Advances in Logistics, Operations, and Management Science (ALOMS): 50 Volumes

Series Editor(s): John Wang (Montclair State University, USA)
ISSN: 2327-350X|EISSN: 2327-3518
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Operations research and management science continue to influence business processes, administration, and management information systems, particularly in covering the application methods for decision-making processes. New case studies and applications on management science, operations management, social sciences, and other behavioral sciences have been incorporated into business and organizations real-world objectives.

The Advances in Logistics, Operations, and Management Science (ALOMS) Book Series provides a collection of reference publications on the current trends, applications, theories, and practices in the management science field. Providing relevant and current research, this series and its individual publications would be useful for academics, researchers, scholars, and practitioners interested in improving decision making models and business functions.

Topics Covered

  • Computing and information technologies
  • Decision analysis and decision support
  • Finance
  • Information Management
  • Marketing engineering
  • Networks
  • Operations Management
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Political Science
  • Production management
  • Risk Management
  • Services management

Titles in Series

Novel Six Sigma Approaches to Risk Assessment and Management: Emerging Research and Opportunities
Vojo Bubevski (Legal & General, UK)
Copyright © 2018. 185 pages.
The progression of risk management techniques provides the crucial applications and benefits to all of society. By analyzing the current trends and techniques used t...
Enterprise Resiliency in the Continuum of Change: Emerging Research and Opportunities
Raj Kumar Bhattarai (Tribhuvan University, Nepal)
Copyright © 2018. 145 pages.
There can be no growth in a business without change. Learning how to cope with change and capitalize on new developments is pivotal to organizational growth. Enterpr...
Examining Cultural Influences on Leadership Styles and Learning From Chinese Approaches to Management: Emerging Research and Opportunities
Valerie Zhu (Xi’an University of Science and Technology, China)
Copyright © 2017. 207 pages.
For businesses to remain competitive, managers must continuously update their leadership methods. By attempting to learn from foreign experiences and approaches, man...
Globalization and the Ethical Responsibilities of Multinational Corporations: Emerging Research and Opportunities
Tarnue Johnson (Argosy University - Chicago, USA)
Copyright © 2017. 110 pages.
Large corporations operating on an international scale require honest business practices. It is imperative for corporations to conduct activities in an ethical manne...
Multi-Criteria Decision Making for the Management of Complex Systems
Albert Voronin (National Aviation University of Ukraine, Ukraine)
Copyright © 2017. 201 pages.
While there are many different models for performing system analysis, the multi-criteria decision making method has proven to be one of the most efficient. By analyz...
Handbook of Research on Manufacturing Process Modeling and Optimization Strategies
Raja Das (VIT University, India), Mohan Pradhan (Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology, Bhopal, India)
Copyright © 2017. 530 pages.
Recent improvements in business process strategies have allowed more opportunities to attain greater developmental performances. This has led to higher success in da...
Managerial Strategies and Green Solutions for Project Sustainability
Gilman C.K. Tam (Independent Researcher, China)
Copyright © 2017. 255 pages.
Sustainability has become an increasingly vital topic of discussion in modern society. Various businesses and their professionals have begun adopting environmentally...
Optimal Management Strategies in Small and Medium Enterprises
Milan B. Vemić (Higher School of Academic Studies “DOSITEJ”, Serbia)
Copyright © 2017. 437 pages.
Business sustainability is becoming increasingly difficult amongst the demands of today’s markets. By implementing new and dynamic practices, organizations can optim...
Global Intermediation and Logistics Service Providers
Laurence Saglietto (Côte d'Azur University, France), Cécile Cezanne (University Paris 13 Sorbonne Paris Cité, France)
Copyright © 2017. 412 pages.
As modern organizations become more globalized and diverse, they require additional assistance to maintain effective workflows. With the support of intermediary part...
Ethics and Sustainability in Global Supply Chain Management
Ulas Akkucuk (Bogazici University, Turkey)
Copyright © 2017. 350 pages.
Various industries in modern society can contribute to many different sustainable development initiatives. By implementing better processes for resource usage and it...
Supply Chain Management in the Big Data Era
Hing Kai Chan (University of Nottingham Ningbo, China), Nachiappan Subramanian (University of Sussex, UK), Muhammad Dan-Asabe Abdulrahman (University of Nottingham Ningbo, China)
Copyright © 2017. 299 pages.
Technological advancements in recent years have led to significant developments within a variety of business applications. In particular, data-driven research provid...
