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Assistant Professor, Operations & Supply Chain Management


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Areas of expertise

Maritime business & policy
Transport markets
Logistics costs


Assistant Professor Tomi Solakivi received his doctoral thesis in Operations & Supply Chain Management in 2014 from University of Turku.

His research interest is directed towards two main themes. The first is transportation and transport markets. He has published numerous articles on mode choice and carrier selection –related issues. Recently his research interests and publications has been especially towards maritime transport, in particular on winter and arctic shipping and environmental regulation of maritime transport.

His second research focus is the connection between supply chain management and firm performance, especially logistics costs. He has mainly focused on firm level supply chain practices and firm level performance, but some of his work also consider the national level, and logistics performance of national economies. He has published over 20 peer reviewed articles in journals such as International Journal of Physical Distribution and Logistics Management, Supply Chain Management: An International Journal, International Journal of Production Economics, Maritime Policy & Management and Maritime Economics & Logistics.

Solakivi has worked as an expert for several Ministries and government agencies such as Prime Minister’s Office, Ministry of Transport and Communications, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Finnish Traffic Agency and Finnish Transport Safety Agency in the field of transport logistics. He has also acted as a consultant for The World Bank. 


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Logistiikkaselvitys 2023 (2023)

Solakivi Tomi, Ojala Lauri, Laari Sini, Töyli Juuso, Toivonen Noora, Metsäaho Veeti
(Julkaistu kehittämis- tai tutkimusraportti taikka -selvitys (D4))

Merenkulun markkinaselvitys 2021 (2022)

Solakivi Tomi, Ojala Lauri, Holm Pasi, Tyynilä Juho, Paimander Aleksi, Kilpi Vesa
(Julkaistu kehittämis- tai tutkimusraportti taikka -selvitys (D4))