Department of Operations Management

Professor emerita

Room: SOL/B5.26

Britta Gammelgaard´s overall research interest is Supply Chain Management (SCM) & Logistics. More specifically, topics such as supply chain innovation and strategy, qualitative research in logistics and SCM, competence development, procurement strategies and processes as well as last mile/citylogistics are prioritised research areas. Her work has been published in Danish and international, scientific journals, such as International Journal of Operations and Production Management (IJOPM), Journal of Purchasing and Supply Management (JPSM), International Journal of Physical Distribution & Logistics Management (IJPDLM), and Journal of Business Logistics (JBL). Britta has received several awards for her research and research management activities including the Danish Transport Research Award, Hedorfs Fonds Transport-forskningspris.

Professor Gammelgaard is Editor-in-Chief for International Journal of Logistics Management (IJLM) since 2017 and has served for several years as European Editor of Journal of Business Logistics, Associate Editor of Journal of Supply Chain Management (JSCM) and as member of the Editorial Advisory of Journal of Business Logistics. She has guest-edited numerous special issues in logistics and supply chain scientific journals.

In 2023, Britta Gammelgaard was acknowledged as CSCMP Distinguished Fellow. Among the 20 colleagues in the Inaugural Class of fellows, she was one of two non-US based scholars and one out of four women. In 2006 she initiated the CSCMP European Research Seminar/ERS to which she and IJLM are still connected.

Further, Gammelgaard has been a member of the NOFOMA (Nordic Logistics Research Network) Scientific Committee and was the initiator of the NOFOMA doctoral consortium, Nordlog in 1996. She is widely used in Scandinavia for Doctoral assessment committees and has successfully supervised several doctoral candidates.

Presently, Gammelgaard is chairperson of the board of and is furthermore member of the editorial team on the trade magazine with contributions from both academia and practice. The association organizes the annual Danish Supply Chain Conference.

Britta Gammelgaard is presently coordinator of the Minor in Strategic Procurement on MSc level. Further, she is the CBS academic responsible for the tri-continental bachelor program “Global Supply Chain & Logistics Management” (GLOBAL) that is established in collaboration with University of British Columbia and Chinese University of Hong Kong Shenzhen. In the years 2010-2017, Britta was academic lead of the MSc concentration in Supply Chain Management, and before that for the HD graduate diploma program in SCM.

