Resilient Supply Chains through Innovative Logistics Management

Call for papers for: International Journal of Logistics Management

Special Issue on “Resilient Supply Chains through Innovative Logistics Management”

Global logistics and supply chains have faced challenges arising from trade wars, talent crisis, environmental issues, climate change, natural disasters, and increased fuel costs. Businesses have focused on increasing their supply chain resilience to maintain their business continuity under unexpected disruptions. This special issue “Resilient supply chains through innovative logistics management” calls for research that explores firms' innovative business models and strategies to improve logistics process and supply chain resilience. It aims to attract scholars to bring many aspects of supply chain resilience in one place and in a systematic manner. We invite papers focusing on developing innovative business models for logistics and supply chain management from different businesses, industries and countries, allowing a balanced view between theoretical analysis and practical applications. Empirical research focusing on industrial challenges and solutions from any industries are encouraged, which will allow a more applied approach in research and thus, developing more practical implications to industry.

This special issue invites research on following themes, but not limited to:
·    Innovative business model for logistics and supply chains
·    Climate adaptation and resilient logistics and supply chains
·    Automation and digitalisation in global logistics
·    Human resource management in global logistics
·    Network complexity and uncertainty in logistics and supply chains
·    Smart supply chain network design
·    Technological advances in logistics and supply chain management

This special issue will consider independent papers and papers presented at the ALRT2020 Conference at the Australian Maritime College (AMC), University of Tasmania (UTAS) in Launceston, Tasmania, Australia, from 19th to 21st November 2020. Please visit the conference website:


Submission deadline:  31st January 2021
Notification to authors: 30th April 2021
Final versions due: 31st July 2021
Expected year of publication: Early 2022

Submission must be made through the ScholarOne submission portal. Select ‘Resilient supply chains through innovative logistics management’ from the menu. For any questions regarding this special issue, please contact any of the guest editors.

Guest Editors:

Assoc. Prof., Dr. Peggy Shu-Ling Chen, Australian Maritime College, University of Tasmania, [email protected]

Assoc. Prof., Dr. Jiangang Fei, Australian Maritime College, University of Tasmania, [email protected]