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Contemporary Strategic Supply Chain Management and Logistics Issues in Asia - Due date August 31, 2014

Submission deadline: August 31, 2014

Asia differs very widely among and within its regions with regard to ethnic groups, cultures, environments, economics, historical ties and government systems. With approximately 4.3 billion people, Asia hosts 60% of the world's population and continues to experience high growth rates in both population and economy. Over the last three decades, Asia’s economic development and integration into the global economy has been arguably the most intriguing commercial story. However, due to its diversity and associated complexity, Asia continues to be the most disconnected region in the world. Therefore, it is fascinating as well as challenging to uncover critical issues and theories relating to Asian supply chain management and logistics strategy (ASC/LM).

Since most original Asian research is not conducted in English, IJPDLM’s editorial team believes that leading scholars in the ASC/LM field may be missing the opportunity to share their important results with IJPDLM readers. One of IJPDLM’s major primary goals is to facilitate a better understanding of the key global ASC/LM research issues and stimulate thought and collaboration across regions by bringing valuable research works from Asian scholars to the fore. As an initial step towards this goal, we invite you to submit your best research to a Special Issue of IJPDLM on Contemporary Strategic Supply Chain Management and Logistics Issues in Asia. We seek papers that combine methodological rigor with region-specific data and/or case studies.

Potential topics include, but are not limited to:
 Critical reviews of unique supply chain and logistics challenges in Asia
 Business Model Innovation in Asian supply chains
 Asian approaches to supply chain and logistics talent management
 Regional integration initiatives and their impacts on Asian supply chains
 Regional supply chain logistics network design strategy in Asia
 Recent developments in Asian Third Party Logistics (3PL)
 Local regulatory legislation and its impact on supply chain design and logistics operations
 Sustainable supply chain management strategy and developments in Asia
 International trade and commerce in global supply chains
 Urban logistics issues in Asian mega-cities
 Developments of Asian e-Commerce and e-fulfillment strategy
 Risk management practice in Asian supply chains

In preparing of manuscripts, authors are asked to carefully follow the IJPDLM Author Guidelines as posted on the journal website
All articles should be submitted in English. We strongly suggest that non-native English speakers have their manuscripts proofread prior to submission.

To promote IJPDLM’s global reach, the Editorial and Structured Abstracts for this prestigious Special Issue will be published in several languages including Mandarin Chinese. The due date for papers is August 31, 2014. We very much hope you will contribute your best research to what is intended to be a showcase for outstanding Asian SC/LM research.

All inquiries about the special issue should be directed to the Guest Editors:

Shong-Iee Su (Ivan),
Director, SCLab, School of Business,
Soochow University, Taipei.
E-mail: [email protected]

Mark K. H. Goh,
Director (Industry Research) at the Logistics Institute-Asia Pacific, Business School, National University of Singapore.
E-mail: [email protected]