Primary research areas
  • Supply Chain Management (SCM)
  • Supply Chain Innovation Processes
  • Procurement organization and strategy
  • Logistics and transport management
  • City logistics and urban freight
Curriculum Vitae
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  • MSc elective: Procurement Strategy and Organizational Development (course responsible)
  • MSc elective: Global Sourcing Management (course responsible)
  • MSc elective: Global Transportation and Maritime Logistics (course responsible)
  • GLOBAL bachelor program: Logistics Clusters (course responsible)
  • Business Projects and MSc Theses
  • PhD projects and theses
Other teaching activities
  • Coordinator of the MSc Minor in Strategic Procurement
  • Member of the Study Board for BSc in International Shipping & Trade
  • CBS responsible for the GLOBAL program
Selected publications
  • Gammelgaard, B.; Katarzyna Nowicka, K. (2023), “Next Generation Supply Chain Management: The Impact of Cloud Computing”, Journal of Enterprise Information Management, 28.3.2023
  • Gammelgaard, B., Kumar, S., Pattnaik, D. and Joshi, R. (2020), "Thirty years of the International Journal of Logistics Management – a retrospective analysis", Interna-tional Journal of Logistics Management, Vol. 31 No. 2, pp. 173-208.
  • Flöthmann, C.; Hoberg, K.; Gammelgaard, B. (2018), “Disentangling Supply Chain Management Competencies and their Impact on Performance: A Knowledge-based View”, International Journal of Physical Distribution & Logistics Management, Vol. 48, No. 6, 2018, p. 630-655.
  • Tsvetkova, A. and Gammelgaard, B., 2018, “The Idea of Transport Independence in the Russian Arctic: A Scandinavian Institutional Approach to Understanding Supply Chain Strategy”, International Journal of Physical Distribution & Logistics Management, Vol. 48, No. 9, 2018, p. 913-930
  • Andreasen, P.H. and Britta Gammelgaard, B. (2018), “Change within Purchasing and Supply Management Organisations – Assessing the Claims from Maturity Models”, Journal of Purchasing and Supply Management, Vol. 24, No. 2, 3.2018, p. 151-163
  • Gammelgaard, B., (2015), “The emergence of city logistics. The case of Copenhagen’s Citylogistik-kbh”. International Journal of Physical Distribution & Logistics Management, 45(4), pp. 333-351
  • Nilsson, F. and Gammelgaard, B. (2012), “Beyond the systems approach in logistics and SCM”, International Journal of Physical Distribution & Logistics Management, 42 (8/9), pp. 764-783.
  • Flint, D., E. Larsson, and B. Gammelgaard (2008), “Exploring Processes for Customer Value Insights, Supply Chain Learning and Innovation: An International Study”, Journal of Business Logistics, Vol. 29, No. 1, pp 257-280
  • Gammelgaard, B. (2004), “Schools in Logistics Research? A Methodology Framework for Analysis of the Discipline”, International Journal of Physical Distribution & Logistics Management, Vol. 34, No. 6, pp. 479-491
  • Gammelgaard, B. and P. D. Larson (2001), ”Logistics Skills and Competencies for Supply Chain Management”, Journal of Business Logistics, Vol. 22, No. 2, pp. 27-5
Publications sorted by:
Britta Gammelgaard / Foreword
In: Supply Chain Operations in the Arctic: Implications for Social Sustainability. . ed. /Antonina Tsvetkova; Konstantin Timoshenko. Abingdon : Routledge 2024, p. xxiv-xxvi (Routledge Advances in Production and Operations Management)
Virva Tuomala; Anna Aminoff; Niklas Arvidsson; Britta Gammelgaard; Helleke Heikkinen; Howard Weir / Innovative Sustainable Urban Last Mile : Small Vehicles and Business Models.
Oslo : Nordic Innovation Centre 2024, 55 p.
Antonina Tsvetkova; Britta Gammelgaard / Social-ecological Resilience in Extreme Natural Environments : A Multiple Case Study of Arctic Offshore Supply Ecosystems.
In: International Journal of Operations and Production Management, 8.7.2024
Journal article > peer review
James R. Stock; Paola Signori; Gyöngyi Kovács; Britta Gammelgaard / Best Practices in Logistics Sustainability Part 2 : A Look at Packaging, Reverse Logistics, and Technology.
In: CSCMP's Supply Chain Quarterly, Vol. 17, No. 3, 2023
Journal article
Britta Gammelgaard / Competence Development, Learning and Change in Supply Chain Management
In: Global Logistics and Supply Chain Strategies for the 2020s: Vital Skills for the Next Generation. . ed. /Rico Merkert; Kai Hoberg. Cham : Springer 2023, p. 207-224
Book chapter > peer review
Virva Tuomala; Anna Aminoff; Britta Gammelgaard / Consumer and Citizen Perspectives on Sustainability in Last-mile Deliveries
Abstract from The 35th NOFOMA Conference 2023, 2023
Conference abstract for conference > peer review
Britta Gammelgaard; Katarzyna Nowicka / Next Generation Supply Chain Management : The Impact of Cloud Computing.
In: Journal of Enterprise Information Management, 28.3.2023
Journal article > peer review
Britta Gammelgaard / Systems Approaches Are Still Providing New Avenues for Research as the Foundation of Logistics and Supply Chain Management
In: The International Journal of Logistics Management, Vol. 34, No. 1, 2023, 4 p., p. 1-4
Maria Björklund; Britta Gammelgaard / Urban Freight Consolidation and Delivery : State of the Art.
In: Handbook on City Logistics and Urban Freight. ed. /Edoardo Marcucci; Valerio Gatta; Michela Le Pira. Cheltenham : Edward Elgar Publishing 2023, p. 160-177 (Research Handbooks in Transport Studies series)
Book chapter > peer review
Yuan Virtanen; Marianna Sobkiewicz; Kien Do Trung; Anna Aminoff; Britta Gammelgaard / Innovative Sustainable Urban Last Mile : A Synthetic Review of Academic Litterature, Grey Literature and Media Data.
Paper presented at The 33rd NOFOMA Conference 2021, 2022
Paper > peer review
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Research Projects
Outside activities
  • Kühne Foundation, Schindellegi, Switzerland, Contribution to the Executive Education program, “European Network Management of Logistics Processes, 2018
  • KLU Executive Education GmbH, Hamburg, Germany, Contribution to the Executive Education program, “European Network Management of Logistics Processes, 2019