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


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