Calls for Papers (special): International Journal of System Dynamics Applications (IJSDA)

Special Issue On: Decision Support System Frameworks for Sustainable Supply Chain Performance

Submission Due Date

Guest Editors
Dr. K. Mathiyazhagan,
Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering,
The Northcap University,
Gurgaon - 122017, Haryana, India

Dr. SP. Anbuudayasankar,
Associate Professor,
Department of Mechanical Engineering,
Amrita Schopol of Engineering,
Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham - University
Coimbatore – 641112 India

Dr. Avinash Samvedi,
The Logistics Institute-Asia Pacific,
National University of Singapore,
21 Heng Mui Keng Terrace, #04-01, Singapore-119613

The rising trend in research on sustainable supply chain management (SSCM) confirms the importance of the field amongst researchers and industry professionals due to its significant impact on various business practices and allied areas. Globalization in itself demands uniformity in various economic and environmental issues of the supply chain management, which in turn leads to sustainable development. However, incorporating sustainability within the supply chain in itself is a matter of great concern for a large number of organizations, which impose various restrictions to ensure that the supply chain achieves minimum economic, environmental and social standards across each stage of the supply chain.

With this concern, it is important as well to critically examine the impact of each business practice on the performance of supply chain and hence, arises the need for suitable decision support system frameworks. The decision support systems focus on developing suitable research tools and frameworks for assessing the performance of sustainable supply chains in the complex environment. In another such instance, the organizations can also benefit from analysing the complex issues using big data domain to enhance the business intelligence. This special issue aims to publish high-quality research papers with emerging ideas and approaches in integrating the decision support system frameworks for enhancing the performance of sustainable supply chains.

Recommended Topics
Topics to be discussed in this special issue include (but are not limited to) the following:

  • Decision making and Big Data Management
  • Big Data oriented Decision support Tools;
  • Frameworks for Implementing Decision Support Tools in different segments of Supply Chain
  • Decision Support Tools for Effective Logistics Management
  • Research Models for enhancing Sustainable Supply Chain performance
  • Frameworks for integrating environmental and social issues into Decision Support Models
  • Modelling extent of Correlation between different Sustainability dimensions in view of Decision tools
  • Models addressing challenges in integrated decision support frameworks considering operations and logistics management; etc.
  • Reverse Logistics and Logistics Systems Design
  • Sustainable Supply Chain Management
  • Green Operations Management
  • Optimization and Operations Research for Development
  • Supply Chain Resilience and Sustainability
  • Disruptions in the Supply Chains and Implications for Sustainability
  • Sustainable Transportation
  • Optimization for Energy and Power System’s Management
  • Natural Disaster Planning and Management
  • Effective Sustainable Supply Chain Design
  • Sustainable Supply Chain Key Performance Indicators
  • Measurement and optimization of the value of Sustainable Supply Chains
  • Identification of Success Drivers of Sustainable Supply Chains
  • Technology-Driven Innovations in Sustainable Supply Chains
  • Knowledge Management in Sustainable Supply Chain
  • Mobile Applications in Sustainable Supply Chains
  • Sustainable Supply Chains Simulation
  • Game theory in Sustainable Supply Chains
  • Lean Approach in Sustainable Supply Chains
  • Theories and Models for Sustainable Supply Chains

Submission Procedure
Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit papers for this special theme issue on Decision Support System Frameworks for Sustainable Supply Chain Performance on or before October 31, 2017. All submissions must be original and may not be under review by another publication. INTERESTED AUTHORS SHOULD CONSULT THE JOURNAL’S GUIDELINES FOR MANUSCRIPT SUBMISSIONS at All submitted papers will be reviewed on a double-blind, peer review basis. Papers must follow APA style for reference citations.

Important Dates
Submission of Manuscripts: October 31, 2017
Notification to Authors: November 30, 2017
Final Versions Due: December 30, 2017

All submissions and inquiries should be directed to the attention of:
Drs K. Mathiyazhagan, S.P.Anbuudayasankar, Avinash Samvedi
Guest Editors
International Journal of System Dynamics Applications (IJSDA)