Operations management aims at creating the highest level of efficiency within an organisation by planning and controlling the process of converting materials and labour into goods and services.
Several problems of this field have recently attracted a lot of attention due to the consideration of new constraints or technologies as well as other contexts of applications. For example, a lot of researchers are especially interested in operations in services systems such as healthcare systems; other studies are concerned with integrating environmental and social constraints into operations and supply chain management; many papers focus on the impact of collaboration between supply chain actors; some authors have studied the effects of using RFID technology in the supply chain.
The purpose of this special issue is to advance the current state of knowledge in these areas and to add significant value to relevant real-world practices. Theoretical and/or empirical contributions that make a significant contribution to this field are welcome.
The issue will carry revised and substantially extended versions of selected papers presented at the International Conference on Modeling, Simulation and Applied Optimization (ICMSAO’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:
- Production management
- Inventory management
- Quality management
- Planning and scheduling problems
- Location and layout problems
- Vehicle routing problems
- Green operations
- Modelling and analysis of service systems: healthcare systems, call centres, etc.
- Impact of new technologies on operations management problems
Submission of manuscripts: 31 December, 2013