Supply Chain Management (SCM) is the management of the flow of goods which includes the movement and storage of raw materials, work-in-process inventory, and finished goods from point of origin to point of consumption. Interconnected or interlinked networks, channels, and node businesses are involved in the provision of products and services required by end-users in a supply chain. SCM has been defined as the design, planning, execution, control, and monitoring of supply chain activities with the objective of creating net value, building a competitive infrastructure, leveraging worldwide logistics, synchronizing supply with demand and measuring performance globally. SCM draws heavily from the areas of operations management, logistics, procurement, marketing, & sales, and information technology, and strives for an integrated approach.
The primary intended audience is leading academics and scholar-practitioners who need a single reference source for this field. The secondary intended audience is business executives and undergraduate/graduate business students who require the same Reference material.
Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before July 15, 2014, a 2-3 page article proposal with potential References clearly explaining the mission and concerns of the proposed article. Authors of accepted proposals will be notified within two weeks after submission. Full articles are expected to be submitted by November 30, 2014. All submitted chapters will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis. Contributors are expected to serve as reviewers for at least two submissions. Proposals should be submitted through the link at the bottom of this page.