Contract Logistics

Work Team


The Contract Logistics Observatory, a vertical work team within Digital Innovation Observatories,that since 2011 analyses the third party logistics sector In Italy, with the support of a broad and highly specialized community and the collaboration of Assologistica.

The Observatory studies the evolution of the Italian logistics outsourcing market in all its flavours, from strategic outsourcing to tactical outsourcing decisions. In addition to quantitatively measuring the phenomenon, the Observatory’s aim is to critically examine the sectors’ leading evolution elements and discuss on the role of innovation that the Contract Logistics supplier ecosystem can have in spreading excellence practices in logistics and supply chain management in Italy.



The Observatory develops according to an annual work schedule consisting of the following activities:

  • a Research path branching in a variety of streams agreed with the Partners of the initiative at the beginning of the year;
  • four intermediate Workshops reserved to the initiatives’ Partner and Sponsor community and to Advisory Board client company members, where Research status and updates are shared and debated;
  • a public Conference, typically held in November, at which a summary of Research findings is presented, enriched by initiative Partner testimonies;
  • a second public Conference, typically held in January of the year following the Research, where case histories of companies invited by initiative Partners are presented and commented in view of Observatory Research evidence;
  • an organized communication plan for the circulation of Research results on major sector publications and on national newspapers, with the goal of creating culture on the Contract Logistics theme in Italy.


The Contract Logistics Observatory aims for the following Research goals:

  • quantitatively measure the Contract Logistics phenomenon (the amount of data is significant but the impression is that an overall view is still missing);
  • critically examine sector evolution and innovation elements (business model, technologic innovation, process innovation, …);
  • use a combination of quantitative research methods (financial statement analysis, sector analysis) and qualitative (case studies, surveys);
  • develop a meaningful debate with managers from offering supply chain companies and services user companies with which to set the research, sharing issues and results. A Work Team has been established for this, consisting of over 40 Partner and Sponsor companies and by over 30 client companies.


Work Team

The Contract Logistics Observatory Work Team consists of: Research Team (Observatory directors and researchers); Advisory Board; Research Partners and Sponsors.

Research Team

  • Scientific Officer
    Gino Marchet - Professore Ordinario di Logistica, Politecnico di Milano
  • Scientific Officer
    Andrea Fossa - Partner Hermes
  • Research Director
    Marco Melacini - Professore Associato, Politecnico di Milano
  • Senior Researcher
    Damiano Frosi -School of Management del Politecnico di Milano
  • Senior Researcher
    Elena Tappia - School of Management del Politecnico di Milano
  • Researcher
    Serena Lombardozzi - School of Management del Politecnico di Milano
  • Researcher
    Lorenzo Prataviera - School of Management del Politecnico di Milano
  • Researcher
    Monica Rasini - School of Management del Politecnico di Milano

Advisory Board

  • Assologistica
    Jean-Francois Daher - Segretario Generale
  • Assologistica
    Renzo Sartori - Responsabile Rapporti con Università e Centri di Ricerca
  • Basic Italia
    Luca Mastrorillo - Chief Operating Officer
  • Bayer
    Luciano Bodini - BHC Logistic & Distribution Head e Presidente Consorzio DAFNE
  • Brembo
    Stefano Mercurio - Aftermarket Supply Chain Manager
  • Bosch
    Chiara Busi - Direttore Logistica
  • Carlsberg
    Riccardo Montanucci - Customer Supply Chain Director
  • Chicco Artsana
    Alberto Menna - Direttore Logistica
  • Composad
    Luca Priori - Direttore Logistica
  • Coop Nord-Ovest
    Daniele Maini - Direttore Logistica
  • Daikin
    Claudio Bettella - Supply Chain Manager South Europe
  • De Cecco
    Giovanni Pula - Direttore Logistica Integrata
  • Diageo
    Boris Agazzani - Head of Logistics
  • Dompè
    Giovanni Brenna - Direttore Supply Chain
  • Dow
    Francesco Carciotto - Consulente Dow Italia
  • ePRICE
    Alessandro Cernigliaro - Chief Operating Officer
  • Granarolo
    Luca Zaglio - Direttore Supply Chain Gruppo Granarolo
  • Gruppo Italiano Vini
    Francesco Coppola - Supply Chain Manager
  • Gucci
    Stefano Albertario - Leather Goods Industrial Logistics Manager
  • IKEA
    Andrea Colzani - Managing Director IKEA Italia Distribution
  • La Rinascente
    Luca Brandellero - Logistics Director
  • Lechler
    Francesco Gennari - Purchasing & Logistic Director
    Carlo Pedotti - Responsabile Logistica Distributiva
  • Leroy Merlin
    Marco Lattuada - Direttore Logistica
  • Mondelez
    Simona Cremonesi - Logistics Operations Manager Italy
  • Nestlè
    Giuseppe Cigarini - Corporate Logistics Manager
  • Omega Pharma
    Michele Abruzzese - Customer Service & Supply Chain Director
  • OVS
    Andrea De Martin - Direttore Logistica Distributiva
  • Riello
    Silvio Giordano - Group Logistic Director
  • Samsung
    Antonio Mattei - Head of Logistics Division
  • SKY
    Matteo Pecci - Supply Chain Director
    Antonio Aitoro - Executive Director
  • Alessandro Piatti


