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7th International Conference on Operations and
Supply Chain Management (OSCM)

18 – 21 December 2016, Phuket, Thailand

We invite papers for the 7th International Conference on Operations and Supply Chain Management 2016 (OSCM 2016). The earlier OSCM conferences were held in Bali, Indonesia (2005), Thailand (2007), Malaysia (2009), Maldives (2011), New Delhi, India (2013), and Bali, Indonesia (2014). Click here to download our Call For Paper brochure.

OSCM 2016 Topics of Interest

We invite submissions that fall within the broad area of operations and supply chain management, including but are not limited to the following:

  • Healthcare supply chain
  • Demand management
  • Product design and commercialization
  • Production planning and scheduling
  • Quality engineering and management
  • Service parts logistics and maintenance
  • Product service systems
  • Operations / supply chain strategy
  • Sustainable production and logistics
  • Purchasing / supply management
  • Inventory planning and control
  • Warehousing & material handling
  • Transportation management
  • Distribution management
  • Closed-loop supply chain
  • Maritime logistics
  • Airline logistics
  • Rail operations and engineering
  • Rail transportation

  • Retail & city logistics
  • Process & performance management
  • Management of logistics services
  • Information systems and technology
  • Global supply chain
  • Human factors in logistics and supply chain
  • Supply chain social responsibility
  • Organization issues in logistics and supply chain
  • Humanitarian / disaster relief supply chain
  • Healthcare supply chain
  • Supply chain risk and uncertainty
  • Agricultural supply chain
  • Food supply chain
  • Supply chain for project context
  • Operations & SCM for Asian context
  • Cost analysis in operations and logistics
  • Pedagogical issues in SCM
  • Research methodology in SCM

Special Session on Managing Graduate Programs in Operations and SCM

The aim of this special session is to facilitate those who manage graduate programs in the area of operations and supply chain management to exchange ideas on various issues of managing graduate programs such as challenges, best practices, program design and innovation. This session will also become an opportunity for networking and initiate various joint programs. The presenter may or may not write a full paper, but submission of abstract is required. This special session is managed by Professor Nyoman Pujawan, ITS, Indonesia.

Special Session on Rail Transportation

Railway transportation has become the center of attention of transportation development for Thailand during the recent years. This session focuses on railway management and technology on local and national levels.  We welcome theoretical and practical papers on railway network development, project feasibility study, control and operations, maintenance, safety and reliability, inter-modal transportation, freight and logistics, economics and financial evaluation, rail infrastructure planning, rail freight logistics, rail timetabling, transit oriented development, urban transit operations and planning, transport economics, rail curriculum, and any railway related topics. This special session will be chaired by Dr. Siradol Siridhara, Mahidol University, Thailand on Dec 19, 2016 in the afternoon.

Special Session on Apparel Supply Chains and Corporate Social Responsibility

The characteristics such as low price, shorter lead time, high product variety, and intense competition have transformed global apparel supply chains into more complex and less transparent. The lack of proper management of these issues has contributed towards unethical practices which in recent times have resulted in several fatal incidents.  Fire in Ali garment and Tazreen fashions killed over 290 and 112 people respectively. More recently, the collapse of Rana Plaza killed more than 1,100 garment workers.  These incidents have resulted in global pressure on global apparel retailers and brands to buy responsibly and increase the visibility of their supply networks. At the same time, apparel suppliers face pressure from the retailers to comply with social compliances such as Accord and Alliance. The corporate social responsibility (CSR) issues such as factory working conditions, workplace health and safety, and other social compliances are increasingly becoming prominent in the apparel industry. Hence, to stimulate further intellectual discussion, this special session invites OSCM scholars to submit all types of papers (conceptual and theoretical, case study, empirical, modelling) that address apparel supply chain and CSR issues. The topics to be discussed in this special session include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Sustainability and CSR issues in apparel business
  • Partnership and collaboration in apparel supply chain
  • Sourcing merchandise, merchandise ordering, and replenishment
  • Global Reporting Initiatives (GRI) reporting and apparel industry
  • Transport, distribution and warehousing
  • Role of third party in apparel supply chain
  • Reverse logistics issues in apparel retail and supply chain
  • Modelling and simulation of apparel supply chain problems
  • Analytics in apparel retail logistics
  • Supply chain integrations issues in the sector
  • Handling of trans-boarded transport and distribution and warehousing issues

This special session will be led by Dr. Kamrul Ahsan and Prof. Shams Rahman, School of IT & Logistics, RMIT University, Australia.

Special Session on Big Data in SCM

Big data has been an issue that received increasing attention recently. We are interested in receiving submission that deals with various issues on big data analysis for supply chain management. This special track is managed by Dr. Benny Tjahjono, Senior Lecturer, Cranfield University, UK.

Special Session on Food Supply & Distribution

Food supply chain has become more and more important in any part of the world. We welcome submission related to food supply and distribution that address such topics as local foods, traceability, aquacúlture SCM & logistics, and cold chain management. This special session will be led by Dr. Per Engelseth, Molde University College, Norway.

Special Session on Healthcare Logistics

This special track invites papers that deal with healthcare logistics / supply chain management. Papers that address such issues as lean healthcare, inventory models for healthcare, information management for healthcare, patient and process flow analysis, and case study related to healthcare logistics are particularly welcome. This special track is managed by Dr. Duangpun Kritchanchai, Director of Healthcare Supply Chain Excellence Centre, Mahidol University, Thailand on Dec 19, 2016 in the afternoon.

Opportunities for Journal Publication

Authors may opt their paper to be directly reviewed for journal publication. Accepted papers will be published in Operations and Supply Chain Management: An International Journal in 2017. We aim to issue acceptance decision by 31 December 2016. We also consider publishing selected papers in the special issue of other journals.

Scholar Development Program

This program is designed for young faculty members, scholars, and doctoral students who wish to become successful academics. The program will be in the form of a half-day workshop led by prominent scholars. A certificate of attendance will be given to each participant who joins the whole workshop. To attend the workshop, registration is required. Limited seats are available.

Program Curriculum

Part I: Critical Aspects of Successful Academics
• Introduction to academic career
• Best practices of successful academics
• Balancing teaching – research – services
• Become an inspiring university teacher

Part II: Research and Publishing
• Past – Present – Future of research publication
• How to become a productive researchers
• Research strategies
• Publishing issues and strategies

Keynote Speakers

Professor Stefan Seuring, Professor of Supply Chain Management, University of Kassel, Germany. Professor Seuring is a prominent authority in the area of Supply Chain Management. He has a strong publication records related to supply chain sustainability. Prof. Seuring’s publications are listed in Google Scholar. Please follow this link for more detailed information of Prof. Seuring’s scholar profile: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=RasP1UwAAAAJ&hl=en.
Professor Lalit Johri, Said Business School, Oxford, UK. Dr Lalit Johri is a Senior  Fellow in International Business and the Director of the Oxford Advanced Management and Leadership Programme at Saïd Business School, University of Oxford. His areas of expertise include strategy and leadership in international businesses, alliances including public private partnerships, public policy and institutional reforms and emerging markets. Follow this link for more detailed biography of Prof. Johri.

The 7th International Conference on Operations and Supply Chain Management (OSCM) is hosted by the collaboration of Cluster of Logistics and Rail Engineering of Mahidol University – Thailand and Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember (ITS) – Indonesia

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