Global supply chain transformation using digital technologies in the post-pandemic era



The post pandemic world is characterized by rapid digitalization across industries. Specifically, supply chains are largely affected by this infusion of technology. This special issues seeks to understand the levers and implications of adoption. 
It is understandable that 70% of the digital transformations fail worldwide. Through this special issue, we expect to explicate the factors that lead to successful transformation focusing primarily on supply chains. By bringing scholars and practitioners together on this platform, we hope to come up with practice-relevant research around this broad theme. 

As one of the few special issues dedicated to the analysis of supply chains in the ‘new normal’, it would serve as an important contribution to literature and practice.

This special issue is in association with the ISDSI (International Society for Data Science and Innovation) Global Conference 2022, which will be hosted by Jagdish Sheth School of Management (JAGSoM) at our Bengaluru Campus (Electronic City), India from the 27th to the 29th of December 2022. The theme of this year's conference is 'Building sustainable businesses in the phygital world. In the context of building successful phygital businesses enabled by data science and innovative practices, and to discuss the sustainability of such businesses in the long run, the conference will feature theme-based workshops for faculty and doctoral students, parallel technical tracks, Research paper presentations, Directors’ Panel, Editors’ Panel, networking with senior scholars, and many more sessions.

List of Topic Areas:

  • Digital transformation
  • Industry 4.0
  • Big data analytics
  • Machine learning & AI
  • Computer-aided design and manufacturing
  • Blockchain
  • Fintech
  • Metaverse & supply chain management
  • Risk management
  • Cloud computing, robotics, and autonomous systems

The pandemic has exposed fault lines in supply chains (Chowdhury et al., 2021). 
Companies are scrambling to redesign and redeploy their supply chains (Paul et al., 2021). 
Digitalization has come to their rescue in a big way (Centobelli et al., 2022; Rad et al., 2022). 
However, some companies are still lagging behind their peers in terms of technology adoption. 
We would like to address the gap in literature and practice that will unravel the different levers 
necessary for technology adoption and supply chain transformation.

Guest Editors: 

Abhishek Chakraborty, XLRI Xavier School of Management Jamshedpur
Arqum Mateen, Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode

Submissions Information:

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Submitted articles must not have been previously published, nor should they be under consideration 
for publication anywhere else, while under review for this journal.

Key deadlines:

Open Date: 2nd of January 2023
Closing Date: 24th of April 2023


Centobelli, P., Cerchione, R., Cricelli, L., & Strazzullo, S. (2022). Innovation in the supply chain and big data: a critical review of the literature. European Journal of Innovation Management.
Chowdhury, P., Paul, S. K., Kaisar, S., & Moktadir, M. A. (2021). COVID-19 pandemic related supply chain studies: A systematic review. Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review, 148, 102271.
Paul, S. K., Chowdhury, P., Moktadir, M. A., & Lau, K. H. (2021). Supply chain recovery challenges in the wake of COVID-19 pandemic. Journal of Business Research, 136, 316-329.
Rad, F. F., Oghazi, P., Palmié, M., Chirumalla, K., Pashkevich, N., Patel, P. C., & Sattari, S. (2022). Industry 4.0 and supply chain performance: A systematic literature review of the benefits, challenges, and critical success factors of 11 core technologies. Industrial Marketing Management, 105, 268-293.