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering at NTNU. The Logistics 4.0 lab at NTNU is Norway’s first logistics laboratory that merges digital technologies with traditional production and logistics systems, enabling researchers, practitioners, engineers, pioneers, students, and other enthusiasts to come together and collaborate on common ground.

We will show the on-going applied research on innovative intralogistics and material handling, studying of the impact of new technologies on logistics systems​, creating new knowledge on design and management of future logistics systems. Production Management Research Group is also leading the EU project LEAN 4.0 with many activities developed in the Logistics 4.0 Lab and companies. These collaborations with companies developing innovative solutions and with the final users is driving the development of the activities in the laboratory. Some examples of advanced solutions available in the LOG4.0 Lab are: Indoor Positioning Systems, Autonomous Mobile Robots and Autonomous Wheels, AR and VR for Logistics, Motion Capture Systems, Assistive Technologies for Logistics Operators, Smart Workstations, 3D mapping for Layout.

Some pictures from the LOG4.0 Lab: