International Journal of Applied Logistics (IJAL)

International Journal of Applied Logistics (IJAL)

Editor-in-Chief: Lincoln C. Wood (University of Otago, New Zealand)
Indexed In: INSPEC and 9 more indices
Published: Semi-Annually |Established: 2010
ISSN: 1947-9573|EISSN: 1947-9581|DOI: 10.4018/IJAL


The International Journal of Applied Logistics (IJAL) disseminates supply chain management and applied logistic theories, technology development, innovation, and transformation in various economy sectors upon current, advancing technological opportunities and market imperatives. This journal addresses latest academic research and industry practices on emerging enabling technologies including RFID, innovations in logistics and supply chain management, and transformations of a more efficient economy.

Topics Covered

  • Agile, lean, and resilient supply chain
  • Banking and Financing
  • Best practices and benchmarking
  • Business integrity and insurance
  • Business process automation and re-engineering
  • Business process re-engineering and business process management
  • Cloud computing and grid computing
  • Collaborative development of innovations
  • Collaborative planning and forecasting
  • Computational Logistics
  • Cultural, organizational, and human resources issues
  • Data engineering and decision support systems
  • Demand management
  • E-business, internet-enabled logistics, and supply chain practices
  • Enabling technologies
  • Enterprise interoperability, integration, and management
  • ERP, CRM, SRM, and WFM
  • Facility logistics (warehouse, transportation, and distribution)
  • Financial issues in logistics and supply chain management
  • Globalization and international issues
  • Government
  • GPS, GIS, and location-based systems
  • Green logistics and supply chains
  • Healthcare
  • Impact and application domains
  • Innovation drivers, metrics, and management
  • Innovation management and sustainable development
  • Innovation process and methodologies in logistics and supply chains
  • Integration of financial and physical flows
  • Internet and web technologies
  • Inventory and materials management
  • Knowledge and information management
  • Knowledge discovery and data mining
  • Logistics and Supply Chain Management
  • Manufacturing
  • Marketing and advertisement
  • Metrics and performance measurements
  • Mobile and ubiquitous computing
  • Modeling and optimization methodologies
  • Organizational and economical issues
  • Organizational innovations in logistics and supply chains
  • Partnership formation, strategic alliances, and entrepreneurship
  • Project Management
  • Public and communications
  • Retail, distribution, and transportation
  • Reverse logistics and returns management
  • RFID and automation
  • Security, vulnerability, and risk management
  • Sensors and wireless sensor networks
  • Service-science and service-oriented computing
  • Social and environmental responsibility
  • Sourcing and procurement management
  • Sustainable supply chain networks
  • Technology adoption and risk management
  • Tourism
  • Waste management, avoidance, and reduction

Mission and Scope

The mission of the International Journal of Applied Logistics (IJAL) is to provide a prestigious forum of innovative findings for applied research and development in logistics and supply chain management. Providing researchers, practitioners, and academicians with insight into a wide range of topics, this journal disseminates the theories and technological progressions in applied research, advances in logistics and supply chains, and industry experiences in the adoption of developed and emerging theories and technologies to enhance competitiveness towards enabling efficient and sustainable knowledge-driven economy.

Table of Contents and List of Contributors

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Volume 9: 2 Issues (2019)
Volume 8: 2 Issues (2018)
Volume 7: 2 Issues (2017)
Volume 6: 2 Issues (2016)
Volume 5: 2 Issues (2014)
Volume 4: 4 Issues (2013)
Volume 3: 4 Issues (2012)
Volume 2: 4 Issues (2011)
Volume 1: 4 Issues (2010)
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Editor(s)-in-Chief Biography

Lincoln C. Wood, PhD, is a Senior Lecturer in the Graduate School of Management at the University of Auckland (New Zealand) and an Adjunct Research Fellow at Curtin University (Western Australia). His research has been recognised with an award from the CSCMP and his focus on education in operations and logistics resulted in leading an Office of Learning and Teaching government grant in Australia. Working closely with industry partners on a range of projects, Dr. Wood focuses his research on inter-firm logistics coordination, changes in logistics contracting relationships, and use of technology to support logistics decisions. Much of his research maintains an active focus on operations and logistics opportunities within the construction industry.

Editorial Board

Managing Editor
Linh Duong, University of Lincoln, United Kingdom ORCID
Associate Editors
Chelsea White III, Georgia Institute of Technology, United States
Frank Straube, Technical University of Berlin, Germany
Hans-Dietrich Haasis, Bremen University, Germany
Kevin Cullinane, University of Gothenburg, Sweden
Marina Gavrilova, University of Calgary, Canada
Peter Shi, Nanjing Agricultural University, China
Shima Mohebbi, University of Oklahoma, United States
Surajit Bag, University of Johannesburg, South Africa ORCID
Xiong Youlung, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China
Editorial Review Board
A.V. Senthil Kumar, Hindusthan College of Arts and Sciences, India
Amy Trappey, National Taipei University of Technology, Taiwan
Andrew Lim, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Antony Mullins, Curtin University, Australia
Arianna D'Ulizia, CNR - Istituto di Ricerche sulla Popolazione e le Politiche Sociali, Italy
Banu Yuksel Ozkaya, Hacettepe University, Turkey
Benjamin Yen, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Bikem Türkeli, Marmara University, Turkey
Brian Galli, Hofstra University, United States ORCID
Byung-In Kim, Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH), Korea, Republic Of
Chen Zhou, Georgia Institute of Technology, United States
Christophe Claramunt, Naval Academy Research Institute, France
Danuta Kisperska-Moron, Karol Adamiecki University of Economics, Poland
David Walters, University of Sydney, Australia
Emmanuel Fragniere, University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland, Switzerland
Evon Abu-Taieh, The University of Jordan-Aqaba, Jordan ORCID
Ezendu Ariwa, University of Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
Farouk Yalaoui, University of Technology of Troyes, France
Frank Arendt, Institute of Shipping Economics and Logistics, Germany
Gamal Abd El-Nasser A. Said, Port Training Institute, Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport, Egypt ORCID
Gangadharan G R, Institute for Development & Research in Banking Technology, India
George Malindretos, Harokopion University, Greece
Greg Lewin, NYP Health System, United States
Guoqing Zhang, University of Windsor, Canada ORCID
Hennariina Pulli, Centre for Maritime Studies, Merikotka Research Center, Finland
Jasenkas Rakas, University of California at Berkeley, United States
John Williams, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, United States
Jose Humberto Ablanedo Rosas, University of Texas at El Paso, United States
Jun Shu, The Pennsylvania State University, United States
Kim Chul, Hanyang University, Korea, Republic Of
Kwok Tai Chui, The Open University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Linh Duong, University of Lincoln, United Kingdom ORCID
Magali Dubosson, Geneva School of Business Administration (HEG), Switzerland
Malgorzata Pankowska, University of Economics, Poland
Miao Lixing, Tsinghua University, China
Miguel Cedillo-Campos, Instituto Mexicano del Transporte, Mexico
Mohammad Amini, The University of Memphis, United States
Mohammad Mahdi Rounaghi, Islamic Azad University, Mashhad Branch, Iran, Islamic Republic Of
Naoufel Cheikhrouhou, University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland, Switzerland ORCID
Paul Chou, IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center, United States
Reza Lotfi, Phd, Industrial engineering, Iran, Islamic Republic Of ORCID
Samuel Fosso Wamba, Toulouse Business School, France ORCID
Sanjay Misra, Covenant University, Nigeria ORCID
Saurav Negi, Modern College of Business and Science, Oman ORCID
Seyed Hamed Moosavirad, Shahid Bahonar University of Kerman, Iran, Islamic Republic Of
Sheung-Kown Kim, Korea University, Korea, Republic Of
Sudhanshu Joshi, Doon University, India ORCID
Ulla Tapaninen, University of Turku, Finland
Venkatesh V G, EM Normandie Business School, France
Venky Shankar, The Pennsylvania State University, United States
Weiping Chen, Virginia Tech, United States
Xin Guo, University of California Berkeley, United States
Yulian Fei, Zhejiang Gongshang University, China
Zhang Mu, Jinan University, China


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