International Journal of Inventory Research

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Editor in Chief: Dr. Chun-Hung Chiu
ISSN online: 1746-6970
ISSN print: 1746-6962
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IJIR publishes contemporary, cutting-edge research on all aspects of inventory theory to foster discussion among researchers, practitioners, and educators on the management and control of inventories. IJIR differentiates itself from other related journals by being fully devoted to inventory research. It aims to be an important and authoritative source of information for inventory theory. It also covers topics pertaining to the interfaces between inventory management and other disciplines, such as marketing (e.g. inventory and pricing problems), finance (e.g. risk analysis in inventory management), and information systems.


 Topics covered include

  • Deterministic/stochastic inventory models
  • Single/multi-echelon inventory problems
  • Static and dynamic inventory control
  • Empirical research in inventory management
  • Case studies in inventory
  • Interfaces between inventory management and other areas (marketing, finance, etc)
  • Inventory management in supply chains
  • Retail inventory management
  • Manufacturing inventory research
  • Revenue management
  • Information systems for inventory control (RFID, ERP,etc)
  • Transportation inventory networks
  • Inventory management in lean systems
  • Operational and strategic issues in inventory control

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The objective of IJIR is to promote and stimulate innovative inventory research and its application for improving the productivity, customer satisfaction and competitiveness of manufacturing firms, retailers, logistics providers and all organisations that manage inventories. Although the journal maintains a focus on inventory theory, it deals with operational as well as strategic issues, with specific inventory models and with general supply chain issues, with firm-level as well as macroeconomic perspectives.


IJIR is relevant for all managers and professionals, researchers, educators and students concerned with recent advances in the area of inventory management and control. Individuals from a variety of disciplines such as operations management, industrial and systems engineering, operational research, supply chain management, statistics, economics, etc. will find IJIR beneficial.


IJIR publishes original, high-quality research in inventory management. Normative and methodological research, empirical studies, case studies and innovative applications are appropriate, provided there is a significant contribution to the inventory literature or a high level of practical managerial relevance. State-of-the-art review papers that examine and evaluate recent streams of inventory research will also be considered. Special Issues devoted to important topics in inventory research will occasionally be published.



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    Editor in Chief

  • Chiu, Chun-Hung, Sun Yat-sen University, China


  • Taleizadeh, Ata Allah, University of Tehran, Iran

Honorary Editors

  • Choi, Tsan-Ming (Jason), The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong SAR, China
  • Urban, Timothy L., The University of Tulsa, USA

Subject Editor (Sustainability and Fashion Inventory Research)

  • Shen, Jerry Bin, Donghua University, China

Associate Editors

  • Chen, Jenny, Dalhousie University, Canada
  • Khan, Mehmood, Abu Dhabi University, United Arab Emirates
  • Konstantaras, Ioannis, University of Macedonia, Greece
  • Song, Dongping, University of Liverpool, UK
  • Yue, Xiaohang, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, USA

Assistant Editor

  • Chan, Hau-Ling, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong SAR, China

Editorial Board Members

  • Arikan, Feyzan, Gazi University, Turkey
  • Axsäter, Sven, Lund University, Sweden
  • Çetinkaya, Sila, Texas A&M University, USA
  • Chan, Hing-Kai, University of Nottingham - Ningbo, China
  • Chen, Youhua, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China
  • Cheng, T.C. Edwin, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong SAR, China
  • Chung, Nick, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong SAR, China
  • Dolgui, Alexandre, Ecole des Mines de Nantes, France
  • Du, Shaofu, University of Science and Technology, China
  • Gallego, Guillermo, Columbia University, USA
  • Gaur, Vishal, Cornell University, USA
  • Geunes, Joseph P., University of Florida, USA
  • Goh, Mark, National University of Singapore, Singapore
  • Govindan, Kannan, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark
  • Grubbström, Robert W., Linköping Institute of Technology, Sweden
  • Heydari, Jafar, University of Tehran, Iran
  • Hsu, Vernon Ning, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China
  • Ivanov, Dmitry, Berlin School of Economics and Law, Germany
  • Kim, Taebok, Hanyang University, South Korea
  • Kouvelis, Panos, Washington University in St. Louis, USA
  • Lau, Hon-Shiang, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China
  • Li, Jian, Beijing University of Chemical Technology, China
  • Li, Xun, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong SAR, China
  • Li, Yongjian, Nankai University, China
  • Maccini, Louis J., Johns Hopkins University, USA
  • Muriel, Ana, University of Massachusetts, USA
  • Nahmias, Steven, Santa Clara University, USA
  • Nalca, Arcan, Queen's University, Canada
  • Nie, Xiaofeng, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
  • Özer, Özalp, University of Texas at Dallas, USA
  • Perry, David, University of Haifa, Israel
  • Pyke, David F., University of San Diego, USA
  • Rao, Uday S., University of Cincinnati, USA
  • Romeijn, H. Edwin, University of Michigan, USA
  • Romero Morales, Dolores, University of Oxford, UK
  • Sarmah, Sarada Prasad, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, India
  • Shen, Zuo-Jun (Max), University of California, Berkeley, USA
  • Sheu, Jiuh-Biing, National Taiwan University, Taiwan
  • Sivakumar, Balasubramanian, Madurai Kamaraj University, India
  • Skouri, Konstantina, University of Ioannina, Greece
  • Sox, Charles R., University of Alabama, USA
  • Wagelmans, Albert P. M., Erasmus University Rotterdam, Netherlands
  • Wallace, Stein W., Norwegian School of Economics, Norway
  • Wang, Xiaojun, University of Bristol, UK
  • Wang, Yunzeng, University of California, Riverside, USA
  • Wu, Diana, University of Kansas, USA
  • Xiao, Tiaojun, Nanjing University, China
  • Xu, Chully Lei, Tianjin University of Technology, China
  • Zhang, Ying, The State University of New York at Buffalo, USA


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