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International Journal of Manufacturing Technology and Management
International Journal of Manufacturing Technology and Management


Special Issue on: “Role and Integration of the Supplier in Supply Chain Management”

Guest Editors: Professor Rajesh Srivastava and Professor Elias Kirche, Florida Gulf Coast University, USA

Over the past two decades, supply chain management has become increasingly important in the efforts of firms to remain competitive. In today’s competitive environment, firms are increasingly recognizing the importance of collaboration between the various links in the supply chain. A great deal of attention is also being focused on the role of the supplier in the supply chain. As firms increasingly outsource their non-core activities, the suppliers assume a greater role in the firm’s supply chain, from product development to finished goods inventory management. Integrating the supplier’s activities with its own has become critical for the firm, given the need to minimise inventories and to be able to deliver customer orders on time.

The primary objective of this special issue of IJMTM is to focus on current developments in the integration of the supplier into the supply chain of the firm, made possible by rapid advancements in communication and computer technology. We seek contributions that focus on new developments in the integration of suppliers in the firm’s supply chain.

Subject Coverage
Topics include, but are not limited to:
  • Impact of information
  • Aspects of supply contracts
  • Role of EDI
  • Impact of the bullwhip effect
  • Global sourcing
  • Supplier capacity and/or quantity commitments
  • Use of advanced planning systems to enable coordination
  • Integration of financial and accounting processes
  • Role of the supplier in product development and in quality management

Notes for Prospective Authors

Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere

All papers are refereed through a peer review process. A guide for authors, sample copies and other relevant information for submitting papers are available on the Author Guidelines page

Important Dates

Deadline for submission of manuscripts: 15 March, 2007

Communication of peer review to authors: 30 May, 2007

Deadline for revised manuscripts: 15 July 2007

Final manuscript submission to publisher: 31 August, 2007