Digital connectivity in Logistics and Supply Chain Management

  in Special Issue   Posted on June 13, 2019

Information for the Special Issue

Submission Deadline: Mon 30 Sep 2019
Journal Impact Factor : 2.691
Journal Name : Computers in Industry
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Website for the Special Issue: https://www.journals.elsevier.com/computers-in-industry/call-for-papers/special-issue-on-digital-connectivity-in-logistics
Journal & Submission Website: https://www.journals.elsevier.com/computers-in-industry

Special Issue Call for Papers:

The challenges facing logistics and supply chain management (SCM) today are bigger than ever before – it should be more efficient, effective, agile, resilient, and sustainable. The interconnection and interoperability of supply chains and logistics systems is one of the most sophisticated solutions that has been mostly studied over the last ten years by both academia and industry. Breakthrough concepts and paradigms have been proposed, e.g., smart or intelligent logistics, horizontal collaboration or cooperation, Physical Internet, and more recently hyperconnected logistics (in particular, a system is said to be hyperconnected when its components and actors are intensely interconnected on multiple layers, ultimately anytime, anywhere; interconnectivity layers including digital, physical, operational, transactional, legal and personal layers). Their potential and performance have already been demonstrated by some recent studies in the literature.

Following the research stream, the aim of this special issue is to discuss the importance of digital connectivity in logistics interconnectivity and interoperability, in particular for the new paradigms and for sustainability. We are inviting high-quality and original contributions investigating the development and application of cutting-edge technologies and techniques of digital connectivity in logistics and SCM, from both researchers and practitioners. High quality papers providing conceptual model or case study are also welcome. Potential topics will include but not limited to:

  • Digital platform architecture for large-scale multi-party supply chain and logistic information, decision and transaction;
  • Digital design, planning, modeling and control of Physical Internet enabled hyperconnected supply chains and logistics systems;
  • Tracking, traceability and trustability in logistics connectivity, exploiting technologies such as API, Blockchain, Internet-of-Things and Simple Links;
  • Digital connectivity in hyperconnected city logistics and omnichannel supply chains;
  • Digital twin, CPS, and control centers in logistics connectivity;
  • Smart products, industrial wearables, and autonomous multi-agent based decision making and analytics in hyperconnected supply chains and logistics systems
  • Digital connectivity for sustainable hyperconnected supply chains and logistics systems

Submission instructions

The Journal’s submission system will be open for submissions to our Special Issue from August 1, 2019. When submitting your manuscript please select the article type “VSI: Digital connectivity SCM”. Please submit your manuscript before September 30, 2019.

All submissions deemed suitable to be sent for peer review will be reviewed by at least two independent reviewers. Once your manuscript is accepted, it will go into production, and will be simultaneously published in the current regular issue and pulled into the online Special Issue. Articles from this Special Issue will appear in different regular issues of the journal, though they will be clearly marked and branded as Special Issue articles.

 

Tentative Schedule

Submission Open: August 1, 2019

Full manuscript submission deadline: September 30, 2019

Notification of first round: December, 2019

Revised manuscript submission: March, 2020

Final Acceptance Notification: Summer, 2020

Final publication: Fall, 2020

 

The Guest Editorial Team (alphabetical order)

Eric Ballot (Professor)

Centre de Gestion Scientifique, I3 – UMR CNRS 9217

MINES ParisTech, PSL-Research University, France

eric.ballot@mines-paristech.fr

George Q. Huang (Professor)

Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering

The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China

gqhuang@hku.hk

Duncan McFarlane (Professor)

Institute for Manufacturing, Department of Engineering

Cambridge University, UK

dcm@eng.cam.ac.uk

Benoit Montreuil (Professor)

H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering

Georgia Institute of Technology, USA

benoit.montreuil@isye.gatech.edu

Shenle Pan (associate Professor, managing GE)

Centre de Gestion Scientifique, I3 – UMR CNRS 9217

MINES ParisTech, PSL-Research University, France

shenle.pan@mines-paristech.fr

Damien Trentesaux (Professor)

LAMIH UMR CNRS 8201

Université Polytechnique Hauts-de-France, France

damien.trentesaux@uphf.fr

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