17 November 2012

Call for papers: Advances in Logistics and Transport

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

The increasing call for mass customisation in many industries has made today’s global supply chains very complex, requiring a multitude of parallel information and physical flows to be controlled to ensure high customer service levels.

Enterprises today are exploring different ways to achieve competitive advantage in their industry. Within the last decade, active sourcing from low-cost economies has taken place and has led to logistics networks becoming globalised and complex. As transportation and logistics costs rise in importance, inventory, handling, lot size and mode choice decisions have a larger effect on corporate profitability.

The aim of this special issue is report on the most recent developments in the area of logistics and transport.

The issue will carry revised and substantially extended versions of selected papers presented at the International Conference on Advanced Logistics and Transport (ICALT’2013)  taking place on 29-31 May, 2013, but we also strongly encourage researchers unable to participate in the conference to submit articles for this call.

Suitable topics include but are not limited to:
  • Accessibility, mobility, security and safety
  • Intelligent transportation systems
  • Modelling the complexity of logistics systems
  • Logistics and supply chain management
  • Optimisation and logistics challenges
  • Supply chain and logistics challenges in the enterprise
  • Supply chain optimization
  • Planning and scheduling
  • Advances in optimisation models
  • Algorithms and platforms
  • Inventory management
  • Enterprise-wide optimisation
  • Transportation, logistics and distribution networks
  • Inventory management
  • Process operations and scheduling, production and material flows
  • Logistics process control
  • Batch tracking and tracing
  • Reverse logistics and facility planning
  • Warehouse-transport interfaces
  • Supply chain design, revenue management and enhancement
  • Responding to and reducing supply chain performance variance
  • Management and amelioration of uncertainty
  • Analysis of sourcing and pricing decisions
  • Achievement of lean logistics within supply chains
  • Logistics planning
  • Warehouse and distribution
  • Transportation management systems
  • Logistics visibility and control
  • Procurement
  • Supply chain collaboration
  • Supply chain process
Important Dates
Manuscript submission: 15 July, 2013 (extended)
Notification of initial decision: 15 August, 2013
Submission of revised manuscript: 15 September, 2013
Notification of final acceptance: 15 October, 2013

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