6 January 2011

Call for papers: Supply Chain Supported Enhancement of Business Performance

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

Managing the entire supply chain has emerged as one of the most important factors responsible for enhancing the performance of a business organization. The impact of supply chain is visible across all functional areas in organizations. Relevant knowledge, skills, technology, integrated processes, good relations with vendors and suppliers, a well coordinated network and superior logistics all contribute to a well-functioning supply chain.

A successful business organization is founded on satisfied customers and customer relations. Supply chain management is intimately connected with these performance parameters. Product quality, product cost, delivery and flexibility are other areas which are dependent on the strategy and performance of a supply chain. The performance evaluation of a supply chain, however, remains one of the biggest challenges for decision makers, as there are difficulties in defining performance parameters due to the inherent contradictions within them.

This special issue aims to bring out the role and importance of supply chain in enhancing business performance. We solicit high quality, cutting edge and research-based submissions on all the aspects of supply chain.

The issue will carry revised and substantially extended versions of selected papers presented at the International Conference on Business Cases (ICBC 2010), held from 2 to 3 December 2010 in Ghaziabad (India), but we also strongly encourage researchers who did not participate in the conference to submit papers to this Special Issue.

Contributors are encouraged to submit original manuscripts (including case studies that have practical relevance) which focus on the areas related to supply chain management supported business performance. These areas include but are not limited to:
  • Supply chain optimisation
  • Green supply chain management
  • Agile SCM
  • Reverse logistics
  • Supplier development and vendor selection
  • Sustainable SCM
  • Supply chain as a competitive advantage
  • Supply chain performance
  • Supply chain analysis
  • Supply chain network management
  • Bullwhip effect
  • Vehicle routing
  • Responsive supply chain management
  • Flexible supply chains
  • Supply chains in new product development
  • Integrated SCM and business performance
  • Decision making in supply chains
  • SCM and organizational development
  • Supply chains and sustainable development
  • Supply chains and cultural environment
  • Problem domains in SCM
  • Supply chain strategies
  • Supply chains in service operations
  • Inter-organisational integration across supply chains
  • Human factor in supply chain performance
  • Quality dimension in supply chains
  • Implementation issues in supply chains
  • Knowledge management in SCM
  • Appreciative intelligence and SCM
  • Decision making in SCM
Important Dates
Manuscript submission by: 15 March, 2011
Notification of initial decision by: 30 April, 2011
Submission of revised manuscript by: 1 June, 2011
Notification of final acceptance by: 30 June, 2011
Submission of final manuscript by: 15 July, 2011

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