Special issue: Models and Methods for the Supply Chain and Logistics Management

Guest editors: Chefi Triki and Teodor Gabriel Crainic

  • Deadline to submit manuscripts: July 25, 2017

The function of supply chain management is to design and manage the processes, assets, and flows of material and information required to satisfy customers' demands. Globalization of economy and electronic commerce has heightened the strategic importance of supply chain management and created new opportunities for using supply chain strategy and planning as a competitive tool. E-logistics has not only created new distribution channels for consumers but also revolutionized the industrial marketplace by facilitating inter-firm communication and by creating efficient markets through trading communities. Moreover combination of enterprise information infrastructure and the Internet has paved the way for a variety of supply chain and logistics optimization technologies.

This special issue deals with the strategic, planning, and operational roles of the supply chains and logistics. It has the aim of being a valuable collection of original contributions proposing novel mathematical models and solution methods to solve challenging logistics problems. Works devoted to solve real-life logistics problems are particularly welcome.

Scholars participating in the ICAMIS-OMAN-2016 (International Conference on Applied Mechanics and Industrial Systems, Muscat-Oman, 6-8 December 2016) are invited to submit their high quality unpublished papers to this special issue. However, any other researcher interested in the topics of this issue can submit his/her paper as well.

Topics covered include:

  • Supply chain design and control
  • Transportation, vehicle routing and fleet management
  • Manufacturing & warehousing operations
  • Sustainable development
  • Decision Making in Industry and Services
  • Maritime and Port logistics
  • Modelling & simulation of logistics systems
  • Planning and scheduling
  • IT for Supply Chain Management and logistics
  • Reverse and green logistics
  • Design and management of logistic infrastructure and networks
  • Heuristic and meta-heuristic implementation in logistic-related models
  • Smart city logistics
  • Strategies and operations of logistic service providers

Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor being currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. All papers are refereed through a peer review process. All papers must be submitted online.

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