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 objective of the publication is that of Reference material for scholars, business executives, scholar-practitioners, and university students who need to better understand the growing importance of Supply Chain Management in today’s global economy. The book should be published because much extant literature on SCM exists scattered in multiple publications such as articles and book chapters. This publication would seek to rectify this situation by combining various important aspects of SCM into one "volume" so readers could more easily and quickly access needed information on the field. This publication will have a minimum of 750,000 edited English words.
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.