Institute of Logistics, Infrastructure, Supply and Transport (LIST)

Organization profile

Organisation profile

What is the Institute of Logistics, Infrastructure, Supply and Transport (LIST)?

The Institute of Logistics, Infrastructure, Supply and Transport (LIST) is an education and research unit, which employs expertise in the areas of:

  • multi-modal transportation (public and logistics)
  • Mobility as a Service (MaaS)
  • circular economy and dematerialisation
  • logistics and supply chain infrastructure planning
  • reverse logistics and returns management
  • strategic procurement analysis and SCM planning

It has a record of research which includes:

  • multi-modal pan-European review and design
  • farm to fork food supply chain analysis
  • supply chain crime risk and resilience
  • global infrastructure analysis
  • review of local Government logistics strategy development
  • social enterprise transformational travel models
  • big data supply chain visibility
  • cyber security and resilience

The Institute also has bespoke training and education programs in the following areas:

Non-accredited professional courses

  • cyber resilience and immunity
  • applied logistics, procurement and supply
  • risk and resilience in value chain management
  • human factors of risk and resilience
  • business continuity – the value chain approach
  • development of social objects in business

LIST is staffed by ex-industry professionals from a range of logistics, supply chain, sustainable waste and related functions, up to board level. The group sits on the logistics strategy board for the Northamptonshire county, has deep rooted relations with major global companies from both an educational and research perspective and has close working relationships with professional bodies. All of this expertise and collaboration embeds the Institute’s theoretical research in real-world functions, forging an understanding of the desires and needs of the modern globalised supply chain.

Areas of interest

The Institute has research interests in seven areas:

  • social object driven transportation models for societal good
  • innovative ICT/ITS networks for public and private transport
  • multi-modal logistics and transportation (air, rail, road and sea)
  • supply chain food fraud, integrity, resilience and waste
  • public transportation networks (including automated vehicle technologies)
  • procurement policy (public and private sector)
  • supply chain connected ITS

Current projects


SOCIETAL Travel CIC is a Social Enterprise, created to tackle transportation challenges by analysing travel data and applying transformative innovative solutions. Expanding on work carried out by LIST for the UK government (DfT)-funded Network Northamptonshire Total Transport initiative, SOCIETAL’s founding partners are LIST and Northamptonshire County Council.

AEOLIX (Horizon 2020)

The AEOLIX (Architecture for EurOpean Logistics Information eXchange) Platform represents a critical step forward for supply chain visibility and interoperability through the decentralisation of information sharing. AEOLIX cloud services provide connectivity between multi-actor data and in-house or cloud-based applications, processes and services, resulting in enhanced collaboration and interoperability, potentially across the entire transport and logistics sector.


PolyCE (Post-Consumer High-tech Recycled Polymers for a Circular Economy) has the objective of demonstrating circular economy solutions based on re-design of value and supply chain for plastics contained in WEEE. PolyCE will contribute to the development of value-added solutions that will act as a driver for increasing EU competitiveness and move European societies further towards sustainability.

CHESS (the Colleges and Higher Education Security Standard)

This project will identify effective practice from the FE and HE sectors, along with closely aligned other sectors and experts, in order to be brought together to assist further and higher education institutions in the development of preparations and plans in this area.

Recent projects

Network Northamptonshire Total Transport (DFT)

Total Transport is a Department for Transport funded initiative led by Northamptonshire county council in partnership with the University of Northampton. Key to the project are the identification of synergies that can be made across a county wide provision of sustainable public transportation. The outputs of this research formed the first global holistic procurement transport commissioning social enterprise co-owned by the project stakeholders (April 2017).


ICURe is a program set up by a consortium of Universities branded SETsquared. Historically funded by Innovate UK (and ongoing) they look at university research of any discipline at PhD level and support students financially in the exploration of ‘turning research into a business’.


External partners

LIST works with a range of external partners locally, nationally and internationally.

CILT logo

Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport

CIPS logo

Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply

Northamptonshire County Council logo

Northamptonshire County Council

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Northamptonshire Police and Crime Commissioner

Office of Northamptonshire Police and Crime Commission


Working with LIST

If you are interested in working with LIST please contact the institute’s administrator Samantha Evans via or call 01604 892585 or Liam Fassam, the Institute Director via email

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    Bates, M. & Fassam, L.


    Project: ResearchEuropean


    Hills, M.

    Project: ResearchUK Government

    Research Output

    Social Value effect of Food supply chains and Brexit

    Fassam, L., 30 Jan 2019, 14 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned Report

  • Asymmetric thinking: anthropology and its potential for career development

    Hills, M., 23 Apr 2018.

    Research output: Contribution to ConferencePaper

  • Enhancing evidence-based research within law-enforcement intelligence practice

    Hills, M., 2 Mar 2018.

    Research output: Contribution to ConferencePaper

  • Activities

    Decarbonisation Toolbox WORKSHOP 4

    Liam Fassam (Speaker)

    17 Sep 201919 Sep 2019

    Activity: Academic Talks or PresentationsWorkshopResearch


    Resource efficiency: creating a route to logistics and the circular economy

    Liam Fassam (Speaker), , Margaret Bates (Speaker), & Samir Dani (Speaker)

    9 Sep 201511 Sep 2015

    Activity: Academic Talks or PresentationsWorkshopResearch


    Upstream operations: resilience to malign intent – ‘Analogical reasoning’ for new options to detect and engage

    Mils Hills (Speaker)

    9 Dec 2015

    Activity: Academic Talks or PresentationsOral presentationResearch