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8th International Conference on Operations and
Supply Chain Management (OSCM)

9th – 12th September 2018, Cranfield, UK


We invite papers for the 8th International Conference on Operations and Supply Chain Management (OSCM) hosted by Cranfield University, UK. Previous OSCM conferences were held in Bali, Indonesia (2005),  Thailand (2007), Malaysia (2009), Maldives (2011), New Delhi, India (2013), Bali, Indonesia (2014), and Phuket, Thailand (2016). The theme of the 2018 conference is “The buzz of recent supply chain movement and its potential for the industry and academia”.

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:

  • Demand management
  • Product design and comercialization
  • 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
  • Retail& City logistics
  • Management of logistics services
  • Supply Chain relocation
  • Digital Supply Chain
  • Industry 4.0 and its impacts to Supply Chain
  • 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
  • Entrepreneurial Supply Chain

Call for Special Sessions

We would also plan to organise special sessions/tracks that expose emerging topics in operations and supply chain management, for instance:

  • Food and Agricultural Supply Chain
  • Digital Supply Chain
  • Sustainable Supply Chain and Circular Economy

Workshop for Doctoral Students and Early Career Academics/Researchers 

This workshop is dedicated for doctoral and young academics. The workshop will include such topics as:

  • How to publish in reputable journals?
  • How to become productive and impact-making academics?
  • How to manage a doctoral research programme?

and will be led by renowed scholars in the area of operations and supply chain management.

Practitioners Session

In this conference, we are also organising presentations from practitioners that address innovation, improvements, or even problems encountered in the area of operations and supply chain management. The objectives are to provide practitioners with a forum to network and share their knowledge and best practices in managing complex supply chain under uncertainty, linking production and distribution decisions, best practices in managing transportation/distribution, etc.

Post-Conference Publication

Selected papers will be published in our official journal, Operations and Supply Chain Management (http://journal.oscm-forum.org), and an edited book to be indexed by Scopus. The OSCM journal is indexed/listed in Cabell’s Journal Directory; Index Copernixus; Journal list of Finnish Universities;  Australian Business Deans Council (ABDC) Journal list; The Norwegian Publication Database “Publiseringskanaler”; and Google Scholar. Other journals will be added later.


The 8th International Conference on Operations and Supply Chain Management (OSCM) is hosted by the collaboration of
Cranfield School of Management – UK and Department of Industrial Engineering, Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember (ITS) – Indonesia