Call for Chapters: Managing Operations Throughout Global Supply Chains

Editors

Dr. Jean C. Essila, Northern Michigan University

Call for Chapters

Proposals Submission Deadline: February 28, 2019
Full Chapters Due: March 15, 2019
Submission Date: March 15, 2019

Introduction

The concepts of operations and supply chains have evolved over time. The operations management discipline includes the design, development, implementation, and monitoring of processes that create goods or enable the provision of services in a cost-efficient manner. The production of goods or services requires inputs such as raw materials, labor, technology, finance, and intellectual capital. The concept of supply chain management emerged to help organizations manage the procurement of all necessary resources at every stage of the production cycle from the original source to the final consumers. The two concepts merged to form a system that requires careful planning and coordination of activities at various facilities. Globalization has made both operations and supply chains more complex than ever before. Inputs are sourced from many locations all over the world to serve different needs and market segments throughout the planet, making it a global challenge that necessitates a global strategic response. The reference book Strategic Operations Management throughout Global Supply Chains is an attempt to set the stage for discussing concepts, methodologies, and applications of techniques in an ever-changing and challenging discipline.

Objective

Operations Management throughout Global Supply Chains is designed to be an advanced academic publication for researchers and academicians. The book is meant to be a reference source in the field of operations and supply chain management where researchers can easily identify concepts, methodologies, and literature reviews for citations and critically set the stage for discussing their research project results. Practitioners may also use the book as a repertoire for the application of methods and concepts.

Target Audience

The book’s target audience includes researchers and academicians, practitioners, institutions of higher education, professional organizations and associations, policy makers, and governments (local, state, and federal). The book can also be used for library reference section inclusion or course supplementary materials in upper-level classrooms.

Recommended Topics

Topics of interest include but are not limited to:
• Electronic Supply Chains
• Global Supply Chains and Logistics
• Managing Operations: Productivity and Strategies
• Managing Global Operations
• Managing Global Supply Chains: Design, Planning, Organization, and Control
• System Design and Process Operations Decisions
• Technology in Production and Service Delivery Systems
• Process Design and Management
• Business-Forecasting Models
• Aggregate and Strategic Capacity Planning
• Material Requirements Planning and Enterprise Resource Planning
• Scheduling Operations and Services
• Deterministic and Stochastic Inventory Models
• Service Inventory Control
• Quality Management and Controls
• Large-Scale Project Management
• Linear Programming: Graphical and Computer-Based Methods
• Global Distribution Operations
• Global Operations Management Dashboards and Key Performance Indicators
• Practice: Advanced Global Operations Management Cases


Submission Procedure

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before February 28,2019, a chapter proposal (One-Page Abstract with title, keywords and author details). Authors will be notified by March 5, 2019 about the status of their proposals and sent chapter guidelines. Full chapters are expected to be submitted by March 15, 2019 and all interested authors must consult the guidelines for manuscript submissions at http://www.igi-global.com/publish/contributor-resources/before-you-write/ prior to submission. All submitted chapters will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis. Contributors may also be requested to serve as reviewers for this project. Note: There are no submission or acceptance fees for manuscripts submitted to this book publication, “Managing Operations Throughout Global Supply Chains” All manuscripts are accepted based on a double-blind peer review editorial process. All proposals should be submitted through the eEditorial Discovery®TM online submission manager.

Publisher

This book is scheduled to be published by IGI Global (formerly Idea Group Inc.), publisher of the "Information Science Reference" (formerly Idea Group Reference), "Medical Information Science Reference," "Business Science Reference," and "Engineering Science Reference" imprints. For additional information regarding the publisher, please visit www.igi-global.com. This publication is anticipated to be released in 2019.

Important Dates

February 28, 2019: Proposal Deadline
March 5, 2019: Acceptance Notification
March 15, 2019: Full Chapter Deadline


Inquiries

Jean C. Essila, PhD, Dr.Eng. Northern Michigan University, USA Email: jessila@nmu.edu or professoressila@gmail.com

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