Special Issue on: "Supply Chain Relocation Studies from a Brazilian Perspective"
Prof. Márcio Lopes Pimenta, Federal University of Uberlândia, Brazil
Prof. Cristiano Morini, University of Campinas, Brazil
For several decades, Brazil has been recognized as an interesting supplier of raw materials and low-cost manufacturing. In several industries this remains the same, however, the country does not escape the significant changes that have reached most part of the emerging economies, such as increasing labour cost, political instability, currency volatility, and lack of technology development. Currently, Brazil is not only an attractive supplier for offshoring but, besides that, has been presenting political trends that facilitate outsourcing in the contexts of products and services. This call for papers encourages submissions with regard to manufacturing and supply chain location strategies from a Brazilian perspective.
Suitable topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Supply chain management in a strategic context
- Global supply chain design
- Supply chain network (e.g. manufacturing, distribution, transportation)
- Manufacturing footprint design
- Manufacturing and supply chain strategy
- Relocation strategies (e.g. offshoring, reshoring, outsourcing, insourcing, nearshoring)
- Relocation processes (e.g. feasibility, realisation, drivers, enablers, barriers, outcomes)
- Relocation decisions (e.g. criteria, evaluation, investment/cost/risk assessment)
- Vertical integration
- Make or buy decisions
- Experience and best practices of relocation decisions
- New technology in relocation decisions (e.g. Industry 4.0, additive manufacturing)
- Sustainability issues in relocation decisions
- Supplier selection, evaluation, and relations
Notes for Prospective Authors
Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. (N.B. Conference papers may only be submitted if the paper has been completely re-written and if appropriate written permissions have been obtained from any copyright holders of the original paper).
All papers are refereed through a peer review process.
All papers must be submitted online. To submit a paper, please read our Submitting articles page.
Manuscripts due by: 31 December, 2017