Knowledge Management Initiatives and Strategies in Small and Medium Enterprises
Andrea Bencsik (Széchenyi István University, Hungary & J. Selye University, Slovakia)
Copyright © 2017. 442 pages.
To maintain a competitive edge against other businesses, companies must ensure the most effective strategies and procedures are in place. This is particularly critic...
Handbook of Research on Information Management for Effective Logistics and Supply Chains
George Leal Jamil (InescTec, Portugal), António Lucas Soares (University of Porto, Portugal), Cláudio Roberto Magalhães Pessoa (FUMEC University, Brazil)
Copyright © 2017. 554 pages.
Evaluating the role of logistics and supply chain management skills or applications is necessary for the success of any organization or business. As market competiti...
Optimum Decision Making in Asset Management
María Carmen Carnero (University of Castilla – La Mancha, Spain), Vicente González-Prida (University of Seville, Spain)
Copyright © 2017. 523 pages.
Asset management is becoming increasingly important to an organization’s strategy, given its effects on cost, production, and quality. No matter the sector, importan...
Green Supply Chain Management for Sustainable Business Practice
Mehmood Khan (Abu Dhabi University, UAE), Matloub Hussain (Abu Dhabi University, UAE), Mian M. Ajmal (Abu Dhabi University, UAE)
Copyright © 2017. 330 pages.
The issue of sustainability has become a vital discussion in many industries within the public and private sectors. In the business realm, incorporating such practic...
Multinational Enterprise Management Strategies in Developing Countries
Mohammad Ayub Khan (Tecnológico de Monterrey, Mexico)
Copyright © 2016. 490 pages.
In contemporary economies, businesses must consistently make strides to remain competitive and profitable at both national and international levels. Unlike in the de...
Strategic Management of Sustainable Manufacturing Operations
Rameshwar Dubey (Symbiosis International University, India), Angappa Gunasekaran (University of Massachuesetts, Dartmouth, USA)
Copyright © 2016. 419 pages.
As companies and organizations continue to grow economically, it has become pertinent to also implement business and management practices that help relieve environme...
Handbook of Research on Global Fashion Management and Merchandising
Alessandra Vecchi (London College of Fashion, U.K.), Chitra Buckley (London College of Fashion, U.K.)
Copyright © 2016. 862 pages.
Innovation and novel leadership strategies have aided the successful growth of the fashion industry around the globe. However, as the dynamics of the industry are co...
Handbook of Research on Managerial Strategies for Achieving Optimal Performance in Industrial Processes
Giner Alor-Hernández (Instituto Tecnológico de Orizaba, Mexico), Cuauhtémoc Sánchez-Ramírez (Instituto Tecnológico de Orizaba, Mexico), Jorge Luis García-Alcaraz (Universidad Autónoma de Ciudad Juárez, Mexico)
Copyright © 2016. 674 pages.
Competitive advantage is a key factor to the success of any business in modern society. To achieve this goal, effective strategies for process improvement must be re...
Supply Chain Strategies and the Engineer-to-Order Approach
Richard Addo-Tenkorang (University of Vaasa, Finland), Jussi Kantola (University of Vaasa, Finland), Petri Helo (University of Vaasa, Finland), Ahm Shamsuzzoha (Sultan Qaboos University, Oman)
Copyright © 2016. 283 pages.
With the rise of global competitiveness among industries, it has become increasingly vital to develop novel strategies to assist in optimizing value-chain networks,...
Optimal Inventory Control and Management Techniques
Mandeep Mittal (Amity School of Engineering and Technology, India), Nita H. Shah (Gujarat University, India)
Copyright © 2016. 406 pages.
Stock management and control is a critical element to the success and overall financial well-being of an organization. Through the application of innovative practice...
Stochastic Processes and Models in Operations Research
Neelamegam Anbazhagan (Alagappa University, India)
Copyright © 2016. 338 pages.
Decision-making is an important task no matter the industry. Operations research, as a discipline, helps alleviate decision-making problems through the extraction of...
Sustainable Logistics and Strategic Transportation Planning
Tomaž Kramberger (University of Maribor, Slovenia), Vojko Potočan (University of Maribor, Slovenia), Vesna Mia Ipavec (University of Maribor, Slovenia)
Copyright © 2016. 511 pages.
The tactical organization of resources is a vital component to any industry in modern society. Effectively managing the flow of materials through various networks en...
Handbook of Research on Strategic Supply Chain Management in the Retail Industry
Narasimha Kamath (JDA Software, India), Swapnil Saurav (JDA Software, India)
Copyright © 2016. 429 pages.
Customer satisfaction is a pivotal component to any business that provides goods or services to the public. By effectively managing the flow of products, business ca...
Handbook of Research on Military, Aeronautical, and Maritime Logistics and Operations
Alberto Ochoa-Zezzatti (Juarez City University, Mexico), Jöns Sánchez (Consejo Nacional De Ciencie Y Tecnologia (CONACYT), Mexico), Miguel Gastón Cedillo-Campos (Transportation Systems and Logistics National Laboratory, Mexican Institute of Transportation, Mexico), Margain de Lourdes (Polytechnic University of Aguascalientes, Mexico)
