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Please distribute the following Call For Chapters link throughout your subscribership at Michigan State University's Academy of International Business at your convenience:

The deadline for Article Proposals is August 30, 2014. Additional information is as follows:


I. Efe Efeoğlu (Adana Science & Technology University, Turkey) 
Bryan Christiansen (PryMarke, LLC, USA)

Call for Chapters

Proposals Submission Deadline: August 30, 2014
Full Chapters Due: November 30, 2014
Submission Date: April 30, 2015


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.

Target Audience

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.

Recommended Topics (not exclusive)

  • Supply Chain Management and Logistics
  • Supply Chain Management Software
  • International Supply Chain Management Case Studies
  • Supply Chain Risk Management
  • Supply Chain Management Processes
  • Supply Chain İntegration
  • Suppliers in Supply Chain Management
  • Portal Technology
  • Design
  • E-Supply Chain Management
  • Supply Chain Management Practices in China and Japan
  • Supply Chain Management Future Trends
  • Supply Chain Management Practices in Retail
  • Supply Chain Management Practices in Manufacturing
  • Supply Chain Management Practices in Services
  • Supply Chain Management International Collaboration
  • Green Supply Chain Management
  • Supply Chain Efficiency and Performance
  • Sustainability
  • Enterprise Applications
  • Supply Chain Management in ERP Systems
  • Synchronization Issues
  • Strategic Supply Chain Management
  • E-Network Integration
  • Lean Manufacturing & Supply Chain Management
  • Japanese Supply Chain Management Practices
  • Optimization of Supply Chain Systems
  • Developments in Purchasing and Supply Chain Management
  • Metaheuristics
  • E-Procurement Systems
  • Mobile Technologies in Supply Chain Management Systems
  • Intelligent / Expert Systems
  • Traceability and Vertical Integration
  • Information Linkages
  • Partnerships in Supply Chain Management
  • Analytical Literature Reviews of Supply Chain Management and Logistics
  • Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Issues
  • Supply Chains in Small- and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs)
  • Planning Models and Statistics
  • Supply Chain Management in the Digital Economy
  • Relief Supply Chain Management
  • Simulation Analysis
  • Web-based Supply Chain Strategies
  • E-Partnerships
  • Value Creation in Supply Chain Management
  • Transaction Costs
  • Stochastic Models
  • Security
  • System Dynamics Modeling
  • Data Mining
  • Relational Attributes
  • Knowledge Management
  • Communication Technologies
  • Decision Support Systems
  • Wireless Sensor Network Technology
  • International Subcontracting
  • Information Quality in Supply Chain Software
  • Mathematics / Statistics
  • Marketing & Sales
  • Organizational Management
  • Human Resource Management
Submission Procedure

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before August 30, 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.

This book is scheduled to be published by IGI Global (formerly Idea Group Inc.), publisher of the "Information Science Reference" (formerly Idea Group Reference), "Medical Information Science Reference," "Business Science Reference," and "Engineering Science Reference" imprints. For additional information regarding the publisher, please visit This publication is anticipated to be released in 2016.

Important Dates

Article Proposal Submission Deadline: August 30, 2014 
Full Article Submission: November 30, 2014 
Article Review Process: Ongoing as Received 
Submission of Final Articles: April 30, 2015 

Bryan Christiansen
9408 Bellevue Road
Battle Creek, Michigan   49014   USA
Cell: +90-534-850-4463 (Turkey)
Michigan Corporate ID: E42528
D-U-N-S #: 965461531
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