Mission Statement
The rise of global markets and increasingly virtual companies has focused both management and academic attention on competition among supply chains. The Supply Chain Management Department considers the operational challenges of managing product, information, and financial flows across organizations and customers. We seek papers that present leading-edge research on this rapidly evolving topic. The possible paper topics are vast " for example:

  • Inventory management
  • Supply chain coordination
  • Integrated supply chain planning
  • Sourcing relationships and strategy
  • Supply chain design and facility location
  • Organization of the supply chain function
  • Managing product variety in supply chains
  • Coordination of product and supply chain design
  • The role of information technology in supply chain coordination
  • Logistics, order fulfillment and distribution
  • Supply chain risk management
  • Channel management.


Manuscripts submitted for review will be expected to display both managerial relevance and scientific rigor. In particular, the problem studied must be firmly grounded in practice and must be motivated by issues faced by a firm or an industry. Research that deals with more than one entity is encouraged. Research focused on traditional operations topics such as shop floor scheduling, quality control, manufacturing flexibility will not be considered unless a compelling connection to supply chain management is provided. All research methods will be considered, but manuscripts must pass the highest standard of scientific rigor in terms of methods and analysis.


Departmental Editors


Professor Albert Ha Hong Kong University of Science and TechnologyProfessor Albert Ha
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology




Professor M. Eric Johnson Vanderbilt UniversityProfessor M. Eric Johnson
Vanderbilt University




Professor Vinod Singhal Georgia Institute of TechnologyProfessor Vinod Singhal
Georgia Institute of Technology




Professor Jayashankar M. Swaminathan University of North CarolinaProfessor Jayashankar M. Swaminathan
University of North Carolina





Senior Editors

Gad Allon, Northwestern University
Gemma Berenguer, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M), Spain
Kyle Cattani, Indiana University
Vinayak Deshpande,University of North Carolina
Gokce Esenduran, Purdue University
Steve Gilbert, University of Texas at Austin
Hans Heese, North Carolina State University
Manpreet Hora, Georgia Institute of Technology
Phil Kaminsky, University of California at Berkeley
Saravanan Kesavan, University of North Carolina
Harish Krishnan, University of British Columbia
Mumin Kurtulus, Vanderbilt University
Guoming Lai, University of Texas at Austin

Lauren Xiaoyuan Lu, Dartmouth College

Manoj K. Malhotra, University of South Carolina
Brent B. Moritz, Pennsylvania State University
Sriram Narayanan, Michigan State University
Ali Parlakturk, University of North Carolina
Kumar Rajaram, UCLA
Saibal Ray, McGill University
Masha Shunko, University of Washington
Milind Sohoni, University at Buffalo
Greys Sosic, University of Southern California
Jeff Stratman, Texas Christian University
Nur Sunar, University of North Carolina
Doug Thomas, University of Virginia
Ulrich Thonemann, University of Cologne
Andy A. Tsay, Santa Clara University
Veronica H. Villena, Arizona State University
S. Alex Yang, London Business School
Shuya Yin, University of California, Irvine
Hongtao Zhang, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Rachel Zhang, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

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