Logistics - an early passion
I literally grew up with transport logistics, with a dad whose passion was transferred to me. Therefore, the choice of studying logistics and supply chains became quite easy. I pursued my bachelor degree in another university here in Sweden. The strive towards learning more has always been there and naturally I chose to pursue a master's degree. The reputation from Lund University and the fact that I was born and raised in the lovely city of Helsingborg brought my attention to the master's program Service Management - Supply Chain (formerly known as Logistics).
The master's thesis topic
My master's thesis topic is regarding a comparison between the U.S. and Europe when it comes to road-freight transport planning. Through discussions with my supervisor Dr. Henrik Sternberg, he introduced unexplored land where I should have a look. I have several years of experience working part-time with road-freight transport planning, which automatically spotlighted personal interest. The only issue was that a company visit in the U.S. would be expensive and thereby funding was needed. After submitting applications to different institutions I was able to evoke Volvo Advanced Technology and Research's interest.
The trip to Nebraska
The next step was to engineer applications to U.S. truckload firms and through invaluable contacts I was granted the approval by Werner Enterprises in Omaha, Nebraska. I spent three full days at the company conducting interviews and shadowing. The company could not have treated me better and I developed a lot of new contacts for my future career.
What to think about with the master's thesis
Writing a master's thesis is inspiring, but also very challenging. I would suggest future students to early on start thinking about what areas spotlights the most personal interest and to develop a topic that you have some kind of