Monday, December 20, 2010

CFP: International Journal of Manufacturing Research (IJMR) - "Industrial Case Studies of Demand-Supply Chain Management"

Special Issue on: "Industrial Case Studies of Demand-Supply Chain Management"

Guest Editors
Per Hilletofth, University of Skövde, Sweden
Olli-Pekka Hilmola, Lappeenranta University of Technology, Finland

The notion that companies have both demand and supply chains, which require active management to maximize organization's effectiveness and efficiency, is well recognized. The demand chain comprises all the demand processes necessary to understand, create, and stimulate customer demand, whilst supply chain contains all the supply processes necessary to fulfill time, accuracy, and quality requirements of customers and the profitably of the supply chain. The need to coordinate these processes and their general management has been emphasized in both the demand and supply chain literature as well as in the emerging demand-supply chain management (DSCM) concept. It has been concluded that there is a lack of real-life based case study research addressing, how the different demand and supply processes influence each other, and how these processes effectively can be coordinated on intra and inter-organizational level. This implies that the concept and application of DSCM is still in its infancy and needs to be researched further from both demand and supply chain perspective. Hence, this special issue is aiming to contribute in the understanding of DSCM by analyzing the concept from a theoretical and practical perspective, determining what are the key principles that characterize the concept as well as to illustrate its appearance in practice. However, our main interest is in industrial case studies, and real-life implementations.

   Subject Coverage

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

   Notes for Prospective Authors

Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. (N.B. Conference papers may only be submitted if the paper was not originally copyrighted and if it has been completely re-written).

All papers are refereed through a peer review process. A guide for authors, sample copies and other relevant information for submitting papers are available on the Author Guidelines page

   Important Dates

Full paper due: 31 December, 2010

Notification of acceptance: 15 March, 2011

Final version of the paper due: 31 May, 2011

   Editors and Notes

You may send one copy in the form of an MS Word file attached to an e-mail (details in Author Guidelines) to the following:

Per Hilletofth
School of Technology and Society
University of Skövde

Olli-Pekka Hilmola
Lappeenranta University of Technology
Kouvola Research Unit
Prikaatintie 9
FIN-45100 Kouvola

Please include in your submission the title of the Special Issue, the title of the Journal and the name of the Guest Editor

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