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DSCA 2013 : 4th International Conference on Design and Supply Chain Alignment


When Nov 28, 2013 - Nov 29, 2013
Where Hull (UK)
Submission Deadline TBD
Categories    supply chain management   product development   innovation   supply chain risk

Call For Papers

Call For Papers 4th International Conference on Design and Supply Chain Alignment
(DSCA 2013)
28th and 29th November 2013
Hull University Business School (UK)

We are pleased to announce and invite you to participate in the 4th International Conference on Design and Supply Chain Alignment (DSCA 2013), which will be held at Hull University Business School, in Hull (UK) on 28th and 29th November 2013
The conference’s aim is to create a space for mutual exchange between academia and industry. Therefore, practitioners are invited to share their best practices and to explain problems encountered by their companies.

Conference Topics
The theme of DSCA 2013 is “Design for Resilience”
The topics may include, but are not limited to:
• Product design and supply chain risk management
• Strategies for alignment of innovation activities and SCM
• IT systems for NPD-SCM integration
• Tools for NPD-SCM alignment and integration
• Metrics for the evaluation of SCM and product design integration
• Supply chain partners involvement in NPD
• Global product development
• Network design for new products
• Product variety and SCM
• Modularity and platform strategies for SCM
• Concurrent engineering principles for the Supply Chain
• Integration of design and SCM

Key Dates

• Abstract submission deadline - 30 August 2013
• Notification of acceptance to authors – 16 September 2013
• Early bird registration – 27 September 2013
• Final paper submission – 30 October 2013

Publication of proceedings
Proceedings will be published in an edited book.
The authors of the best papers submitted to the conference will be invited to submit extended versions of their works for publication in a special issue of the International Journal of Engineering, Science and Technology (

Submission and registration
For more information please visit our website:
Conference co-ordinator: Samantha Davy -; phone: +44 (0)1482 347524

Conference fee:
Early registration fee: 250 pounds
Registration fee: 300 pounds
Fees for PhD students: 200 pounds

Scientific and organizing committee
The conference is organized and hosted by Hull University Business School (UK). The Organizing Committee also includes the following partners: Politecnico di Milano (Italy), Hamburg University of Technology (Germany), and Cardiff University (UK).
Dr. Omera Khan and Dr. Alessandro Creazza
University of Hull - Hull University Business School
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Prof. Dr. Andrea Sianesi and Dr. Margherita Pero
Politecnico di Milano - Department of Management, Economics and Industrial Engineering
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Prof. Dr. Thorsten Blecker and Regina Grussenmeyer
Hamburg University of Technology - Institute of Business Logistics and General Management
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Prof. Denis Towill and Dr. Jonathan Gosling
Cardiff University – Logistics and Operations Management Section, Cardiff Business School
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Dr. Barbara Bigliardi and Dr. Eleonora Bottani (Guest Editors of the International Journal of Engineering, Science and Technology)
Università degli Studi di Parma – Department of Industrial Engineering
Contact email:,

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