Established in February 2008 at the Department of Management, Information and Production Engineering of the University of Bergamo, the CELS operates in the field of design and management of industrial plants and integrated logistics systems and in the engineering and management of integrated product-service solutions and after-sales services.

The competences of the founding group, related to production planning and control and industrial logistics, have been enlarged and enriched over the years, thanks to the participation in numerous national and international funded research projects, to the development of applied research and consulting initiatives and to the continuous growth in terms of new technological and human resources.

Relying on several researchers with a consolidated experience in the field of operations and industrial services, the CELS currently carries out research, technology transfer and training projects, in collaboration with several national and international scientific institutions and with national and local companies, with both technical and managerial/organizational focus.
The research group brings many years of experience in industrial research, particularly through the ASAP Service Management Forum, an inter-university initiative aimed at creating and disseminating service culture and excellence in industry.