Copyright © 2016. 587 pages.
Effective logistics management has played a vital role in delivering products and services, and driving research into finding ever improving theoretical and technolo...
Innovative Solutions for Implementing Global Supply Chains in Emerging Markets
Ashish Dwivedi (University of Hull Business School, UK)
Copyright © 2016. 313 pages.
Advancements in the field of information technology have transformed the way businesses interact with each other and their customers. Businesses now require customiz...
Managerial Strategies and Practice in the Asian Business Sector
U Zeyar Myo Aung (Tourism Promotion and International Relations Department, Myanmar), Patricia Ordoñez de Pablos (The University of Oviedo, Spain)
Copyright © 2016. 395 pages.
Due in part to globalism and economic development, the Asian business sector has been rapidly expanding. Thanks to the increasing industrialization and economic grow...
Designing and Implementing Global Supply Chain Management
Sudhanshu Joshi (School of Management, Doon University, India), Rohit Joshi (Indian Institute of Management IIM, Shillong, India)
Copyright © 2016. 342 pages.
Business practices are constantly evolving in order to meet growing customer demands. By implementing fresh procedures through the use of new technologies, organizat...
Innovative Management Education Pedagogies for Preparing Next-Generation Leaders
Shalini Rahul Tiwari (Institute of Management Technology, India), Lubna Nafees (Institute of Management Technology, India)
Copyright © 2016. 313 pages.
Management education is currently adapting to several societal changes. Due to increased workload and outside pressures heaped on students, business education progra...
Handbook of Research on Global Supply Chain Management
Bryan Christiansen (PryMarke, LLC, USA)
Copyright © 2016. 689 pages.
Supply Chain Management (SCM) has always been an important aspect of an enterprise’s business model and an effective supply chain network is essential to remaining c...
Analyzing Risk through Probabilistic Modeling in Operations Research
Dariusz Jacek Jakóbczak (Technical University of Koszalin, Poland)
Copyright © 2016. 441 pages.
Probabilistic modeling represents a subject spanning many branches of mathematics, economics, and computer science to connect pure mathematics with applied sciences....
Organizational Change Management Strategies in Modern Business
Aslı Goksoy (American University in Bulgaria, Bulgaria)
Copyright © 2016. 460 pages.
Scholars agree that change has become a staple in organizational life and will likely remain as such beyond the 21st century. As the rate of change continues to acce...
Maximizing Management Performance and Quality with Service Analytics
Yixin Diao (IBM T. J. Watson Research Center, USA), Daniela Rosu (IBM T. J. Watson Research Center, USA)
Copyright © 2015. 465 pages.
Service analytics studies the collection of business analytics models and tools for the improvement of IT service management processes. By analyzing related quality,...
Optimization of Supply Chain Management in Contemporary Organizations
Ehap Sabri (JDA Software, USA & University of Texas at Dallas, USA)
Copyright © 2015. 337 pages.
In order to experience significant improvement in business processes, successful organizations must launch, implement, and maintain effective transformation programs...
Diverse Contemporary Issues Facing Business Management Education
Mohammad Ayub Khan (Tecnológico de Monterrey, Mexico), Diana Bank (Universidad de las Américas Puebla (UDLAP), Mexico), Edet E. Okon (University of Uyo, Nigeria), Ghassan Al-Qaimari (University of Modern Sciences, UAE), Silvia Lizett Olivares Olivares (Tecnologico de Monterrey, Mexico), Salvador Treviño-Martínez (Tecnologico de Monterrey, Mexico)
Copyright © 2015. 323 pages.
In today’s society, it is not only desirable but essential for a business to take on a global edge. The best way to ensure a successful future is to educate business...
Systemic Approaches to Strategic Management: Examples from the Automotive Industry
Ioan Constantin Dima (Valahia University of Târgoviste, Romania)
Copyright © 2015. 440 pages.
The application of systems theory to today’s businesses is a direct result of the enhancements that stem from globalization. In order to remain competitive in the ne...
Handbook of Research on Strategic Management in Small and Medium Enterprises
Kiril Todorov (University of National and World Economy, Bulgaria), David Smallbone (Kingston University, UK)
Copyright © 2014. 508 pages.
As the global economy continues to develop and new entrepreneurs take advantage of emerging markets, the small business sector plays a greater role of economic devel...
Examining the Informing View of Organization: Applying Theoretical and Managerial Approaches
Bob Travica (University of Manitoba, Canada)
Copyright © 2014. 328 pages.
Understanding the organizational dimensions that surround information systems is essential for professionals involved in the field, ultimately improving upon organiz...
Smart Manufacturing Innovation and Transformation: Interconnection and Intelligence
ZongWei Luo (The University of Hong Kong, China)
Copyright © 2014. 407 pages.
Fast advances in information technology have led to a smarter world vision with ubiquitous interconnection and intelligence. Smart Manufacturing Innovation and Trans...
