Special Issue on Supply Chain Management: Its Theory and Applications

Submission Deadline: Nov. 30, 2014

  • Special Issue Editor
    • Department of Decision Sciences, Operations Research, School of Quantitative Sciences (SQS), Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM), Sintok, Kedah, Malaysia
    • Hui-Ming Wee
      Department of Industrial & Systems Engineering, Chung Yuan Christian University, Taiwan
    • R. P Mohanty
      Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan University, Bhubaneshwar, Odisha, India
    • Erick C. Jones
      Department of Industrial & Manufacturing Systems Engineering, University of Texas, Arlingon, Texas, USA
    • Ali Turkyilmaz
      Department of Industrial Engineering, Fatih University, Istanbul, Dragos, Turkey
    • Lu Qing
      Izmir University of Economics, Balçova, İzmir, Turkey
    • Nitty Hirawaty Binti Kamarulzaman
      Department of Agribusiness and Information Systems, Putra University-Malaysia (UPM), Kuala Lumpur, Selangor, Malaysia
    • Ravi Kant
      Department of Mechanical Engineering, Sardar Vallabhbhai National Institute of Technology, Surat, Gujarat, India
    • Nachiappan Subramanian
      Business School, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, UK
  • Introduction

    Supply Chain Management (SCM) has been widely researched in numerous application domains during the last decade. Despite the popularity of SCM research and applications, considerable confusion remains as to its meaning. There are several attempts made by researchers and practitioners to appropriately define SCM. Amidst fierce competition in all industries, SCM has gradually been embraced as a proven managerial approach to achieving sustainable profits and growth.

    This special issue intends to publish original, high quality, supply chain management empirical research that will have a significant impact on SCM theory and practice. Manuscripts accepted for publication in this issue must have clear implications for Supply chain managers based on one or more of a variety of rigorous research methodologies. This issue also publishes insightful meta-analyses of the SCM literature, conceptual/theoretical studies with clear implications for practice, comments on past articles, studies concerning the SCM field itself, and other such matters relevant to SCM.

    Regular articles accepted for publication in this issue must have clear implications for practitioners who manage product and process design, operations, and supply chains based on one or more of a variety of rigorous research methodologies. Manuscripts accepted for publication must meet the following criteria:

    1. Research papers in the field of SCM in manufacturing and services.
    2. Research rigor applied through the scientific theory-building approach.
    3. Managerial relevance.

  • Guidelines for Submission

    Manuscripts can be submitted until the expiry of the deadline. Submissions must be previously unpublished and may not be under consideration elsewhere.

    Papers should be formatted according to the guidelines for authors (see: http://www.ijber.org/submission). By submitting your manuscripts to the special issue, you are acknowledging that you accept the rules established for publication of manuscripts, including agreement to pay the Article Processing Charges for the manuscripts. Manuscripts should be submitted electronically through the online manuscript submission system at http://www.sciencepublishinggroup.com/login. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal and will be listed together on the special issue website.

  • Published Papers

    The special issue currently is open for paper submission. Potential authors are humbly requested to submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript by clicking here.

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