Advances in Logistics and Transport 2013 : Int. J. of Business Performance and Supply Chain Modelling - Special Issue on: Advances in Logistics and Transport
Call For Papers
Special Issue on: "Advances in Logistics and Transport"
Dr. Mounir Benaissa, University of Sfax, Tunisia
Prof. Mourad Abed, University of Valenciennes, France
Prof. Abdellatif Benabdelhafid, University of Le Havre, France
The increasing call for mass customisation in many industries has made today’s global supply chains very complex, requiring a multitude of parallel information and physical flows to be controlled to ensure high customer service levels.
Enterprises today are exploring different ways to achieve competitive advantage in their industry. Within the last decade, active sourcing from low-cost economies has taken place and has led to logistics networks becoming globalised and complex. As transportation and logistics costs rise in importance, inventory, handling, lot size and mode choice decisions have a larger effect on corporate profitability.
The aim of this special issue is report on the most recent developments in the area of logistics and transport.
The issue will carry revised and substantially extended versions of selected papers presented at the International Conference on Advanced Logistics and Transport (ICALT’2013; taking place on 29-31 May, 2013), but we also strongly encourage researchers unable to participate in the conference to submit articles for this call.
Suitable topics include but are not limited to:
Accessibility, mobility, security and safety
Intelligent transportation systems
Modelling the complexity of logistics systems
Logistics and supply chain management
Optimisation and logistics challenges
Supply chain and logistics challenges in the enterprise
Supply chain optimization
Planning and scheduling
Advances in optimisation models
Algorithms and platforms
Transportation, logistics and distribution networks
Process operations and scheduling, production and material flows
Logistics process control
Batch tracking and tracing
Reverse logistics and facility planning
Supply chain design, revenue management and enhancement
Responding to and reducing supply chain performance variance
Management and amelioration of uncertainty
Analysis of sourcing and pricing decisions
Achievement of lean logistics within supply chains
Warehouse and distribution
Transportation management systems
Logistics visibility and control
Supply chain collaboration
Supply chain process
Notes for Prospective Authors
Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. (N.B. Conference papers may only be submitted if the paper was not originally copyrighted and if it has been completely re-written).
All papers are refereed through a peer review process. A guide for authors, sample copies and other relevant information for submitting papers are available on the Author Guidelines page.
Manuscript submission: 15 June, 2013
Notification of initial decision: 15 July, 2013
Submission of revised manuscript: 15 August, 2013
Notification of final acceptance: 15 September, 2013