Handbook of Research on Design and Management of Lean Production Systems
Vladimír Modrák (Technical University of Košice, Slovakia), Pavol Semančo (Technical University of Košice, Slovakia)
Copyright © 2014. 487 pages.
In a production environment, batch size is proportional to cost and productivity. Innovative technologies have emerged in lean manufacturing as a way to include a nu...
Cases on Management and Organizational Behavior in an Arab Context
Grace C. Khoury (Birzeit University, Palestine), Maria C. Khoury (Independent Researcher, Palestine)
Copyright © 2014. 423 pages.
In the era of globalization and ease of international connectivity and business interactions, professionals from all over the world benefit from having a well-rounde...
Management Science, Logistics, and Operations Research
John Wang (Montclair State University, USA)
Copyright © 2014. 481 pages.
With the influence of operations research and management science, business and administration methods have made significant strides in advancing the effective applic...
Handbook of Research on Strategic Performance Management and Measurement Using Data Envelopment Analysis
Ibrahim H. Osman (American University of Beirut, Lebanon), Abdel Latef Anouze (Qatar University, Qatar), Ali Emrouznejad (Aston Business School, Aston University, UK)
Copyright © 2014. 735 pages.
Organizations can use the valuable tool of data envelopment analysis (DEA) to make informed decisions on developing successful strategies, setting specific goals, an...
Outsourcing Management for Supply Chain Operations and Logistics Service
Dimitris Folinas (Department of Logistics, ATEI-Thessaloniki, Greece)
Copyright © 2013. 596 pages.
Logistics and Supply Chain Management has been a vital part of every economy and every business entity. Both sciences have become prestigious research fields focusin...
Operations Management Research and Cellular Manufacturing Systems: Innovative Methods and Approaches
Vladimir Modrák (Technical University of Kosice, Slovakia), R. Sudhakara Pandian (Kalasalingam University, India)
Copyright © 2012. 368 pages.
Traditional manufacturing systems are no longer able to satisfy new requirements introduced by increasingly global markets, resulting in the need for automated indus...
Fashion Supply Chain Management: Industry and Business Analysis
Tsan-Ming Choi (The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong)
Copyright © 2012. 392 pages.
Fashion Supply Chain Management (FSCM) is an important topic in the modern fashion industry. In addition to the traditional functions of logistics management in fash...
Supply Chain Optimization, Design, and Management: Advances and Intelligent Methods
Ioannis Minis (University of the Aegean, Greece), Vasileios Zeimpekis (University of the Aegean, Greece), Georgios Dounias (University of the Aegean, Greece), Nicholas Ampazis (University of the Aegean, Greece)
Copyright © 2011. 338 pages.
Computational Intelligence (CI) is a term corresponding to a new generation of algorithmic methodologies in artificial intelligence, which combines elements of learn...
Quality Management for IT Services: Perspectives on Business and Process Performance
Claus-Peter Praeg (Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Engineering, Germany), Dieter Spath (Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Engineering, Germany)
Copyright © 2011. 348 pages.
Modern business processes rely heavily on IT services. In spite of this growing dependency, as well as the rise of customer expectations for performance and quality...
Managing Risk in Virtual Enterprise Networks: Implementing Supply Chain Principles
Stavros Ponis (National Technical University of Athens, Greece)
Copyright © 2010. 408 pages.
Pressures imposed by today's modern and highly competitive business environment and momentum created with the emergence of Information and Communication Technolo...
Service Science and Logistics Informatics: Innovative Perspectives
ZongWei Luo (The University of Hong Kong, China)
Copyright © 2010. 462 pages.
An interdisciplinary field, service science plays an increasingly important role in the world economy, prompting individuals to reengineer traditional services in lo...

Editor(s) Biography

John Wang is a professor in the Department of Information & Operations Management at Montclair State University, USA. Having received a scholarship award, he came to the USA and completed his PhD in operations research from Temple University. Due to his extraordinary contributions beyond a tenured full professor, Dr. Wang has been honored with a special range adjustment in 2006. He has published over 100 refereed papers and seven books. He has also developed several computer software programs based on his research findings.

He is the Editor-in-Chief of International Journal of Applied Management Science, International Journal of Operations Research and Information Systems, and International Journal of Information Systems and Supply Chain Management. He is the Editor of Data Warehousing and Mining: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications (six-volume) and the Editor of the Encyclopedia of Data Warehousing and Mining, 1st (two-volume) and 2nd (four-volume). His long-term research goal is on the synergy of operations research, data mining and cybernetics.