21 October 2010

Call for papers: The Supply Chain to Support Integrated Product Development

A special issue of International Journal of Business Performance and Supply Chain Modelling

Global competitiveness, in a general way, has been stimulating industry to create and to develop integrated products in a competitive cost and in the least possible time. To achieve these aims, it is necessary to have experience and knowledge in different areas of engineering which can be obtained through the integration of competences related to the product engineering, manufacturing engineering, suppliers and consumers, among others.

In this context, the supply chain plays an important part in the product conception and development process as it allows the manufacturing organization to operate in an integrated manner. This special issue aims to develop discussion about the different ways in which the supply chain can support the development of integrated products. The issue will accept theoretical works that are based on practical experience, analysis of case studies or experimental results.

The themes related to this discussion include but are not limited to:
  • Supply chain optimization
  • Risk supply chain in product development
  • Performance metrics
  • Artificial intelligence in SCM
  • Information sharing in product development and SCM
  • Decision support systems for SCM
  • Global and flexible SCM
  • Knowledge based supply chains
  • Systems approach to SCM
  • IT-enabled SCM
  • Supply chain network management
  • Supply chain information measurement
  • Data mining for e-business/SCM.
  • Product quality based on SCM
  • Oriented design (DFM, DFA, DFX)
  • Methods for failure analysis of products
  • Cost analysis in product development
  • Project management used in product development
  • Organizational design
  • Concurrent engineering
  • Vendor/supplier selection
  • Supplier development
  • Green and sustainable chain management
  • Reverse logistics
Important Dates
Manuscript submission: 15 January 2011
Notification of initial decision: 30 March 2011
Submission of revised manuscript: 1 May 2011
Notification of final acceptance: 1 June 2011

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