International Journal of Supply Chain Management 2022-01-10T03:52:29+00:00 Contact us Open Journal Systems <p>IJOSCM seeks to provide "best in class" service to authors and the community by being timely and fair in the review process, with an emphasis on diversity and generating meaningful research impact. The Journal delivers cutting-edge information and debate of current advancements in the subject to business practitioners, policymakers, consultants, and academics. It fosters information exchange amongst stakeholders worldwide, while also offering a forum for new perspectives on issues and techniques relating to all facets of supply chain management.</p> <p>IJOSCM publishes novel research papers that are strategically focused, theoretically grounded, empirical and conceptual, quantitative and qualitative, in logistics, physical distribution, purchasing, operations, and supply chain management, as well as linked strategic challenges. IJOSCM does not accept quantitatively oriented mathematical and modeling research articles.</p> <p>IJOSCM's scope encompasses all facets of supply chain management and includes, but is not limited to, the following areas.<br />• Social and environmental sustainability <br />• Business logistics <br />• Innovations in omni-channel and multi-channel distribution <br />• Customer service strategy <br />• Public, government, and international policy <br />• Supply chain processes implementation <br />• Information and communication technology <br />• Order processing and inventory management <br />• Sourcing and procurement</p> Supply chain management and management science: A symbiotic relationship 2021-08-13T03:56:26+00:00 Maria Claudia SURUGIU <p>Over the last century, numerous research on the application of Management Science (MS) to a variety of Supply Chain Management (SCM) difficulties have been published. This article summarizes MS's contribution to SCM. This research develops a framework based on a selection of MS contributions to main SCM parameters. Future directions for research are discussed.</p> 2021-06-12T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2021 International Journal of Supply Chain Management An overview of articles on supply chain data mining 2021-08-13T03:56:25+00:00 S. S. Chaudhry <p>Data mining is becoming more prevalent in supply chains and now encompasses nearly all facets of supply chain management. A framework for supply chain analytics is used to categorize data mining papers in the academic literature on supply chain management. SCOPUS and EBSCO Business search engines were used to identify scholarly papers. The articles were categorized according to their supply chain role. Separately, additional articles relating to technology, such as RFID use and text analysis, were assessed. The report finishes with a discussion of future research directions and prospects for advancement.</p> 2021-06-12T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2021 International Journal of Supply Chain Management The critical nature of freight mode selection criteria: An MCDA approach 2021-08-13T03:56:25+00:00 C. Malpas-Sands <p>For decades, road transit has been the primary form of inland freight transit. Rail and waterways transit are less widely used modes of transport but are often more environmentally friendly. Despite the fact that numerous regulations encouraging intermodal transportation have been developed, they have had little effect in convincing shippers to switch from road to rail or inland waterways transit. One major explanation could be that shippers' requirements for modes of transportation are still poorly understood. As a result, this research examines freight transportation mode selection using a novel technique, multi-criteria decision analysis, as well as perspectives from various industries and specialists. After doing a review of the literature, the needs for transportation modes are abstracted into a set of criteria, which include transportation cost, door-to-door journey time, on-time reliability, flexibility, frequency, and CO2 emission reduction. Due to the fact that the importance of these aspects varies by industry, we evaluate four segments: manufacturing, agricultural, perishable food, and chemical. Data are collected via online questionnaires from practitioners, industry experts, and academics and analyzed using the 'best worst method' (BWM) to determine weights for the aforementioned criteria. The findings reveal that transportation costs are deemed most critical, followed by on-time reliability, while CO2 emission reduction is seen least significant. Numerous comparative studies are undertaken to determine whether there is any difference in the importance of these elements between industries or responder groups.</p> 2021-06-12T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2021 International Journal of Supply Chain Management Location selection of biogas, solar, and wind energy plants: An MCDA approach 2021-08-13T03:56:24+00:00 Valentin IORDACHE <p>This paper discusses a multi-criteria method to situating biogas, solar, and wind power plants that address the issue of global warming caused by energy generation significantly. Because the economic, social, and environmental benefits of locations for renewable energy power plants are interdependent, this paper analyzed the sustainable frameworks for parameters affecting the placement of biogas, solar, and wind power plants after conducting a literature analysis. The frameworks presented here are used to determine the locations of biogas, solar, and wind energy plants in Iran. Iran's provinces are considered as options in this article. To determine the weighting of the criteria in the proposed framework, data from a sample of Iranian experts are gathered using an online survey form using the best-worst technique (BWM). The overall score for Iran's various provinces is computed using the BWM results and performance data. The findings of this study indicate that energy conservation, the impact on resources and natural reserves, and wind flow are the most effective factors in determining the location of biogas, solar, and wind power plants, respectively, and that South Khorasan, Khuzestan, and Khuzestan have the best results for establishing biogas, solar, and wind power plants in Iran.</p> 2021-06-12T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2021 International Journal of Supply Chain Management Supply chain design and analysis: An empirical research related Vietnam’s consumer packaged goods (CPG) industry 2022-01-10T03:52:29+00:00 Phuoc Van Nguyen Nam Tran Dinh <p>This paper intends to empirically establish the supply chain design dimensions that influence the ability of retailers in Vietnam’s consumer packaged goods (CPG) industry to perform effectively with resilience. It further examines the extent of supply chain design dimensions impacting the variance on resilience in this industry. The study surveyed managers and supervisors of major Vietnam supermarkets within the CPG industry and employed univariate and multivariate methods to analyze the data collected. The paper established that technology advancement, economic influence, environmental changes, desired supply chain outcomes, and transport networks are the supply chain design dimensions with the most impact on the capability of the retail industry to perform efficiently and effectively with resilience. Furthermore, the paper revealed that transport networks, as an integral part of retail industry, impact the most on the variance of resilience for product availability. The findings imply that, despite the susceptibility to external and internal disruptions, performance and operations with resilience resonate with proper investments in technology, the available capacity under turbulent economic behavior, and a transport network for better customer experience. The paper further acknowledges the disruptive environmental changes, desired supply chain outcomes, and the need for a supply chain design for resilience in the retail industry.&nbsp;</p> 2021-06-22T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2022