Call for papers: Integration of E-commerce and Supply Chain
A special issue of the International Journal of Electronic Customer Relationship Management (IJECRM)
Full paper due: 1 October 2007
Notification of acceptance: 30 December 2007
Final version of paper due: 1 February 2008
Prof. Zheng Qin, Shanghai University of Finance and Economics, China
Dr. M. W. M. Ismail, Ryerson University, Canada
Dr. Dash Wu, University of Toronto, Canada
Traditionally, the phrase, “Supply Chain Management”, meant assembly lines, warehouses, truckers and time sheets. In a few years, the very fundamental goal in every stage of the supply chain has changed. Now companies are looking at how to provide greater service globally. In a quest for greater efficiency and lower costs, there has been growing importance given to managing the supply chain effectively for the benefit of all parties.
Traditional view of the supply chain has been changed by the internet. It has transformed the old-fashioned process into something closer to an exact science. With the emergence of the Internet, customers seek out specific products they want at the prices they are willing to pay. Thus, modern supply chains focus on the customer so that the supply chain needs to precisely gauge what a customer might want, how to package it and where to ship it. The internet supply chain is a means of communicating and doing business with suppliers and customers. Effective integration of an organisation’s supply chain can save millions, improve customer service and reduce inventories.
In this special issue, a discussion is sought on ways to improve the integration of supply chain strategy with overall corporate strategy.
For more information, please see the Journal Call for Papers website.