  • CEVA Logistics
    Marco Henry - Transport Director Italy
  • CLO Servizi Logistici
    Fabio Ferrario - Presidente
  • Codognotto
    Manuel Scaramuzza - Director of Contract Logistics
  • DHL Express
    Simona Lertora - Head of Marketing & Business Development
    Marcello Corazzola - Logistics & Distribution Network Director
    Andrea Sassaroli - Business Development Director
  • Installo
    Enrico Rubiero - Responsabile Commerciale
  • Jungheinrich
    Guido Ivaldi - Direttore Sistemi Logistici
  • Logistica Uno
    Gianluca Cornelli - Operations Manager
    Luciano Marton - Business Unit Industrial Director
  • Number1 Logistics Group
    Gianpaolo Calanchi - Chief Executive Officer
  • Poste Italiane
    Arturo Iannotti - Enterprise & PA Business Development Manager
    Lorenzo Bollani - Product Manager
  • World Capital
    Marco Clerici - Managing Director
  • Zeroquattro Logistica
    Luca Zaglio - Amministratore Delegato


  • Ambrosiano Group
    Giulia Barani - Amministratore Unico
    Ewa Micor - Corporate Business Development
  • Brivio&Viganò
    Mauro Brivio - Amministratore Delegato
  • Cab Log
    Renzo Bortolato - Amministratore Delegato
  • CAL Srl - Servizi Logistici
    Diego Modugno - Presidente
  • CD Group
    Luca Oddera - Responsabile Acquisti
  • Click & Quick
    Daniele Girgenti - Co-Founder e Marketing Manager
  • ConsiCopra
    Francesco Maria Corradi - Presidente
  • D.B.Group
    Silvia Moretto - Chief Executive Officer
  • Edison Energia
    Davide Macor - Direttore Mercato Business
  • FATA Logistic System
    Pierclemente Bottinelli - Direttore Commerciale
  • Flexilog
    Marcello Cassetti - Direttore Operativo
  • GLS
    Patrizio Confalonieri - Operations & Sales Support Supervisor
  • Gulliver
    Giuseppe Capoferri - Amministratore Delegato
  • Innocenti Depositi
    Davide Innocenti - Direttore Tecnico
  • Interporto Bologna
    Pietro Spirito - Presidente
  • Italtrans
    Armando Pugliese - Direzione Operativa Processi Organizzativi Logistica e Trasporto
  • Linde Material Handling Italia
    Angela Sgualdi - Marketing Manager
  • Messaggerie del Garda
    Paola Beschi - HR & Marketing Manager
  • Multilogistics
    Vittorio Mascolino - General Manager
    Giovanni Gizzo - Country Manager Italia
    Marco Picciafuoco - Managing Director
  • Schenker Italiana
    Alfredo Costa - Head of Contract Logistics / SCM
  • Silo - Gruppo CFT
    Giuseppe Falcucci - Product Manager
  • Silvano Chiapparoli Logistica
    Gian Luigi Sangermani - IT Manager
  • STEF Italia
    Renato Mosca - Vice Direttore Generale Business & Development
  • Teklog
    Vittorio Consonni - Sales and Business Development Manager / Contract Logistics
  • TimoCom
    Tommaso Magistrali - Country Manager Italy
  • Transmec Group
    Marco Borea - Amministratore Delegato
  • Trasporti Romagna
    Simone Romagna - Amministratore Delegato
  • Tuvia Italia (a member of Kerry Logistics)
    Alessandro Canese - Managing Director



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Contract Logistics Observatory

Sponsorship Opportunities

Every year more than 300 companies join the Digital Innovation Observatories activities, getting in touch with the corporate, institutional and academic decision makers.



For more information on how to collaborate with and support Contract Logistics Observatory, please contact Damiano Frosi (email: damiano.frosi@polimi.it).