23 April 2017

Call for papers: "Supply Chain Relocation Studies from a Brazilian Perspective"

For a special issue of the Journal of Supply Chain Relocation.

For several decades, Brazil has been recognized as an interesting supplier of raw materials and low-cost manufacturing. In several industries this remains the same, however, the country does not escape the significant changes that have reached most part of the emerging economies, such as increasing labour cost, political instability, currency volatility, and lack of technology development. Currently, Brazil is not only an attractive supplier for offshoring but, besides that, has been presenting political trends that facilitate outsourcing in the contexts of products and services. This call for papers encourages submissions with regard to manufacturing and supply chain location strategies from a Brazilian perspective.

Suitable topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Supply chain management in a strategic context
  • Global supply chain design
  • Supply chain network (e.g. manufacturing, distribution, transportation)
  • Manufacturing footprint design
  • Manufacturing and supply chain strategy
  • Relocation strategies (e.g. offshoring, reshoring, outsourcing, insourcing, nearshoring)
  • Relocation processes (e.g. feasibility, realisation, drivers, enablers, barriers, outcomes)
  • Relocation decisions (e.g. criteria, evaluation, investment/cost/risk assessment)
  • Vertical integration
  • Make or buy decisions
  • Experience and best practices of relocation decisions
  • New technology in relocation decisions (e.g. Industry 4.0, additive manufacturing)
  • Sustainability issues in relocation decisions
  • Supplier selection, evaluation, and relations

Important Dates

Manuscripts due by: 31 December, 2017

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